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QA Manager - Plant

Company: Conagra Brands
Location: Kent
Posted on: February 12, 2024

Job Description:

Job SummaryEnsures food safety and quality of all products produced in the plant. Responsible for ensuring specifications are defined and communicated.
Performs inspections of processes, employee training, compliance with applicable food laws and regulations and maintains plant HACCP plans to regulatory compliance. Defines best lab practices and provides guidance and adherence to quality policies. Actively participates in resolving customer complaints. Integral part of plant leadership team. Provides support to Sales, R&D and Operations on customer issues, questions and concerns.Position ResponsibilitiesComplies with all company safety policies and procedures as well as complying with all OSHA rules and regulations. (THINK SAFETY FIRST.)Ensures all plant personnel adhere to good manufacturing practices (GMP) including proper waste disposal, personal hygiene and personal practices.Responsible for developing and presenting to all employees a complete orientation process which provides training in the Key Concepts of Food Safety and Quality and understands that identification of any failures in these areas is their responsibility. Maintain compliance to annual training requirements.Works closely with Operations and Maintenance to drive Food Safety and Quality ownership to the floorTrains and
develops subordinates in the performance of their dutiesManages Plant timelines and critical milestones for the Food safety and Quality Improvement Plan and other food safety/quality metrics (ie. Complaint reduction, quality incident reduction, and quality index scores)Interprets, analyzes, and communicates quality and food safety issues, both internal and external (consumer complaints), and initiates applicable corrective measuresEnsures compliance to all applicable regulatory agency requirements ( USDA, FDA, CFIA, etc.)Liaison with local USDA and or FDA inspectors and any other food regulatory officers that visit the plantProvides leadership
for compliance to
food safety and quality programs Implements and maintains quality programs. i.e., HACCP to regulatory and company requirements;
maintain SQF certification;
specifications for
raw and finished materials; recall program; environmental monitoring program; and comprehensive pest control program.Develops corrective action when Food Safety or Quality deficiency is identified.Acts as liaison for all technical and QC issues between operations, RQI,
and sales/marketing
departmentsProvides Corporate with quality assurance assistance involving vendor issues, both improvements and corrective measuresOversees product quality with regards new product implementation and introduction into market. Ensure use of applicable MOPD and CQV tools.FS&Q pillar owner for Conagra Performance System. Utilize continuous improvement tools (UPS, quality index, etc.) to identify opportunity and development improvement plans.Position QualificationsB. S. degree in Biology, Food Science, or other related programGood verbal and written communication skillsAbility to train and teach othersAbility to read, analyze, and interpret common scientific and technical journals, financial reports, and legal documentsAbility to respond to common inquiries or complaints from customers, regulatory agencies, or members of the business communityAbility to effectively present information to top management or public groupsAbility to apply mathematical operations to such tasks as frequency distribution, determination of test reliability and validity, analysis of variance, correlation techniques, sampling theory, and factor analysis; formalizing process capability, institutionalizing process control and predictive quality processAbility to define problems, collect data, establish facts, and draw valid conclusionsAbility to interpret an extensive variety of technical instructions in mathematical or diagram form and deal with several abstract and concrete variablesSkills in monitoring and measurement of process control, auditing, manufacturing of food products, sanitation process, knowledge of HACCP, SSOP regulations, skills in team leadership, effective communication, and root cause analysisPhysical RequirementsWhile performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to talk and hear.
The employee frequently is required to stand and walk.
The employee is occasionally required to sit; use hands to finger, handle, and feel; reach with hands and arms; climb or balance; stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl; taste and smell.
The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 50 pounds.
Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and ability to adjust focus. The employee will be exposed to a noisy environment that varies from hot to cold in temperature. 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.Compensation:Annual Salary: $77,000.00 - $112,000.00**Conagra Brands will comply with applicable law regarding minimum salaries for exempt employees.Our Benefits:We care about your total well-being and will support you with the following, subject to your location and role:Health: Medical, dental and vision insurance, company-paid life, accident and disability insuranceWealth: great pay, incentive opportunity, matching 401(k) and stock purchase planGrowth: online courses, virtual and classroom development experiencesBalance: paid-time off, parental leave, flexible work-schedules (subject to your location and role)Our Company:Conagra Brands is one of North America's leading branded food companies. Guided by an entrepreneurial spirit, our Company combines a rich heritage of making great food with a sharpened focus on innovation. Our portfolio is evolving to satisfy people's changing food preferences. Our iconic brands, such as Birds Eye, Duncan Hines, Healthy Choice, Marie Callender's, Reddi-wip, and Slim Jim, and emerging brands, including Angie's BOOMCHICKAPOP, Duke's, Earth Balance, Gardein, and Frontera, offer choices for every occasion.We pride ourselves on having the most impactful, energized and inclusive culture in the food industry. For more information, visit Brands is an equal opportunity employer and considers qualified applicants for employment without regard to sex, race, color, religion, ethnic or national origin, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age, pregnancy, leave status, disability, veteran status, genetic information and/or any other characteristic or status protected by national, federal, state or local law.

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