Galloway Company is a local family owned and operated specialty dairy product manufacturer specializing in concentrated blended fluid milk processing.   We sell nationwide, supplying quality dairy desserts, sweetened condensed milk, and beverage bases for over 5 decades.  Galloway Company’s unmatched quality and service is reflected in our industry leadership position in the products we sell as well as the services we provide to support our products and our customers.

We are currently recruiting for a Quality Assurance Specialist.

If you’re motivated and enjoy working in an environment that promotes innovative ideas, provides opportunities for leadership and project management and you possess a drive for continuous improvement, we encourage you to apply.  You will be in a just-in-time, fast-paced work environment where you can gain the skills you need to achieve successful results at both an individual and team level.  Galloway Company is FSSC 22000 certified in Food Safety.

Position Purpose:

The Quality Assurance Specialist supports the quality and food safety systems of the company.  The QA Specialist manages the: customer COA systems,  customer quality sample processes, environmental sanitation monitoring program, integrated pest management program; and provides technical support to various quality and food safety programs.

Primary Job Accountabilities and Responsibilities:

Food Safety Responsibilities

  • Comply with Food Safety System Certification (FSSC); Food Safety Plan, Hazard Analysis Critical Control Point; FDA Food Safety Modernization Act standards; and Wisconsin Department of Agriculture, Trade and Consumer Protection WDATCP
  • Report food safety problems to personnel with authority to initiate action
  • Model and promote Good Manufacturing Practices (GMPs)
  • Helps develop, implement, document, train, audit and verify company, customer, and regulatory agency standards
  • Manages tasks to meet company and customer requests and needs.
    • Provides technical support and/or data analysis to drive resolution of issues relative to quality and/or food safety.
    • Drive continuous improvement in all plant quality systems to improve quality, food safety and sanitation
    • Work with QA, Food Safety Team and production to implement and improve food safety and quality initiatives and processes
    • Help maintain policies and procedures, such as GMPs, Sanitation, Pest Control, Food Safety and HACCP systems, training, allergens, operations, and other applicable programs/regulations

QA and Technical Support

  •  Maintains depth of understanding in Quality Testing System in order to be a resource in the development, enhancement, and implementation of software systems supporting QA
    • Training other departments or operators
    • Function as a technical resource for inquiries and trouble-shooting user issues
  • Quality data review and entry
    • Report deviations to QA Manager in complete and appropriate detail
  • Communication of out-of-spec results to QA Manager and begin preliminary investigation
    • Follow non-conforming product procedure; release product as appropriate
    • React with urgency to logistics if the shipment schedule could be affected
  • Coordinate Certificate of Analysis (COA) preparation and distribution to ensure timing compliance with customer
    • Maintain customer files, email contacts, and other supporting databases
  • Prepare and submit samples to customers
    • Production samples for existing customer
  • Manage the environmental sanitation monitoring program
    • Responsible for the weekly swabbing activities and sample submission
    • Plant water sampling and glycol data trending; react for corrections as needed
    • Data entry and trending
    • Works with operations to improve sanitation and maintains records of sanitation in response to testing results
  • Manage Integrated Pest Management program with Pest control vendor
  • Customer-specific sample submission, Analysis Request Form generation, and data entry as applicable
  • Mix code date updates in ROSS, bi-annual
  • Serve as Lab and QA Manager designate in the case of an extended absence by the Lab and QA Manager; will provide backup coverage as needed
  • Maintaining ROSS system QA items to ensure product testing, sampling, and COA accuracy
  • Determination and ROSS entry of characteristics for rework
  • Oversee the collection of process or quality data
  • Reviewing and analyzing for trends or problems,
  • Preparing and distributing the summary of the data to management or customers
  • Assists with managing Vendor Assurance specifications, reviews, and credentials
  • Provides support, knowledge and expertise in documentation of incidents/complaints, corrective actions, and Corrective and Preventative Action (CAPA)
  • Root-cause analysis, implementation of corrective action, and verification
  • Assists Quality Assurance Manager in continuous improvement of the:
    • Quality Assurance department
    • Quality of products
    • Quality testing, generally
  • Assist Lab & Quality Manager in lab equipment calibration/repair, as needed
    • Shipment
    • Data management
    • Reference sample preparation
    • Equipment/testing troubleshooting
  • Development and maintenance of QA and lab Standard Operating Procedures/Work Instructions
    • Revision of documents
    • SharePoint submission

Additional Support

  • Project Management
    • Participate and contribute as assigned
    • Act as responsible party or approver
  • Traceability/Recalls
    • Participate in traceability exercises of raw ingredients, packaging and finished product.
    • Assist in product recalls or withdrawals, including MOCK recalls
  • Training
    • Conduct New Hire or Annual Food Safety training as needed
    • Help with operation prerequisite programs/preventative controls training as appropriate and needed
    • Industry Analyst training as needed per Industry Analyst credentials for antibiotic testing program
    • Assist in training lab operators as situations needing clarity arise
  • Auditing
    • Responsible for assigned audit weeks in Weekly Audit rotation
    • Support QA department in preparation for customer audits
    • Participates in internal audits, customer, and regulatory audits
    • Assist in conducting off-site audits at vendor or contract manufacturer facilities
    • Conducts vendor specification updates and reviews as assigned
  • Problem Solving
    • Participate in group problem solving sessions to identify root cause and complete all follow-ups

Required Knowledge, Experience and Education: 

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Food Science, Dairy Science, Microbiology, Nutrition, Food technology or equivalent combination of education, training and/or experience required
  • A minimum of 3 years of relevant industry experience is required
  • Knowledge of GMPs, FSSC (GFSI) certification
  • HACCP and PCQI Certified preferred
  • Better Process Control School Certified is a plus
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office (Outlook, Word, Power Point and Excel)
  • Requires strong English language and interpersonal skills
    • Excellent written and verbal communication
    • Ability to coach, teach and lead others
  • Proven problem-solving ability; sound judgement and decision-making
  • Ability to multi-task in a highly customer (internal and external) focused business environment
  • Must be self-directed with the ability to work individually and with a team
  • High analytical aptitude: strong data analysis skills and attention to detail
  • Highly adaptable and flexible to a dynamic environment
  • Flexibility in hours – may require some evening or weekend hours as necessary to support the business

Company Core Values:

  • Honesty – Caring about People
  • Commitment – Develop People, Develop Processes
  • Nimble – Innovation
  • Empowerment – Improvement, Accountability, Measurement
  • Pride – Focus on the Customer

We provide an attractive Midwest location. The Fox Valley is located on the western shores of Lake Winnebago, offering the outstanding quality of life found in mid-sized communities along with the outdoor activities of a lakeside location.   We are a fun, family oriented organization.

Galloway Company offers an attractive and competitive compensation and benefits package, which includes, health insurance, wellness programs, 401k Plan with company match, paid time off, life insurance, STD/LTD and much more.

TO APPLY:

If you are interested in applying for the Quality Assurance Specialist position at Galloway Company, please follow the link below to complete an online application and upload your resume:

http://www.gallowaycompany.com/application.php

Upon receipt of this information you will receive an invitation to complete a Culture Survey.  Resumes will be reviewed once the Culture Index Survey is completed.  Galloway Company