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Supervisor QA

Quality Assurance

Location: Thornton 

Exemption: Exempt 

Shift:  

 

OUR COMPANY:

Ventura Foods is a leading global manufacturer of branded and custom food products that can be found at national and regional restaurants, hospitals and universities, movie theatres and major retailers in the U.S. and in more than 60 countries. At 15 manufacturing sites across North America, Ventura Foods creates dressings and sauces, mayonnaises, margarines, and oils that help our customers create great-tasting flavors with high-quality ingredients. Those same high-quality ingredients go into our own set of branded products, such as: Marie’s® dressings, LouAna® oils, Dean’s® dips and Gold n’ Soft® spreads. Our company is headquartered in Brea, California with operations across the U.S, Canada, Mexico, the Philippines and Singapore. Regardless of your role, function or location, at Ventura Foods, you'll be part of a supportive team dedicated to helping our customers delight their customers.

Position Summary:

Directs the day to day Quality Assurance functions within the facility to assure all products are produced within required quality specifications and regulatory requirements. 

Major Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Supervises shift QA departmental activities which includes training employees, planning and assigning and directing work; appraising performance; addressing complaints and resolving problems.
  • Reviews HACCP and production documentation for final release of finished products. Monitors QA line audits to insure compliance with established processing and quality standards. Releases product to shipping as needed. Issues Certificates of Analysis as needed.
  • Coordinates with QA Manager in investigating and resolving customer complaints and/or quality and food safety issues, report findings, and develop corrective action measures.
  • Initiates QA holds as needed for finished product, ingredients and packaging. Determines disposition, communicates disposition to 3rd parties responsible for carrying them out and assists in setting guidelines for proper usage as rework or disposal.   
  • Works regularly with other management staff in an effort to develop and maintain quality improvements in processing and finished product quality.
  • Participates in the development, implementation, and training of new policies, procedures and/or programs at local site.
  • Reviews incoming ingredients and packaging materials against specifications and COAs before release for use in production.
  • Reviews micro results of finished products, sanitation swabs and environmental swabs, initiating corrective action as required.
  • Participates in preparation and execution third-party audits. Performs audits of facility for follow up by production management.

Education and Experience:

  • Bachelors degree in Food Science or related field, or equivalent experience.
  • Minimum 3 years experience in a food manufacturing quality assurance function to include quality supervision experience and/or training.

Knowledge and Skills:

  • Strong working knowledge of HACCP, quality systems, and sanitation requirements for a food manufacturing facility. 
  • Must be able to problem solve, show a high attention to detail and be very self motivated. 
  • Excellent verbal, written, and interpersonal skills.

 

Physical Demands:

Regularly requires intermittent sitting, standing, walking, climbing, squatting, kneeling, pushing, and pulling.  Physical strength and dexterity sufficient to perform the required task(s). Must occasionally lift and/or move up to 50 pounds or more with assistance.  Additional demands may be required.

 

Work Environment:

In addition to normal business hours, work schedules may include after hours and weekends as needed.  May work outside and in adverse temperatures which include extreme hot, cold, and humidity.  May be exposed to fumes or airborne particles, toxic or caustic chemicals and vibration.  Must be willing and able to wear personal protective equipment as required by established Company Safety standards.  May require work in confined and dark spaces, and at heights in excess of 18 feet for prolonged periods of time.

 

Ventura Foods is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status or any other characteristic protected by law.


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