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Quality Control Manager

Location: Salinas, CA
Job Type: Direct Hire
Salary: $80,000.00 - $90,000.00
Degree: Bachelor of Science;
Date: 10/5/2017
Job ID: 02529145
Job Description
Our client is an innovative world leader in the seed coatings industry.  Due to their consistent growth we are seeking a Quality Control (QC) Manager for our Client’s Integrated Coating and Seed Technology business for their Salinas, CA manufacturing facility.  As a team member of a leading innovator in this growing market the QC Manager will be responsible for:
  • Supervision the QC lab and QC personnel.  
  • Verification and review all necessary quality documentation associated with the testing of product as determined by ISO guidelines.
  • Organize and present germination test data as part of the product quality resolution process.
  • Present findings and provide objective opinions on explanations of product quality.
  • Maintain strong working relationship with Customer Service, Production and Commercial departments
  • Receive customer complaints regarding product quality issues, assist investigation of complaint and respond to customer in a timely manner.
  • Make product recommendations based on suitability test results and seed lot history.
  • Assure that germination laboratory maintains certifications and follows AOSA rules.
  • Manage MT lab of powders.
  • Maintain RST certificate and membership to SCST.
  • Evaluate questionable germ results of raw seeds and finished products and notify the appropriate Dept.
  • Request for retest where applicable.
  • Sign off commercial orders base on suitability results, lot histories or waivers. Issue germ and purity certificates.
  • Coordinate and be directly involved in all internal and external customer product concerns.
  • Meet with customers and prepare informational reports to present data
  • Manage all ISO documents related to QC lab operations.
  • Prepares annual expense and CapEx budgets.
  • Prepare performance evaluations to direct reports.
  • Minimum BS Degree in biology or related field with emphasis in analytical analysis
  • 5 years QA/QC experience in seed testing laboratory
  • 2 years of management experience preferred
  • Proficient in MS Office
  • Knowledge of ISO standards
  • Must have written and oral proficiency in the English language 


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