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At Attune Foods, what matters most is what’s inside. We’re committed to bringing you foods that help you feel good and you can feel good about sharing with your family. That’s why we only use wholesome organic and non-GMO ingredients to create our delicious cereals and granola.

Facility QA/Sanitation Supervisor

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Job Summary:

The Facility QA Supervisor is responsible for overseeing the programs related to producing finished goods including quality parameter development, sampling and testing plans, quality batch ticket instructions and the Hold and Release of products based on product analysis and compliance with specifications. This position is also responsible for Facility Sanitation, implementing the Environmental Monitoring Program and internal Good Manufacturing Practices inspections. Additionally, this role assists the Assistant QA Manager with training all personnel on food quality and food safety practices and procedures.

This position provides supervisory leadership to lab, line QA, and sanitation Technicians, which includes responsibility for adherence to Safety and Quality policies/procedures, and staff management (scheduling, annual evaluations, mentoring, employee discipline, training, certifications, and career plan).

Job Duties:

Duties may include, but are not limited to the following:

  • Responsible for supporting and assisting in maintenance of Food Safety and Quality programs.
  • Ensure plant is inspection ready at all times through internal inspections (sanitation, GMPs, etc.).
  • Prepare reports on findings and coordinate change/repair for issues identified.
  • Facilitate successful cleans on production lines by monitoring the schedule and assisting both teams in on time completion of their tasks.
  • Direct the clean
  • Advise the team of safe habits during the clean
  • Direct the pre-op inspection by the sanitation team
  • Assist in the pre-op inspection by the QA team
  • Oversees all functions and organization of the QA Finished Good Lab including prioritizing the daily workflow of the QA Lab Technicians and ensuring efficient and accurate results.
  • Hires, trains, evaluates and sets objectives for technicians to maximize unit performance. This includes holding staff accountable to those objectives, which may include administration of disciplinary action.
  • Recommend and implement procedures and measures to improve sanitation and quality methods, equipment performance, and quality of product
  • Lead training for both teams, and including basic food safety, quality, and sanitation training plant wide.
  • Monitors and audits the day-to-day activities of the QA Technicians to ensure adherence to established company standards. This includes ensuring internal inspections, swabbing, validation, and calibration activities are done on time and on budget.
  • Participates in Commercialization Project Management by completing tasks related to finished goods and documentation.
  • Collaborates with R&D in creating new finished product specifications, COAs, Quality instructions on batch tickets, and related records to ensure final product compliance. Maintains updates to these same records.
  • Performs testing and evaluation from First Production runs and communicates results to R&D and Project Manager.
  • Sets up and manages control samples of intermediate and finished products for use in processing.
  • Oversees chain of custody shipping of lab samples and subsequent results to determine compliance to assigned specifications and initiate any out of specification investigations.
  • Supervises the release of finished product based on product analysis and compliance with specifications.
  • Completes COAs according to customer requirements and distributes accordingly.
  • Evaluates finished goods and intermediates at or near expiration and provides disposition based on findings including updating Oracle with extensions.
  • Maintains the product sampling plans, sample retain programs of intermediate and Finished Goods.
  • Tracks and trends environmental results communicating any alerts or trends to QA Management Team
  • Oversees the calibration and maintenance of lab equipment such as scales and moisture analyzers.
  • Oversees the Glass and Brittle Plastic program including routine audits and corrective actions.
  • Oversees the management of laboratory supplies, equipment and replenishment of supplies.
  • Responds to invoices from finance related to the lab, supplies and services.
  • Provide input for product quality and food safety improvement.
  • Required Competencies & Knowledge:

    Skilled in:

  • Team building
  • Lab and equipment methodologies
  • Developing Training programs
  • Logistical coordination
  • Investigations and root cause analysis
  • Report writing
  • Data analysis, trouble shooting and problem solving using defined methodologies
  • Personnel and performance management
  • Decision making
  • Ability to:

  • Write laboratory and quality related procedures and instructions.
  • Ensure collaborative relationships inside and outside the department.
  • Communicate effectively verbally and in written documents.
  • Motivate teams in multiple environments.
  • Organize and evaluate the need for Continual Improvement.
  • Issue and receive instructions using guidelines
  • Lead ‘best in class’ behaviors with focus on safety, quality, and policy focus
  • Proficiency in: MS Office Suite, Oracle/SAP, Performance Management system, EzLabor

    Work Environment:

  • Production/Warehouse setting
  • Dusty, with wide temperature variations
  • Exposure to forklift traffic and working in tight quarters
  • Physical Requirements:

  • Sitting at a work station for extended periods of time
  • Stand, walk, climb stairs, ladders, twist, kneel as needed on a frequent basis
  • Must be able to lift up to 50 pounds on an infrequent basis.
  • Minimum Qualifications:

  • BS/BA in food related field and three years of practical experience, or a two year laboratory technician degree or certification and four years’ experience in a food plant setting or equivalent work experience.
  • 1 year of leadership experience
  • Certified HACCP.
  • SQF experience desired, but not required.
  • Ability to read, comprehend, and write fluently in English.
  • Able to work with minimal supervision, and under short deadlines.Post Holdings provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, national origin, age, disability, genetic information, marital status, status as a covered veteran and any other category protected under applicable federal, state, provincial and local laws.
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    The contractor will not discharge or in any other manner discriminate against employees or applicants because they have inquired about, discussed, or disclosed their own pay or the pay of another employee or applicant. However, employees who have access to the compensation information of other employees or applicants as a part of their essential job functions cannot disclose the pay of other employees or applicants to individuals who do not otherwise have access to compensation information, unless the disclosure is (a) in response to a formal complaint or charge, (b) in furtherance of an investigation, proceeding, hearing, or action, including an investigation conducted by the employer, or (c) consistent with the contractor’s legal duty to furnish information.

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