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Quality Assurance Supervisor

Company: Balchem
Location: Slate Hill
Posted on: May 12, 2022

Job Description:


Develops, implements and coordinates the food safety program for the site including Preventative Control (HACCP) based food safety plan, verification and validation of all food safety and quality system. Supports the Lab Technicians including training new hires in specific areas. Assist in internal and external audits. Maintains written procedures, pre-requisite programs, and other documentation necessary to support the development, implementation, maintenance and control of SQF system.


Ensure food safety and quality:

Under supervision of the site quality manager, acts as the SQF practitioner and PCQI for the site to oversee the development, implementation, review and maintenance of the SQF system, including pre-requisite programs and Preventative Control (HACCP) based food safety plan.
Assist in verification and validation of all pre-requisite programs, including but not limited to organizing and conducting GMP inspections, internal audits, and scheduled verification checks. Schedule and lead environmental monitoring testing, mock recall and crisis management exercises.

Reports and records:

Work with all other departments in inspection findings, corrective and preventive actions completion and closure. Summarize and report inspection, verification and validation reports/findings.
Acts as a document control officer, track all controlled documents through preparation, review, approval and revision; format documents prepared by others. Controlled documents include all SOPs, specifications, master batch records, and qualification/validation reports.


Communicate and train all information essential to relevant personnel in order to ensure effectiveness implementation and maintenance of the SQF and Preventive Control systems.
Training includes new hires and refresher training on cGMP, HACCP, and pre-requisite programs as required.
Maintain and update Balchem training program and system.

Act a back-up for Quality Manager.


AS or BS in Science with,
3 years of QA experience within a Good Manufacturing Practices (GMP) environment, and a
basic understanding of quality systems including process deviations, investigations, Corrective and Preventative Actions (CAPA), change control, verification, validation and auditing.
Experience, certifications and/or formal training in cGMP, HACCP, PCQI, internal auditing and SQF system or equivalent highly preferred.
Required, knowledge of personal computers and related Microsoft Office software with a proficiency in Microsoft Word and Excel.


Most time is spent in office environment. Audit, inspection and environmental testing will require occasional exposure to production area with temperatures and noise above ambient levels, proximity to moving mechanical parts, with potential exposure to dust and chemicals.


Keywords: Balchem, Paterson , Quality Assurance Supervisor, Other , Slate Hill, New Jersey

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