Career Opportunity – Quality Control Assistant Manager

Basic Research is looking to hire an experienced Quality Control professional to be responsible for the functionality of all quality control activities in our manufacturing environment. Our product is distributed in 45,000 individual retail outlets in more than 35 countries worldwide and we’ve sold over 60 million products across more than 25 brands. This role will monitor compliance with QC activities, lead QC innovation and improvement, supervise sanitation and cGMP activities, and manage vendor audits. This role reports to the Director of Quality Control. Additional responsibilities include: · Coordinate the day to day tasks of the QC team, including; interviewing, training, and assimilating new employees · Make recommendations for approving and rejecting all procedures, specifications, analytical test methods and test results, which impact the identity, strength quality, and purity of the products · Analyze processes and procedures to increase functionality and efficiency without compromising CGMP regulations and change control process · Analyze and approve batches of product and materials from third party vendors · Delegate responsibilities to QC personnel as needed · Work with the other team members to create and document procedures for our company processes MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS: · 3 years of Quality Control experience in a manufacturing environment · Experience with design and implementation of sanitation programs and cGMP · Experience leading and managing others · Experience with vendor quality control · Can work before or after regular shift times when necessary PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS: · Bachelors Degree in related field · Takes initiative to continually improve process and build the skills and knowledge in others · Teachable and collaborative · Takes ownership for a positive culture and...

Career Opportunity – Quality Assurance Manager

Taffy Town, Inc. is celebrating 100 years of creating the finest in gourmet candy, and today is famous for its unique recipe which uses egg whites to create a whipped nougat style taffy. Taffy Town, Inc. is currently hiring a Quality Assurance Manager (see basic description of duties below). The ideal candidate would have experience developing and implementing food safety programs, documentation, procedures, etc. in the food industry. Applicants must have strong knowledge and experience with supporting company and customer QA programs, GMPs, SSOPs, HACCP/HARPC, SQF, and other regulatory programs and audits (internal and third party). This position is also responsible for conducting environmental swabbing, maintaining Kosher certification, assisting in research development activities, and conducting and promoting sanitation training and food safety/quality assurance related education to employees. DESCRIPTION QA Manager over a facility of approximately 50 employees – Help develop and manage GFSI program (SQF certification) – Implement and maintain FSMA compliant food safety program – Perform and document GMP audits – Manage R&D on all current and new product lines Education/Certification Bachelor’s degree required – Food science emphasis preferred, but not required. HACCP certification and SQF certification preferred. Spanish language skills are a plus. Benefits Starting Salary ($45,000 – $55,000 based on experience) Benefits include: – 3 weeks PTO – Health care (100% paid premium) – Profit Sharing retirement plan – Annual bonuses based on company performance. Send resumes or questions to...

Career Opportunity – Applications Development

TITLE: Applications Development REPORTS TO: Flavorist, Confectionery LOCATION: Lacey, Washington DEPT: Technical SUPERVISES: None BACK UP FOR: Applications, Technical Sales BACKED UP BY: Applications/ Lab Techs RESPONSIBILITIES OVERALL: Applications for Flavor Development ProjectsPrepare new, innovative, and replicate product for customer requests and demonstrations. Develop professional relationships specifically with customers’ technical and R&D Encourage collaboration within community of Callisons Technical, Inside Sales, Priority Account Sales on converting flavor development into new business. Compose finished goods insights to support Sales & Marketing with reference applications. Coordinate with Flavor Development to drive unique concepts to market Callisons technical capabilities. RESPONSIBILITIES WHICH ARE SPECIFIC TO QUALITY CONTROL: Support customers by leading specific assignments related such as technical troubleshooting Anticipate customers’ process to solve flavor problems AUTHORITY TO INITIATE ACTION, GUARD QUALITY, VERIFY IMPLEMENTING ACTIONS, CONTROL PROCESSING OR PROCESSES: Critique and report effectiveness of applications for evaluating flavors, and flavor in application. Develop proficiency in food and oral care categories to be able to support colleagues across target applications: Confectionery, Oral Care, and Snacks. Evaluate and recommend flavors per application. Build working relationships within technical and professional community to support personal and project development. Strong sensory exposure to guide appropriate screening of flavors in confectionery model systems SPECIFICS: Minimum BS Food Science, Chemistry-related degree, or Culinary Degree and at least 5 years’ experience developing candy/ confectionery products from concept to scale up. Strong hands-on experience developing confectionery formulas and troubleshooting recipe and process. Strong computer skills with focus on documenting formulas and insights. Working relationship with industry partners to network and resolve formulation challenges for internal and customer projects. Experience evaluating appropriateness of ingredients...

Career Opportunity – Quality Assurance Manager

Company: Cookietree Inc. Salary *         Base Salary $65-75K (may go higher if justified) Bonus potential of up to 10% and relocation assistance may be provided if necessary. Must-Haves to Interview *         BS Degree in Food Science, Biology, Microbiology or related field *         10 + years in a Quality role in a food manufacturing environment *         Lean Manufacturing skills is highly desired *         Bakery or related industry experience a MUST *         Must have strong SQF and/or GFSI, HACCP, FDA experience,    customer interactions both oral and written, supplier interaction skills Target hire date: September 1st or sooner Contact Information: Craig Sandberg: 801-716-4112 or...