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Plant QA Manager

Company: Niagara Bottling
Location: Howard
Posted on: June 10, 2024

Job Description:

Welcome to our Team Member career opportunity section. Here you can view our current job openings and apply for positions online.Internal Candidate Reminders:1) Notify Your Supervisor - Prior to applying, employee must notify their current supervisor or local HR Manager/Generalist.2) Career Profile - Prior to applying to a role, employee must complete their Career Profile in Workday.3) 90 Days - Employee must complete their 90-day introductory period with Niagara AND be 90-days free of corrective action in order to apply to a new role.4) Performance Review - If employee has worked for Niagara long enough to participate in a performance review, they must have received
Achieves Expectations
or above, in most current performance review to apply.Plant QA ManagerAdministers policies and programs ensuring that organizational products and processes meet established quality standards. Implement quality standards, ensures and executes compliance on every stage of the process.Essential FunctionsLead the facility in all Food Safety, Packaging Quality and Product Quality related activities.Serve as the primary plant liaison within the facility for all Company Quality Assurance Initiatives, Niagara Corporate Quality and Third Party AuditsTrend analytical data and develop initiatives to improve plant performance against Niagara quality measures and ensure plant compliance with company and regulatory standardsTrack, analyze, and lead root cause analysis for all quality and customer complaint issues within the plantEnsure compliance and record keeping for all mandated quality checks, testing, sampling and sanitation activities within the plantMonitor the microbiological program; collect and conduct microbiological analysis of product and process samples when necessaryPerform water testing equipment evaluations and calibrationsConduct regular reviews of the facility s Pre-requisite Programs, GMP Compliance and Sanitation ComplianceServe as the facility Food Safety Program Coordinator, HACCP Coordinator and SQF PractitionerManage budgeting, purchasing and inventory of QA operating supplies such as filters, chemicals and lab suppliesMonitor the performance and competencies of plant QA staff and provide leadership, coaching, discipline and development as neededAssist the Research & Development team with formulation adjustments, product evaluations, and product launch activitiesMaintain a safe work environment and support all plant safety programsAssist with weekend and holiday coverage as neededPlease note this job description is not designed to contain a comprehensive list of activities, duties or responsibilities that are required of the employee for this job. Duties, responsibilities and activities may change at any time with or without prior notice.QualificationsMinimum Qualifications:6 Years
Experience in Field or similar manufacturing environment6 Years
Experience in Position4 Years
Experience managing people/projects *experience may include a combination of work experience and educationComputer literate with proficiency in, but not limited to: Microsoft Office Applications, Visio, Oracle Business Systems, Infinity QS, etcDetail-Oriented with Excellent Oral and Written Communication SkillsKnowledge of water chemistry, microbiological analysis methods, chemical analysis methods, laboratory systems and beverage sanitation practicesDemonstrated ability to use data for creative problem solving, experience using statistical software packagesPreferred Qualifications:10+ Years
Experience in Field or similar manufacturing environment10+ Years
Experience working in Position6 Years
Experience managing people/projects*experience may include a combination of work experience and educationCompetenciesThis position embodies the values of Niagara s LIFE competency model, focusing on the following key drivers of success:Lead Like an OwnerManages a safe working environment, accurately documents safety related training, and effectively communicates safety incidentsProvides strategic input and oversight to departmental projectsMakes data driven decisions and develops sustainable solutionsSkilled in reducing costs and managing timelines while prioritizing long run impact over short term winsMakes decisions by putting overall company success first before department/individual successLeads/facilitates discussions to get positive outcomes for the customerMakes strategic decisions which prioritize the needs of the customer over departmental/individual goalsInnovACTContinuously evaluates existing programs and processes, and develops new initiatives to increase efficiency and reduce wasteCreates, monitors, and responds to departmental performance metrics to drive continuous improvementCommunicates a clear vision, organizes resources effectively, and adjusts the strategy as needed when managing changeFind a WayDemonstrates ability to think analytically and synthesize complex informationEffectively delegates technical tasks to subordinatesWorks effectively with departments, vendors, and customers to achieve organizational successIdentifies opportunities for collaboration in strategic waysEmpowered to be GreatMakes hiring decisions primarily based on culture fit and attitude, and secondarily based on technical expertiseEngages in long term talent planningProvides opportunities for the development of all direct reportsUnderstands, identifies, and addresses conflict within own team and between teamsEducationMinimum Required:Bachelor's Degree in Food Science/Technology, Chemistry, Microbiology, Engineering or other related fieldPreferred:Master's Degree in Food Science/Technology, Chemistry, Microbiology, Engineering or other related fieldCertification/License: Required:
HACCP CertificationForeign Language Required:
None RequiredPreferred:
None RequiredBenefits Plant NameMILESBURG

Keywords: Niagara Bottling, Altoona , Plant QA Manager, Professions , Howard, Pennsylvania

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