QA Manager

Morral, OH

Opportunity Details

Full Time QA Manager

Morral, OH

Come join our family at Mennel Milling, a 130 year old industry leader who is searching for our leaders of tomorrow. We’d love to talk with you about our progressive company and how you could fit into Team Mennel. Give us a call today!

Competitive pay and benefits. Must pass substance abuse testing, post-offer physical evaluation and background check. See job description listed below. We are an Equal Opportunity Employer.


SUMMARY:  The primary purpose of this position is to own the overall Food Safety, Quality & Regulatory program at the food production facility.  This position will also lead an effective Quality Control (QC) lab that monitors raw materials, in-process and finished products.  This position will sustain the food safety policy, mission, purpose and quality statements of the Mennel Milling Company.


PRIMARY WORK SHIFT: Monday through Friday 7AM – 4PM. Will vary, depending on workload.



Include the following - Other duties may be assigned:


  • Communicate important quality, safety, and security concerns to QA Staff and Plant Manager
  • Is an active participant in customer audits, corporate audits, BRC audits and other inspections
  • Owns response to audit activities (CAPAs), completing in a reasonable timeframe
  • Maintains accountability with all testing methods, data entry performed, operator training, and equipment validation at QA department
  • Manage the laboratory budget to effectively control costs
  • Leads local Food Safety/HACCP, recall and sanitation teams and responsible for monthly safety meetings
  • Responsible for creating product specification cards per the request of Sales team
  • Responsible for creating blending formulas to meet product specifications
  • Is an active participant in the Quality Resolution Team meetings, leading the task of root cause analysis, CAPAs, and communication of findings to Sales and the Customers for observations that occurred at their site.
  • Conduct SQC charts for internal quality control and external customer service
  • Maintain confidentiality of customer files and other documents
  • Acts as a backup in the absence of the Plant Manager and QA Technicians, as needed



This position supervises the daily activities of the Quality Control laboratory




To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily with or without accommodation. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required.


  • Bachelor’s or Associate’s degree in cereal science, food science, chemistry, biology, biochemistry, analytical instrument, microbiology or related field is preferred; a post-graduate degree desired.
  • Very familiar with flour and its by products, flour and dough testing methods
  • Demonstrate knowledge and experience in cereal chemistry, analytical chemistry, food science, and statistics or statistical process control (SPC)
  • Proficient in the use of Microsoft Office and SPC software
  • Good planning and organizational skills
  • Excellent interpersonal and customer service skills



Ability to read and comprehend simple instructions, short correspondence, memos, procedures, and plans. Ability to write reports, complete checklists and other basic documentation and correspondence. Ability to effectively present information or data in one-on-one and small group situations to co-workers, supervisors, and managers.



Ability to add, subtract, multiply, and divide in all units of measure, using whole numbers, common fractions, and decimals.



Must use solid judgment when making decisions. Must have ability to quickly recognize and plan for changing work duties and events.



The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job:


While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to stand; walk; use hands to perform maintenance tasks, reach with hands and arms; climb or balance; stoop, kneel, twist, crouch, or crawl, and talk or hear. The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 50 pounds or more. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and ability to adjust focus.



The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job:


While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly exposed to conditions that are typical to a fast- paced manufacturing environment, including: moving equipment and machinery, dusty, hot/humid, and cold conditions; employee must be willing to work in all weather conditions, at heights, in precarious places; in the presence of airborne particles, and with the risk of electrical shock. The noise level in the work environment usually requires the use of hearing protection.

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