Quality Assurance Lab Supervisor

Coopersville, MI
Full Time

About fairlife, LLC

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fairlife, LLC is a Chicago-based dairy company that creates great-tasting, nutrition-rich and value-added products to nourish consumers.

With nearly $1B in annual retail sales, fairlife’s growing portfolio of delicious, lactose-free, real dairy products includes: fairlife® ultra-filtered milk; Core Power® High Protein Shakes, a sports nutrition drink to support post-workout recovery; fairlife® nutrition plan™, a nutrition shake to support the journey to better health; and fairlife® Light Ice Cream.

A wholly owned subsidiary of The Coca-Cola company, fairlife, LLC has been recognized by both Fast Company and Nielsen for its industry leading innovation.

The company is driven by its values of caring for the people, animals, and planet it touches across its business. By providing nourishing products, implementing stringent care standards for animals, and stewarding efficient operations and responsible packaging, fairlife, LLC puts a focus each day on making a positive impact for all. 

To learn more about fairlife and its complete line of products, please visit fairlife.com.

COVID-19 Vaccine Information: fairlife, LLC complies with the federal contractor COVID-19 vaccination mandate, which requires all employees and new hires to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 by January 18, 2022, except for those with documented and approved medical or religious accommodations. Prior to starting with fairlife, successful candidates will be required to: (i) be at least partially vaccinated against COVID-19 and in the process of getting fully vaccinated; (ii) be able to provide fairlife with proof of vaccination, or (iii) have applied for and received a medical or religious-based accommodation to be exempt from the mandatory vaccination policy.

job purpose: The Quality Assurance Supervisor will be part of the management team within fairlife, reporting to the Quality Assurance Manager. Under limited supervision, the Supervisor coordinates, administers, and provides all day-to-day quality assurance program activities for the Coopersville Quality department. The Supervisor provides a comprehensive range of quality assurance support and service to management and staff, assists in developing and implementing quality assurance programs and policies, and acts as the day-to-day collaborative conduit between the production and quality departments. The Quality Assurance Supervisor will assist with quality related operations and activities as well as the workers performing those jobs. They observe work as it is performed to ensure it is done properly and enforce safety and sanitation rules. A Quality Assurance Supervisor will work with supervisors from other departments to coordinate operations and activities and meets with managers or subordinates to resolve quality related issues.

responsibilities:

  • Assists with and administers the quality systems for the Coopersville facility which includes the daily management of the laboratory and QA staff.
  • Aids and works towards continuously improving the administration and interpretation of quality assurance systems and policies, procedures, and documentation to subordinates and peers.
  • Assists with investigations and makes recommendations as appropriate regarding issues of product quality, advice, and guidance to management in these areas, as appropriate.
  • Provides day-to-day guidance and support to peers and subordinates regarding quality practices, interpretation of company quality assurance policies, problem resolution, and compliance with federal and state law.
  • Assists with the development, management and implementation of a variety of quality programs to ensure regulatory compliance as mandated by local, state, and federal agencies. Including the FDA, and State regulations.
  • Responsible for the scheduling of the laboratory staff and ensuring the laboratory staff can meet the demands of the production floor.
  • Enforces the quality program to reduce or eliminate off spec product and financial losses; enforces the quality systems and programs of the company.
  • Implements short- and long-term goals, objectives, policies, and operating procedures for the laboratory staff and management team. Aid in evaluating the program or project effectiveness and supporting a continuous improvement mindset.
  • Ensures all employees follow GMP’s and HACCP compliance by managing the interaction between departmental personnel and contractors and physical plant personnel.
  • Assist the QA Manager and compliance specialist with document control and records review.
  • Performs training needs analyses, as appropriate, and initiates, develops, and/or coordinates the implementation of specific training and development programs for peers and operators.
  • Assist with new employee orientation and associated activities for GMP, HACCP and quality systems.
  • Assists with the development of the annual operating budget.
  • Performs miscellaneous job-related duties as assigned.

skills/qualifications required:

  • A Bachelor's degree in a science or management related discipline or at minimum of 5 years of experience that is directly related to the duties and responsibilities specified in a consumer package environment. Previous supervisor experience is preferred.
  • Ability to work in a fast paced, entrepreneurial environment.
  • PCQI trained individual (will provide).

working conditions and physical requirements:

  • Work is normally performed in an office and laboratory work environment however regular audits of the plant are expected.
  • Ability to work all shifts including off shifts.
  • Some physical effort required. Lifting of various shapes/size of bags up to about 50 lbs.

food safety requirements:

  • Notify supervision of any repairs or adjustments that are required that may affect product quality or food safety.
  • Understand, observe, enforce and comply with the handling and usage of the color-coded container policy while in the Production Areas.
  • Perform all duties necessary to meet Company, Customer and/or Government requirements/standards as prioritized by the Company.
  • Ability to initiate action to prevent the occurrence of nonconformities relating to Food Safety and the Quality of the product, processes, quality system, or safety system.
  • Identify and record any problems relating to Food Safety and the Quality of the ingredients, processes, quality system, or safety system.
  • Control further processing or delivery of nonconforming product in terms of Food Safety and Quality issues until the deficiency or unsatisfactory condition has been corrected.
  • In the event of absence, another employee with the same skill level will assume the duties and responsibilities as required.

position location: Coopersville, MI

reports to: QA Manager

travel requirements: minimal; less than 10%

exempt/nonexempt: exempt

fairlife, LLC is an equal opportunity employer. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, gender, age, disability, veteran status, or any other category protected by law. All qualified applicants and employees will be given equal opportunity. Selection decisions are based on job-related factors.

In addition to its nondiscrimination commitment, the Company will also provide reasonable accommodation of qualified individuals with known disabilities unless doing so would impose an undue hardship on the Company. If you have a disability and would like to request accommodation in order to apply for a position with us, please email [email protected].

 

Why fairlife



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  • "In my career, finding an organization that’s growing their core business at an exceptional pace, innovating for the future and having fun with good people while doing it is the holy grail, and fairlife has it. "
    Norm Baker
    Finance Director
  • “I absolutely love working for fairlife because of the positive values they have! In my time here I have been given many opportunities to move up within the plant and am treated as part of the family.”
    Nurul Yaminudin
    Warehouse Supervisor
  • “Over the past 7 years, I have had the opportunity to grow from a Processing Operator to my current position as a Packaging Coordinator. fairlife believes in better and shows it by caring for their employees while offering competitive pay and career advancement opportunities.”
    Leonarda Roma
    Packaging Coordinator
  • “First impressions are very important, and I felt very welcomed the first day I started training. The staff at the Coopersville facility made me feel like I was a valuable addition to the fairlife team."
    Chuck Passenier
    Warehouse Associate
  • "It’s a place where I’ve grown and learned a lot, giving me the ability to move into my role as a Packaging Technician. The people here are positively great teammates and the heart of what makes fairlife the place it is."
    Katie Sanger
    Packaging Technician
  • “fairlife is fast-paced, exciting, and growing quickly! This company is all in on innovation, and the support I’ve gotten for my own ideas has been incredible. We truly live out our credo of better values.”
    Lauren Knight
    Communications Manager

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fairlife, LLC is an equal opportunity employer. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, gender, age, disability, veteran status, or any other category protected by law. All qualified applicants and employees will be given equal opportunity. Selection decisions are based on job-related factors.

In addition to its nondiscrimination commitment, the Company will also provide reasonable accommodation of qualified individuals with known disabilities unless doing so would impose an undue hardship on the Company. If you have a disability and would like to request accommodation in order to apply for a position with us, please email [email protected]