Job Details

Requisition Number 17-0017
Post Date 4/21/2017
Title Quality Supervisor-Night
City Princeton
State MN
Employment Type Full Time
Work Hours M-Th 4p - 2a

Job Summary: This position is a leadership role within the Quality organization, supporting all areas of Operations. The individual will provide direction to the night shift Quality Technicians. Additionally, this individual provides leadership and direction on Quality System programs to ensure product safety and quality. Responsibilities include, but are not limited to, developing and monitoring programs, analyzing information, and providing feedback for the improvement of systems and processes.


Qualification Requirements:  

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to carry out 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.

Essential Functions:

  • Provides direction to night shift Quality Technicians
  • Prepares and conduct performance reviews for staff as scheduled
  • Administers company policies fairly and equitably
  • Provides training on Quality System programs to second shift employees
  • Verifies corrective & preventive actions are completed within established deadlines
  • Ensures cleaning and sanitation procedures are carried out according to plan
  • Monitors status of calibrated equipment and ensures adherence to the Calibration Program
  • Monitors and evaluates foreign material control procedures; adapts as necessary
  • Ensures waste management procedures are executed according to plan
  • Ensures implementation and execution of GMP requirements
  • Ensures timely resolution for disposition of nonconforming product and raw materials
  • Ensures accurate documentation for vendor investigations
  • Maintains SPC program; analyzes data and provides feedback for process improvement
  • Develops and implements methods for inspection, testing, and evaluation
  • Develops procedures and tools for recording, evaluating, and reporting results

Secondary Responsibilities:

  • Provides backup for Quality Technicians during absences
  • Provides support to the Quality Specialist in complaint investigations
  • Supports department managers on implementation and maintenance of company procedures
  • Supports implementation and on-going maintenance of the Product Safety Program (HACCP)
  • Assists in the development of long and short-term Quality Team goals
  • Supports Operations staff in quality issues from diagnosis, to corrective actions with an emphasis on process control and customer satisfaction
  • Supports the Recall/Withdrawal Plan
  • Provides input in hiring and disciplinary decisions based on company guidelines


Additional Responsibilities

  • Abides by all privacy policies and procedures at Phillips Distilling Company
  • Works in a safe, courteous manner while abiding by the Company‚Äôs safety policies and procedures
  • Maintains a clean, safe work environment for employees within OSHA and company regulations
  • Performs other duties as assigned


Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

  • Communicates effectively with employees and partners with managers & supervisors
  • Demonstrates an in-depth understanding of production functions including; problem solving, investigating, training and coaching of team members, as well as developing solutions
  • Works well with others in an environment requiring a high degree of flexibility
  • Demonstrates sense of urgency and forward thinking
  • Maintains a positive work environment
  • Leads through influence as well as direct authority
  • Demonstrates exceptional computer skills required for procedure writing, report creation, charts, and graphs
  • Demonstrates experience in Quality System initiatives


Training, Experience, and Education Requirements:

  • 4-year degree in food science, chemistry, biology, microbiology, or other related field
  • 3-5 years related work experience, or equivalent combination of education and experience
  • Previous experience in the food or beverage industry preferred
  • Chemistry and leadership of employees preferred
  • GFSI experience a plus


Environmental Conditions and Physical Requirements:

  • Occasionally lifts and/or move up to 50 pounds
  • Sits at a desk for long periods of time
  • Stands on a hard surface for long periods of time  
  • Demonstrates flexibility in moving from one duty to another at any given time
  • Adjusts to different work hours as needed


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