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Quality Assurance Manager-Ag processing

Date Posted: 24-8-2010
Location: St. Joseph, MO, USA
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OPPORTUNITY FACTS: Niche market leader in the agricultural processing industry, on the rise even as the general economy experiences very slow growth. Great recreational area with colleges and universities, entertainment, attractions, and pro sports teams nearby.

POSITION DESCRIPTION: This position is responsible for supervising lab and quality assurance personnel as they monitor the plant’s conformity to customer specifications, finished product integrity, and food safety. Duties include:
• Supervising daily activity of QA employees: training, work methods, scheduling, and performance appraisals;
• Directing the implementation of experimental projects, and assigning and supervising work for the project;
• Preparing QA reports;
• Working with the sales department on new product development;
• Advising the sales department and other plant employees on product exceptions.

EDUCATION: 4-year degree required; Biology, Physics, Chemistry, Food Science or similar disciplines preferred.

REQUIRED SKILLS:
• 2+ years of quality assurance and supervisory experience;
• Knowledge of the agricultural production and manufacturing industry;
• Knowledge of agricultural product refining and processing;
• Experience in chemistry and lab testing techniques and procedures;
• Proven ability to train, instruct, and motivate employees;
• Skills in negotiation, conflict resolution, problem solving, prioritizing, and decision making;
• Skills in communication, technical report writing, computer software, and mathematical principles.
Salary: $60-80K

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