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Quality Assurance Manager

Company: Western Group Packaging
Location: North Las Vegas
Posted on: June 22, 2022

Job Description:

If you are looking for an opportunity in an entrepreneurial and fast-growing environment with the chance to grow a career in the beverage manufacturing industry than Western Group Packaging might be the right place for you. Apply Today!Western Group Packaging's North Las Vegas facility is revolutionizing bottle beverage manufacturing industry. With the use of almost a fully automated assembly line process we are in full production 7 days a week 24 hours a day manufacturing bottled beverage for top name brands. Our beverage manufacturing facilities are one of the most state-of-the-art facilities on the west coast ensuring the highest controls in quality and production reliability in the beverage industry.This position is responsible for administering policies and programs which ensure organizational products and processes meet established quality standards. Provides guidance and day to day management for a beverage manufacturing facility to ensure products are manufactured in accordance with any federal, local, and system requirements. Essential Functions

  • Leadership role providing development and implementation of quality initiatives ensuring Food Safety, Packaging Quality and Product Quality
  • Serve as the primary plant contact for all quality assurance initiatives, customer audits, food production permitting/certifications, federal and local agency audits/inspections,
  • Manage the day to day operation of all quality functions: inspection, supplier management, quality engineering, corrective/preventive actions, production documentation, product traceability, etc
  • Provide all training related to food safety, product quality, and crisis management training
  • Improvement of production process and the development and implementation of new systems affecting the quality control department.
  • 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 enabling managers to make sound decisions regarding production quality.
  • Track, analyze, and lead root cause analysis for all quality and customer complaint issues within the plant
  • Ensure compliance and record keeping for all mandated quality checks, testing, sampling and sanitation activities within the plant
  • Monitor the microbiological program; collect and conduct microbiological analysis of product and process samples when necessary
  • Perform water testing equipment evaluations and calibrations
  • As the Food Safety Program Coordinator, HACCP Coordinator and SQF Practitioner the position is accountable for the success of the food safety program and regulatory reviews of GMP, HAACP, SQF, and sanitation programs.
  • Ensure that all contract manufacturers and suppliers have approval for food grade production and there is no compromise to food product safety
  • Ensure all labeling and nutritional information is within regulatory compliance
  • Manage budgeting, purchasing and inventory of Quality department operating supplies such as filters, chemicals and lab supplies
  • Responsible for the training of Quality Technicians and continually monitoring their performance and competencies, provide leadership, coaching, and discipline as needed
  • Assist the Research & Development team with formulation adjustments, product evaluations, ensuring formulations and procedures meet shelf life and regulatory compliance, and product launch activities
  • Maintain a safe work environment and support all plant safety programs
  • Assist with weekend and holiday coverage as neededQualifications:Bachelor of Science or Master of Science in Food Science, Chemical Engineering, Biology, Biochemistry, MicrobiologyPCQI certification preferredSQF and HAACP Certifications Required Minimum 7 years' experience in quality, operations, R&D, process engineering, technical service management in food industry Minimum 3 years quality control laboratory experience in a food/beverage manufacturing environment Demonstrated familiarity with quality, FSMA, HAACP, GMP, GFSI auditing (BRC SQF)Knowledge in multiple areas of operational Beverage manufacturing (Hot Fill, Carbonated, Pasteurized, Shelf Stable, Low Acid, Water, Tunnel Pasteurization, Blending, CIP, HTST, sanitation program. Must have good computer and math skillsAbility to read, write, and communicate effectivelyPhysical Requirements:Ability to perform repetitious work;Ability to lift 25 lbs.Repeatedly push and pull up to 50lbsAbility to stand and walk for a minimum of 80% of shiftSquatting, pushing/pulling, and climbing up to 50% of shift.Twisting, grasping, reaching, turning, stooping, and lifting up to 80% of shift.

Keywords: Western Group Packaging, North Las Vegas , Quality Assurance Manager, Executive , North Las Vegas, Nevada

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