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Quality Assurance Manager   Recently updated !

Quality Assurance Manager – Forest Park

Job Summary

The Quality Assurance Manager is responsible to implement and manage all necessary Quality Assurance programs as required by company policy and/or applicable regulations. Programs include Food Safety Management System, Hazard Analysis and Critical Control Points; Sanitation Standard Operating Procedures; Allergen Program, Bio-Security Program; Traceback / Recall Program, incoming raw material, in process and finished goods testing; SNHD, FDA, USDA and 3rd-party audits and other programs as required. The Quality Assurance Manager also oversees the cleanliness of the Processing Room and other facility areas.

Duties and Responsibilities
  • Monitor operation for compliance to Company’s quality assurance and food safety policies.
  • Manage in house microbiological testing laboratory including personnel, supplies and budget.
  • Monitor finished product specifications and enforce compliance.
  • Review and provide follow through on customer comments/complaints from a QA perspective.
  • Resolve product quality, health and safety issues and communicate with management on a regular basis the status of all complaints.
  • Coordinate “mock recalls” on a semi-annual basis.
  • Audit plant sanitation processes. Audit and document effectiveness of chemicals and procedures and communicate/follow through on corrective actions.
  • Manage plant Pest Control Program; coordinate services with pest control operator to ensure optimal performance.
  • Provide technical and other assistance to Operations as required. Areas include plant safety training, chemical usage and handling, GMP training, Food Safety training, regulatory compliance and other technical assistance as required.
  • Control and release of withheld or retained product. Capability of placing product on hold in Thyme preventing product from being allocated to customer orders.
  • Prepare quality documentation and reports by collecting, analyzing and summarizing information and trends including failed processes, stability studies, recalls, corrective actions, and re-validations.
  • Define quality policies and interacts with Production Manager to ensure existing standards of production are satisfactory and follow safety regulations.
  • Manage in house janitorial and sanitation processes.
Knowledge, Skills And Abilities
  • Knowledge in food manufacturing operation and strong understanding of Good Manufacturing Practices
  • Strong knowledge in Microbiology, Food Science with specialty on Food Microbiology and Food Safety
  • Bilingual in English and Spanish
  • Computer literate in Microsoft Office and Internet applications.
  • Detail oriented and analytical skills
  • Capable to read, write, and understand policies and guidelines, specifications and safety standards
  • Strong problem solving skills and able to work independently
  • Effective communication and report writing skills
  • Record keeping
  • Process Improvement
  • Analyzing Information
  • Strategic Planning
  • Attention to detail, thoroughness, dealing with complexity
Interrelationships

Contact with all levels of personnel within the company(s) and with outside customers and vendors.

Working Conditions

Office, Warehouse and Processing Room Environments; occasional travel to various location with open availability to work weekends and evenings as necessary, ability to lift 20 to 30 pounds as needed.

Needed Attributes

Verbal ability, decision making ability, ability to organize and prioritize multiple tasks, time management, and open availability. An eye for detail and a desire for continuous improvement. Efficient performance as a team player.

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We offer full comprehensive benefits including 401(k) w/ matching contribution; medical, dental, disability insurance, and a vision plan.

Equal opportunity / affirmative action employer. Veterans are encouraged to apply.

Must be free and clear to work in the USA for an indefinite period.

Send résumés to: hr@royalfoodservice.com.

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    Facilities and Maintenance Manager   Recently updated !

    Facilities and Maintenance Manager – Forest Park

    Company Profile

    Royal Food Service is an Atlanta based distributor of fresh fruits, vegetables, and other perishable foods.

    Job Summary

    Responsible for ongoing top quality maintenance and repair of all forklifts and pallet jacks, as well as sanitation, maintenance and repairs of our 60,000 SF refrigerated warehouse. Newly created position.

    Duties and Responsibilities
    • Create and monitor preventative maintenance schedules for all routine mechanical equipment and facilities maintenance.
    • Evaluate existing vendors in repairs and maintenance category to determine overall fit and cost effectiveness. Select new vendors as needed.
    • Manage relationship with forklift and pallet jack maintenance vendors to maximize uptime and useful life of the equipment.
    • Monitor facility condition and cleanliness. Direct staff or outside vendors as needed to maintain peak condition at all times.
    • Perform maintenance / repairs that are in the scope of your expertise as needed.
    Knowledge, Skills and Abilities
    • Ability to effectively communicate.
    • Ability to prioritize and multi-task.
    • Prior industrial facilities management experience preferred.
    • Power Equipment experience preferred.
    • Working knowledge of electrical, refrigeration, and mechanical repair scenarios and ability to hold vendors to high standard of quality.

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    We offer full comprehensive benefits including 401(k) w/ matching contribution; medical, dental, disability insurance, and a vision plan.

    Equal opportunity / affirmative action employer. Veterans are encouraged to apply.

    Must be free and clear to work in the USA for an indefinite period.

    Send résumés to: hr@royalfoodservice.com.

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      Maintenance Manager   Recently updated !

      Maintenance Manager – Forest Park

      A regional fresh fruit and vegetable processor based in Atlanta, Georgia, servicing most of the southeastern states is seeking a Maintenance Manager.

      Job Summary

      Responsible for the maintenance and repair of all equipment in and around the processing areas. This is to include scheduled / preventive maintenance and any necessary repairs to ensure no interruption of production.

      Duties and Responsibilities
      • Prepare preventative maintenance schedules for all processing equipment.
      • Stock a sufficient supply of parts to meet the needs of the processing department.
      • Communicate the need to order supplies and parts to the General Manager when needed.
      • Prepare a monthly inventory of all parts and supplies.
      • Repair equipment as needed and perform preventative maintenance.
      • Train other production supervisors on minor repairs of equipment.
      • Adhere to all safety rules and warehouse preventive work methods.
      • Keep the maintenance work area clean and organized.
      • Operate and manage the processing equipment efficiently to assure safe operation and with minimal interruption of production.
      • Perform other duties as directed by Management.
      • Work with QA Department to ensure that necessary repairs are made in a timely manner.
      Knowledge, Skills and Abilities
      • Ability to effectively communicate.
      • Ability to prioritize and multi-task.
      • Prior warehouse experience preferred.
      • Power Equipment experience preferred.
      • Electrical, Refrigeration, and mechanical problem solving knowledge and experience.
      • Experience in Fresh-Cut operations preferred.
      Inter-Relationships

      Contact with all levels of personnel within the company.

      Physical Requirements

      The Physical demands here are representative of those that must be met by an associate to perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions of this job. An individual should contact his or her supervisor or the human resources department if he or she believes that an accommodation is needed.

      • Ability to bend, stoop, climb, and lift overhead.
      • Ability to manipulate cutting tools such as knives and mandolins safely and effectively.
      • Must be able to lift up to 50 lbs.
      • Must be able to work safely and effectively in confined spaces.
      • Ability to operate processing machinery.
      • Able to operate warehouse power equipment.
      • Must be able to stand for long periods of time.
      • Must be able to work in very cold environment for extended periods of time.
      Working Conditions

      While performing the duties of this job, an associate regularly works near moving mechanical apparatus and is regularly exposed to vibration and moderate to high noise levels. The work environment includes congested and high traffic areas, slippery floors, working alongside forklifts, single pallet jacks, electric walk behind jacks and hand carts. Walking and working is done on concrete flooring. Some duties are performed in the warehouse and will require work to be done in varying climates. Temperatures range from 36 in the coolers to 95 degrees Fahrenheit or above outdoors. The shift end-time fluctuates with the employer’s daily needs.

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      We offer full comprehensive benefits including 401(k) w/ matching contribution; medical, dental, disability insurance, and a vision plan.

      Equal opportunity / affirmative action employer. Veterans are encouraged to apply.

      Must be free and clear to work in the USA for an indefinite period.

      Send résumés to: hr@royalfoodservice.com.

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        Office Manager – Residential Maintenance   Recently updated !

        Office Manager – Residential Maintenance and Property Management

        Gatekeeper Property Management has an opening in PTC for a full-time person to manage residential maintenance to include managing contractors, customer service, planning, administrative, billing, accounting, communication with owners and tenants (500 properties), and follow up.

        People skills, leadership, teamwork, communication, negotiation, organization and planning, maturity, and decision-making skills are critical. If the candidate has the right personality and skills we could teach them the accounting part. The new employee would work with an existing full-time employee currently handling maintenance management.

        Compensation is $40K per year depending on experience. Immediate hire.

        Equal opportunity / affirmative action employer. Must be free and clear to work in the USA for an indefinite period.

        Reply to: crs8362@hotmail.com.

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          HR Payroll and Benefits Manager

          HR Payroll and Benefits Manager – Immediate Hire!

          Company near the Atlanta airport seeks HR Payroll and Benefits Manager for immediate hire. Successful candidate with manage payroll policies, procedures and programs for all corporate and subsidiary health and welfare benefit plans, including group health, life, and disability plans. Population is 250-300 at four sites across the country. He or she will analyze and preparing financial data and reports. Strong leadership, analytical, team management, crisis resolution, and decision-making skills are key. Position reports to the Director of Human Resources.

          Responsibilities
          • Manage payroll team to meet all bi-weekly deadlines and ensure compliance with state and federal regulations.
          • Ensure an accurate payroll and reporting function each cycle is produced.
          • Work closely with field management team to ensure accurate payroll information is processed and communicated.
          • Work closely with benefits team to ensure accurate benefit processing and compliance.
          • Work closely with finance team to ensure accurate general ledger and tax reporting.
          • Verify integrity of payroll data by conducting frequent audits and reviews of payroll system
          • Analyze, plan and implement processes to increase efficiency and accuracy of payroll process.
          • Function as the Company’s internal compensation expert working closely with field management team to communicate and administer compensation programs, philosophies and concepts.
          • Conduct job evaluations and evaluate position descriptions regularly. Develop new position descriptions as needed.
          Requirements
          • Four-year degree, or four years’ related experience and/or training; or equivalent combination of education and experience.
          • SPHR or PHR certification a plus.
          • Strong interpersonal, organizational and multitasking skills, as well as the ability to work well in a cross-functional global team environment.
          • Strong Microsoft Excel skills.

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          Equal opportunity / affirmative action employer. Must be free and clear to work in the USA for an indefinite period.

          Send résumé and compensation requirements to: dave@ofarrellcm.com.

          Thank you.

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            Engineering and Maintenance Manager

            Plant Engineering and Maintenance Manager – Film and Packaging Industry

            Startup facility in south metro Atlanta seeking Plant Engineering and Maintenance Manager. Successful candidate will play a key role in the opening of this facility. Strong leadership, team-building, troubleshooting and project management skills required. This position will work closely with the corporate engineering, plant management, and plant maintenance team. Must be willing to work on a flexible schedule. Seven-day operation. Base is $85-110K per year. Required travel up to 25%.

            Responsibilities
            • Install, commission, debug, and implement on-going controls and automated quality systems for new equipment.
            • Provide lead support for implementation of world-class maintenance processes at a manufacturing facility including FMEA, root cause problem solving and failure analysis, equipment modification / redesign.
            • Provide lead expertise for developing and optimizing preventive and predictive maintenance (vibration analysis, thermography, etc.) programs.
            • Modify, troubleshoot and program PLC’s on equipment.
            • Manage maintenance schedules and repairs. Purchase parts, equipment, etc. and hire outside contractors (plumbers, electricians and other skilled trades) as needed.
            • Assign, schedule and supervise maintenance resources. Conduct annual employee performance reviews. Track and evaluate individual maintenance department employee performance.
            • Support and enforce facility EHS (environmental, health and safety) systems including, but not limited to, use of all PPE, ensuring guards and safety features are working. Promote good safety practices and habits.
            Requirements
            • Bachelor of Science (BS) in mechanical, chemical or electrical engineering, or a combination of education and experience.
            • Professional Engineer (PE) certification preferred.
            • Five to seven years of plant engineering and maintenance experience.
            • Three years of supervisory experienced in maintenance, with titles such as maintenance manager, maintenance superintendent, plant engineering manager, etc.
            • Two years of experience with industrial electrical controls and/or automated quality control systems, electrical schematics, electrical drawings.
            • Experience packaging film industry (or similar), including equipment and electronics such as: motors, drives, air compressors, chillers, water pumps, PLC/HMI controls, electrical, pneumatics and hydraulics.
            • Strong capital equipment and project management experience to support the implementation of world-class plant maintenance processes in the manufacturing facility.
            • Extensive experience applying FMEA, Root Cause Analysis, DOE, SMED, SPC, 6S and other Lean tools.
            • Direct involvement with preventative maintenance programs (CMMS).

            Equal opportunity / affirmative action employer. Must be free and clear to work in the USA for an indefinite period.

            Send résumé and compensation requirements to: dave@ofarrellcm.com.

            Thank you.

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              Human Resources Manager

              Human Resources Manager – Start-up Facility

              Startup facility in south metro Atlanta seeking HR Manager. Successful candidate will play a key role in the growth of this company; will hire 40-80 new employees. Strong leadership, recruiting, and project management skills required. This position coordinates the overall HR and general affairs program – and ensures the operation is safe, productive personnel and harmonious. Base pay is $75-90K per year DOE.

              Responsibilities
              • Leads employment selection including creating job descriptions and offer letters.
              • Reviews and improves the draft of Employee Handbook.
              • Develops a compensation philosophy; creates salary structures for salaried and hourly employees.
              • Creates performance review system.
              • Provides accurate and timely processing of company payroll.
              • Complies with all state and federal employment laws.
              • Manage daily office operations including office equipment inventory, employee uniform orders, travel arrangements and expatriate affairs.
              Requirements
              • A bachelor’s degree from an accredited university required.
              • At least 10 years’ progressive experience HR and benefits administration.
              • SPHR or PHR certification preferred.
              • In-depth knowledge of federal and state employment laws.
              • Expert knowledge of Microsoft Office including Word, Excel, Access and PowerPoint.
              • Experience opening a new manufacturing facility strongly preferred.
              • Experience with a foreign-owned company preferred.

              Equal opportunity / affirmative action employer. Must be free and clear to work in the USA for an indefinite period.

              Send résumé and compensation requirements to: dave@ofarrellcm.com.

              Thank you.

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                Process Engineer

                Process Engineer – Thermodynamics

                Manufacturer of material handling systems seeks a talented Process Engineer with thermodynamics experience. Company is located in south metro Atlanta. Position requires strong project management, technical collaboration, 3D drafting (CAD), problem solving and customer interaction skills. Reports to the Engineering Manager.

                Responsibilities
                • Interpret customers’ process needs and design equipment to fulfill their requirements.
                • Visit customer facilities to evaluate existing operations to problem solve and recommend improvements.
                • Coordinate with HQ to ensure smooth design, installation, and operation phases of equipment.
                • Determine thermal expansion, heat transfer, airflow, and mechanical operation of equipment.
                • Act as a resource to project managers, designers, and controls engineers to facilitate project development.
                • Supervise jobsite personnel.
                • Commission our equipment to ensure it operates as intended.
                Requirements
                • B.S. in Mechanical or Chemical Engineering.
                • Strong background in fluid mechanics, thermodynamics, heat transfer and combustion processes.
                • Thorough understanding of thermodynamic processes and energy / mass transfer equations – especially with air, vapor, and mixed phase systems.
                • Able to collect air stream field data from industrial drying equipment and calculate flow conditions.
                • Background in conveyors, material handling, automated systems, handling technology, and intelligent control systems would be a plus.

                Equal opportunity / affirmative action employer. Must be free and clear to work in the USA for an indefinite period.

                Send résumé and compensation requirements to: dave@ofarrellcm.com.

                Thank you.

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                  Maintenance Engineer

                  Maintenance Engineer – FDA Chemical Manufacturer

                  Chemical manufacturer in South Georgia seeking a safety-focused, hands-on Maintenance Engineer. This position reports directly to the Site Manager. Company employees approximately 100 people and serves many industries, including the food and pharmaceutical industries.

                  Responsibilities
                  • Communicate with plant management and cooperatively work in a team-based environment to ensure production requirements are met and both internal and external customers are satisfied.
                  • Emphasize productivity improvements and GMP (good manufacturing practices) in an FDA / clean environment.
                  • Develop and implement a formal CMMS and PM system.
                  • Implement capital projects and managing through completion.
                  • Specify equipment to meet current process objectives and future plant requirements.
                  • Troubleshoot day-to-day problems and solve using root cause analysis.
                  • Ensure maintenance activities comply with OSHA’s PSM program ISO-9001, and internal standards with regard to safety, mechanical integrity and preventive maintenance programs.
                  • Ensure control systems (PLC’s, etc.) are operating properly and are well maintained.
                  • Ensure all electrical codes are properly established and maintained.
                  Requirements

                  The successful candidate must have a BS in Mechanical, Electrical or Chemical Engineering from an accredited university, with approximately 3-5 years’ experience in a manufacturing environment. Co-op or intern experience would be considered as work experience. This is a hands-on job that requires time in the plant working with personnel to troubleshoot maintenance issues.

                  • Salary is commensurate with the candidate’s education and experience.
                  • Equal opportunity / affirmative action employer.
                  • Must be free and clear to work in the USA for an indefinite period.

                  Send résumé and compensation requirements to: dave@ofarrellcm.com.

                  Thank you.

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                    Sales Support Engineer

                    Sales Support Engineer – Material Handling Systems

                    Manufacturer of material handling systems seeks a talented Sales Support Engineer. Company is located in south metro Atlanta. Position requires strong project management, technical collaboration, estimating, 3D drafting, and customer interaction skills.

                    Responsibilities
                    • Support technical aspects of company’s sales efforts
                    • Develop technical descriptions for inclusion in sales quotations
                    • Estimate cost of projects; interact with internal departments to get approvals for costs
                    • Interface with internal industry-specific business unit branch teams for the development of technical concepts / innovations and/or simulations
                    • Communicate with customers and suppliers during quotation phase
                    • Develop 2D and 3D drawings during the sales phase
                    • Participate in releasing projects (including technical risk assessment) and transferring projects over from sales to technical department
                    Requirements
                    • B.S. in Mechanical or Electrical Engineering
                    • Minimum of three years’ experience in sales engineering, preferably for a manufacturer offering full engineering, project management and field implementation
                    • Background in conveyors, material handling, automated systems, handling technology, and intelligent control systems would be a plus.

                    Equal opportunity / affirmative action employer. Must be free and clear to work in the USA for an indefinite period.

                    Send résumé and compensation requirements to: dave@ofarrellcm.com.

                    Thank you.

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