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Quality Assurance Manager

Company: The Judge Group
Location: Worcester
Posted on: January 26, 2023

Job Description:

Location: Worcester, MA
Salary: $100,000.00 USD Annually - $130,000.00 USD Annually
Description: Our client is currently seeking a Quality Assurance Manager for their food manufacturing facility in the Worcester, MA area. SQF experience will be highly preferred and USDA experience is required as well as the ability to mentor and lead a team.This job will have the following responsibilities:

  • Manages the systems that drive quality in the processing plant; Champions the quality effort among employees in all departments
  • Establishes and integrates product standards including visuals for the production floor
  • Ensures that food products meet standards set by the company, regulatory authorities, and customers
  • Develops and reviews food quality and safety policies
  • Creates and structures testing and verification procedures, including frequency and documentation
  • Manages Quality data collection, process measurements, process analysis, and reporting; Tracks key performance indicators (KPIs); Facilitates accurate data collection; Makes improvements as necessary
  • Identifies areas of opportunity to reduce waste and improve efficiency
  • Comprehends GMPs, sanitation processes, product recall procedures, and HACCP; Develops, implements, and manages related policy
  • Ensures that all quality checks are completed; Documents and communicates findings and recommends corrective action for non-compliance
  • Manages audits by third-party inspectors
  • Integrates quality and efficiency; Prevents unacceptable product from leaving the plant
  • Develops and provides training for quality assurance and line employees
  • Monitors production processes
  • Inspects the facility for compliance with standards, determining methods to resolve any problems
  • Ensures that records and documentation of monitoring procedures and test results are maintained
  • Reviews customer feedback; Researches problem areas; Introduces solutions; Responds to complaints
  • Employs a mindset of best practices and continuous improvement; Applies that to processes/policies/systems
  • Stays abreast of knowledge in the Quality field and regulations, including USDA; Attends trainings in order to remain current; Shares knowledge gained through professional improvement activities with team
  • Maintains effective working relationships and communication with USDA staff
  • Communicates effectively with management staff in regard to all issues pertaining to food safety, compliance, process, and quality control programs
  • Manage material resources in a cost efficient manner to include their proper utilization and maintenance
  • Ensures appropriate staffing levels and excellent leadership of Quality departmentQualifications & Requirements:
    • Bachelor's degree with 5-7 years of experience in QA management in a food-manufacturing environment
    • HACCP certified
    • USDA Meat experience is required -
    • Understanding of SQF and the requirements of maintaining the SQF system
    • Ability to test products using applicable equipment and tools
    • Comprehensive knowledge of food safety and food defense standards

      Contact:
      This job and many more are available through The Judge Group. Find us on the web at

Keywords: The Judge Group, Worcester , Quality Assurance Manager, Executive , Worcester, Massachusetts

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