Kelly Services Quality Assurance Supervisor- Selah, WA Direct Hire in Selah, Washington

Kelly Scientific is currently hiring for a Quality Assurance Supervisor to work at a food manufacturing company in Selah, WA. The QA Supervisor is responsible for overseeing the day to day operations of the QA lab and ensuring compliance with all food safety and food quality programs. This position assists the QA Manager in maintaining effective and compliant food safety plans and/or HACCP program; generates, maintains, and audits daily quality and food safety documentations; and provides technical support to the plant and corporate quality. In addition, position assists in customer audits, internal audits, investigation of customer complaints and determining root cause and corrective action, trending, document control, and food safety training.

This is a Direct Hire opportunity M-F 6 am-3 pm.


  • Oversee and ensure compliance with all regulatory and company-defined food safety and sanitation standards, systems, procedures and practices. Assists QA/Technical Services Manager in maintaining an effective and compliant food safety and/or HACCP program. Develop programs and procedures with appropriate departments to ensure compliance. Conduct inspections to look for areas of improvement and enforce proper cGMP compliance. Ensure daily compliance to the SQF codes and customer requirements.

  • Review daily and shift quality paperwork as completed by operators and technicians. Audits the procedures of lab personnel and other plant staff to ensure quality standards are being met. Train employees and ensure food safety and quality parameters are met.

  • Analyze data to determine trends. Manage issues with non-conforming product to ensure proper control, minimizing losses and providing analysis to eliminate future occurrences. Develop a high sense of urgency and proactive approach on issues that could result in a positive financial impact.

  • Provide leadership and supervision of lab technicians, microbiology technician, and/or sanitation staff. Manage goals and objectives for staff. Provide formal and informal feedback through coaching, monitoring and evaluating job results. Hold employees accountable for their actions.

  • Provide a high level of technical expertise/support within the facility and externally. Technical expertise includes: applied statistics, quality management systems and measurement, consumer or customer complaint analysis and reduction, sanitation, and regulatory requirement processes.

  • Assist with plant regulatory, customer, and third party audits by giving tours, explaining plant programs and reviewing documents with auditors.

  • Develop and maintain professional working relationships with all internal and external people. Meet with management team to get direction and pass along information for further food quality and food safety development. Compiles and researches data for various projects, studies, and/or product development.

  • Maintain laboratory supply inventory, equipment calibration, and SDS. Supply inventory performance and cost, and purchase of new materials is coordinated with purchasing.

  • Note: lab supplies are ordered direct through supplier vs. purchasing. Plants work through vendors to get best price through price quote for supplies


  • Develop sensory techniques with Lab Technicians and Production Supervisors.

  • Conduct risk assessment analysis and cause/correction action reviews to resolve quality issues.

  • Drive continuous improvement and make recommendations to the process.

  • Accurately perform duties of the job, with attention to detail.

  • Accurately document standard operating procedures.

  • Read and interpret documents such as safety rules, operating and maintenance instructions, regulatory and procedure manuals.

  • Maintain confidential and sensitive information.

  • Gain cooperation through discussion and persuasion.

  • Identify, research, and analyze problems, identify alternative solutions, and project consequences of proposed actions.

  • Gather, evaluate, and interpret information.

  • Effectively organize, plan, and execute.

  • Use computers and computer software including word processing, spreadsheets, and databases.

  • Meet behaviors established in Companies performance management and development process.


  • A Bachelor’s degree in Microbiology, Food Science, Chemistry, or closely related field

  • Minimum of 1-3 years of quality systems management experience in a food manufacturing environment.

  • HACCP and SQF practitioner’s certification are highly preferred.

  • PCQI certified is highly preferred.

  • Experience in Lean Manufacturing/Continuous Improvement is a plus.

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