Quality Assurance Manager - Davisco Foods International, Inc.
Le Sueur, MN
Revision Date: 8-30-2013
Reports To: Quality Assurance Director & Plant Manager
Location: Le Sueur Food Ingredient Company / Nicollet Food Ingredient Company
Davisco Foods International,Inc.-Le Sueur Minnesota
FLSA Status: Full Time Exempt
Essential Functions include the following:
Maintain and improve the quality and safety of the products produced at the LSFID and NIFID facility.
Ensures compliance of Standard Operating Procedures, Good Manufacturing Practices, Regulatory requirements and Company Expectations.
Work directly with QA Director and Plant Manager.
Certified to sign off on all Quality documentation at the factory.
On call 24/7 and may be asked to report to the plant during off time.
Responsible for all aspects of the Quality Assurance Department as it relates to plant operations.
Ensure that all routine Quality Assurance functions are performed accurately and at the required frequencies.
Work with plant, Corporate and Sales personnel to resolve day-to-day quality tasks/needs as they arise.
Initiate investigations of all out of specification results and process deviations.
Oversee the hold and release of products.
Review and sign COAs.
Drive training and coaching to ensure compliance with Safety standards and incident prevention.
Conduct training of Quality related SOPs.
Daily management of QA Supervisors and QA Technicians on site.
Perform regular plant walkthroughs to ensure compliance to SOPs and GMPs and Company expectations.
Act as plant representative for all 3rd party audits (Customer Audits, Regulatory Inspections and 3rd Party Certification).
Secondary Functions include the following:
Performs other duties as assigned.
This document in no way states or implies that these are the only duties to be performed by the employee occupying this position.
Excellent computer skills: Excel, Word, MS Office.
Knowledge of Food Quality and Safety programs. Including, but not limited to GMP, HACCP, CAPA.
Math & basic statistics.
Understanding of Corporate QA policies, and have the ability to translate into workable plant procedures, including implementation and accountability to the policies.
BS Degree in a science related field or a minimum 3 years experience in a food production in a Quality position.
Previous Management or Supervisory experience.
Completion of related college courses a plus.
Ability to work in a fast paced environment.
Requires the ability to communicate and document work.
Daily use of communication via email, telephone, in written form, or in person.
Strong organizational skills
Excellent verbal and written communication.
Able to operate a computer
Able to move up and down stairs.
Able and willing to work at heights of 80 feet or more.
Be able to work at floor level, waist level, and shoulder level repetitively.
Be able to work weekends (including Saturday and Sunday) and off shifts as needed or assigned.
1. Attendance and Dependability: The employee can be depended on to report to work at the scheduled time and is seldom absent from work. Employee can be depended upon to complete work in a timely, accurate, and thorough manner and is conscientious about assignments.
2. Communication and Contact: The employee communicates effectively both verbally and in writing with superiors, colleagues and individuals inside and outside the Company.
3. Relationships with Others: The employee works effectively and relates well with others including superiors, colleagues, and individuals inside and outside the Company. The employee exhibits a professional manner in dealing with others and works to maintain constructive working relationships.
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