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Company: Associated Milk Producers Inc.
Location: Portage
Posted on: March 18, 2023

Job Description:

JOB SUMMARY:AMPI is immediately hiring for a Plant Quality Assurance Manager. This list of duties and responsibilities is not all inclusive and may be expanded to include other duties and responsibilities as management may deem necessary from time to time:ESSENTIAL RESPONSIBILITIES:This list of duties and responsibilities is not all inclusive and may be expanded to include other duties and responsibilities as management may deem necessary from time to time:

  • Responsible for food safety and quality.
    • Manage the department and direct supervision of staffing; this includes but is not limited to hiring, training, evaluating performance, disciplining, wage review, and scheduling or directing the work.
      • Mentor and develop staff to ensure they have the proper skills and knowledge to effectively perform the required duties and deliver the required results.
        • Direct and manage your staff to ensure: Compliance with state and federal regulations, third party audit requirements (including but not limited to SQF & NSF) customer requirements, and internal quality programs. Prompt and complete follow up on corrective actions noted in audits.
          • Manage the sanitation function, including pre-operation equipment inspections and ATP, coliform and environmental swabbing to assure the cleaning of plant and equipment is effective and efficient. Employees are trained in safe handling of chemicals and lock out-tag out procedures.
            • Food Safety/HACCP plan is managed, maintained and improved as requirements and internal processes change. Food Safety/HACCP requirements are met on a continuous basis.
              • Manage costs to budget requirements including O.T. and cost of materials. Etc.
                • Ability to facilitate change through employee involvement for continuous improvement of lab functions gaining efficiency and enhancing our food safety systems.
                  • Pre-requisite programs (as defined in SQF) and FSMA preventive controls are effective and updated/improved as required. Programs are compliant with requirements and documentation is current.
                    • Onsite customer, regulatory, and 3rd party audits are managed properly; including prompt follow up and corrective action where necessary.
                      • SQF, Kosher, and Halal certifications are maintained for existing products and new product or ingredient introductions when applicable.
                        • Raw material and finished product specifications are accurate and properly maintained in our computer systems; including the development of specifications for new raw materials and new finished products.
                          • Food safety & GMP training provided to plant operation is effective.
                            • Pest control program is effective and managed properly.
                              • Environmental monitoring program is effective in maintaining a sanitary condition within the plant, including prompt follow up on out of spec conditions and investigation of root cause/effective preventive action plans.
                                • Vendor approval program is effective, and risks are being identified/mitigated; ingredient and vendor documentation is up to date and filed.
                                  • Follow AMPI change management program.
                                    • Customer complaint program is being managed properly; including investigation, root cause analysis, corrective action, and timely written response back to customer.
                                      • Stay current with changes to 3rd party audit expectations and regulatory agency requirements (SQF, FSMA, NSF, FDA, WDA, AMPI).
                                        • Provide technical support to customers when needed.
                                          • Serve on Safety Committee, plant leadership team and other committees as needed.
                                            • Implement, maintain, monitor, and manage quality assurance systems and policies, including internal and external quality audits.EDUCATION/EXPERIENCE:Bachelors' degree in dairy science, food science, or a biological science or other equivalent experience preferred.
                                              • Strong understanding of HACCP, FSMA and GMP's as they relate to food safety programs.
                                              • Ability to communicate effectively throughout organization, vendors and regulatory agencies.
                                              • Food manufacturing experience preferred.
                                              • Prior experience in the dairy or cheese industry is preferred.
                                              • Prior experience in manufacturing is a plus.
                                              • Knowledge of FSMA, HACCP, GMP's, PCQI, OSHA and loss control programs is highly desirable.
                                              • HACCP, PCQI and SQF trained a plus. HACCP certification required within one year, if not already certified.The physical and mental demands described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functionsOffice - Work is performed in a general office environment with low to moderate noise exposure. May on occasion be exposed to loud sounds and distracting noise levels, such as from office equipment. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is occasionally required to stand; walk; sit; use hands to finger, handle, or feel objects; reach with hands and arms; climb stairs; balance; stoop, kneel, crouch; talk or hear; taste or smell. The majority of the time is spent seated at a work station with access to telephone, computer, printer, files, and reference materials. Requires frequent verbal communication either in person, by telephone or by use of online interactive communication, to interact with vendors, suppliers, and consultants. Requires frequent written communication by requiring frequent typing and writing. The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 25 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by the job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and the ability to adjust focus.Manufacturing - Work is performed in a manufacturing plant. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is occasionally required to sit; use hands to finger, handle, or feel objects, tools or controls; reach with hands and arms; climb stairs; balance; stoop, kneel, crouch or crawl; talk or hear; taste or smell. The employee will frequently have to walk and stand. The employee should have the ability to regularly lift up to 55lbs. The employee must be able to push and pull up to 75lbs. Must be able to climb ladders and work at elevations above 4 feet. Employees are regularly exposed to cold temperatures when performing tasks in storage areas. Employees are regularly exposed to warm or hot temperatures with moderate to high humidity levels varying based on the location of the work area. The employee is regularly exposed to wet walking surfaces.Associated Milk Producers Inc. is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, or status as a protected veteran.SkillsPreferred
                                                • Supervisory Skills(Basic)
                                                • Teamwork Skills(Intermediate)
                                                • Safety Skills(Intermediate)
                                                • Professionalism
                                                • Mechanical Skills(Basic)
                                                • Leadership Skills(Intermediate)
                                                • Interpersonal Skills
                                                • Equipment Operation(Basic)
                                                • Computer Skills(Basic)
                                                • Attention to Detail(Intermediate)
                                                • Adaptability Skills(Intermediate)BehaviorsPreferred
                                                  • Team Player: Works well as a member of a group
                                                  • Loyal: Shows firm and constant support to a cause
                                                  • Leader: Inspires teammates to follow them
                                                  • Functional Expert: Considered a thought leader on a subject
                                                  • Enthusiastic: Shows intense and eager enjoyment and interest
                                                  • Detail Oriented: Capable of carrying out a given task with all details necessary to get the task done well
                                                  • Dedicated: Devoted to a task or purpose with loyalty or integrityMotivationsPreferred
                                                    • Goal Completion: Inspired to perform well by the completion of tasks
                                                    • Flexibility: Inspired to perform well when granted the ability to set your own schedule and goals
                                                    • Ability to Make an Impact: Inspired to perform well by the ability to contribute to the success of a project or the organizationEqual Opportunity Employer/Protected Veterans/Individuals with DisabilitiesThe contractor will not discharge or in any other manner discriminate against employees or applicants because they have inquired about, discussed, or disclosed their own pay or the pay of another employee or applicant. However, employees who have access to the compensation information of other employees or applicants as a part of their essential job functions cannot disclose the pay of other employees or applicants to individuals who do not otherwise have access to compensation information, unless the disclosure is (a) in response to a formal complaint or charge, (b) in furtherance of an investigation, proceeding, hearing, or action, including an investigation conducted by the employer, or (c) consistent with the contractor's legal duty to furnish information. 41 CFR 60-1.35(c)

Keywords: Associated Milk Producers Inc., Madison , PLANT QUALITY ASSURANCE MANAGER, Professions , Portage, Wisconsin

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