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Quality Assurance Manager- Kitchen

Company: Mom's Meals
Location: Oklahoma City
Posted on: September 13, 2021

Job Description:

Position Summary

The Quality/Food Safety Manager provides leadership in all areas of food safety, quality, quality systems, laboratory management and regulatory compliance. The Quality/Food Safety Manager is a key liaison for regulatory personnel including onsite USDA/FSIS inspectors. This position serves as a food safety resource for all plant personnel and reports directly to the Director of Food Safety & Quality.

Position Responsibilities may include, but not limited to
  • Oversee all quality and food safety programs, including implementation, staff training, and documentation
  • Ensure compliance of food safety programs, including HACCP and Food Safety Plans
  • Provide facility food safety and quality leadership to the FS/QA department and develop the skill sets of QA salaried and hourly personnel
  • Enhance QA and sanitation programs throughout the facility by communicating with management, operations, and sanitation teams regarding food safety programs and opportunities to make improvements
  • Maintains and develops food safety/quality programs and strives for continuous improvement of product quality
  • Direct interaction with regulatory inspectors (USDA, FDA, State)
  • Assists in leading regulatory, customer, internal and 3rd party audits
  • Provides and promotes a safe work environment throughout the facility
  • Maintains consistent communication and fosters teamwork between all personnel, departments, and shifts
  • Ensures company policies and procedures are fairly administered within the department
  • Assists with pre-operational inspections, environmental and microbial sampling, various internal audits (GMP's, Pest Control, Food Defense, Allergen control, Label Verification), complaint investigations and performs direct observations
  • Ability to manage a laboratory and laboratory personnel and troubleshoot results as necessary.
  • Ability to accurately complete all required documentation
  • Reviews all records including CCP's for accuracy and completeness and signs off in a timely manner
  • Has the authority to stop processing and packaging activities that are potentially causing a food safety concern
  • Train all departments in Food Safety and Quality Policies and Procedures
  • Other miscellaneous duties as requested by the Director of Food Safety & Quality or VP of Technical Services
Required Skills & Experience
  • College Degree in Food Science, Microbiology or similar
  • Prior leadership experience in a food manufacturing facility
  • Must have QC laboratory experience with a solid understanding of analytical, microbiological and environmental testing and method execution
  • Review, analyze, interpret, approve and report laboratory results per SOP's and applicable testing protocols
  • Develop, review and revise SOP's and testing standards as necessary
  • Train and develop QA/QC analysts
  • Excellent knowledge of HACCP & HARPC and experience in implementation of Food Safety Management Plans
  • Certification by recognized HACCP training provider
  • PCQI certification
  • Communicate persuasively and passionately about the need for food safety & quality
  • Working knowledge of regulations and guidelines imposed upon meat & poultry operations by federal and state agencies and authorities (Title 9 & 21 CFR)
  • Show initiative and ability to work well with and communicate effectively with all levels of company personnel and regulatory officials
  • Demonstrated commitment to following Good Manufacturing Practices (GMPs), Good Laboratory Practices (GLP's) and other food safety rules
  • Excellent organization and decision-making skills and the ability to manage multiple projects
Preferred Skills & Experience
  • GFSI training (SQF, BRC, etc.)
  • Prior experience in laboratory management in a QA/QC environment in a food plant
  • 4 year science degree in microbiology, biology, chemistry or equivalent
  • Minimum 5-7 years working in a food manufacturing environment

Physical Requirements
  • Repetitive motions that include the wrists, hands and/or fingers
  • Sedentary work that primarily involves sitting, remaining in a stationary position for prolonged periods
  • Visual perception to perform job including peripheral vision, depth perception, and the ability to adjust focus
Company Overview

Mom's Meals, is a home-delivered meal service providing fully prepared, refrigerated meal solutions direct to homes nationwide for over 20 years. We provide seniors, patients recovering post-discharge and those managing a chronic condition with tailored nutrition solutions to manage their specific needs. If you are passionate about the well-being of others and have a strong sense of community, Mom's Meals could be the place for you! We are a family operated business looking for fun, compassionate, and friendly people who want to make a difference in the lives of others.


Mom's Meals complies with all applicable federal and state non-discrimination laws. All qualified applicants shall receive consideration for employment without regards to race, religion, national origin, ancestry, color, gender, age, disability, sexual orientation or military status.

Keywords: Mom's Meals, Oklahoma City , Quality Assurance Manager- Kitchen, Other , Oklahoma City, Oklahoma

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