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Sr Quality Specialist

Company: Lamb Weston
Location: Kennewick
Posted on: November 19, 2022

Job Description:

Title: Sr Quality Specialist Location: Kennewick, WA Country: United States of AmericaAbout Lamb Weston Lamb Weston is a leading supplier of frozen potato, sweet potato, appetizer and vegetable products to restaurants and retailers around the world. For more than 60 years, we've produced innovative, inventive products that make life better for our customers and their customers.Job Description Summary Provides guidance and leadership for QA system. Supports change management at the corporate and plant level. Assists with Project Transformation as needed. Functions autonomously to implement programs within a given functional area of the Quality group. Supports management in the implementation of relevant quality processes and procedures and the daily execution of related activities. Owns the execution of technical objectives related to assigned responsibilities around QA data system. Innovates for continuous Quality improvement. 5 years related experience.Job Description Gathers and studies data to understand trends and issues to provide input to decisions related to product quality in areas of assigned responsibility.Assists others within corporate QA within assigned technical areas of responsibility.Provides technical and decision-making support and/or data analysis in managing situations and issues relative to quality and/or food safety.Collaborates and provides technical support to appropriate functions and employees to assure, food safety and quality of company products.Gauges and evaluates effectiveness and assure continuous improvements in assigned areas of responsibility.Designs and implements processes and procedures within assigned technical area(s) of responsibility.Participates on cross functional teams to assure effective implementation and adherence of QA initiatives and process improvements.Interfaces/provides technical support to appropriate functions and employees to assure regulatory compliance, food safety and quality of company products.Evaluates effectiveness and assures continuous improvement in assigned areas of responsibility.Maintains content in the Quality Assurance Specification system for finished goods for production in our facilities.Updates department processes and procedures. Performs assigned technical tasks/duties associated with department processes and procedures.Ensures Optiva projects comply with Lamb Weston Quality Expectations and business needs and is accurate and correct and executed in timely manner.Contributes to cross functional teams to assure effective implementation and adherence of QA initiatives and process improvement of Lamb Weston.Basic & Preferred Qualifications BS/BA in Business, Manufacturing, Food Science or related field required.Minimum of 5 years industry experience required.Knowledge of food safety, food manufacturing processes, technologies or other relevant area of responsibility.Sound report writing, interpersonal and communication skills (written and verbal).Knowledge of government regulatory requirements in food packaging (GFSI, FSMA, FDA, USDA)Demonstrated strength in setting an example for others.Troubleshooting, data analysis, and investigative skills required.Ability to travel up to 10% of the time. Must be able to travel independently and as a responsible company representative. Physical Requirements (optional) Ability to sit, walk and/or stand for up to 8 hours a dayClimbing to various heights via stairs or ladders on a regular basisPushing/pulling various plant materials and/or equipmentWill maneuver in cramped/confined spacesExposure to manufacturing environments for up to 8 hours per work day to include: loud noise, excessive heat, cold, wet, slippery conditions, dirt, fumes, smoke, smells and allergies Frequent bending and/or crawling; must be able to move safely and freely around machineryDriving a company or rental vehicle for up to 8 hours if neededIndustry-Competitive Benefits Coupled with our compensation and bonus incentive programs, our benefits deliver rewards that are market competitive. Some of the most attractive elements of our benefit programs include:Health Insurance Benefits - Medical, Dental, VisionFlexible Spending Accounts for Health and Dependent Care, and Health Reimbursement AccountsWell-being programs including companywide events and a wellness incentive programPaid Time OffFinancial Wellness - Industry leading 401(k) plan with generous company contributions, Financial Planning Services, Employee Stock purchase program, and Health Savings Accounts, Life and Accident insuranceFamily-Friendly Employee eventsEmployee Assistance Program services - mental health and other concierge type servicesBenefits may vary based on location, job role/level, job status, and/or the terms of any applicable collective bargaining agreements.Job Requisition ID: Req-230777 Time Type: Full time Lamb Weston is an Equal Opportunity Employer and considers qualified applicants for employment without regard to race, color, creed, religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, age, disability, veteran status or any other protected factor under federal, state or local law

Keywords: Lamb Weston, Kennewick , Sr Quality Specialist, Other , Kennewick, Washington

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