Quality Control Lab Supervisor in Kingston, Ontario, Canada - Canada Royal Milk ULC

Job Details

Quality Control Lab Supervisor

Kingston, Ontario, Canada
  • Rate of Pay Rate of Pay: Salary
  • Positions Available Positions Available: 1
  • Type Type: Full Time
  • Duration Duration: Permanent
  • Avg. Hours/Week Avg. Hours/Week: 40
  • Schedule Schedule: Days
  • Education Education: University

Position Summary

Reporting to the Quality Assurance Manager, the Quality Control Supervisor is a champion for quality and safety at Canada Royal Milk (CRM). The Quality Control Supervisor’s role is to oversee the set-up and daily operations of the plant's micro-biology and chemical laboratories.  The Supervisor adheres to the food safety testing protocols set out by Chinese, Canadian and American regulatory agencies ensuring that lab technicians are proficient in all required protocols.

The ability to build and maintain positive relationships across departments and with regulatory bodies is required for success in the role. This position requires frequent interaction with R&D in Beijing as well as food safety regulatory agencies in China.  A bilingual (Mandarin-English) candidate is highly preferred. 

Working Conditions

The standard office hours are Monday through Friday, 8:30 am to 5:30 pm. Most of the work occurs during regular week day office hours. However, as an international company with frequent interaction with head office, hours of work involved may vary to accommodate differences in time zones. Flexible hours are required occasionally and may include evening and week-ends.

This job mainly operates in an office and/or laboratory setting. This role routinely uses standard office and laboratory equipment.

Key Duties and Responsibilities

1. Oversees the set-up and operations of the plant’s micro-biology and chemical laboratories.

2. Assists Quality Assurance Manager to recruit and select technicians with the support of Human Resources.

3. Responsible for on-boarding, training and continuous coaching of technicians.

4. Manages the Lab Technicians and coordinate lab activities and testing to ensure efficiency and accuracy.

5. Coordinate and review comparison testing for in-process and lab equipment and Technician testing performance monitoring including performing and/or coordinating necessary equipment calibration changes.

6. Oversee creation of sub-lot composites to facilitate the necessary analyses and tests on products.

7. Coordinate and maintain adherence with Good Laboratory Practices (GLP’s).

8. Ensure lab equipment is kept cleaned and sterilized and instruments are calibrated.

9. Utilize just-in-time methods to purchase required laboratory supplies and maintain cost effective inventory levels.

10. Assist with the design of facility utility surveillance programs to ensure compliance with regulatory standards.

11. Assist with SOP/SSOP development: responsible for maintenance including annual reviews.

12. Other duties may be assigned.

Job Requirements

Education: Bachelor of Science degree in Food Science, Chemistry or Biology

Experience: One or more years of experience performing quality control tests in a food, beverage, or dairy production environment.  Dairy experience preferred.

Minimum of 2 years of experience supervising, coaching and developing employees.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

  • Knowledge of SQF, HACCP, and GMP is a must
  • Demonstrate leadership as part of a cross-functional plant management team
  • Demonstrate attention to detail and accuracy in work
  • Demonstrate excellent organizational skills, establish priorities, ability to multitask, and meet deadlines
  • Ability to work in a fast-paced environment
  • Results driven, bottom-line oriented, strive to exceed goals, and motivate self and others to achieve positive outcomes
  • Demonstrate functional and technical knowledge, ability to learn new skills quickly, and achieve a high level of accomplishment
  • Must be able to effectively communicate both verbally and in writing with individuals at all levels of the organization
  • Demonstrated ability to develop others through teaching and mentoring
  • Time management and multi-tasking skills

Other Skills and Abilities

  • Proficient in Microsoft Office Suite applications. 

Perks & Benefits

  • Life insurance coverage
  • Medical, prescription, dental, and vision plans
  • Long term disability insurance
  • Travel Accident Insurance
  • Great pay
  • On the job training
  • Excellent growth and advancement opportunities
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Canada Royal Milk is the Canadian company established by Feihe International Inc., China's largest domestic producer of infant formula and infant nutrition products.  We are part of an iconic Chinese Company that is a leader in the development of nutritional science that aims to improve the health and nutrition of the people who use our products.  Canada Royal Milk's new smart manufacturing facility is under construction in Kingston, Ontario and when we begin production in Fall 2019, we will be the only company in Canada manufacturing infant formula.  Our production process is unique, blending the formulations from fresh liquid milk before dehydration to produce the finished product.  We will be the only company in North America that will produce formulations from both cow and goat milk.  We are building a new Canadian company which will combine best practices in the production of infant formula from our parent company, technology from around the globe, and the knowledge, skills and expertise of Canadian talent.  The best part of the working at Canada Royal Milk will be your opportunity to shape it. We’ll be spending the next few months setting up and developing our team, and as an early member, you’ll have plenty of input. That means you’ll contribute to our success in many ways: everything from shaping our team and processes, to execution and growth.