Food Safety/Quality Assurance Manager
Food safety/quality assurance managers are responsible for directing food safety, quality assurance and sanitation programs at food production facilities. They help to ensure that all products created at a manufacturing facility meet food safety, customer, federal and state compliance. Quality assurance managers provide training, support and supervise a team of quality assurance technicians.
What Responsibilities Will I Have?
- Mange the execution of all food safety management systems and programs
- Ensure quality control of raw materials and finished products
- Assist in setting quality standards and ensure that production is maintained at such standards
- Maintain the long-term continuity of production and service quality
- Keep records of all tests conducted
- Oversee the daily workflow and schedules of the quality department
- Provide training and support to quality assurance and production teams on systems, policies, procedures and core processes
- Create training materials to support staff and lead in food safety demonstrations
- Identify and analyze non-conformance issues then recommend and facilitate solutions to these issues
- Analyze and investigate product complaints or reported quality issues
- Be authorized to release product, issue certificates of analysis, initiate recall procedure and recommend corrective actions
- Ensure all check sheets are correctly completed and all noncompliance situations that are found have the correct action taken and signed off
- Collaborate with manufacturing plan operation on new products
- Arrange, coordinate and participate in external quality audits
Recommended High School Courses:
- agricultural education
A bachelor’s degree in biology, microbiology, food science, chemistry or a related degree is needed. Typically, a few years of experience as a quality assurance or quality control technician is required prior to entering this managerial role.