Plant Manager in Idaho Falls, ID

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Plant Manager, Idaho Falls, ID  (Food Industry)  

Summary

Oversees, directs, and monitors plant manufacturing and associated support activities.

 Essential Duties and Responsibilities

  1. Oversees development of the plant budget (fixed and variable costs) and capital plan (infrastructure) to support the company business plan. Facilitate the efficient use of raw materials in the conversion to finished goods for our customers. Manages facility manufacturing organization through support of shift supervision on a day to day basis.  Directs functional support groups as necessary to meet manufacturing objectives.  Oversees development, implementation and sustainability of process improvements and enhancements to reduce costs.
  2. Monitors manufacturing and supporting processes to ensure products are delivered on time at the lowest total cost by conforming exactly to the customer’s requirements.  Provides appropriate customer support as requested.
  3. Directs plant safety programs. Ensures a safe working environment for all employees. Monitors safety performance and assures compliance with established policies, procedures and goals.  Achieves high levels of product safety by compliance to all applicable Federal and State laws and statues, Company policies and customer requirements.  Models the way with regard to performing safety observations on a regular basis.
  4. Establishes a working environment that allows employees every opportunity to reach their potential. Directs all related activities for Shift Superintendents and hourly employees including employee selection, appraisals and development plans, counseling and motivation, and compensation for direct reports.  Ensures a proactive approach to training and developing employees is consistently followed.
  5. Oversees development, operation and enhancement of processes that protect the land, environment, and natural resources.  Assures compliance with all applicable company policy, as well as federal, state, and local regulations.
  6. Supports the local community through contributions that have a meaningful impact on the welfare of its citizens. Maintains an active and positive presence in the community and encourages the involvement of other employees in community and political activities.

Must maintain the highest standards of ethics and integrity while embodying the tenets of “What We Stand For” and “The Basic Principles.”

Must maintain the highest standards of data management by creating consistent, reliable data which will ensure accuracy and in turn, maximize the use of data and confidence in decision-making.

Proactively manage safety by ensuring compliance with all Federal and State regulations and internal Company policies.  Regularly complete behavior based safety observations.  Ensure unsafe conditions are corrected in a timely manner.

All employees are responsible for upholding the principles of SQF 2000.

A trained designee will be appointed by management to cover for absences and vacancies

All employees are responsible for immediately reporting any food safety, food quality or plant security issues to management for appropriate action.

Other duties may be assigned.

Education and/or Experience:  

Bachelor of Science degree preferably in engineering and eight to ten years of experience with a minimum of five years leadership in a manufacturing environment.

Language Skills:

Ability to read, comprehend, and compose simple to complex instructions, correspondence, and memos. Ability to effectively present information verbally in one-on-one to large group (20+) situations at all levels of the organization.  Ability to effectively facilitate meetings.

Reasoning Ability:

Ability to creatively apply experience and common sense to a variety of situations, processes and people.  Ability to make technical decisions and support others team members on technical issues.  Ability to manage many projects concurrently.  Ability to recognize areas for improvement and motivate others to take action to correct problems.

Computer Skills:

Strong computer skills for effective use of planning software tools and the Microsoft Office suite.

Physical Demands:

The individual must be capable of carrying up to 25lbs while traveling.  This position requires 10-25% travel.

Work Environment:

The employee is regularly in a traditional office environment in a production facility.  However, while performing the duties of this job, the employee may also be near moving mechanical equipment and may be regularly exposed to wet and/or humid conditions.  The employee may occasionally access high, precarious places and may be occasionally exposed to fumes or airborne particles, toxic or caustic chemicals, and extreme heat.  The noise level may be loud at times, requiring hearing protection.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Send Replies to

Connie Dorigan      Condor1@dorigan.com

Please send your Resume as a Word.doc with the title of the position in the subject line.

Director of Quality and Regulatory Operations in South East Idaho

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Director Quality and Regulatory Operations,

Idaho Falls, Idaho.

The Director of Quality and Regulatory Operations will direct food safety, quality, and regulatory compliance of domestic and international sales. Oversee administration of quality systems and documentation that ensures compliance with third party, regulatory, customer, and religious requirements.  This position will also make regulatory and quality documentation available to customers, Marketing, Sales, Technology, and Operations along with develop a QRO operating plan that aligns departmental goals with corporate strategic initiatives.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

Use independent judgment to develop and implement a long term strategy to drive quality excellence in regards to food safety, quality assurance, and regulatory compliance of domestic and international products produced at all divisions. Provide a transition of new products between Product Development and Operations. Review potential acquisitions for food safety and quality compliance.

Oversee the quality and regulatory expectations of ingredient and packaging suppliers.

Provide overall leadership to all organizational recall and product retrievals.  Interact directly with the USFDA, USDA, and any customers to meet food standards set by individual entities.

Provide expert guidance and council for customers and top management as required. Direct compliance of customer requirements for quality, GMP/food safety, and product specifications.  Review and approve customer contracts relative to meeting customer requirements of food quality and food safety.

Provide strategic direction for the administration and development of the Technology Information Management Exchange that is the backbone of Quality Systems, Policies, and Procedures.  Make regulatory and quality documentation available to customers and Marketing, Sales, Technology, and Operations.

Facilitate and direct the strategic goals of the QRO department to meet the individual needs of each facility and align the goals with corporate strategic initiatives.

Must maintain the highest standards of data management by creating consistent, reliable data which will ensure accuracy and in turn, maximize the use of data and confidence in decision making.

Proactively manage safety by ensuring compliance with all Federal and State regulations and internal Company policies.  Regularly complete behavior based safety observations.  Ensure unsafe conditions are corrected in a timely manner.

All employees are responsible for upholding the principles of SQF 2000.

All employees are responsible for immediately reporting any food safety, food quality or plant security issues to management for appropriate action.

Other duties may be assigned.

Supervisory Responsibilities

Directly supervises employees in the Quality and Regulatory Operations. Carries out supervisory responsibilities in accordance with the organization’s policies and applicable laws. Responsibilities include interviewing, hiring, and training employees; planning, assigning, and directing work; appraising performance; rewarding and disciplining employees; addressing complaints and resolving problems.

Qualifications To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Education and/or Experience

Bachelor of Science degree and preferably a Master of Science degree and ten to twelve years related experience.

Send Replies to

Connie Dorigan      Condor1@dorigan.com

Please send your Resume as a Word.doc with the title of the position in the subject line.

Food Scientist Regulatory Nutrition (Caldwell, ID)

SimplotFoodGroup

Food Scientist Regulatory Nutrition (Food Group – Caldwell, ID)

The J.R. Simplot Company is a diverse, privately held organization, with roots firmly planted in agriculture and agriculture-related businesses. These endeavors have been around for centuries and will continue to be a vital part of the global economy. We currently have a Food Scientist Regulatory Nutrition position available at the Technical Center in Caldwell, ID.

Summary
This Scientist primarily supports the Principal Scientist Regulatory Nutrition with additional support to Research and Development. This position reviews new and existing food product labels, responds to internal and external customer inquiries for nutrition and allergen information, and performs nutrition labeling software data-entry. They will also assist in the development and maintenance of an international regulations databank. Other responsibilities include: planning and executing new product and technology development, and improvements to existing products and processes within Food Group, including cost reduction projects. This position interfaces with Sales, Marketing, Operations, and Quality Assurance in making and fostering technical relationships with the company’s current and potential customers.

Responsibilities

  • Support the Principal Scientist Regulatory Nutrition and Research and Development.
  • Participate in the cross functional review of all official formulas to confirm accuracy, support of all product claims and that all information for use in labeling is accurate and properly presented.
  • Assist with label compliance, nutrition support, and regulatory support for Simplot businesses up to and including: foodservice, retail, joint venture, copack and international.
  • Typical tasks include: Packaging graphics review. Ingredient data entry into Genesis SQL. Serving size household measure determination. Review of Marketing materials for compliance. Review of ingredients for international market compliance.
  • Respond to customer inquiries and form completion requests.
  • Research international food laws and regulations relevant to Simplot products.

Requirements

  • Bachelor’s Degree from 4 year college or university (Food Science or Nutrition Degree preferred)
  • 5+ years related experience and/or training

PG: 43

How to Apply

Internal Candidates
• Apply through Employee Space to Job ID #2201

External Candidates
• Visit http://www.simplot.com/careers
• Select Job Search
• Select Professional Jobs
• Select All open positions
• Search Job ID # 2201
For best results, please upload your resume as a Microsoft Word or Adobe PDF document. This process includes additional job relevant questions, so plan on at least 20 minutes when you apply.

When a position is in the interview stage or has been filled, it will no longer appear on our Simplot Careers website. If you experience any technical difficulties when applying through our online system, please contact our Employment Center for assistance at careers@simplot.com or 1-877-878-7404.

***The J.R. Simplot Company is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.***

For more information, please contact:

Becca Nichols
Recruiter- Food Group
J. R. Simplot Company
Tel. (208) 780-7241 | Cell. (208) 577-8705
rebecca.leavitt@simplot.com

Senior Food Scientist in Seattle

HHI

An entrepreneurial consumer goods company in the Seattle, WA area is seeking a Senior Scientist to join their R&D organization. Ideal candidates will have 8+ years of product development experience, from concept to commercialization, and an understanding of the stage gate process. BS or MS in Food Science or related filed is required.

For more information, please contact:

Bella Cenzano-Fong

310-540-3231, ext. 7

bcenzano@hhisearch.com

QA Manager in Idaho

ProduceCareers

Job Title: QA Manager

Job Location: Idaho

Job Summary:

We are representing an established food processor based in Idaho who needs to hire a talented QA Manager to join their team. This position will be responsible to supervise and lead quality assurance technicians to ensure proper execution of all procedures to keep compliant with all safety and food safety regulations, quality standards, and legal requirements

Duties will include but are not limited to:

  • Monitor packaging quality performance against standards to ensure success of the daily packaging operations.
  • Notify management of any production, safety, quality or environment concerns within the facility.
  • Coordinate, schedule and track all product to packaging lines to meet scheduled Quality Assurance requirements.
  • Continuously promote quality awareness and assists management with quality training programs.
  • Ensure open and frequent communication and teamwork across all departments.
  • Supervise and oversee QA technicians and Special Services group;.
  • Interpret GMP, AIB, and FDA regulations, and confers with management or staff to determine quality and reliability standards.
  • Manage routine department activities and assists Supervisor/Lead to control those activities.
  • Create a team environment.
  • Select products for tests at specified stages in production process, and tests products for variety of qualities such as dimensions, performance, flavor, color, breakage, and other characteristics.
  • Conduct and present regular food safety and defense training with all plant team members (i.e. HACCP, GMP’s, etc.)
  • Conduct regular internal food safety and defense audits to verify 1st Time Quality;
  • Ensure that plant is tour and audit ready at all times.
  • Take charge of customer and other regulatory plant audits.
 Requirements:
  • Excellent verbal and written skills.
  • Ability to motivate team efforts to accomplish goals.
  • Well organized and able to manage and prioritize multiple projects simultaneously.
  • Proficient PC skills in MS Office and database management.
  • Able to perform the essential duties and responsibilities with efficiency and accuracy.
  • Able to travel to all areas of the plant efficiently, including climbing stairs.
  • Ability to read and interpret documents such as safety rules, operating and maintenance instructions, and procedural manuals. Ability to write routine reports and correspondence.
  • Ability to effectively present information and respond to questions from leads, managers, and co-workers. Ability to solve practical problems and deals with variety of concrete variables in situations where only limited standardization exists.
  • Ability to interpret a variety of instructions furnished in oral, diagram, or scheduled form.
Compensation: 80-90K, Medical and Dental Health Insurance, 401K, Vacation, Sick Leave, Relocation Assistance.

To Apply: Please send resume to Jennifer Mazza

Jennifer@Producecareers.com

Phone: 317-870-9000

Cell: 805-441-6277

Fax: (805)481-3545

Or visit us on the web: www.producecareers.com Please note: Our services are confidential. Thank You.

R&D Technologist in Fresno, CA

Research & Development Technologist
POSITION SUMMARY

The R&D Technologist will be responsible for working with the ‘think tank’ team to dream up and create new and exciting dried fruit/nut products under the industrial and retail business plans. The goal is to stay on the forefront of innovation through trend and market analysis in order to create new products before our competitors. Primary responsibilities include (but are not limited to): the execution of concept ideas to bench top testing, and ultimately, the creation of new products for consideration by the sales & marketing team. Individual will also be available to work on special projects related to industrial processing problem solving needs or new process trials. May be asked to assist in special projects related to Sample Laboratory, Incoming Quality Assurance (IQA), Quality Assurance (QA), or Food Safety.

PRINCIPAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

  1. Upholds and handles confidential information with the highest tact and discretion.
  2. Understand the concepts of Hazard Analysis Critical Control Points (HACCP), Good Manufacturing Practices (GMP), Safe Quality Food (SQF) auditing, and British Royal Consortium (BRC) auditing.
  3. Work with the R&D team and supporting staff to develop formalized product development plans.
  4. Design, outline and layout new product projects with experimentation plans.
  5. Work independently on product development ideas and projects without continued interface from management and under tight deadlines. All work is to be compiled and reported quarterly to the R&D Director and/or Vice President of Sales.
  6. Document and record details pertaining to all project work.
  7. Be able to give presentations to management reporting on project work.
  8. Become familiar with processes, ingredients, commodities, blends, raw materials, packaging, documentation, standard operating procedures and new vendors/ingredients related to Company.
  9. Will be responsible for the maintenance and sanitation of R&D support equipment as required within the scope of the position. (example: electrical issues will be handled by maintenance)
  10. Maintain awareness, handling, and separation of food grade and non-food grade experimentations, including product and equipment.
  11. Setup, conduct and maintain shelf life studies.
  12. May be asked to interface and direct people in the effort to meet R&D deadlines as required.
  13. Perform research to acquire needed information related to the R&D product development effort. This includes onsite at NRC facility or an off-site location.
  14. May be asked to attend marketing meetings to talk about ideas, showcase new product concepts, and set-up/administer product sensory evaluations as needed.
  15. Will know how to execute analytical laboratory testing methods related to product development. Will be exposed to and learn water activity, Karl Fisher moisture and High Pressure Liquid Chromatography test methods that apply to Company.
  16. Must be open to accepting duties outside of principal area of hire as needed at request of management .
  17. Upholds the Company Mission Statement.
  18. Request/source ingredients, prepare, ship, and monitor project sample requests.
  19. Communicates effectively with management to ensure a correct and timely completion of each and every task.
  20. Interface with sales representatives and customer contacts regarding product development focuses and progress. Must be able to deliver information in a professional manner.
  21. Abide by established R&D Laboratory Rules.
  22. Must learn and adhere to the National Raisin Company values.
  23. Setup, conduct and maintain shelf life studies.
  24. May be asked to interface and direct people in the effort to meet R&D deadlines as required.
  25. Perform research to acquire needed information related to the R&D product development effort. This includes onsite at NRC facility or an off-site location.
  26. May be asked to attend marketing meetings to talk about ideas, showcase new product concepts, and set-up/administer product sensory evaluations as needed.
  27. Will know how to execute analytical laboratory testing methods related to product development. Will be exposed to and learn water activity, Karl Fisher moisture and High Pressure Liquid Chromatography test methods that apply to Company.
  28. Must be open to accepting duties outside of principal area of hire as needed at request of management .
  29. Upholds the Company Mission Statement.
  30. Request/source ingredients, prepare, ship, and monitor project sample requests.
  31. Communicates effectively with management to ensure a correct and timely completion of each and every task.
  32. Interface with sales representatives and customer contacts regarding product development focuses and progress. Must be able to deliver information in a professional manner.
  33. Abide by established R&D Laboratory Rules.
  34. Must learn and adhere to the Company values.

OTHER DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

May be required to assist the Incoming Quality Assurance Division of the QA Department with inspections of raw materials, commodities, nutrition/regulatory, and packaging due to the position’s familiarity with all three.

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND ABILITIES REQUIRED

A. K n o w le dge : Bachelors of Science degree in food science, agriculture science, microbiology, chemistry, or related science field.
1-2 years experience desired in food product development, food processing and related fields to new product concepts regarding chemical, microbiological, and physical attributes. Understanding of ingredient behavior, shelf life studies, and HACCP certification desired.
B. Ski l l s: Must be able to effectively communicate with management and surrounding staff members. Must be able to use a PC based computer with MS Office programs (primarily Word, Excel, Powerpoint) and internet web search engines. E-mail and phone communication is required.
C. A b i l i t i e s: Be able to organoleptically evaluate food products (ability to differentiate colors, tastes, odors, and other visual evaluations). Be able to move cases of product (up to 50 pounds) utilizing safe techniques and/or mechanical assistance. Be able to read and write in English, and be able to effectively communicate in English via email, phone, and in person with other associates, sales staff, customers, production staff, and management team members. Be able to comprehend instructions, follow procedures, and teach both to other team members. Be able to work in ambient temperature areas and stand/walk for long periods of time.

To apply or for more information, please contact:

Ken Nelson – Nelson & Associates (Food Industry Recruiting)
Email Me at nelson@foodrecruiter.com
Visit our webpage www.foodrecruiter.com
(425)823-0956

Human Resources Generalist – Job Posting

CommCreamery
Job Title: Human Resources Generalist
Direct Report: Controller
Hours: Monday – Friday (1st shift) with some weekend work possible
Compensation: Salary (DOE) + benefits
Location: Jerome, ID
Date: May 6, 2014
Key Result Areas:
• Provide HR support to all departments with hiring, training, and terminations
• Serve as an in-house go-to expert for all legal compliance questions

Duties:
• Create, maintain, disseminate company’s policies and procedures and monitor compliance
• Participate in employee conflict resolutions
• Maintain optimal staff levels by establishing a recruiting, testing, and interviewing program
• Review and update compensation plan by conducting pay surveys
• Schedule performance evaluations and maintain records
• Perform safety training and coordinate other training activities
• Maintain compliance with federal and state laws concerning employment
• Ensure compliance with safety regulations and audit requirements
• Perform new employee orientations and provide benefit clarifications
• Review and support the payroll function

Education:
• Bachelor of Arts degree or equivalent experience in human resources field
• IHR, PHR, or SPHR certifications desired

Skills & Experience:
• 3+ years in a similar position, preferably with a manufacturing company
• Demonstrated advanced written and oral communication abilities
• Resolute problem solver with patience, empathy, and diplomacy

• Enthusiastic and persuasive advocate for compliance with company’s policies and procedures
• Ability to maintain positive attitude under pressure and work effectively with diverse teams
• Highly organized with excellent record keeping skills

Commercial Creamery Company is a leading developer and manufacturer of cheese powders, other specialty dairy powders, snack seasonings, and sauce mixes. We have been in business for 106 years and serve customers in over 30 countries around the world.
Qualified candidates please reply to: careers@cheesepowder.com