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Refresco Quality Supervisor in Joplin, Missouri

Description

Essential Functions

  • Responsible for direct supervision of Sanitation, Syrup Makers, and Quality Technicians.

  • Reviews and resolves operational problems to minimize cost and prevent operational delays.

  • Responsible for ensuring Food Safety and Food Quality policies and procedures are adhered to including but not limited by SQF Code, HACCP, Refresco Quality and any customer quality requirements.

  • Determine, recommend and ensure compliance with necessary departmental procedures in conjunction with the Quality Assurance Manager.

  • Audits and maintains records necessary for quality control.

  • Assist with the approval/release/rejection all raw materials, finished goods and in-process materials.

  • Responsible for departmental non-conformances and implementation of corrective action ensuring all corrective actions are documented and outstanding actions closed in timely manner.

  • Maintain laboratory equipment in good working condition to include scheduling preventative maintenance and calibration requirements. Stock and order lab and sanitation supplies and consumables.

  • Demonstrates leadership to Quality Assurance employees to ensure consistent quality of work.

  • Assist Quality Assurance Manager with the development and maintenance of the appropriate sanitation, syrup room and quality KPI’s. Ensure internal systems are updated accurately for syrup room and for utilization activities.

  • Ensure compliance to all OHSA and environmental regulatory and corporate standards. Investigate and identify root causes of any non-compliance.

  • Accountable for a safe working environment through the development of strategies focused on accident reduction as well as energy and waste minimization.

  • Back up to the Quality Manager.

  • Duties, responsibilities and activities may change or new ones may be assigned at any time with or without notice.

Requirements

Education & Experience:

  • Undergraduate degree in Food Science, Quality or related discipline plus three (3) years of experience in quality within a manufacturing environment, preferably food/beverage industry.

  • Knowledge of quality systems (GMP, HACCP, SQF) – certification preferred

Position-specific skills:

  • Experience in Food/ Beverage Manufacturing preferred

  • Proficient in Excel, Word, SAP and Power Point

  • Ability to analyze and solve problems, results oriented

  • Organized and detail oriented, adaptable to change

  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills, verbal and written

Work Environment:

  • Physical - Continuously standing or walking. Regular requirements to lift/handle/carry material or equipment of moderate weight.

  • Visual/Sensory - This position requires regular need to give moderate attention with one or two senses at a time.

  • Work environment - Work and environment are very repetitive.

  • Mental Stress - There is pronounced pressure from deadlines, production quotas, accuracy or similar demands.

Refresco is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will be considered without regard to race, national origin, color, religion, age, genetics, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability or veteran status.

Qualifications

Behaviors

Preferred

  • Thought Provoking: Capable of making others think deeply on a subject

  • Team Player: Works well as a member of a group

  • Loyal: Shows firm and constant support to a cause

  • Leader: Inspires teammates to follow them

  • Innovative: Consistently introduces new ideas and demonstrates original thinking

  • Functional Expert: Considered a thought leader on a subject

  • Enthusiastic: Shows intense and eager enjoyment and interest

  • Detail Oriented: Capable of carrying out a given task with all details necessary to get the task done well

  • Dedicated: Devoted to a task or purpose with loyalty or integrity

Education

Preferred

  • Bachelors or better
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