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The Supervisor, Quality Control reports to the Manager, Quality Assurance and is responsible for ensuring adherence to quality standards and practices of production lines throughout day-to-day operations. Assist the Manager, Quality Assurance in a large seafood processing plant by evaluating raw materials, supplies and finished product. The Supervisor is responsible for employee compliance to common Good Manufacturing Practices, leading a team of Quality Control Technicians where they offer training, coaching and performance management. Calibrate and maintain microbiology laboratory equipment; compile and analyze data for documentation; prepare related reports, and revise and update SOPs as necessary.

Essential Responsibilities

  • Train, assist and coach a team of Quality Control Technicians
  • Maintains appropriate Quality Systems, assure compliance to in-house and/or external specifications and standards to include HACCP, Food Safety Guidelines and GMP’s
  • Responsible for all micro testing (swabbing and plating): environmental programs and food testing
  • Develop and update Standard Operating Procedures(SOPs), maintain and implement programs to improve quality
  • Organize the mailing out of samples to 3rd party lab, when needed
  • Maintaining supplies in lab, daily calibration of thermometers, refractometers, scales and pH meters
  • Evaluate Raw materials, ingredients and supplies that enter the plant
  • Coordinate quality testing and process control activities
  • Actively contributes to the data collection, improvements to process, products and systems
  • Responsible for inspecting and testing products, cuttings and cookouts
  • Pre-Op Inspections – Perform Pre-Op on all equipment associated and within the canning/labeling room beginning with line schedule for the day
  • Cooler/Freezer – cooler and freezer temperatures and micro-environment are to be monitored during day
  • Sample retention – Assure all samples are collected for same day and 24 hour drain weights, incubation, cutting and retention
  • Paper work –to be completed at the end of each shift, compiled, thoroughly checked, and handed in to the quality control lab
  • Ability to work expanded shifts when necessary, flexibility to move among shifts at various times to observe, improve processes, and/or solve issues
  •  Other duties as assigned 

Minimum Experience and Qualifications

  • Associates degree
  • Three (3) years prior experience in quality assurance in a food processing facility
  • Strong mathematical, written and verbal skills, knowledge of regulatory requirements and attention to detail
  • Experience with HACCP, GMPs and Food Safety
  • Ability to operate standard lab equipment, analyze/ measure the effectiveness of processes and initiatives
  • Excellent time management and task prioritization skills
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, Outlook, PowerPoint)
  • 18 Years or older
  • Legally eligible to work in the country in which the position is located

Preferred Experience and Qualifications

  • SQF Practitioner and PCQI Certifications preferred
  • Bilingual in English and Spanish

Employee Expectations

  • Regular attendance and punctuality
  • Potential need to work flexible hours and be available to respond on short-notice
  • Well groomed and able to maintain a professional appearance
  • Strict adherence and enforcement of Good Manufacturing Practices (GMPs)
  • Must be an appropriate organizational fit for the company culture, that is, exhibit the company values of Foodservice Safety, Quality and Integrity


Physical Effort

May lift up to 25 pounds frequently

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