Erie Foods International, Inc., specializing in dairy protein ingredients is currently seeking an individual to fill the position of Quality Assurance. Erie Foods offers a competitive salary and benefits package. The successful candidate will manage the day to day QA activities at our Erie, Illinois, plant to support our quality programs. The ability to effectively communicate within the business and externally is a key requirement. The ideal candidate will possess a Bachelor of Science in Food Science or other closely related fields with relevant processing or production experience.
Purpose of Position:
To oversee quality programs and GMPs in the production plant.
To assist the Quality Manager with projects, continuous improvement and problem solving
To support the Production group with quality documentation and oversight as needed
Serve as a technical liaison between Quality and Production.
Oversee daily GMP’s in the production plant, writing and updating procedures as necessary and providing training as required.
Assist with the implementation and follow up of quality programs in the manufacturing facility.
Complete line inspections, sign off paperwork, maintain quality records and report to Quality Manager.
Assist with complaint and non-conformance investigations.
Interact with and support Purchasing, Production, Customer Service, Quality Assurance and HR/Safety/Continuous Improvement and other EFI departments in support of business and client requirements.
Oversee production sanitation and implementation of the master sanitation schedule.
Oversee sign off work orders and maintenance work.
Support with QA – production record, Including record keeping of any documentation
Perform and Manage Erie North Plant environmental monitoring swabs, allergen, ATP and other required swabs.
Manage all incoming material to comply with Erie’s material management program
Manage releases of raw and finish product for the North Plant, including sensory testing and inspection for selected products.
Manage scoop and brushes used a the North Plant and audit use to ensure accountability
Review CoA’s to ensure they meet customer and/or Erie specifications
Help maintain a register of approved suppliers and ensure documentation on file is current
PCQI and SQF practitioners responsibilities for Erie North Plant.
Assist with selected sample request and keeping production retains.
Manage and sign off Erie pest control program
Review QA records and released from Co-manufacturers
Manage and sign off on Erie pest control program.
Assist with customer and 3rd party audits.
Other duties as assigned
Undergraduate degree or Technical background/
On the job experience with quality systems management
Basic level computer skills
Above average work and attendance record
Availability to work overtime on short notice
Project management skills.
Hands on experience preferred.
Bachelor degree required.
Leadership and good communication skills
If you’d like to hear more information about this position please submit your resume through the IFT webpage.
Employer will assist with relocation costs.
About Erie Foods International, Inc
As a result of increasing demands for product innovation and custom processing options, ERIE has remained focused on commitments in quality, superior value and customer service. While ongoing expansion has brought many changes to Erie Foods International, our commitment to basic business principles outlined in our mission statement has not changed.
Commitment To Quality
ERIE's commitment to quality assurance begins with our raw material suppliers. We work as a team to monitor and maintain product quality and consistency. When raw materials arrive at one of our warehouses, complete testing is required before a decision is made regarding suitability for use within a specific production facility.
Once the raw materials are approved for processing, our equipment and monitoring systems assure that the integrity of the product is not compromised in any way. Finally, the finished product is precision tested before being shipped to our customers.
Commitment To Superior Value
ERIE's name has become synonymous with superior value as a result of working closely with food developers to help design food products and processing systems that satisfy specialize...d demands in functionality, nutritional composition and physical/chemical requirements.
Commitment To Customer Service
Our global network is structured to respond quickly and efficiently to supplier and customer demands for technical assistance, proven custom processing, and timely deliveries. With offices, production sites and affiliated companies throughout the world, ERIE continues to maintain its efforts to provide superior products and services to the global marketplace.