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Quality Control Manager

Company: Stratas Foods
Location: Barry
Posted on: March 17, 2023

Job Description:

Job Description:

Company DescriptionStratas Foods LLC is the leading supplier of fats and oils to the Foodservice, Food Ingredients and Retail Private Label markets in North America and is a producer of quality bulk and packaged dressings, mayonnaise and sauces. Stratas Foods was formed in October 2008 as a 50/50 joint venture between ACH Food Companies (ACH) and Archer Daniels Midland (ADM).Manufacturing facilities are located in Dallas and Houston, TX; Decatur and Quincy, IL; Englewood, NJ; Fresno, CA; Nashville, TN; and Valdosta, GA. Corporate offices are located in Memphis, TN. We are committed to maintaining a progressive workplace by utilizing the ideas, skills and talents of all of our employees. We strive to make Stratas Foods a great place to work and are building a team capable of meeting our business goals.Job DescriptionThis position involves overseeing plant quality control as well as assisting the production facility in ensuring programs and procedures are in place and properly followed to maintain the highest level of quality products and services to Stratas Foods customers.Responsibilities:1. Responsible for day-to-day operation of the lab; on call 24/7 for lab/production issues2. Select, discipline, and provide annual and ongoing training of techs3. Create and administer the test for all Lab Tech positions4. Analyze lab needs from training, staffing, and equipment needs5. Organize and conduct weekly lab meetings6. Review and sign off on employee timecards, vacation, overtime7. Yearly chemical monitoring of lab techs8. Investigate deviations, review batch sheets, etc., approval of deviation if warranted9. Represent the Lab at all daily production and management meetings10. Troubleshoot, maintenance, and repair of lab equipment11. Product approval in IBM and TLC as necessary12. Responsible for GMP training and lab safety13. Collect and send samples to third party lab14. Monitor programs to make sure preventative maintenance (PMs) is completed for lab equipment Minispec, NIR, etc.15. Create COAs as needed16. Update specification books as specifications change17. Write new procedures and update procedures in policy tech, make sure SOP reviews are being completed18. Plants main contact and lead for customer, regulatory and third party audits. Complete corrective action report for each audit.19. Determine lab equipment needs; write AFEs when needed20. Quarterly AOCS colabs, CAPA, and any other colabs needed21. Audit/monitor Production line paperwork review, and product approval.22. Audit/monitor line paperwork review (weight sheets, line QA, and metal detection includes HACCP sign off)23. Review PR1 (production) analysis. Transfers samples in TLC (approving product to ship) in assistant's absence. Monitor/audit program24. Complete Variance Requests, monitor/track/approve quality deviations25. Review quality trends for specification review26. Complete POs in Maximo, approve supply purchases27. Complete corrective action and preventive action with root cause for quality concerns28. Food Safety, Food Security, Allergen, FSMA, RSPO, GMP training for plant; complete GMP/Quality tool box meetings with all employees29. Start/monitor and complete New Product Approval Forms30. Maintain Ingredient and Supplier Approval programs31. Maintain plant internal auditing program32. Complete and monitor monthly Quality Reports33. HACCP team leader34. Investigate, respond and complete customer requests for action35. Complete Vulnerability assessments, risk assessments, hazard analysis36. Complete monthly plant audits (pest control, HACCP, GMP, glass) or assign and monitor37. Records coordinator for plant38. Complete or assign/monitor mock recalls39. Assist with monthly plant ingredient inventory40. Management Review meeting: schedule meeting, schedule attendees, prepare agenda, prepare quality presentation material, complete meeting minutes, send out action items and follow up41. Communicate with plant personnel regarding any quality concerns42. Policy Tech - DCA, maintain all SOPs (new, revisions)43. Review quality concerns with plant manager, assist with quality decisions44. Maintain hold and release program.QualificationsEducation: High School diploma is required with desired experience. Bachelor's Degree is preferred in operations, technical, business or engineering; or relevant experience.Related Experience:Experience with lab and/or quality assurance in food packaging is preferred. Three to five years of supervisory/leadership experience is required.Equipment/Software Skills: Must be PC literate with working knowledge of MS Office, and OutlookCompetencies:1. Must possess strong leadership ability and self motivation2. Strong organizational skills to maintain multiple programs3. Good communication skills and teamwork in working with plant personnel to accomplish goals4. Able to set goals and achieve them with regards to safety, quality, and productionAdditional InformationPhysical: Must be able to climb stairs, sit and stand for long periods; type for long periods of time.Sensory: Good Listening Skills; Public speaking abilities to communicate with both hourly and salaried personnel.Mental/Reasoning: Must be able to perform root cause analysis and corrective action. Must be able to continuously learn and adapt to changes in the overall business relative to oils and oil processing.Stratas Foods is an equal opportunity employer and will not discriminate against any applicant or employee in any manner prohibited by law, including but not limited to, on the basis of race or color, religion, gender, age, genetic information, national origin/ancestry, mental or physical disability, family status/marital status, sexual orientation, military/veteran status, and any other legally protected status.

Keywords: Stratas Foods, Springfield , Quality Control Manager, Executive , Barry, Illinois

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