Job details Quality Assurance and Environmental and Health and Safety Manager

Posting Period

From June 15, 2022
to August 20, 2022

Country or region

United States

Location

Wahpeton, North Dakota

Business Unit

Baking

Department

Quality Assurance and Control

Entry date

As soon as possible

Job Status

Permanent - Full time

Minimal required work experience

1 to 3 years

Minimal education level required

College degree

Work schedule

Monday to Friday (8am to 5pm) (off hours for emergency)

Salary

Based on experience

Benefits

Competitive social benefits

Quality Assurance and Environmental and Health and Safety Manager

Main Functions

  • Promote a culture of food safety, as well as a ‘’bottom-up’’ communication approach at the site when it comes to quality, with employees of all levels
  • Ensure the site’s compliance to the following requirements (as applicable):
    • Lallemand Baking North America’s business management system (BMS) ,
    • Lallemand corporate quality guidelines,
    • Customer requirements,
    • Industry standards (such as HACCP, GMP’s, GLP’s and prerequisite programs),
    • Certification requirements (such as FSSC, Kosher, NGP, Halal, etc.),
  • Regulatory requirements (FDA, CFIA, federal, state/provincial, and local labor regulations including compliance to the Union Contract, ).
  • Maintain, improve, and implement the site’s Business Management System.
  • Manage document control and update the site’s procedures, instructions, and forms on the Safety Chain platform.
  • Oversee and update the site’s training curriculum on the Alchemy platform to ensure timely completion.
  • Lead the planning, coordination, execution and closure of all site audits (internal audits, GMP inspections, external audits, etc.) and promote the implication of a multidisciplinary team.
  • Facilitate the investigation and closure of issues (complaints, non-conformities, audit and inspection findings, supplier incidents, and other process failures) to determine and address root causes with corrective and preventive actions (CAPA).
  • Follow up on open non-conformities and corrective/preventive action (CAPA) plans to ensure timely closure.
  • Share best practices, corrective and preventive actions as well as process improvements ideas with other sites’ quality managers.
  • Deliver training and coaching to develop and raise all employees’ competence levels in quality and food safety.
  • Follow site quality key performance indicators (KPI’s) (such as product and process results, complaints, non-conformities, training completion, etc.) to detect trends and communicates with multidisciplinary team to develop action plans.
  • Collaborate to food safety and quality risk assessments and proactively identify control measures.
  • Assess and approve site suppliers (raw materials and service providers) against standard criteria through the collection and review of documents as well as through conducting on-site audits as needed.
  • Be the site’s appointed food defense coordinator, recall coordinator, HACCP team leader, and Preventive Controls Qualified Individual (PCQI) (or ensure a competent designate assumes these roles).
  • Support the laboratory manager as needed and is their backup.
  • Inspect the facility to identify safety, health, and environmental risks.
  • Develop and implement inspection policies and procedures.
  • Develop all required health and safety procedures (including Lock-Out/Tag-Out) for the plant.
  • Prepare and schedule training to cover emergency procedures, workplace safety, and other relevant topics.
  • Monitor compliance with safety procedures.
  • Draft inspection reports to document inspection findings.
  • Ensure that material safety data sheets (SDS) are maintained, accessible to all and that employees are trained.
  • Maintain records of discharge or of employee exposure to hazardous waste and/or pollutants, as required.
  • Perform other related duties as assigned.

Technical skills

Required

  • A quality, food safety and safety mindset.

Personal abilities

Required

  • Strong communication skills with the ability to positively influence others

An asset

  • Ability to make decisions confidently under pressure.

General criteria

Required

  • Bachelor’s or college's degree in food engineering, food science, microbiology, biochemistry, chemistry or related field

Organization

Lallemand is a privately held Canadian company founded in the late 19th century, which develops, produces, and markets microorganisms for various markets. The administrative offices of the parent company are in Montreal, Canada. Today, Lallemand employs more than 4,500 people working in more than 45 countries on 5 continents.

Lallemand Baking offers a range of superior quality baker's yeast – both fresh and dry varieties – and specialty ingredients to meet bakers' needs across North America, Europe, the Middle East, and Africa. Baking cultures and dough conditioners round out our impressive product range.

The Lallemand baking team's many branches collaborate closely to provide innovative products and efficient services, backed by a skilled technical support team in each region of operations.

Please take note that accommodations will be provided in all parts of the hiring process. Applicants need to make their needs known in advance.

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