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Job Title:Quality Assurance Manager
Reports to:Plant Manager
Department:Quality Assurance
Union Status:Non-Union
Issued Date:September 1, 2013
Supersedes:July 1, 2012
Location: St. Paul

Position Overview: 
Responsible for the bakery’s compliance with federal, state, local, and customer requirements. As HACCP Coordinator and lead SQF Practitioner, the Quality Assurance Manager is directly responsible for the facilities’ food safety and food quality compliance.
Essential Job Functions: 
  • Conduct inspections sensory product evaluations, quality audits, and pick samples as required.
  • Participate in all 3rd party audits including AIB, Regulatory, Customer, etc.
  • Develop, implement, monitor, verify and validate all HACCP activities.
  • Develop, maintain, verify and validate a Stock Recovery Plan including lot tracking. Conduct Mock Recoveries as required by HACCP.
  • Develop, implement, and maintain SQF system and hold SQF practitioner certification.
  • Train personnel on the requirements of HACCP and all other pertinent programs.
  • Monitor production, raw materials and finished product for sanitation or quality deviations and make adjustments as necessary.
  • Develop, implement, monitor, update, and train, as needed, a Raw Ingredient Testing Program including water testing and verification of Certificates of Analysis.
  • Order product holds or recalls if contaminants are discovered.
  • Analyze, monitor, and report deviations regarding production process controls.
  • Analyze, monitor, and report deviations regarding finished product controls.
  • Develop, implement, monitor, update, and train, as needed, an Equipment Calibration Program.
  • Develop, implement, monitor, update, and train, as needed, an Environmental Testing Program.
  • Responsible for designing and delivering employee training in all areas of Quality Assurance where it is required.
  • Perform Analytical tests on product or ingredients as needed.
  • Participate in research/development projects as requested.
  • Maintain organized, legible, and accurate documentation for all QA programs.
  • Stay current with food related consumer trends, Allergens and Sensitive Ingredients, GMOs, and other related topics through Continuing Education such as workshops, seminars, and publications.
  • Other duties may be assigned as business necessitates.
  • Abide by and insure plant personnel are following all GMPs, Personal Safety, Food Safety, HACCP, and SQF Rules. Adheres to the Baldinger Code of Conduct.
  • Role model behaviors that display teamwork, respect, professionalism and that also reflect the Vision and Mission of Baldinger Bakery.
  • Demonstrates the willingness to learn as part of the organization’s continuous improvement process.
  • Works in a safe manner and promptly reports hazards identified in the work environment.
Education and Experience/Knowledge Requirements: 
  • Bachelor of Science in Chemistry, Biology or related science.
  • HACCP Certification.
  • A minimum of five years experience in the food industry.
  • Ability to do complex math and computational skills.
  • Possess college-level verbal, analytical and written skills.
Physical Demands: 
  • Able to stand for up to 12 hours, while working with and around machinery.
  • Able to work in temperatures from 90 to 110 degrees Fahrenheit and humidity levels as high as 98 percent.
Additional Information: 

Essential position functions and education and experience are representative of the minimum levels of education, experience and knowledge required to perform the vital duties of this position.  The position description does not constitute a written or implied contract of employment.  Baldinger Bakery reserves the right to revise or change essential position functions and/or required duties and responsibilities as the need arises.

We are an Equal Opportunity Employer and do not discriminate against any employee or applicant for employment because of race, color, sex, age, national origin, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity, status as a veteran, and basis of disability or any other federal, state or local protected class.

Successful candidates will be required to consent to a background screening, pre-employment physical, and a drug screen.