Creativity, innovative thinking and the manufacturing of top-quality products have put Lyons Magnus in the forefront of the food industry. Lyons is involved in each phase of the food manufacturing process from the growing of the raw materials to the marketing of the finished products and everything in between. Lyons produces more than 2,000 different items for the industrial ingredient and food service segments, designing products for some of the top restaurant chains in the country, as well as international accounts.
This huge undertaking could not be done without a diverse and talented staff. At Lyons, our people are the heart of our organization. Lyons is proud to cultivate a thriving work environment with employees who are not just satisfied and productive, but engaged in creating the future the company's and their own.
Lyons Magnus is seeking a Quality Assurance Manager for its Kentucky Facility.
Overview of Position:
A member of mid-level management in the Quality Assurance department at Lyons Magnus, a food and beverage manufacturer headquartered in Fresno, California. The position requires an expertise in quality and food processing with proficiencies in safety and quality assurance of food products, equipment and manufacturing capabilities, GMPs, and HACCP guidelines. This individual, with the QA Director, will lead and develop the on-site Lyons laboratory department.
Description of Responsibilities:
Responsible for location Quality team in absence of Quality director.
Contribute to the overall company quality agenda, driving and adding to departmental projects
Supervise all PQG (Product Quality Guarantee) staff ensuring that batches are tested following SOPs and best practices are applied to achieve compliance to product specifications.
Coach and develop staff using their personal development plans and ensure individual training within their area of expertise.
Assist all QC functions within the department i.e. batch adjustments for all processing lines, processing line checks and verifications, day after analysis, and any other customer or formulation requirement.
Verify all laboratory SOPs, ensuring performance metrics are achieved with a focus on exceeding customer expectations.
Ensure operations control checks are completed on time and in full including, but not limited to sterilization, in-process, and finished packaging worksheets
Review all manufacturing deviations with production and Quality staff to root cause effectively.
Review all quality and food safety checks in Red Zone for accuracy and completeness within 72 hours of completion, following up with personnel or escalating as appropriate.
Create training materials; SOPs, VWIs and OPLs for the successful implementation and adherence to company, customer, SQF, and regulatory food safety and quality requirements.
Ensure all laboratory equipment and supporting operations measuring devices are calibrated, verified as scheduled and functioning as designed. Troubleshoot and or escalate to vendors for effective repair or replacement.
Ensure customer product sampling is completed and shipped in a timely manner to respective 3rd party contractor or customer's preference.
Continuously improve processes with regards to defect reduction, customer complaint investigation, and root cause analysis.
To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The qualifications listed below are representative of the required knowledge, skill and/or ability and physical requirements. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
Advanced knowledge in Microsoft Word, Excel and PowerPoint, RedZone, and Tableau SPC Platform
A proven track record of exceptional organizational, planning and overall time management skills in addition to excellent verbal and written communication,
A comprehensive understanding of the core competencies of Lyons' manufacturing capabilities and propriety product formulations.
Problem solving and critical thinking skills
Education and/or Experience:
A minimum of a Bachelor of Science degree from an accredited university.
A minimum of 5 years successful experience in the food service industry
Comprehensive understanding of the requirements for aseptic manufacturing and Aw controlled products.
A proven track record of exceptional organizational, planning and overall time management skills.
Our compensation program is designed to attract, motivate, and retain the very best people. Lyons Magnus offers a comprehensive benefits plan that include: Health, Dental Insurance, Life Insurance, Long Term Disability, Sec. 125, 401(k) plan, and more. If you meet these requirements and are eager to join a dynamic company poised for further growth, please respond with your cover letter, and salary requirements.
To learn more about Lyons Magnus, LLC its products and core values, visit www.lyonsmagnus.com. or follow us on Instagram or Twitter.
Lyons Magnus is an Equal Opportunity Employer and with opportunities for advancement. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, age, protected veteran status, or other protected categories.