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QC Lab Manager

Company: Tillamook Creamery
Location: Boardman
Posted on: November 18, 2021

Job Description:

QC Lab Manager Come join the Tillamook Team where our philosophy is Dairy Done Right. As an independent farmer-owned cooperative, we have been guided by good, honest values since 1909. We believe in putting quality over profit, natural over artificial, and that hard work can never be outsmarted. We re taking a stand for real food, because everyone deserves better.We invite members of all diverse communities to join our workforce. At Tillamook, we believe that inclusion and diversity are central to our cultural strategy. In order to achieve our growth ambition and compete and win in the marketplace, we believe we make better decisions and build stronger teams when we invite and rely on diverse perspectives, thoughts, backgrounds and cultures into our work and to fuel our innovation and growth. To us this means creating a climate of inclusion where all employees feel valued and a sense of belonging. We believe this will make us a better consumer brand and employer. About you:What does real food mean to you? Is your favorite dish a cheesy casserole? Perhaps a decadent and indulgent ice cream? Either way, your identification with food is important to us. People who fit well here at Tillamook have a commitment to quality in everything they do. Our team members understand our vision, contribute to our mission, thrive on innovative thinking, hard work and good, honest values. About us: Our team members understand our vision, contribute to our mission, thrive on innovative thinking, hard work and good, honest values. We live by these shared values: We are Good Stewards, We believe in Uncompromising Quality, We work as One Team, We Play to Win, and We Genuinely Care for each other. What you will do: The QC Lab Manager is responsible for the day-to-day operation of the laboratory department at the Boardman, OR plant. Manage laboratory operations to provide the information base for product quality control, serve as liaison between Columbia River Processing/Technology Lab and Tillamook s QC and Microbiology Labs, and to assure compliance with government standards and regulations. This is a key management position for the Boardman, OR site and so must establish strong working relationships with peer managers, and employees at all levels of the organization. Here s a day in the life:Oversee laboratory technicians, including scheduling, job assignments, time sheets, personnel evaluations, and resolving conflictsMaintain, update, and verify detailed and accurate records of laboratory protocols and on-going operations; implement standard laboratory procedures throughout the laboratoryInstitute a training program for new and existing lab technicians, including auditing procedures for compliance, and integrate manufacturing in-process testing equipment and methods where appropriateEstablish and implement peer and management level review of lab reports and data entry accuracyEstablish efficient sample retention program per customer and regulatory requirementsMaintain lab data records and provide direction for out of specification materials. Assist operations and Quality Assurance with investigations into non-conforming product and materialsDistribute reports to production department and administrative personnel and certificates to shipping/warehouse personnelPurchase supplies and maintain inventories for labs and areas related to quality assurance. Assist the Corporate Quality Assurance Manager with annual budget preparationResearch equipment, supplies, and technical information for present and future needs. Manage capital requests and capital projects as necessary for laboratory capabilitiesCoordinate necessary product testing with independent laboratoriesMaintain Oregon Department of Agriculture Appendix N records for laboratory and milk receiving, assist with state certification and generate necessary regulatory reportsConduct in-house and out-sourced crosschecks of lab samples for establishing proficiency (This includes cross checks between TCCA and CRP labs, as well as commercially available sample sets)Responsible for performing maintenance, establishing, and maintaining systems for lab equipment calibrationsMaintain on-call availability for laboratory and milk-receiving emergencies during non-working hours; acts as vacation replacement as required in Boardman QC labChampion continuous improvement initiatives and training for the laboratory and staffCommunicate effectively and to establish and maintain effective relationships with employees, supervisors and the general publicUtilize a computer literate with intermediate knowledge of Microsoft Word, Excel, Outlook and SharePoint. ERP systems knowledge is required; MS Navision (NAV) is a plusAct as a team player and be able to interact with staff at all levels of the companyWork under pressure, meet deadlines, and be flexible in working on multiple projects simultaneouslyDemonstrate excellent time-management skills with the ability to work independently with little supervision Knowledge, skills, and abilities:A Bachelor s degree in Food Science, Microbiology or related field is required Previous experience with supervision/personnel management is required Industry leading benefit and reward programs:We offer outstanding benefits to our employees. For more information, please visit the careers page: www.tillamook.com/careers.We are committed to creating a diverse culture and inclusive conditions where all employees are heard, valued and feel a sense of belonging. We rely on different perspectives, thoughts, backgrounds and cultures to inform our work, to help us be better as a brand and as an employer and to fuel our success. Weare seeking talent from a wide range of diversity, perspectives and backgrounds to joinour exceptional organization and help us build our future. Tillamook County Creamery Association (TCCA) is a Drug-Free Workplace.EEO/AA

Keywords: Tillamook Creamery, Yakima , QC Lab Manager, Executive , Boardman, Washington

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