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8/19/2019 Quality Assurance Manager
MA

T. Marzetti is looking for an individual to lead the Technical function at their Chatham Village plant in Wareham, MA. We are looking for someone not only with incredible experience in QA/Food Safety, but who is also adept at building, leading and growing their team. This position leads the plant in assessing food safety and quality related to all aspects of the facility. Leads and participates in initiatives to improve products and processes related to quality, food safety and consistency. As a key member of the plant management team, assists the plant manager in providing quality and food safety leadership to all employees. The Quality Assurance Manager will participate/lead projects in conjunction with Corporate QA/Food Safety management. Quality Assurance Manager may leads/participate in initiatives to develop new products or improve existing products and processes for CV. This may involve working with suppliers, customers and corporate technical teams.

This position may be directly responsible for sanitation of the facility; leading a team of associates to assure the plant’s sanitation meets corporate as well as industry standards.

RESPONSIBILITIES

• Manages a staff of technical professionals and sanitation associates that may include Quality Assurance Analysts and Technicians.

• Ensures compliance to quality, food safety and HACCP support programs; assures conformity to all company, customer and government standards.

• Makes recommendations and decisions involving food safety issues and quality issues having significant potential business impact to corporate and plant management.

• Develops and implements programs, policies, procedures, and work instructions for quality and food safety assessment and improvement in line with T. Marzetti Corporate standards (as well as GFSI standards).

• Coordinates plant quality and food safety audits (internal and third party). Works with plant manager to assign audit responsibilities to various members of the plant team.

• Serves as a key technical resource in plant and as a liaison between corporate R&D, Tech Services and plant operations. Interfaces with customers and suppliers as needed for technical initiatives.

• Resolves non-conformance issues/quality problems at plant facilities, warehouses, and in the market. Works with plant management team to develop corrective action plans and communicates plans to QA management, sales, marketing, and the customer as appropriate.

• Recommends and/or develops orientation and training programs for quality, food safety, GMP training. Assist members of the plant team in training as appropriate. Trains and instructs plant employees in recommended quality assurance testing and general housekeeping practices and advises on equipment sanitation; confirms these procedures are being maintained.

• Reports on key Quality Indicators to plant and corporate management. Responds to all customer/consumer food safety issues through vendors or customer service

• Develops new products or modifies existing products/processes and coordinates plant introduction. Inputs and maintains Pathway database on assigned projects being lead at the plant level (ingredients/formulas/processes)

• Directly supervises 4-10 QA technicians or analysts. Supervisory responsibilities include interviewing, hiring, training, scheduling, appraising and terminating employees; planning, assigning and directing work; rewarding and disciplining employees; addressing complaints/grievances and resolving problems.

QUALIFICATIONS

• BS or BA degree in food science, food engineering, microbiology, chemistry, or other similar science related field.

• Lean Six Sigma Experience. Green Belt Certification desired. Some Product development experienced desirable.

• Five plus years of experience as a quality assurance supervisor/manager in a food related industry.

• Must be able to lead projects/people, motivate associates and proactively anticipate and address issues

SUPERVISORY RESPONSIBILITIES

Directly supervises 4-10 QA technicians or analysts. Supervisory responsibilities include interviewing, hiring, training, scheduling, appraising and terminating employees; planning, assigning and directing work; rewarding and disciplining employees; addressing complaints/grievances and resolving problems.

WORKING CONDITIONS

Works in a laboratory and manufacturing environment where the employee is regularly required to speak, read, sit, stand, walk, climb, crouch, lift, reach, grasp and bend while moving about the facility. Requires some lifting of moderately heavy items such as test equipment and product cases. Must be able to stand for an 8 – 10 hour shift (sometimes longer) with regular breaks while performing repetitive tasks. May be required to work overtime and/or weekends as needed. The employee may be exposed to non-ambient temperatures, odors, dust, oil, slippery floors, moving parts/equipment, and handling of hazardous testing and sanitation chemicals. The noise level in the lab is moderate and loud in the plant. Ear protection, eye/face protection, hair/beard nets, steel-toed/slip-resistant shoes, and gloves are required as necessary in accordance with company GMP and safety standards.

To apply use this link

8/13/2019 QC Supervisor
MA

Purpose:  Implement and improve Quality Assurance and Food Safety practices and policies throughout the Plant and help align the organization to achieve these standards.  Assist with overall supervision of QC Technicians to ensure that resource allocation is consistent with Production and Customer needs.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS AND RESPONSIBILITIES
Leadership:  Representing and modeling Quality Assurance and Food Safety principles at all times; ensuring QC Technicians are   following all necessary protocols (eg, SQF, HACCP, FSMA, SOP’s) and resolving cross-functional operational issues.
Systems Orientation:  deep understanding of all required systems, practices, and SOP’s, with a requirement to apply and   improve them.
Decision-Making:  Collaborating and communicating decisions (and the reasons behind them) in a timely manner in order to support Production and Customer needs; signing off on HACCP documentation.
Line and Product Knowledge:  Full understanding of day-to-day operations in order to conduct line checks and HACCP checks; hosting USDA inspection personnel when on site as needed.
Observation:  Regular presence throughout the Plant to have real-time knowledge of ongoing Production and QC Lab operations.

This role requires seasonal off-shift and weekend work for training and Department coverage purposes.

QUALIFICATIONS AND EDUCATION REQUIREMENTS
English:                            Ability to read and speak English fluently
Team Player:                   Proven ability to work in a team and to collaborate with others. Effective coaching, facilitation, presentation,
                                           and team-building skills              
Food Safety Certified    (HACCP and/or SQF and/or FSMA QI)
Software Skills:               Intermediate level skills in email, Excel, and Word
QC/QA Experience:        2-4 yrs experience in a quality leadership role in food manufacturing     
 Degree:                            BS in Food Science preferred  or equivalent by academic or industrial training

WORK ENVIRONMENT
Lab/Office (50%):  basic lab tests and product evaluations while standing up; computer work while sitting down Plant (50%):  refrigerated (40F) and wet environment Some lifting/bending

PREFERRED SKILLS
Bilingual (English/Spanish)
Supervisory/Managerial basic skills

REQUIRED ATTRIBUTES
Attention to Detail:  Must be thorough and accurate with every detail of the job, especially with numbers and SOP’s Conflict Management:  Must be able to handle cross-functional differences of opinion, and to reach resolution Continual Improvement Orientation:  Must be able to learn systems quickly, and be able to generate improvement ideas

Hans Kissle takes pride in its people and product. We strongly believe in our philosophy to uphold the highest level of integrity in everything we do. Each employee is expected to understand and act appropriately per our philosophy and policies. This job description reflects essential functions assigned by management which are subject to change at any time.

Candidates should apply to hr@hanskissle.com

7/16/2019 R&D Manager - Food Science
Auburn, ME

The R&D Manager will be responsible of all phases of product development. Our brand delivers high quality, better-for-you, convenient frozen seafood entrees in the frozen isle in Grocers around the country. As a high growth company, we must remain the leaders of innovation for frozen seafood entrees.

ESSENTIAL JOB RESPONSIBILITIES:
•     Perform all stages of product development, from ideation to manufacturing
•     Must understand and work within constraints of mass food production
•     Must work on tight deadlines, speed to shelf very important
•     Must think different. Our approach to the frozen isle is a bit different – our current and new items must reflect that.
•     Meticulously record all tests and all pertinent analytical information
•     Monitor and research culinary trends, manufacturing processes, and innovations on an ongoing basis to continue to bring new ideas to the team
•     Ensure that nutrition guard rails and other criteria are maintained in the development process
•     Calculate costing of ingredients such that products are developed within targeted cost range
•     Must be able to improve quality, taste, and cost on current items
•     Lead and participate in product tasting and plant trials of new products
•     Package labeling conforming to FDA requirements
•     Run sensory/consumer panels as needed
•     Assist in the production of product samples for internal and external requests
•     Manage individual project timelines and deliverables, and support wider project direction and deadlines
•     Perform other administrative or project tasks as needed
•     Must work full time at our headquarters in Auburn, ME.

JOB QUALIFICATIONS:
•     B.S. degree in Food Science or Culinary Arts
•     R&D experience for food CPG
•     Microsoft Office competency
•     Well developed interpersonal/communication skills
•     Occasional travel to manufacturing facilities
•     Ability to work independently in a fast paced environment and meet tight deadlines
•     Must have a passion for food and an affinity for Seafood

Apply by email to kpgrecruiting@gmail.com

7/10/2019 Quality Control/Assurance Department Lead
Brockton, MA Cindy’s Kitchen is a fast growing manufacturer of high end, premium refrigerated salad dressings, dips and sauces. We are family and founder owned and have been in business for over 22 years. We are looking for a seasoned and experienced quality control manager to lead all aspects of our quality department. We have a 60,000 square foot state of the art facility in Brockton, MA just south of Boston with over 150 full time employees, no temps. We have a singular focus and niche in our industry with a pristine reputation and a nationwide reach. 

Please call 508-588-2905 or email justin@cindyskitchen.com today to set up an interview. 
6/4/2019 Quality Technician 2nd shift
NH

The Quality Technician is responsible for assisting in development and implementation of a quality control/quality assurance program in accordance with GFSI food safety/security standards, FDA and State regulations and requirements.
1.    Responsible for inspection of incoming raw ingredients and materials to determine acceptability based on approved company specifications and HACCP/Preventative Controls Program.
2.    Conduct daily operational inspections ensuring compliance with company procedures, GFSI, CCP’s, PRP’s, GMP’s, SOP’s, SSOP’s and regulatory requirements.  Conduct and report environmental and sanitation validations. Record data and maintain QA compliance records.
3.    Responsible for evaluation and testing of intermediate processes and final product compliance results with documentation and communication of all finish product release dispositions and raw ingredient quality decisions during production preparation and production batching.  Maintain calibration of QA, R & D and Production equipment.
4.    Conduct and promote food safety compliance and education to manufacturing and other operational departments.
5.    Participate and assist in verification audits, Process Improvements and Corrective Actions.
6.    Assist Quality Supervisor in implementation of the HACCP/Preventive Controls and monitoring for compliance.
7.    May be required to work in excess of 40 hours per week or adjust hours periodically as business needs require.
1.      Minimum of 2-year degree in food technology, culinary, food processing, food manufacturing, quality or equivalent certification of experience. Experience preferred in Quality Assurance in a food manufacturing environment with knowledge of FDA, 3rd party and State regulations and requirements.
2.      Computer and analytical skills. Written and verbal communication and organizational skills.
3.      The ability to embrace change, work in a team environment and can-do attitude a must.
4.      Must be able to work independently.

Apply through jamminjobs@stonewallkitchen.com

5/22/2019 R&D Bakery Technician-Hourly
Portsmouth, NH

Job Objective
The R&D Bakery Technician provides support to the R&D Director in the development and implementation of new products and formula revisions, including cost reductions, from concept to commercialization including all relevant support documents. 

Key R&D Responsibilities
1.  Assist in the development of new products and reformulations from bench to production startup.
2.  Responsible for the preparation of customer samples from bench to shipping.
3.  Preparation and baking of development samples.
4.  Maintain lab inventory of all necessary ingredients and ingredient samples including customer retains
5.  Assist in the sourcing of new or alternate ingredients.
5.  Maintain clean, orderly, and sanitary conditions in the R&D Lab.
6.  Follow all company policies and procedures with regard to Safe, Quality Food Manufacturing     methods and standards.
7.  Assist on other projects as needed.

Education, Experience, and Skills

1.  Proactivity, persistency, attention to detail, strong record keeping skills, and flexibility are a must.
2.  Strong communication skills and the ability to work in a team environment.
3.  Good math skills are essential.  Must have strong problem solving capabilities.
4.  Proficient in Excel and Word. Knowledge of  SAP and Genesis Nutrition software programs are a strong positive.
5.  Some college in Food Science or related area is a strong positive .
6.  Experience baking in a professional capacity is a strong positive.  
7. Strong record keeping skill with attention to detail.

Apply to barbara@littlebigfarmfoods.com

2/13/2019 East Coast Sales Mgr.
  Commercial Creamery is looking for an East Coast Sales Mgr.  This position is home based and requires 50% travel. This is an entry level position and requires a college degree.  Please contact jeff@cheesepowder.com for more information.
2/11/2019 Master Production Planner
ME

The Master Production Planner is responsible for using available planning systems to convert sales forecasts and customer orders into achievable finished goods production schedules to deliver inventory, service level, and efficiency targets. This role is also responsible for developing and maintaining production metrics, raw material forecasts, production-oriented master data, and item documentation. Works closely with Manufacturing Management, Warehouse, Purchasing, Sales, R&D, and QA.

Key Responsibilities
1.    Prepare, communicate, and maintain:
a.    Annual production, inventory, and capacity plans
b.    Monthly master production schedules and capacity plans
c.    Weekly finite production schedules and resource plans
d.    Daily production orders
2.    Incorporate business requirements into production plans including:
a.    Food safety and compliance requirements
b.    Capacity and sequencing constraints
c.    Lead time
d.    Production efficiency
e.    Seasonality
f.    New product launches
3.    Develop and maintain forecasts for raw materials and packaging components based on the MPS
4.    Work with Manufacturing Management to develop and implement production metrics, standards of performance, systems and procedures relating to production efficiencies.
5.    Participate in weekly Sales & Operations Planning (S&OP) meetings by providing critical reports, information, escalations, or trade-offs for discussion
6.    Work with R&D to develop new and existing product cost analyses for executive review
7.    Oversee the bill of material formulation and production item documentation function to ensure accurate BOM, item master setup, and planning parameters.
8.    Assist IS in the development & implementation of Material Planning processes in Navision, including recommendations for on-going modifications/improvements to ensure effectiveness of the system.

Additional Responsibilities
1.    Champion on-going cross-functional communication to ensure proper flow of information
2.    Propose and implement continuous improvements in planning systems and processes
3.    Follow all company safety policies and procedures, including food safety.
4.    May be required to work in excess of 40 hours per week as business needs require
5.    Perform other job duties as assigned

Education, Experience, Skills
1.    BA in business, industrial management or materials; APICS CPIM certification preferred; MBA a plus
2.    5-7 years progressive experience in manufacturing planning/inventory management, experience in MRP systems, and cost reduction methodologies
3.    Strong communication, negotiation, presentation, anticipation, and interpersonal skills
4.    Must be proficient with ERP systems, spreadsheets, analysis, and reporting; advanced Excel skills preferred
5.    Must be organized and able to set/deliver leadership priorities in various stages of development

Apply to HR2@stonewallkitchen.com


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