PacMoore Process Technologies is passionately focused on growing people so we can be exceptionally good at feeding the world. This is our vision. We provide an exceptional work environment and an opportunity to grow professionally and personally.
PacMoore offers generous benefits including health, dental, vision and other voluntary coverage. We also offer paid time off after 6 months of employment.
PacMoore is currently seeking candidates for the QA Manager position to lead the Quality Assurance and Food Safety functions on behalf of PacMoore at the PacMoore Products, Inc. manufacturing facility in Mooresville, Indiana. This role assures adherence to and continuous improvement of the facility’s HACCP (Hazard Analysis Critical Control Point), food safety and quality programs; leads the facility through successful audits; and assures that the rigorous testing requirements of a food manufacturing facility are met or exceeded.
Leads the facility in all areas of compliance with applicable food laws, regulations and/or standards issued by regulatory agencies, and with PacMoore’s Corporate food safety policies, procedures and applicable standards.
Manages the QA function for the facility. Determines staffing needs, allocates workload, leads and develops quality team members.
Leads the facility’s cross-functional team in developing, implementing and sustaining the HACCP plan and prerequisite programs. Manages and audits HACCP program compliance internally; audits external suppliers as needed.
Establishes and assures compliance with:
Effective environmental monitoring that meets all regulations and standards
Sample collection procedures that meet all required regulations and standards
Establishes processes that assure:
Raw materials, packaging materials and finished goods that meet Company specifications and standards.
Proper methodology and techniques for evaluating raw/packaging and finished products.
Proper documentation and records for contamination investigations, customer complaints and internal deviations.
Leads the investigation of food safety issues and manages issues through to resolution.
Assures that the company is prepared for client audits:
Notifies the VP of Food Safety and Quality Assurance of any deviations or potential issues prior to audits
Prepares plant personnel, shift supervisors and other personnel for audits
Assures that the facility is ‘audit-ready’ 24/6
Coordinates internal, FDA, BRC, and other inspections by certification bodies such as those for Organic, Gluten Free, Halal and kosher certifications. Follows up with any/all recommendations to assure compliance and on-going certification.
Champions process improvements:
Maintains current knowledge of changes in legislation or standards that impact food safety; reviews applicability to other PacMoore facilities; and implements any required resulting changes in plant procedures
Analyzes product and process data and recommends process or other improvements.
Provides technical and statistical analysis and support for recommended resolutions and changes.
Conducts food safety meetings in order to communicate important information (proactive) and resolution of issues (reactive). Communicates Corporate, customer, and consumer food safety concerns to appropriate plant personnel for resolution.
Manages other client-specific requirements; communicates and ensures compliance with requirements during projects, responds to complaints, and investigates any internal deviations.
Plans, participates in and documents validations studies initiated by clients.
Assists in development of capital budgets for Food Safety projects.
Uses influencing skills to achieve objectives in implementing food safety and other programs at the facility.
Exhibits leadership and strong ethical behavior to address food safety risks immediately and to stop production if necessary.
Communicates vital information to facility trainer in order to assure effective food safety training programs. Monitors the effectiveness (retention and knowledge application) of training.
Communication with manager (VP, Food Safety and Quality Assurance)
Collaborates daily with Production Manager, Operations staff, facility staff
Supervises at least one lab technician
Works with a culturally diverse work force
Bachelor’s Degree in Chemistry or other relevant discipline
A minimum of 8 to 10 years of experience in Quality Assurance and Lab, with at least 3-5 years of experience in food manufacturing
At least 5 years of experience in a similar leadership role with increasing levels of responsibility. Demonstrated ability to lead a team, including training, motivating and organizing priorities.
Expertise in Good Manufacturing Practices
Strong knowledge of food safety, quality, HACCP and regulatory.
Knowledge of GFSI-based Food Safety Management system (BRC, SQF, FSSC22000, IFS, etc.) preferred.
Strong computer skills – Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook
Excellent communication skills – written and oral
Strong critical-thinking, problem-solving and decision-making skills
Experience creating training, educational or presentation materials a strong plus
Back-up for Lab testing and adherence to specification:
Perform all tests on prescribed frequencies and by recommended methods.
Create all C of A’s for each product manufactured.
Maintain records of all tests performed.
Verify that all tests meet specification for the products in question. If a product doesn’t meet specification, work with the appropriate parties to resample, place on hold, reject and remake, or whatever is necessary to keep the product from shipping.
If a product has been rejected, verify that all product has been moved to the quarantine area. If it has not been moved, work with the appropriate parties to expedite movement of the product.
Perform consistency studies to verify that products meet specification across batches or runs.
Provide creative solutions to product problems.
Maintain all necessary laboratory-retained samples.
Maintain a clean and well organized laboratory.
Create necessary documentation and graphs for showing data found when testing or results are available.
Coordinate sample extractions with plant personnel and office staff.
Lab testing may include sensory evaluation or additional pilot kitchen work.
Coordinate with clients and sales for work required for pilot kitchen needs.
Provide samples to outside labs with appropriate testing requirements.
Liaison between the outside lab and PacMoore.
Check information returned from outside labs to determine if results meet specifications for the product being tested.
If a product result does not meet specifications, assure that the product is handled appropriately for the issue. This includes rejecting product, placing product on hold, quarantine, etc. as necessary.
We are excited that you are considering joining our amazing team!
PacMoore Process Technologies is an Equal Opportunity Employer.
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PacMoore Process Technologies, located in Mooresville, IN, a contract food manufacturer, is passionately focused on growing people so we can be exceptionally good at feeding the world. This is our vision. We provide an exceptional work environment and an opportunity to grow professionally and personally.