Job Title – Quality Assurance Manager
Company Location – Los Angeles, CA
On-site, Full Time
Pay Range –$58-65/hr.DOE
Job Summary of the Quality Assurance Manager position
Integr8staff seeks a dependable and experienced, SQF certified Quality Assurance Manager to lead food safety and quality assurance compliance improvements and audits for a food manufacturing company in the Los Angeles, CA area.
Responsibilities of the Quality Assurance Manager position
Ensure compliance of products and processes and will be responsible for overseeing HACCP, SQF, FDA, USDA, and FMSA programs.
Oversee sanitation SOP’s, pest control, good manufacturing practices, plant sanitation, chemical control, FSQA customer complaints, and food defense & security.
Develop, implement, manage, integrate, and implement standardized food safety policies and procedures to stay compliant with regulatory requirements. (USDA, FDA, SQF, FMSA, HACCP)
Serve as the primary QC resource for problem identification, resolution, loss reporting.
Direct and manage quality control personnel on a day-to-day basis
Represent the company in discussions with customers, suppliers, auditors, and regulatory agencies of the county, state and federal government (USDA, FDA, Health Dept., etc.).
Establish and implement metrics (process capability, control charts, measurement quality) for monitoring effectiveness and enable managers to make sound decisions.
Perform root-cause analysis and other problem-solving activities to identify effective corrective actions and process improvements.
Maintain compliance with all Local, State and Federal regulatory requirements.
Direct and maintain direction and goals for company product quality, food safety, HACCCP, GMP’s, SOP’S, SSOP’S, laboratory, facility and equipment sanitation. etc.
Directs the design and implementation of quality related training for QA/QC
Direct and coordinate the overall quality specifications and standards for raw materials, processes and finished goods.
Report to Senior management on quality issues, trends and losses.
Work with purchasing department to review suppliers and establish quality requirements.
Participate in internal and external quality audits.
Requirements of the Quality Assurance Manager position
BS/BA from a four-year accredited college or university in Food Science, Food Technology, Microbiology or related Science required.
SQF certification and experience required.
5+ years’ experience in QA management.
5+ years’ experience in a USDA/FDA regulated industry.
Excellent communication skills (written and verbal).
Experience in designing and implementing quality systems.
Bilingual English/Spanish a plus.
Diverse knowledge of inspection and control methods, techniques and documentation.
Experience in a thermal process food manufacturing environment.
Strong computer skills including quality control applications, word processing, spreadsheets and databases.
Thorough understanding of general safety requirements, GMP’s and industry best practices.
FSMA, USDA, FDA, SQF implementation and compliance.
Understanding of Local, State, Federal regulatory standards.
Updated resume is required for consideration. Only Local candidates will be considered - Position does not offer relocation or visa sponsorship.