The Quality Coordinator is responsible for maintaining Didion Ethanol Plant Quality systems that will ensure all programs, procedures, training, work practices and controls are effectively implemented for all quality and regulatory requirements. This position is responsible for planning, implementing, and maintaining quality programs to ensure the highest level of cGMP and regulatory compliance. The Quality Coordinator provides quality support to projects from the planning phase to project completion.
- Assisting with the development and implementation of Quality policies, processes, and procedures.
- Supporting the continuous improvement of Quality policies and associated important metrics.
- Champion compliance with current regulations in the production of alcohol products.
- Conducting or assisting with regulatory and quality training sessions for plant staff.
- Monitoring and reporting on all quality activities, processes, and procedures.
- Determining data-driven solutions and implementing quality improvement plans.
- Developing internal auditing tools and conducting internal audits and reports.
- Performing regular inspections and reviews to ensure integrity to quality and safety policies, procedures, and certifications.
- Support continuous improvement of our operations through the effective implementation of Corrective and Preventive actions (CAPA) of cGMP audits.
- Provide quality planning and support.
- Preparing and maintaining quality management documentation.
- Maintain the Quality Calendar.
- Serve as a liaison for government agency or customer audits.
- Promote positive relationships with the public.
- Assist with incident investigation and analysis.
- Maintaining daily recordkeeping requirements, and routinely reviewing data sets to ensure continuous compliance.
- Other duties as assigned.
PERSONAL AND WORK ENVIRONMENT SAFETY is achieved through:
- An unfailing commitment to follow all safety procedures, performs risk assessments prior to commencing unfamiliar tasks, and seeks to identify and implement proactive safety improvements.
- Proper and knowledgeable use, inspection, and care of vehicles, equipment, and tools to include test equipment, lab equipment, industrial trucks, production equipment and man lifts.
WORKFORCE FLEXIBILITY AND BENCH STRENGTH are significantly greater due to:
- A proactive commitment to learn production and business processes in order to strengthen contributions to the organization.
- Continuous vigilance in identifying needed additions and improvements to the facilities’ operating systems.
- Committed and unfailing support for co-workers, production personnel, and all other team members working to achieve operational and personnel performance excellence.
To qualify for this position, an individual must possess any combination of experience and education that would likely produce the desired job outcomes. Specific requirements include:
- At least a 2-year technical degree in a related field required; four-year degree in a science-based or related field is strongly desired.
- Ability to interpret federal regulations (CFR’s) and experience implementing regulatory requirements.
- Demonstrate confidence, competence with the ability to be diplomatic, professional and exercise great judgment in developing and maintaining excellent relationships internally and externally to the business.
- Training or teaching experience.
- Interpersonal skills to work successfully within a team-based system.
- Offsite travel may be required.
- Basic computer skills.
- Good problem solving, teamwork, project management and the ability to think on your feet during emergencies.
- Working knowledge of cGMP, HACCP, pest control and allergen control. Expertise in
- GFSI standards (BRC, FSSC22000, SQF, etc.) a plus.
- In depth knowledge of dry mill alcohol processes, including plant sanitation (CIP/COP) practices a plus.
- Knowledge of TTB regulations as they relate to the manufacture of alcohol products desired.
PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS AND ENVIROMENTAL FACTORS
- Must be able to work in environmental factors that include noise, dust, hot weather, and cold weather.
- Must be able to ascend and descend stairs on a frequent basis and be able to work while standing on a continuous basis.
- Ability to safely work aloft (heights over 20’) including ladders, man lifts, harnesses, equipment tops and scaffolding on occasion.
- Ability to enter confined spaces, following all safety procedures, while in performance of job duties on occasion.
- Must be able to communicate by using and hearing 2-way radio.
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