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Quality Assurance Manager

Sauget, IL 62206

Posted: 04/17/24 Industry: Quality Assurance Specialist Job Number: 131719 Pay Rate: $80,000 - $95,000

Job Description

HireLevel is seeking a Quality Assurance Manager at a food production plant in Sauget, IL. The Quality Assurance Manager is responsible for establishing a corporate quality assurance system and team that promotes customer satisfaction and positively impacts the company's financial performance. This person will champion continuous improvement efforts and defect reduction initiatives to establish and maintain effective Hazard Analysis Critical Control Point program (HACCP), initiate and implement quality improvement activities as appropriate (e.g. Food Quality Safety) to raise the performance of the company’s product lines, and develop, validate and maintain Food Safety and Food Quality systems consistent with the SQF Code Level 3 certification requirements. They will oversee a team that they educate and train as to their impact in the quality management system and maintain a food safety culture. If you thrive in a fast-paced setting, are passionate about food quality, and love growing and developing other team members, apply today!


Since being created in 2013, our client has been leveraging the strengths of its two core companies by bringing together decades of success in innovation, product development, as well as leading technology and production processes. But it’s their dedicated and unified team with a “customer-centric” and “can-do” attitude that is at the heart of the company. They pride themselves in fostering a positive work environment and company culture, and they can back it up!

Benefits:

  • Pay: $80,000 - $95,000 per year
  • Medical, Dental and Vision insurance 
  • Life insurance (100% employer paid)
  • 401K with employer matching
  • Vacation, Sick, and Holiday pay


Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Develop, implement, manage and integrate a HACCP program for manufacturing
  • Serve as the primary quality control resource for problem identification, resolution, loss reporting and continuous improvement
  • Act as USDA liaison
  • Support concurrent engineering efforts by participating in design development projects representing quality assurance and the customer
  • Design implement and document procedures for process control, process improvement, testing and inspection
  • Establish and implement metrics (process capability, control charts, measurement quality) for monitoring system effectiveness and to enable managers to make sound product quality decisions
  • Perform root-cause analysis and other problem-solving activities to identify effective corrective actions and process improvements
  • Establish collection and analysis systems of statistical data to predict trends that will affect improvement of product quality
  • Analyze customers’ product specifications to establish efficient, cost-effective requirements for ease of manufacture and reproducibility
  • Develop quality planning methods for all product lines
  • Develop process certification standards and assist in process certification
  • Monitor vendor performance and establish criteria and rating system for critical vendors
  • Review customer purchase orders, contracts and change requests and ensure that the necessary criteria and provisions are included in quality and process plans
  • Interact with customers to identify opportunities to improve quality and establish feedback with manufacturing and development personnel
  • Oversee calibration and testing programs
  • Report to management on quality issues, trends and losses
  • Review suppliers purchase orders and establish supplier quality requirements 
  • Participate in internal and external quality audits
  • Interface with supplier and customer quality representatives concerning problems with quality control and assure that effective corrective action is implemented
     

Job Requirements:

  • BS/BA in Food Science, Microbiology, Chemistry, or related fields
  • 5+ years’ experience in QA systems implementation and management
  • 5+ years’ experience in developing, implementation, and maintaining HACCP and Food Safety programs
  • Broad knowledge of theory and principles of statistics and statistical process control
  • Experience in designing and implementing quality systems
  • Diverse knowledge of inspection and control methods, techniques, and documentation 
  • Excellent communication skills (written and verbal)
  • Strong computer skills including quality control applications, word processing, spreadsheets and databases
  • Thorough understanding of general safety requirements
  • Ability to perform work in a shop environment such as noise, cold, damp and allergens
  • Occasionally required to lift up to 20 lbs. 


We are an equal-opportunity employer. It is our policy to provide equal employment opportunities to all employment applicants without regard to unlawful considerations of race, religion, creed, color, national origin, sex, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, ancestry, physical or mental disability, genetic information, marital status, or any other protected classification protected by local, state, or federal laws.

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