Quality Technical Manager
ANTICIPATED START DATE JANUARY OF 2023
Monday – Friday
**this role will support a team working 24-5, flexibility is a MUST
DOE $85,000/yr – $110,000/yr
The Quality Technical Manager is responsible for the long-range operational aspects of the laboratory and the techincal Quality Team. The manager must keep Standards of Operations that will meet any and all accrediting agency requirement, and ensure the manufacture of compliant products. Responsibility includes initiation and implementation of departmental policies and procedures, day-to-day operation of the laboratory and technical teams, evaluations of quality control results and resolving of any and all issues that may arise. Responsible for the hiring of new employees and their training, as well as maintaining high standards of knowledge and practice of current employees.
- Manage laboratory operations to maintain quality and efficiency
- Oversee training of new and current personnel in required procedures and protocols; ensure training plans are complete and up-to date in the Alchemy Training system.
- Develops, implements, and manages processes to ensure that products meet required specifications for quality, function, and reliability prior to delivery
- Works with technical team and identifies and sets appropriate quality standards and parameters for products
- Supports the technical team around product compliance and regulatory requirements
- Provide guidance in the distribution of workload, scheduling, and staffing
- Ensure that good laboratory practices (cGLP) and good manufacturing practices (cGMP) are maintained
- Write performance reviews and provide feedback to staff to support goal setting/personal growth
- As needed, review and approve laboratory expenditures, may include outside lab testing, shipping, and supply orders
- Ensure that all technical procedures are validated, verified, or qualified, and properly followed in collaboration with the Chief Quality Officer
- Overall organization, housekeeping, maintenance, and space utilization of the laboratory and ensure equipment receives required maintenance.
- Supervise non-routine projects per customer request and as assigned
- Independently pursue and have a working knowledge of processes, procedures, or techniques in accordance with the Chemical Hygiene Plan, and approved laboratory procedures
- Maintain a high degree of technical competence by reading scientific journals, attending professional workshops, and being aware of food industry issues and trends
- Authorized to order repair services for malfunctioning equipment as well as request new equipment with the proper price quotations
- Participate in investigations; root cause analysis, and corrective actions stemming from complaints, out of specification results, non-conforming materials, and audits
- Coordinate with internal team and 3rd party vendors to ensure all calibrations, preventative maintenance (PM), qualifications, and corrective maintenance service requests are performed on schedule. Perform risk-assessment and issue deviation, as needed
- Participates in product testing as part of the PT testing program at least quarterly
- Compile information as needed for internal QA, customer, and agency audits
- Drive procedure revision/optimization to industry standard (or best practices), streamlined process, standardization, and harmonization.
- Other duties as assigned
- Must be able to successfully pass all job-related tests and certifications required for working in a cGMP, quality environment including but not limited to: inspections and GMP requirements to perform essential functions of the job. Must re-qualify every year on all job-related tests and certifications as job or qualifications require.
- Bachelor’s Degree in a scientific discipline and 5 or more years of related work experience preferred
- Ability to effectively prioritize and execute tasks in a high-pressure environment with multiple changing priorities
- Specific calibration and qualification training in a GMP/GLP environment
- Knowledge of analytical laboratory equipment as well as commercial off the shelf scientific software
- Knowledge of GMP guidelines per the Code of Federal Regulations
- Experienced in Change Control, CAPA activities and in writing protocols and SOPs
- Basic office skills using Microsoft Access, Microsoft Excel, and Microsoft Outlook
- Excellent verbal and written communication skills
- Excellent interpersonal skills, with a collaborative team-based approach. See Attached
- A legal right to work in the United States
- Must pass a drug screen and a background check in accordance with HWP standards.
Health Wright Products offers a generous benefit package including medical, dental, vision, short term disability, accident insurance, critical illness insurance, and life insurance plans. We also offer pet insurance! In addition, HWP offers its employees a 401k plan with company matching funds, FSA, and tuition reimbursement. Paid time off benefits for employees include holidays, vacation and PTO (personal time off).
For those applying out of the area: We love working for such an awesome company within the beautiful Pacific NW and understand your motivation is to do the same! Please recognize when applying for our positions that relocation packages are not being offered at this time.
Thanks for taking the time to get to know us & we look forward to learning more about you!
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