Quality Assurance Supervisor
Dean Foods

Rockford, Illinois

Posted in Manufacturing and Production

$7.25 per hour

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Quality Assurance SupervisorLocation

Rockford, IllinoisDescription

Kemps in Rockford, IL, a dairy manufacturer of cultured products (sour cream, cottage cheese) is currently seeking a Quality Assurance Supervisor. In this role you will plan, direct and control activities for the quality function within the plant with particular focus on sanitation and laboratory methods. This position reports to the Quality Assurance Manager.

Kemps is a farmer-owned brand of Dairy Farmers of America (DFA), a dairy marketing cooperative owned by more than 12,500 family farmers. Our mark matters and it represents the wholesomeness of dairy that we share with our communities and loved ones. DFA manufactures a variety of dairy products, including cheese, butter, fluid milk, ice cream, dairy ingredients and more, under well-known and established regional brands. Our fingerprints touch thousands of brands across the marketplace, and we’re passionate about delivering the simple pleasures of dairy to people everywhere, straight from our family farm-owners. At Kemps, we create fluid milk and cream and are proud to provide families with fresh, delicious dairy.

By joining DFA, you can help us continue to make a difference that matters. We care deeply about the well-being of our neighbors and friends, and we celebrate the diversity of our company and our world. It takes an incredible team to deliver the goodness of dairy and enrich our communities – come join us!

Shift: 1st shift

Responsibilities include but are not limited to:

  • Train new lab technicians on methods and procedures to ensure quality standards are maintained.
  • Responsible for preparation and/or review of SOP’s and SSOP’s that support the plant food safety and quality systems.
  • Measure the performance of the sanitation procedures and CIP systems. Monitor the recording charts and perform effectiveness of SSOP’s.
  • Conduct maintenance, trouble shooting, and repair of laboratory equipment.
  • Collect, prepare, and send out samples for testing at other laboratories as needed.
  • Organize analysis and testing of samples from special projects, equipment trials, etc.
  • Assist the QA Manager in developing quality programs in the plant and work with external auditors, both regulatory and internal.
  • Audit sanitation activities and sanitary maintenance program.
  • Assist department supervisors in monitoring GMP compliance.
  • Manage Environmental Monitoring Program locally.
  • Ensure that the facility and products meet and maintain all required company, customer and regulatory guidelines.
  • Follow all DFA good manufacturing practices (GMP) and work in a manner consistent with all corporate regulatory, food safety, quality, and sanitation requirements.
  • Attend required training, including but not limited to, Safety, GMP, Hazard Analysis and Critical Control Point (HACCP), Preventive Controls Qualified Individual (PCQI), and Safe Quality Foods (SQF).
  • Willing to work off-shifts to support the Quality Programs.

  • High School Diploma or equivalent required. Bachelor of Science in Food Science, Biological Sciences, Chemistry, or related field.
  • 3-4 years’ experience in food science or dairy experience in a lab/quality/sanitation environment.
  • Minimum 1 year experience in a lead or supervisory role.
  • Knowledge of Pasteurized Milk Ordinance (PMP), state and federal regulations preferred.
  • Certification and/or license preferred – SQF Practitioner, PCQI Certified, FSMA Qualified, HACCP. International Alliance Certification preferred.
  • Ability to calibrate a variety of testing equipment.

  • Health and Welfare benefits begin 1st of the month after start date
  • 401(k) with company contribution
  • Competitive pay
  • Paid vacation and holidays
  • Career growth opportunities – we promote from within!
  • Comprehensive healthcare benefits
  • Service recognition and employee rewards
  • Employee referral program
  • Tuition reimbursement
  • Work for dairy farm families

An Equal Opportunity Employer
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