Quality Assurance Manager
SunOpta Inc. - Carson City, NV

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Position Title: Quality Assurance Manager

Reports to: Facilities Manager

Location: Carson City, NV

FLSA code: Exempt

Position Overview

Quality Assurance Manager will provide effective leadership for implementing and managing all plant quality programs in accordance with federal, state, local, company, and customer requirements. This position will also interface with all production functions developing on line testing procedures, quality training programs, and assisting with the process improvement projects.

Required Skills
  • Must have the demonstrated ability to carry out supervisory responsibilities in accordance with organizational policies and applicable laws, including: interviewing, hiring, and training employees; planning, assigning, and directing work; appraising performance; rewarding and disciplining employees; addressing complaints and resolving problems.
  • Develop and control the quality assurance budget.
  • Work with product development to qualify suppliers and approve raw materials.
  • Monitor all regulatory agency activities and insure that the plant has adequate controls, programs, and organizational structure in place to comply with all regulations.
  • Insure that appropriate records are maintained and that a well documented tracking and recall programs exist and ensure all employees are trained on all aspects of the program and how to handle a recall.
  • Oversee and conduct a mock recall as required by company policy.
  • Insure that managers and staff participate in training activities to stay current with regulatory and industry requirements.
  • Provide technical expertise to all departments in the area of training, continuous process improvement, and product development.
  • Design and implement adequate tests and procedures to provide statistically significant controls for the safe manufacture of products.
  • Write, maintain, and ensure compliance with new product specification.
  • Interface with all regulatory agencies and customers insuring optimum support.
  • Travel to other facilities for review of quality procedures.
Required Experience
  • Experience and Education: Must have a minimum of a Bachelor of Science degree, with an emphasis in Food Science, Microbiology, or Biology. Must have a minimum of 5 years of experience in the food industry, with a broad knowledge of food science, food safety, and food chemistry. Must have the demonstrated ability to carry out supervisory responsibilities in accordance with organizational policies and applicable laws, including: interviewing, hiring, and training employees; planning, assigning, and directing work; appraising performance; rewarding and disciplining employees; addressing complaints and resolving problems. Must be competent in writing and oversight of HACCP programs.
  • Skills: Must have a working knowledge of MS Word and MS PowerPoint software, and be proficient with MS Excel software.

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SunOpta is a leading global company with a focus on natural, organic and specialty foods. We specialize in the sourcing, processing and...