Quality Lead in Carson, CA at Volt

Date Posted: 9/29/2021

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    Direct Hire
  • Location:
    Carson, CA
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    Volt Branch
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Job Description

We are looking to recruit into our Quality Assurance team following internal career development. The QA Lead is fundamental to the quality and safety of our products and is a pivotal role in the team.

This is a Direct hire role.

The QA Lead is responsible for leading the Quality Assurance inspection team. The lead will provide leadership and direction to their team to obtain quality food products under a safe environment, cost control, and customer orientation.

The QA lead acts as the leader in managing the compliance with regulatory bodies such as FDA, NSF, Organic, USDA and Kosher. The QA lead will provide constant training to Quality Assurance personnel and internally will constantly interact with the departments of Operations, Sanitation, Maintenance, and Warehousing. Enforces safety rules, procedures, Food Safety and GMPs.

Duties included below but not limited to:

  • Responsible for assuring that microbiological testing of finished goods, positive release, and customer communication (such as certificate of analysis requests/generation) is accomplished in a timely manner.
  • Responsible for conducting the microbiological specifications annual verification program.
  • Responsible for the scheduling of Quality Assurance Technicians to assure the proper coverage for all shifts.
  • Generates shelf-life report in order to identify corrective/preventative actions.
  • Investigates customer complaints along with QA Management.
  • Responsible for reviewing daily Quality and Food Safety records and file accordingly.
  • Manages Pre-Requisite verification done weekly and responsible for escalating issues to upper management.
  • Conducts training sessions for quality and production personnel pertaining to safety practices, Good Manufacturing Practices (GMP), Good Laboratory Practices (GLP), food safety, and test methods.

The ideal candidate:
You'll have a High School education or one-year certificate from college or technical school; or one to two years’ related experience and/or training; or equivalent combination of education and experience. Experience working in industry regulated by FDA and/or USDA preferred.

Fresh prepared food manufacturing is fast paced and very dynamic so you be able to:

  • work cooperatively and collaboratively under highly stressful conditions
  • prioritize and organize work, handle multiple tasks, and work with a sense of urgency
  • embrace change and lead through delegation and strong follow through
  • Ability to develop and maintain positive work relationships
  • have a proven track record showing the ability seek process improvements