Quality Assurance Supervisor 3rd shift

Company: Snyder’s-Lance, Inc. ( Learn More )

General Information
4 Year Degree
At least 1 year(s)
Not Specified
Job Description Job Summary The Quality Assurance Supervisor is responsible for managing quality systems in the day-to-day plant setting.  Scope includes all business units at the facility.  Essential Job Duties
  • Schedules Quality Technicians and other support for all business units as needed. Verifies performance of quality technicians (conformance to routine, understandings and effectiveness, corrective action communication).
  • Assures Quality conformance to specifications and expectations for all products and processes. Follows up with supervision/management on all exceptions and corrective actions. Communicates quality programs and specifications to quality team.
  • Supervises all testing procedures, hold resolution, equipment calibration, etc., and coordinates with other departments to ensure all work is done in a timely, accurate, efficient and effective manner.
  • Dispositions held goods (raw, finished and in process) including communication and execution of sampling plans.
  • Executes Global Food Safety Initiative (GFSI) programs at the front line/shop floor level.
  • Works with sensory teams to assure that program is operating in accordance with expectations.
  • Develops/trains quality team members and hourly personnel in quality awareness, food safety and other related areas. Promotes a food safe environment.
  • Monitors GFSI program effectiveness and conformance.
  • Supervises and/or monitors department and Company employees to ensure compliance with Good Manufacturing Practices (GMPs) by all.
  • Performs plant sanitation and food safety audits according to program, including with visitors from our customer food manufacturing companies, the Food and Drug Administration or the State Dept. of Agriculture.
  • Collects Quality scoring (QI) data and constructs regular reporting per program.
  • Works with customers on quality initiatives for products, programs and processes as directed.
  • Works with R & D team on new product and product improvement initiatives. Coordinates collection and shipment of samples and data as requested.
  • Reviews raw material quality information for conformance to standards.
  • Monitors pest control documentation and assist with program maintenance.
  • May perform other duties as required.      
  • Scope of Responsibility    Supervisor is responsible for overseeing day-to-day quality and food safety initiatives. This position oversees all quality technicians for their assigned shift(s). Authority includes communication and appropriate policy and programs, identification of quality opportunities, corrective action initiatives and follow-up. This position reports directly to the Quality Manager for the facility. Direct reports of the position include lab technicians. Knowledge and Skill Requirements
  • Ability to communicate effectively and work well with others individually and in team setting.
  • Excellent verbal and written skills.
  • Ability to work in Microsoft Office efficiently (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook).
  • Good problem solving skills.
  • Education and Experience Bachelor’s Degree in Food Science (or a related field); a minimum of 1 year experience; or an equivalent combination of education and experience required. A minimum of 3 years of experience preferred, depending on quality of experience. Professional Licenses or Certifications Must have or be able to obtain HACCP and SQF certification. Travel Required Minimal travel required, less than 5%.
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