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Quality Assurance

Company: Key Skilled Personnel
Location: Lynwood
Posted on: July 3, 2024

Job Description:

*Quality Assurance Specialist**Location: Vernon, CA**Pay Range: $25hr - $33hr **1st Shift: Monday - Friday, 7:000am - 4:30pm **Job Description: *The purpose of the Food Safety & Quality/Regulatory Specialist is to oversee the daily activities of all Quality at the Source Functions and ensure that day-to-day shop floor tasks and FSQR/SQF program management requirements are being met. This role requires interaction and coordination with all departments at all levels to support, maintain, and promote a strong culture of food safety and quality.*Essential Responsibilities:** Oversee daily workflows for all Quality at the Source functions and provide strong positive leadership.* Collaborate with Quality Supervisor, Quality Engineer, QC Supervisor, and Operations Leadership to resolve internal incidents, conduct investigations, root cause analysis, and escalate issues as needed.* Own quality inspections per established sampling plans and standards on incoming raw materials, work in progress (WIP), and finished goods.* Oversee verification and validation activities of the FSQA Programs (e.g., PRPs-management of change, traceability, sanitation, foreign object prevention, supplier management) execution as assigned.* Perform and approve first article inspections based on product specifications.* Conduct organic residual testing on materials using Gas Chromatography Systems (GC-MS & GC-FID).* Authorize Product Release for incoming raw materials, WIP, and finished goods upon meeting product specifications, as well as on Business Central WMS when applicable.* Conduct monthly GMP inspections and document reports, scoring, and trends for leadership.* Audit, verify, and escalate manufacturing and quality records review or any issues that may adversely impact food safety or quality.* Assist with the deployment and improvement of the Quality Management Platform (Safety Chain).* Place all products that do not conform to product specifications on hold and escalate as needed.* Create and approve Certificates of Analysis (COAs) for customers as needed.* Organize and track samples by physically storing completed tests and logging data into the computer.* Create and/or revise work instructions and SOPs based on new equipment, customer, and production needs.* Create new product specifications and other required documentation as part of the product development and launch process.* Conduct and document capability analysis and report findings to senior leaders to improve processes and controls.* Participate in development and new product launch projects by performing the appropriate tests.* Partner with and support manufacturing in achieving quality metrics and goals.* Provide feedback to immediate supervisor on continuous improvement opportunities.* Monitor and ensure lab equipment is working properly.* Ensure all quality documents are filled out and submitted in a timely manner.* Train new hires (One-on-One) and provide group training as needed.* Support FSQA Coordinator with regulatory and third-party audits, taking the lead as required.* Ensure compliance with food safety and Good Manufacturing Practices (GMP) requirements.* Adhere to applicable prerequisite programs (PRP) per HACCP requirements.* Enforce food safety regulations and quality standards.* Perform other duties as assigned by leadership.*Qualifications** 3+ years of stable work experience in a related manufacturing setting. Previous experience working in a quality lab is preferred.* Proficiency in English reading and writing, as well as in math. A bachelors degree is preferred.* Strong communication skills; ability to speak Spanish is a plus.* Experience in developing and sustaining a strong quality management system.* Experience in analyzing data results such as Statistical Process Control (SPC) and Statistical Quality Control (SQC).* Experience with root cause analysis.* Quick learner, highly organized, attention to detail, and dependability.*Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:** Ability to identify and resolve food safety and quality issues.* Ability to work in a fast-paced environment.* Self-motivated.* Interpersonal and teamwork-oriented.* Technical skills to read and interpret technical information.* Good communication skills to compile clear and concise evaluation reports.* Ability to analyze problems and determine possible solutions.* Conduct training to educate workers about improved quality processes.* Team player with high standards of integrity, ethics, and behavior.* Strong computer skills including Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, Outlook).* Willingness and ability to learn new systems and skills.Job Type: Full-timePay: $25.00 - $33.00 per hourBenefits:* Dental insurance* Health insurance* Vision insuranceSchedule:* 10 hour shift* 8 hour shift* Day shift* Monday to FridayWork setting:* In-personWork Location: In personby Jobble

Keywords: Key Skilled Personnel, Lynwood , Quality Assurance, Other , Lynwood, California

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