• Quality Assurance Supervisor

    Job Locations CA-ON-Brampton
    Posted Date 4 weeks ago(5/22/2018 9:29 AM)
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  • Overview

    Job purpose

    The Quality Assurance Supervisor provides leadership and support to the quality and production team to maintain a quality control plan and food safety system in pursuit of achieving all compliance standards, zero defects and eliminating consumer complaints.


    Job Duties

    • Provide consultation, direction, and training to ensure quality system programs, processes and procedures are implemented successfully and function as designed throughout the operation in order to ensure the quality and integrity of manufactured products and services
    • Develop, deploy, and manage all quality assurance, sanitation/cleaning program, and product/food defense policies, programs, processes and procedures
    • Participate and maintain the internal auditing program ensuring correct adherence and implementation to GMP and BRC
    • Manage plant and warehouse BRC programs and initiatives
    • Document standards and specifications for processes, products, and test procedures as well as maintain a system of documentation for these areas
    • Assist in the investigation and conduct root cause analysis on defective products and materials and provide feedback to customers when required as well as write narrative and technical reports summarizing findings when required
    • Clear understanding of meaningful metrics and their impact in manufacturing as well as understanding how to create, implement, and manage leading and lagging key Quality indicators
    • Test and inspect products at various stages of the production process to ensure product quality
    • Supervise QA Technicians, Production Operators, and Setup Technicians engaged in inspection and testing activities to ensure continuous control over materials, and products
    • Responsible for the retention of data, samples, and documents for use by self and other Company personnel during audits, inquiries, and recalls
    • Support the Plant/Production Manager & QA Manager to enforce new quality goals based on product performance and customer satisfaction
    • Perform calibration, maintenance and testing on laboratory instruments as per plan
    • Participate in new customer approval processes
    • Conduct and maintain a product release program
    • Work according to procedures required by the Occupational Health and Safety Act and regulations and those within Company Policy
    • Adhere to company policies, procedures and safety standards
    • Any other duties as assigned by the Management


    Job Requirements

    • College/University Diploma in a science related discipline is preferred, combined with relevant quality assurance work experience
    • A minimum of 5 years’ experience in a quality role, preferably from the packaging industry
    • Knowledge in GMP, HACCP, and GFSI (BRC, SQF, FSSC or IFS) standards for food contact packaging
    • Full proficiency in Microsoft Office suite of products with willingness and ability to learn new systems
    • Familiarity with packaging design software (Tops Pro, CAPE PACK, etc.) is an asset
    • Team player with multi-tasking abilities
    • Good verbal and non-verbal communication skills


    Work Conditions

    • Use or wear protective devices or clothing that the employer requires to be used or worn
    • Ability to lift up to 25lbs with frequent repetitions
    • Ability to drive to various company locations within Brampton
    • Occasional travel to other company locations within Canada & US


    Direct Reports

    • Quality Assurance Technicians


    At Polar Pak, we are committed to fostering an inclusive, accessible work environment, where all employees feel valued, respected and supported. Polar Pak offers accommodation for applicants with disabilities as part of our recruitment process. If you are in need of an accommodation during our recruitment process, please specify in your job application.




    We thank all applicants in advance for their interest; however, only those candidates selected for an interview will be contacted.


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