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QA Compliance Foreman

Company: Dairy Farmers of America
Location: Turlock
Posted on: July 2, 2024

Job Description:

Schedule: Tuesday to Saturday - 9:00am - 5:30 pmDays Off: Sunday & Monday(Schedule is Subject to Change)----General Purpose:Assist the facility staff to maintain Quality Assurance and Food Safety Programs in compliance with all DFA policies, procedures, customer specifications, and regulatory requirements. Responsible for a variety of document review functions. Participate as a member of the Food Safety (HACCP) team.-- Deliver training to team members.-- Support the laboratory, be familiar with the laboratory testing procedures, and occasionally act as a backup in the lab department. Conduct quality assurance and other compliance inspections as needed.--Job Duties and Responsibilities:Assist management to ensure daily plant operations for Quality, Food Safety, and Personnel Safety are following DFA policies, procedures, customer requirements, as well as local, state, and federal regulationsParticipate as a Food Safety and Quality team memberPerform daily record review of all CCP-related documents (HTST charts, metal detector logs, etc.) and document findingsEscalate non-conformance events to the proper QA and operations personnelAssist with annual review of the Food Safety (HACCP) program and associated documentsCoordinate training for plant employees to meet requirements for FSMA/HACCPCreate or review documents and policy statements to meet assigned sections of SQF or other standardsObtain and maintain CIS status for PMO Appendix N antibiotic testing programCoordinate vendor complianceComplete evaluation of all incoming ingredients and packaging materials following the "Hold and Release" program, including review of Certificates of Analysis, comparison to specifications, and release in SAPWork with DFA corporate staff to ensure all necessary documentation is on file from vendors to meet customer and DFA requirements and is kept current (Kosher certificates, Halal certificates, Letters of Guarantee, Statement of Origin, Allergen Statements, etc.)Function as a backup to lab tech and lab leadMaintain familiarity with and perform all duties and responsibilities as described for general lab tech-- Perform laboratory tests (chemical, physical, organoleptic, and microbiological) according to prescribed standards on in-process, finished food products, and ingredientsDetermine compliance to specificationsCommunicate results to Fore people and other staffDevelop working knowledge of other lab duties, including EMP/PEM/HEM swabbing, equipment calibration, and basic maintenance/troubleshootingPerform lead tasks (equipment calibration, lab inventory management, glass inspection, equipment troubleshooting, etc.) as assignedProvide trainingFacilitate scheduling and/or delivery of quality/food safety training to plant employees, visitors, and service contractors to meet corporate and regulatory requirementsDevelop and deliver short "Quality Topics" and other trainingEnsure training effectiveness and comprehension, revise/update training material as needed Provide monthly progress reports to the QA ManagerParticipate in auditsActively participate in plant internal audits, pre-start inspections and other audits as assigned Document findings and generate reports to be distributed to cross-functional teams for corrective actions Coordinate document preparations and review for audits and inspections (customer, third-party, DFA, or regulatory) as assignedAssist QA management staff Conduct investigations into incidents and quality issues; assist with product evaluations Generate Quality Assurance reports from meetings, inspections, and service provider reports (pest control, sanitation, complaints, etc.), including trending and charting as appropriateCoordinate Corrective Action Plans and distribute to staff in a timely mannerCoordinate Repacks with production supervisorsOrganize all quality and production records in a clear and orderly manner so that they are readily accessible to QA staff. Ensure all records are accounted for in a timely mannerUtilize SAPNavigate SAP and learn Tcodes for completing common transactionsRequests for purchase requisitions Work requests via SAP for plant repair workHold and release activities in SAP, including data entry, spec review, and blocked stock transactionsLot traceability and mock recallCoordinate Label Review program for finished product labels and weight labelsStandardized Operating Procedures (SOP's) and Sanitation Standardized Operating Procedures (SSOP's)Ensure plant personnel have access to the most recent versions of the Corporate Standardized SOP's and plant SOP's and SSOP's and that all training records are currentMaintain a matrix chart by job description at the plant which indicates which SOP's are applicable by job descriptionPrepare plant specific versions of SOP's as needed for the plantEnsure all forms and work instructions are linked to the plant SOP's and coordinate the review, revision, and updated annuallyUtilize Intelex to manage document/SOP annual review and revisionsParticipate in continuous improvement programs, safety, and department 5SMaintain current knowledge through seminars and industry publications to develop skills and improve job performance. Attend required training, including but not limited to Safety, GMP, HACCP, FSMA and Safe Quality Foods (SQF).The requirements herein are intended to describe the general nature and level of work performed by employee, but is not a complete list of responsibilities, duties, and skills required.--Other duties may be assigned as required.--PAYCompetitive pay - $25.65 to $31.48 per hour based on experienceRate includes $1.00 shift differential for hours worked between 6 PM and 6 AMPaid OvertimeBENEFITSMedicalDentalVision401k Employer MatchLife Insurance - Company PaidAD&D, STD and LTD - Company Paid144 hours of Paid VacationPaid HolidaysPaid Sick Time

Keywords: Dairy Farmers of America, Turlock , QA Compliance Foreman, Other , Turlock, California

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