Salary Range USD 60,000.00/Yr. : USD 67,000.00/Yr.Overview Job in a Nutshell:
The Quality Assurance Supervisor position is responsible for ensuring the food safety and quality of all bulk materials received and packaged at the Natural Grocers Distribution Center. This position assists in the development and implementation of all food safety programs and procedures including the food safety and HARPC programs; facility audit preparation; and supervision of the sanitation operations and QC technicians. This position is required to make decisions on product dispositions and sanitation methods and upholds all laws as they pertain to food manufacturing.
The quality assurance supervisor is a member of the food safety committee and the food defense team and must obtain HACCP certification.
Monitors all aspects of bulk production operations as related to food safety
Upholds all laws as they pertain to food manufacturing, including but not limited to: Food Allergen Labeling and Consumer Protection Act of 2004, Food Safety Modernization Act, Food Code 2009 and other guidelines established by the FDA, USDA, and GFSI.
Manage receiving program, including testing and standards definition for incoming raw materials.
Evaluates COA's for compliance with specifications; recommends analytical testing of raw materials when needed
Communicates food safety or quality issues to bulk buyer and/or production manager
Determines product disposition of raw materials and finish goods
Performs daily walk:through of all departments to ensure, housekeeping, pest control and food handling practices meet compliance
Leads monthly GMP self:inspections of all areas as stated in food safety program and assists in generating QA inspection reports.
Responsible for environmental monitoring and testing program, and reporting results to Senior Management. Assists in all food safety documentation.
Ensures record retention for Sanitation Department and Quality Assurance documents: QA Hold/Release, raw material receiving records, Hold and Release logs, Vendor management and product information, employee training, outside pest control service, labels, allergens, temperature records, food defense program, production pre:op and daily log, customer complaint forms, chemical control program, foreign material program, and other pre:requisite programs
Manage metal process control, calibration, and micro:biological testing programs
Manage label review program
Participates in Food Safety Team meetings, daily production meeting, and MRB meetings
Assists in training new hires and temporary employees in GMP's when needed
Assists in development and implementation of SOP's, SSOP's, and quality forms
Assists in preparation for audits, including third party, organic certification, and other regulatory compliance audits
Assists in resolving customer complaints when assigned
Assist in generating quarterly QA report for warehouse management.
Responsible for SPC tracking of water activity of products
Responsible for documentation, retention of records, and verification and validation of methods
Maintains lines of communication with Bulk Manager, Bulk Supervisor, QA Manager, and Warehouse Manager
Assists in the continual development of FSMA hazard analysis and risk:based preventive controls program, and the food safety program
Enforces food safety requirements and GMP's for all employees and visitors to the DC
Participates in the hiring process for Sanitation and QA employees
Provides direction to and supervision of sanitation crew and QA technicians
Participates in the disciplinary process with management
Participates in the performance review process with management
Assists in the development of employee training programs on GMP's, food safety, allergen program, organic standards, 3rd party audits, and other applicable areas. May conduct training sessions when required.
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