The Assistant Quality Assurance Manager will assist the quality assurance program onboard the m/v Gordon Jensen. Overall responsibility includes ensuring product quality integrity and factory sanitation conformance from raw material receiving to finished product shipment. The Assistant Quality Assurance Manager will maintain several direct reports who are responsible for various areas of the plant. This position will ensure plant design, operation, and personnel practices are compliant with CGMP’s, State & Federal requirements.
• Monitor plant sanitation and employee practices to ensure compliance with State & Federal regulations, Customer Requirements, and 3rd Party Audit standards.
• Supervise and monitor QA technicians in observing/measuring/recording metrics associated with the production process, with particular emphasis on CCP monitoring throughout the plant.
• Ensure product conformance to Internal Product Specifications and Customer Specifications.
• Ensure conformance to established guidance within Cod, Herring, and Salmon Control Plan.
• Administer pre-season quality training and orientation with all employees.
• Work with all departments to accomplish pre-season work lists and plant upgrades.
• Maintain QA inventories, product record and order supplies as required.
• This position will provide tours to all regulatory agencies as part of annual inspections.
• Must be willing and able to live and work in a remote location onboard a vessel and in a multi-cultural environment.
• Other duties as assigned.
• Candidate must have at least 3 years of Quality Assurance experience. Seafood processing experience highly preferred.
• HACCP Certified, or the ability to obtain prior to the season is required.
• Proficiency in record keeping, organization, math skills and communication skills are essential.
• Able to manage, train and guide and guild QA assistant staff.
• Must be professional at all times and represent Icicle with the highest standards.
This position requires you to live and work onboard a vessel, located in various parts of Western Alaska. You must be able to work 7 days a week, 12+ hours per day in a wet, cold environment. There are areas within the plant that contain moving and loud machinery, and hearing protection and other safety and protective equipment is required.