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Director of Quality & Safety - Food Packaging

Location : Fair Lawn NJ US 07410
Job Type : Direct
Reference Code : 19053-LL
Compensation : 80000.00 - 90000.00 USD/YEAR
Hours : Full Time
Required Years of Experience : 3
Required Education : BS Engineering or Manufacturing
Travel : No
Relocation : No
Job Industry : Engineering

Job Description :

  • Permanent position for Director of Quality Control and Safety to oversee the company ISO 9001 and FSSC Food Safety compliance for food packaging products.  

  • Responsible for identifying problems, leading continuous improvement efforts and implementing solutions, including studying means to reduce waste and delays in all manufacturing processes.

  • Responsible for overseeing the plant's efforts to maintain a safe working environment for all employees.

  • Actively supervise the Quality Control function and staff.

  • Establish, refine, and ensure compliance with quality control procedures to ensure that the product made meets the customer's specifications.

  • Ensure that quality requirements and the quality policy are adequately defined, understood, and distributed and that procedures are in place to support them.

  • Maintain appropriate lab testing equipment to perform testing of finished boxes as well as applicable incoming raw materials.

  • Ensure that staff is trained and versed in the use of lab testing equipment.

  • Establish and maintain procedures for timely collection, appropriate analysis of data, and distribution of quality and job performance information.

  • Collaborate in the diagnosis and evaluation of manufacturing quality problems with other staff members to determine cause, assign responsibility for corrective action, and report results.

  • Establish an incoming materials inspection process in collaboration with internal customers and inspect incoming material for compliance with pre-determined specifications.

  • Establish a relationship with external customers to understand their packaging requirements and the nuances of their line filling equipment.

  • Maintain the company's quality management system compliant to ISO 9001 requirements. This function includes control of quality system documents and data control, training, auditing, control of non-conformances and corrective & preventive action.

  • Organize and conduct internal quality audits in all departments affected by the ISO 9001 standard.

Required Qualifications :

  • BS Engineering or Manufacturing.

  • Extensive knowledge of packaging and/or manufacturing industry and minimum 3 years experience in quality or manufacturing processes.

  • Training in statistical process control and quality techniques.

  • Strong analytical and project management skills. (TQM, LEAN)

  • Knowledge and experience in Quality Management Systems & Food Safety Systems with emphasis in the ISO 9001 & FSSC 22000 standard, including Quality and Food Safety System Auditing is required.

  • Must have understanding of plant, manufacturing, maintenance operations, as well as schedules and budgets.

Contact: Lars Ludvigsen

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