Quality Assurance Supervisor (Juice Plant)

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Job Description: Job Description About us: Country Pure Foods is the nation’s premier juice company, formed by joining five outstanding plants throughout our nation. Combined, the company has over 300 years of experience providing fresh juice, packaging and distribution solutions to the food service, retail, and contract packaging industries. Product lines are supported with national distribution, superior customer service and the highest quality manufacturing in the country. Job Description: Plans and coordinates activities concerned with program development, application, and maintenance of quality standards for beverage manufacturing processes by performing the following duties. Essential Duties and Responsibilities include the following:Develops and coordinates Quality System programs, practices and documentation to ensure compliance with quality standards, including quality manuals, HACCP Program, Master Cleaning Schedule, Pest Control Program, GMPs, Allergen Control Program, SQF, and Company quality records.Serves as primary SQF Practitioner for Howey facility.Sits on HACCP team and ensures HACCP and SQF compliance through CCP and SSOP document review, process and product review, monthly auditing, and maintenance of deviation records and practices.Reviews analytical and production records, including but not limited to, analytical logs, blender logs, brix logs, case check logs, CIP charts, trending of pre-requisite program verification/validation data, conducts verifications/validations of pre-requisite programs, and weight graphs to ensure quality compliance.Assists in the coordination, preparation for, and administration of Food and Drug Administration (FDA) audits, United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) audits, Health Department Inspections, SQF audit and any other quality/food safety audits performed by 3rd Parties.Initiates and oversees monthly auditing compliance including self-assessments, mock recall initiation and review, and Good Manufacturing Practices (GMP), SQF, and Quality Systems Assessment (QSA) audits.Develops the agenda and leads weekly Food Safety Quality and HACCP meetings and initiates follow up actions and communications, once implemented.Reviews and maintains Certificate of Analysis (COA) and Drum Tag Logs to ensure compliance.Monitors and administers the Company’s Hold Program, including Process Holds, Trend Analysis, and maintenance and review of the Hold Log.Monitors and administers the Company’s Corrective Action Program, including maintenance and review of the Corrective Action Log, once implemented.Administers and maintains quality related annual licensing in a competent and timely manner.Coordinates shipments of sample requests.Assists with new product commissioning.Serves as primary backup in the absence of the Quality Assurance Manager and as secondary backup in the absence of Quality Assurance Technicians, and any other lab coverage as needed.Presents Food Safety, Food Quality and Food Defense Training to employees during new hire orientation period.Demonstrates accuracy and thoroughness and completes work in timely manner.Possesses familiarity with basic chemistry, food science, and microbiologyFollows policies and procedures and uses equipment and materials properly.Observes safety and security procedures and reports potentially unsafe conditions.Assist with complaint investigations and trend analysis.Assists with special projects in the Quality Assurance Department.Creates and reconciles blend sheets.Strives to continuously build knowledge and skills. Focus areas will be on developing knowledge and skills in the areas of Food Security Monitoring, Master Cleaning Schedule, and Safe Quality Food (SQF) programs.Able to make sound decisions based on specifications, procedures, and experience.Able to deal with frequent change, delays, or unexpected events and reacts well under pressure.Writes and speaks clearly and informatively and able to read and interpret written information.Displays good interpersonal skills and is self-motivated and able to work with minimal supervisionIs consistently at work and on time and commits to long hours of work when necessary to reach goals.Possesses the Skills and Knowledge, and is able to meet the Physical Demands and perform in the work environment described in the Work Environment section below. Supervisory Responsibilities This job is subject to secondary supervisory activities in the event of Manager absence. Qualifications To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. Education and/or Experience Bachelor's degree (B. A.) from four-year college or university in food science, food technology, chemistry or related field, and one to three years experience in a Food or Beverage Manufacturing Quality Assurance role; or equivalent combination of education and experience. Language Skills Ability to read and comprehend simple instructions, short correspondence, and memos. Ability to write simple correspondence. Ability to effectively present information in one-on-one and small group situations to customers, clients, and other employees of the organization. Mathematical Skills Ability to add, subtract, multiply, and divide in all units of measure, using whole numbers, common fractions, and decimals. Ability to compute rate, ratio, and percent and to draw and interpret bar graphs. Reasoning Ability Ability to apply common sense understanding to carry out detailed but uninvolved written or oral instructions. Ability to deal with problems involving a few concrete variables in standardized situations. Computer Skills To perform this job successfully, an individual should have knowledge of Accounting software; Inventory software; Spreadsheet software (Excel) and Word Processing software (Word) and Database software (Access). Certificates, Licenses, Registrations HACCP Certification and SQF Practitioner Certification WORK ENVIRONMENT Physical Demands The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. While performing the duties of this Job, the employee is regularly required to stand; walk; use hands to finger, handle, or feel; reach with hands and arms and talk or hear. The employee is also frequently required to taste and smell. The employee is frequently required to climb or balance and stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl. The employee is occasionally required to sit. The employee must frequently lift and/or move up to 35 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include color vision, close vision, distance vision, peripheral vision, depth perception and ability to adjust focus. Work Environment The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. While performing the duties of this Job, the employee is regularly exposed to moving mechanical parts. The employee is frequently exposed to wet and/or humid conditions; outside weather conditions extreme cold, and frequent changes in temperature from going in and out of the freezers. The employee is occasionally exposed to high, precarious places; fumes or airborne particles; toxic or caustic cleaning chemicals and vibration. The noise level in the work environment is usually loud and hearing protection is required in all production areas of the facility. Compensation and benefits:Compensation- DOEOptional health insurance for employees and dependentsCompany paid short and long-term disabilityDental insurance for employee and dependentsVision insuranceOptional supplemental life for employee and dependentsFlexible spending plan through payroll deductions401(k) plan with company match8 paid holidays per calendar yearGenerous PTO policy We are an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. We consider applicants without regard to race, color, religion, age, national origin, ancestry, ethnicity, gender, gender identity, gender expression, sexual orientation, marital status, veteran status, disability, genetic information, citizenship status, or membership in any other group protected by federal, state, or local law. Job Type: Full-time Company Description: Country Pure Foods produces and sells the most delicious juice and beverage products on the market. We closely monitor every step of our manufacturing process to ensure our products always meet or exceed safety requirements and our customers’ expectations. Country Pure Foods facilities are SQF Food Safety & Quality Code Certified by the Global Food Safety Initiative (GFSI), which assures that our products have been produced, processed and handled according to the GFSI standards.

Country Pure Foods

Country Pure Foods produces and sells the most delicious juice and beverage products on the market. We closely monitor every step of our manufacturing process to ensure our products always meet or exceed safety requirements and our customers’ expectations. Country Pure Foods facilities are SQF Food Safety & Quality Code Certified by the Global Food Safety Initiative (GFSI), which assures that our products have been produced, processed and handled according to the GFSI standards.

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