Associate Quality Services Specialist at Miniat

Posted in Other 12 days ago.

Location: South Holland, Illinois

Job Description:

Position Description:

The Associate Quality Services Specialist will perform functions in support of the Quality Management System by collaborating with internal and external partners. This person will provide key support in the areas of internal and external audits, customer complaint management, training, and document and data management.

Primary Responsibilities:

  • Coordinate and conduct internal site audits against GFSI and customer requirements
  • Schedule 2 nd and 3 rd party audits in consultation with site QA Managers and participate in audits as needed
  • Conduct internal audits at company-owned storage locations
  • Manage quality systems scheduling program to insure monthly, quarterly, and annual tasks and inspections are completed per the established schedule
  • Coordinate and submit corrective action responses for all external audits
  • Collects and maintains customer quality & food safety expectation manuals and ensures QA department staff have knowledge of changes
  • Serves as Document Control coordinator by monitoring document expirations and working with document owners on reviews, revisions, and approvals
  • Manage customer complaint data, including tracking, investigations, and response; engages site QA teams as needed for root cause and corrective action development
  • Tracks, trends, and reports on supplier quality performance
  • Reviews and approves new supplier quality documentation
  • Reviews quality assurance records for accuracy and completeness
  • Develops and/or updates food safety and quality training documents; assesses new training courses and makes recommendations
  • Serve as back-up to Quality Services Specialist for export documentation
  • Performs other functions as assigned

R equirements:

  • Bachelor's degree in Food Science, Microbiology, or related technical field
  • 1 - 3 years related work experience in quality assurance or in a laboratory environment
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office

  • Communication: The ability to give and gather information and actively manage the communication process by asking questions, conveying complex information in plain language, listening and considering others' views, state own views clearly and concisely, and address conflict in a professional and productive manner.
  • Quality : Is attentive to detail and accuracy, is committed to excellence, looks for improvements continuously, monitors quality levels, finds root cause of quality problems, owns/acts on quality problems
  • Initiative: Tackles problems and takes independent action, seeks out new responsibilities, acts on opportunities, generates new ideas, practices self-development
  • without procrastinating or delaying; is constantly aware of what is the best use of time.

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