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Quality Manager - 9 Years of Experience - Near 94580


Quality Manager


San Lorenzo, CA

Education Level:

High School/GED

Will Relocate:



Summary: Dedicated and well-organized, bi-lingual individual with exceptional leadership skills aimed at thoroughly overseeing initiatives related to food safety and hygiene. Extensive background in food safety, quality assurance and sanitation related to Food Safety Modernization Act. Proven track record in coordinating inspections, cleaning and sanitation processes along with ensuring that the facility runs in accordance to state, local and company directives. KEY QUALIFICATIONS * 9 years of progressive quality assurance experience in the food industry * Highly skilled in reviewing, maintaining and monitoring quality programs * Proficient in computers (Word, Excel, Oracle, JDE, ) * Extensive knowledge of FDA, USDA (FSIS) OSHA, FSMA, GFSI * Fluent in English and Spanish * Team player oriented, success in building teams and leaders * Demonstrated ability to work in a fast pace, high stress environment * Possess excellent planning, organization, time management and decision-making skills. CAREER TRACK Kerry Ingredients and Flavors Union City, CA October 2016 - Present Food Safety and Plant Sanitation IPM Manager Major Accomplishments: 1. Successfully reduced employee safety by 80% by contracting the confined space cleaning using a third party subject matter expert on OSHA compliant confined space tank cleaning. Purchased OSHA compliant PPE including Tri Pod and A/C units. 2. Prevented a pest infestation by ensuring pest control company applies IGR's for pest issues in the plant and perform fogging of the facility. Increased the frequency of cleaning of non-production areas to eliminate rodents and roaches. 3. Lead organic audit, Costco audit, and CLIF regarding to plant sanitation, food safety and integrated pest management system. Immediately created action item lists for all audit findings. 4. Eliminated the environmental hits in the company by shifting sanitor's focus on foot traffic control, bacteria control, disinfecting zone 3 and zone 4 high risk areas 5. Fixed facility rook leaks by receiving quotes for repair and escalating the issue and ensuring it gets done. * Improve traffic control program by installing HACCP defenders for employee traffic control (boot wash stations) door foaming systems for forklift traffic and powder disinfectant on floor mats. * Educate sanitation staff on dry cleaning, wet cleaning, allergen cleaning and allergen validations cleaning. * Educate staff on chemical concentrations, titrations, verifications and validations. * Develop bacteria control protocol and enforce to eliminate, prevent or minimize pathogenic bacteria. * Manage the master sanitation schedules and adjust frequencies depending on risk. * Coordinate the activities of the sanitation staff to ensure that production equipment is cleaned and maintained according to safety and sanitation standards * Simplify the chemicals being used in the plant, purchase RTU (ready to use) sanitizers to make the sanitors job easier and more effective. * Perform auditing services and ensure that proper records of auditing reports is maintained * Oversee chemical usage, inventory and cleaning logs and ensure appropriate storage of cleaning supplies and equipment * Develop and mentor a sanitation lead to supervise his team members and hold them accountable * Successfully controlled a pest infestation in time, before it became worse. * Improved the sanitation chemical dispensing system to automatically dispense chemicals at the safe level and correct concentration. * Educate staff on sanitizer and disinfectants. Blue Apron Richmond Regatta 3151 February 2016 - September Food Safety Sanitation Manager * Build and train a Sanitation team that consists of 30 employees and 3 leads per shift * Implement Sanitation Standard Operating Procedures for infrastructure and equipment periodic cleaning * Develop, manage and follow up on Master Sanitation Schedule * Educate associates on food safety aspects and improve overall knowledge of FSMA * Create periodic cleaning schedules and timeframes to complete each task * Perform and lead daily, weekly and monthly internal audits and communicate awareness * Initiate investigations, corrective actions and preventative actions * Enforce GMP's and perform disciplinary actions when needed * Build inventory program, machine accountability and assign numbers to all processing equipment * Lead regulatory audits and customer audits