Grimmway Enterprises

  • PACKAGING QUALITY ASSURANCE MANAGER

    Posted Date 3 weeks ago(10/24/2018 12:29 PM)
    Job ID
    2018-2510
    Job Locations
    US-CA-Arvin
    Category
    Management
    Shift
    DAY
  • Overview

    PURPOSE:

     

    The Quality Assurance Manager (QAM) will support all of Grimmway Farms packaging/labeling and distribution operations. This position will also support the QC/QA department with internal, supplier, regulatory and customer audits as well as investigations, and complaints. This position will execute daily quality activities for incoming materials, work in-process, and final inspection and testing of packaging SKU’s, to meet specifications and quality standards.

     

    ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS:

     

    • This position will maintain supplier approval procedures and execute material audits to ensure proper delivery of goods to each packaging facility.
    • Specifically, this position will be responsible to make onsite decisions as to whether the incoming material will meet our quality standards and be deemed acceptable.
    • FIFO procedures and processes will be reviewed and audited by the QAM.
    • Suggestions for continuing improvement in this area of FIFO will be expected.
    • Defective material return polices will be monitored and maintained by the QAM.
    • This position will complete shelf life tests and product samples as required.
    • Address quality and product related issues with best practices.
    • New procedures and SOP’s will need to be created as necessary for ongoing improvement.
    • Update internal database (vendor score card) with issues and problems related to packaging quality or defectiveness.
    • Based on the data collected for the score card the QAM, will make recommendations and suggestions as to whether we continue relationships with our packaging suppliers.

     

    PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS:

     

    Continuous use of both hands; including grasping, pulling and pushing. Sight, hearing, lifting, standing, climbing stairways, walking and balancing both feet on even and uneven surfaces, bending, twisting, crawling, stooping, kneeling, reaching forward, reaching overhead, reaching below shoulder, wrist turning, neck turning.

     

    Additional Info

    JOB QUALIFICATIONS:

     

    • The ideal candidate will have a Bachelor’s degree or a minimum of two (2) years of experience working in a food manufacturing environment.
    • Must have a solid understanding of packaging materials and packaging label requirements.
    • Must have computer knowledge and be familiar with Office applications.
    • Needs to be able to collaborate and maintain cross departmental relationships.
    • Must have strong communication and writing skills in English.
    • Must have strong analytical and logical problem solving abilities.
    • Must be able to work independently and be a self-starter.
    • Must be able to make decisions and judgements based on the company’s quality standards.
    • Must be able to provide suggestions and recommendations for continuous improvement.
    • Bi-lingual English/Spanish a plus.
    • Must have a valid driver’s license with a clean DMV driving record.
    • Must be able to pass pre-placement drug/alcohol screen.

    Benefits

    Administrative Employees

     

    • Competitive benefits package including Medical, Dental, and Vision
    • 401k plan with a discretionary match, subject to a vesting schedule
    • Paid Sick, Vacation, Holiday Time and Personal Hours
    • Employee Vehicle Purchase/Lease Programs
    • Subsidized gym membership with InShape health clubs
    • Free on-site personal training and other wellness-focused activities at company gym
    • Tuition discount partnership program with University of La Verne
    • Discounted tickets to major theme parks throughout California
    • Work life balance

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