Williams Sausage Co, Inc.
  • Union City, TN, USA
  • DOE
  • Full Time

Great pay and benefits

Williams Sausage Company, Inc.

Quality Assurance Manager


Job Description


Title                Quality Assurance Manager

Department(s) Quality Assurance Department 

Reports to        Plant Manager


Job summary

Quality Assurance Manager supervises the quality control staff to ensure the department meets its responsibilities in handling all product specifications without mistakes.  QA Manager develops and implements plans and procedures for meeting the food safety goals of the company in an efficient and cost-effective manner.

Summary of essential job functions

  1. Manage and supervise personnel in quality control department.
  2. Act as liaison between company and USDA inspectors.
  3. Direct and coordinate food safety functions within company policies and procedures.
  4. Monitor and audit, making adjustments as necessary, for food safety.
  5. Ensure compliance with all company and regulatory product quality standards, sanitation standards, food safety standards, employee safety and environmental standards.
  6. Works closely with management and production personnel on food safety problems recommending changes to improve food safety policies, procedures, and standards.
  7. Operate within standard operating procedures (SOPs), HACCP (Hazard Analysis Critical Control Point) and Job Safety Analysis (JSAs).
  8. Maintain a clean and safe working environment.
  9. Foster a well-trained and motivated staff.
  10. Responsible for establishing all department work schedules.
  11. Conduct employee performance reviews.
  12. Schedule and conduct department meetings.
  13. Provide for a Food Safety System and program that prescribes technically sound methods of operation for critical processes and generates sufficient records and evidence that provide confidence to customers. 
  14. Reduce recall liability and ensure loss prevention techniques to reduce frequency.Coordinates all mock recalls and traceability projects. 
  15. Develop and complete SOP programs to ensure the plain in maintained in a sanitary condition at all times. 
  16. Responsible for training all employees in the requirements of HACCP, HARPC, and Food safety prerequisite programs and audit documentation to endure compliance.


Knowledge and Skill Requirements

  1. Advanced reading, writing, and arithmetic skills required.
  2. Bachelor's or Master's Degree in related field (i.e. Food Science, Biochemistry, Food Nutrition, Biology, Chemistry, etc..)
  3. Must be proficient in Microsoft Office Suite
  4. Interpersonal skills, motivational skills, coaching and mentoring skills.
  5. Able to plan, lead, organize and control quality control activities.
  6. Must have practical understanding of food processing, sanitation systems, HACCP, GMP, HARPC, BRC, and personnel management. 
  7. 3-5 years of food production experience. 


Working Conditions

Working conditions are normal for a manufacturing environment. Work may involve lifting of materials and product up to 25 pounds. Working in this environment requires the use of safety equipment to include but not limited to; steel-toed work boots, hardhats, safety glasses, hairnets, beard nets (if applicable), and smocks. Cell phones and jewelry are not permitted on the factory floor.


The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by people assigned to this classification. They are not to be construed as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties, and skills required of personnel so classified. All personnel may be required to perform duties outside of their normal responsibilities from time to time, as needed.



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