Milne Fruit Products Inc

Prosser , WA
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Quality Assurance Laboratory Manager

Milne Fruit Products Inc
Prosser, WA Full time
Posted on November 19, 2017

Quality Assurance Laboratory Manager Vegetable Facility

The QA Manager is responsible for the smooth day to day management of all QA functions within the vegetable plant to assure that all products manufactured by the organization meet customer specifications and achieve superior quality requirements while maintaining production flow. The QA Manager is also responsible for implementation and improvement of QA systems by equipment operators.

This is an exciting opportunity to be a part of creating a new QA section in a brand new facility. The Manager will perform the management and technician responsibilities until the plant volume increases enough to bring in additional staff. As a Milne employee, you will be part of a growing company that values its workforce and has a 60 year track record of excellence. We are looking for a person with the right combination of education and experience who will ably manage the day to day activities and grow with the position.

The ideal candidate will have: BS/BA from an accredited college or university with major course work in Chemistry, Biology, Micro Biology, Food Science or closely related field. Relevant experience may be substituted for coursework or a year-for-year basis. Minimum 5 years' experience in industrial QA functions demonstrating increasing responsibility and technical skills and knowledge in food, beverage and/or ingredients. Experience in vegetable juice/puree processing preferred. Strong customer orientation, problem solving and issue resolution skills. Excellent interpersonal and communication skills including presentation skills. PC-based computing experience. Database experience with Access and Microsoft Dynamics-NAV preferred. An equivalent combination of experience and training that provides the required knowledge, skills and abilities.

About Us Milne Fruit Products processes a wide variety of raw fruits such as grapes, cranberries and other fruits into 100% natural and pure fruit juice concentrates, concentrated fruit purees, custom blends, and pre-mixes. We are one of the larger fruit processing facilities in the Pacific Northwest, with a customer base across the U.S. and abroad. The commitment of our employees to the highest standard in processing has given Milne an industry-wide reputation for excellence and high quality products. We have created an enviable work environment and only invite the best to join us.

Valid driver's license required. Pre-employment drug screen and background check.