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Aveka Nutra Processing in Waukon, IA. is a part of the AVEKA Group, a toll manufacturing company with over $30 million in annual sales that specializes in particle processing technology. Aveka Nutra Processing  is seeking a Quality Manager with experience in the food manufacturing industry to join our growing Employee Owned company!

Position Summary

Responsible for management of quality, safety, sanitation and testing facility-wide that ensures products and manufacturing processes meet all industry and AVEKA quality and safety standards.

Responsibilities / Duties:

  • Coaches and develops staff in a manner which results in qualified, productive and satisfied employees who are able to successfully respond to changing customer needs
  • Facilitates regular staff meetings to provide information and review and address issues or concerns (MRR’s, customer complaints, action forms, new specifications, etc.)
  • Identifies and provides training and coaching opportunities
  • Provides ongoing performance management and maintains applicable documentation
  • Develops, with staff, objectives for quality and product improvement
  • Understands and applies Aveka policies and procedures fairly and consistently
  • Comply with all GMP and Food Safety guidelines
  • Follow plant safety rules and wear appropriate safety equipment
  • Attend all plant, Quality and Safety Trainings, as required
  • Laboratory duties with respect to quality:
        • Moisture analysis, pH, Particle size distribution, Preparing and maintaining samples for testing and retains, etc., which are used as part of Quality Control and Release Testing
        • Record keeping throughout the facility
        • Routine plant inspections for cleanliness
        • Observe and report quality issues throughout the facility
        • GMP verification and training
        • Assist in verifying monthly GMP audit forms
        • Oversees the inspection process to ensure compliance with customer expectations
        • Observe proper allergen storage of ingredients and finished products
        • Initiates quality reporting
        • Provides calibration direction for the company
        • Coordinates environmental monitoring
        • Responsible for the management of AVEKA Nutra Processing’s pest control activities and is appointed to deal with the outsourced contractor
        • Involved in all quality inspections and audits
        • Member of HACCP Team
        • Directly involved in developing all HACCP plans
        • Food Safety Team Leader
        • Manages the Documentation process to ensure the documentation is in compliance with customer expectations, OSHA, EPA, DNR, DOT, USDA and ISO 9001 requirements.
        • Acts as Management Representative for all regulatory agencies and ISO 9001
        • Acts as Quality liaison with current and prospective customers to develop, verify and validate products and processes
        • Interacts with customers to resolve problems, offer alternatives and provide information
        • Conducts presentations, tours and on-site customer visits
        • Responsible for all aspects of Kosher, Halal, HACCP and any other third-party certifications Aveka must maintain
        • Perform all other duties as assigned or needed

        Job Qualifications:

        • Bachelor’s degree in science or engineering field
        • 5 + years’ experience in Quality Assurance in a manufacturing environment
        • Advanced knowledge in Quality systems and practices in a food environment preferred
        • Excellent interpersonal and teambuilding skills
        • Excellent oral and written communication
        • Analytical and problem-solving skills
        • Demonstrates good judgment in decision-making
        • Attention to detail and high level of accuracy
        • Very effective organizational skills
        • Intermediate level knowledge of Microsoft Excel, Word, and Outlook; able to learn various PC-based production and operations applications
        • Stress management skills
        • Time management skills
        • Excellent knowledge of safe working practices

        Physical Requirements: (example)

        • 90% general office work with ability to sit for extended periods of time, able to operate a keyboard and computer, run a projector, connect computer lines, use a telephone, and communicate by email and internet team applications
        • Up to 10% walking and observing in the lab and on the manufacturing floor to communicate with employees, assess specific plant situations, quality processes, and related. May require climbing stairs or ladders, reaching, bending, twisting, and working with machinery and processes that requires use of the arms, hands, and fingers, with occasional lifting of up to 25 pounds and/or moving heavier objects with mechanical assistance
        • Reasonable accommodations will be considered per ADA requirements to enable an incumbent to perform the job if any of the above physical requirements are limited

        We are an Equal Opportunity Employer

        Job Type: Full-time


        • 401(k)
        • 401(k) matching
        • Dental insurance
        • Disability insurance
        • Employee assistance program
        • Flexible schedule
        • Flexible spending account
        • Health insurance
        • Health savings account
        • Life insurance
        • Paid time off
        • Relocation assistance
        • Retirement plan
        • Tuition reimbursement

        COVID-19 considerations:
        Masks, distancing, hand washing, sanitizing all work areas regularly

        Ability to Commute/Relocate:

        • Waukon, IA 52172 (Preferred)


        • Bachelor’s (Preferred)


        • Quality Assurance: 5 years (Preferred)
        • ISO 9001: 1 year (Preferred)

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        AVEKA employees receive competitive salaries, medical and dental benefits, 401K, paid time off and excellent on-the-job training. In addition, AVEKA employees benefit from the ESOP (Employee Stock Ownership Plan), a qualified retirement plan, as well as being Employee Owners.