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Quality Specialist

Wynn's Grain and Spice
Montgomery, AL
  • Posted: over a month ago
  • $40,000 to $45,000 Yearly
  • Full-Time
  • Benefits: 401k, dental, life insurance, medical, vision,
Job Description

Essential Job Functions:

•    Serves as a contact for all Quality, Food Safety, Co-Manufacturing and Regulatory issues.

•    Conducts activities involving quality assurance and compliance with applicable regulatory requirements.

•    Assists in development and implementation of company and regulatory quality standards in the manufacturing facility.

•    Maintains and ensures compliance of a qualified HACCP program.

•    Works to ensure the effectiveness of the Master Sanitation and Pest Control programs for the facility and any associated food grade storage areas. 

•    Collects and Analyzes QA data from manufacturing processes to measure, access, control and improve product quality performance.

•    Communicates compliance results to the Quality Manager and any operating groups.

•    Utilizes customer and consumer complaint data to identify root cause, then communicates and provides support to implement process/product improvements.

•    Works with the Quality Manager to determine the disposition of all raw materials, packaging, and finished product HOLD orders.   

•    Helps maintain a Quality and Product Safety System that consistently meets regulatory, customer, and third-party audit requirements.

•    Function as a trained internal auditor.

•    Assist with training employees on food safety, food quality, company processes, and Good Manufacturing Practices

•    Ability to suggest actions to prevent the occurrence or reoccurrence of nonconformities relating to Food Safety and the Quality of the product, processes, quality system, or safety system. 

•    Identify and record any problems relating to Food Safety and the Quality of the ingredients, processes, quality system, or safety system. 

•    Helps control further processing or delivery of nonconforming product in terms of Food Safety and Quality issues until the deficiency or unsatisfactory condition has been corrected. 

•    Assist with research and development for improvement of existing and new products.

•    Inform Management of ANY Food Safety or Quality issues or of any processes, which become non-compliant with specified requirements.

•    Assists or owns other tasks as assigned by management. 

 

Qualifications:

Education/Experience:

•    Associates Degree is required, Bachelor of Science in Food Science or related field is preferred or a minimum of 3-5 years in food processing with 1+ years’ experience in Quality Control.

•    Experience in Federal and State Food Safety Regulations.

•    Experience with SQF and validating changes to food safety and defense programs.

Skills/Abilities:

•    Ability to take initiative to maintain confidentiality, to meet deadlines, and to work in a team environment.

•    Strong oral and written skills required.

•    Periodic lifting of up to 40lbs, pushing and pulling on occasion, climbing ladders up to 30 feet. Must be okay with heights.

•    Proficiency in Microsoft Office products with an emphasis in Excel, Word, Outlook, and PowerPoint.

Other info:

•    Reports directly to the Director of Innovation, Quality, and R&D.

•    45-day probationary period is required. 

•    Shift Hours may vary between 1st shift and a Split Shift.

Wynn's Grain and Spice

Address

Montgomery, AL
USA

Industry

Manufacturing

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