Pinnacle Foods

Quality Assurance Supervisor - 2nd Shift

US-MD-Hagerstown
Job ID
2017-5683
Category
Manufacturing

Overview

At Pinnacle Foods we are at the top of our game and the key to our success is clear. Everything we do is driven by our purpose: unleashing brand potential, dynamically evolving and improving our already beloved products to bring more convenience, taste, nutrition, and joy to today's consumers.

 

The results: Our well-recognized products are found in 85% of American households and are leaders in their respective categories, holding the #1 or #2 market share position in 10 of the 14 categories in which we compete and we're just getting started. We are committed to adding value through strategic growth that synergizes our portfolio of "Leadership" and "Foundation" brands and plays to our strengths in R&D, consumer insights, and senior management experience.

 

If you are an individual who has a drive for results, thrives working on highly collaborative, cross-functional teams and demonstrates the agility to work in a lean, fast-paced environment then get to know us at www.pinnaclefoods.com/careers.

Responsibilities

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Effectively direct, coordinate, and schedule all activities of plant QA personnel in order to
  • ensure that all GMP, Food Safety, and Quality Management programs are carried out in accordance with corporate policy requirements and best industry practices.
  • Effectively lead plant QA staff in a manner as to ensure effective and efficient support of plant operations and the consistent manufacture of safe quality food product.
  • Inform and advise the QA Manager and Operations leadership in all matters related to Food Safety and Quality including measuring, tracking and trending, and reporting of progress against key performance indicators.
  • Assist the QA Manager with assuring effective and accurate testing, reporting, and verification monitoring of raw material and finished product quality.
  • Assist the QA Manager in carrying out training for all plant team members including production personnel and QA staff.
  • Assist the QA Manager in the development and maintenance of systems for establishing and verifying process control and conformance to product quality specifications including standardized work, SPC, and dual verification auditing.
  • Assist the QA Manager with developing, implementing, maintaining, and continuously improving pre-requisite programs, Food Safety Plans, Food Quality Plans, and other programs in accordance with the SQF code.
  • Assist the QA Manager with maintenance of all other product certifications including Kosher, vegan, gluten-free, and non-GMO.
  • Actively participate in development and oversight of all analytical, microbiological, and sensory testing protocols in a manner as to assure food safety and quality conformance.
  • Assure current maintenance of all applicable specifications and Quality Management System documents in Product Vision and Master Control.
  • Anticipate and resolve quality related issues including root cause analysis and corrective and preventative action implementation.
  • Complete special projects, duties, and assignments as required.

 

Qualifications

 

SKILLS & EXPERIENCE:

  • Minimum of 2 years of Quality Assurance supervisory experience preferred.
  • HACCP certification required.
  • Working knowledge of food microbiology preferred.
  • SQF Practitioner certification preferred.
  • Computer skills including proficiency in Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Outlook.
  • Technical and analytical skills including working knowledge of SPC.
  • Bias for speed with a dedication to achievement of results.
  • Strong interpersonal skills with the ability to effectively communicate at all levels of the organization.
  • Problem solving skills with the ability to utilize innovative approaches to generate creative and sustainable solutions to complex issues.
  • Ability to analyze data and use that information to make timely, fact based decisions.
  • Detail oriented, organized, reliable and resourceful with the ability to work well both independently and within a team environment.

 

EDUCATION:

  • BS in Food Science or related discipline such as biology, microbiology, or chemistry required.

 

 SUPERVISORY RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • This position provides direct leadership to a staff of approximately four QA Technicians.

 

TRAVEL:

  • Approximately 10% travel is required.

 

Pinnacle Foods is an Affirmative Action/EEO Employer – qualified applicants will be considered for employment without regard to protected veteran or disability status, race/color, religion, gender, national origin, age, sexual orientation, gender expression, gender identity or any other legally protected basis.

 

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