1st Major Area of Responsibility – Lead quality improvement projects (Key Duties)
Under direct supervision, performs semi-complex work utilizing established methods and techniques; follows procedures within framework of applied technology. Authority within established precedents or well defined policy with regular managerial direction and review
Design and develop a well written project outline that includes experimental objectives, time required, needed resources and project constraints.
Collect data from these trials using six sigma tools to interpret results, formulate conclusions and recommendations for improvements based on statistical analysis.
Accountable for on time delivery of all assigned projects and related documentation.
2nd Major Area of Responsibility – Work with plant personnel and others to troubleshoot problems (Key Duties)
Formulates, applies, and supervises complex and involved methods requiring highly accurate analysis, evaluation and appraisal on a professional plane.
Adherence to standards and polices
Food Safety and Quality issues
Processing equipment problems
Other items which directly or indirectly affect the quality, food safety or trademark of products and processes.
3rd Major Area of Responsibility – Assist in the development of procedures and processes which ensure continued improvement to product quality (Key Duties)
Minimal responsibility for equipment damage and/or some customer dissatisfaction.
Internal contacts with other departments on somewhat controversial or technical matters.
Membership on cross functional teams with other departments including Research and Development, Operations, Sales and Marketing
Assist other departments in understanding and implementing corporate quality objectives.
Keep up to date on all developing technologies and items related to quality improvement, quality management and quality systems. 4th Area of Responsibility – Review Current Scientific and Industry Literature and All other duties and responsibilities as requested or required
Read current technical, trade and scientific journals, and attend vendor seminars on new equipment and methods.
Review new methods and equipment and advise said items for application to meet research and testing needs.
Perform other duties and responsibilities as requested or required
A Bachelor of Science Degree or University level course work OR equivalent education and experience
Project Management training.
Knowledge of Six Sigma tools Experience
5 years experience in the dairy industry working with processing equipment and quality related systems.
A working knowledge of laboratory testing and procedures in relation to dairy and food products.
Job Skills Requirements
Six Sigma (Green Belt) Quality Process Experience (Green Belt) Experience with DMAIC (Define, Measure, Analyze, Improve, Control) Methodologies.
Good written and verbal communication skills
Good analytical and math skills
Good problem solving skills
Good computer skills in MS Office Suite
Must have a working knowledge of grade "A" standards and good manufacturing practices; must possess a working knowledge of all laboratory testing involving milk, cheese and whey.
Ability to manage multiple pursuits simultaneously; define and maintain focus on department objectives balanced with project and other department needs