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  • Quality Assurance Manager

    Job Locations US-NY-Poughkeepsie
    Posted Date 2 months ago(10/8/2018 1:29 PM)
    Job ID
    # of Openings
    Quality / Inspection
    Efco Products
  • Overview



    EFCO Products is currently accepting applications for a Quality Assurance Manager. The selected individual will be responsible for overseeing all aspects of quality assurance, food safety, and regulatory compliance in our production facility, including the management of Quality Assurance staff (scheduling, training, labor, and overtime control, etc.). Ensure food safety and product quality standards are met. Ensure GMPs, SOPs, and safe work practices are being met.  Support and guide other departments to ensure quality compliance companywide.


    • Supports the Efco Products Inc. mission, vision, strategic plan, goals and management decisions; establish department mission and goals.
    • Follow and enforces standards for food safety and food quality production reflected in SQF as well as the regulations of major vendors and governmental agencies such as OSHA, FDA, HACCP, and EPA and assures associates are consistently trained in these standards and comply with all requirements.
    • Follows and understands proper Good Hygiene, Safe Work Practices, and Good Manufacturing Practices (GMP’s), to aide in providing a safe quality product.
    • Follow all company Standard Operating Procedures in the performance of your job functions. Ensure that all Operations team members follow SOPs.  Initiate appropriate corrective actions when SOPs are not followed.
    • Maintains strong commitment and support of EFCO’s global food safety initiative. Develops, implements and manages food safety programs and controls to ensure compliance with SQF, government standards and customer expectations.
    • In SAP based system, train users, create inspection plans, manage CAPA’s, etc.
    • Analyzes new raw materials in R&D and production runs.
    • Analyzes quality of all in-process and finished products. Responsible for final determination of hold/release status of all finished products.
    • Teams with customers’ Quality Assurance Departments
    • Works with Production, Sanitation, and Engineering Management Team on Quality Assurance issues such as GMP’s and the processing of finished products.
    • Assists Research and Development with expanding EFCO’s product line through reviews of competitive samples as well as using new raw materials.
    • Works with Research and Development in making changes to EFCO’s current product line.
    • Supervises Quality Assurance Technicians, provides training, direction and counseling.
    • Member HACCP Team and SQF Team.
    • Manages Pest Control system.   Serves as primary contact for pest control provider.  Monitors Pest Control Data and assures preemptive and corrective actions are taken. Report on trends  
    • Respond to any customer comment, concerns, problems, and/or questions regarding a quality or sanitation issue. 
    • Conducts Food Safety and GMP training
    • Works with Production Supervisor on procedural training.
    • Establish and implement the training needs of the organization’s personnel to ensure they have the required competencies to carry out those functions affecting product, legality, safety, and quality. Training shall be defined and documented.


    • Must have demonstrated the ability to develop and deliver food safety training and HACCP programs.
    • 3-5 years of experience in a QA Manager or similar role
    • Good oral and written communication skills and the ability to work well with people at all levels is essential.
    • Must be able to evaluate information quickly, identify key issues, and formulate conclusions based on sound, practical judgment and experience.
    • Must have a strong sense of personal ownership while maintaining a team-oriented environment.
    • Strong computer skills with experience using Word, Excel, Outlook, Power Point, SAP.
    • Experience with Corrective Action Systems.
    • Knowledge and thorough understanding of industry best practices as it relates to Food Safety.
    • HACCP Certified
    • Implementing SQF Systems Training
    • Internal Auditor certificate
    • PCQI

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    Company Profile

    EFCO Products Inc., a family-owned local company, manufacturing ingredients for over 100 years, is a global leader in ingredients for wholesale bakeries, foodservice companies, industrial food processors, chain restaurants and ice cream manufacturers of all sizes. We offer a large variety of Bakery Mixes, Mix Concentrates, Fruit and Crème Style Fillings, Fruit Toppings as well as Dairy-Based Fillings and Toppings


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