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Quality Assurance Manager

Medicine Hat, AB

Posted: 03/03/2023 Employment Type: Full-time Job Category: Operations Job Number: 5456 Pay Rate: negotiable based on experience

Job Description

Our established food processing client is a world leader in their industry.  Due to growth/expansion, they have an immediate opening for a Quality Assurance Manager for their plant in southern Alberta (approximately 30 minute drive from Medicine Hat). This hands-on position is suitable for someone with 5 or more years of Quality Assurance experience, has driven the SQF certification process and has been responsible for managing the quality assurance system.  A post-secondary degree or diploma in Food Science, microbiology or chemical engineering is an asset.   Preferred candidates will have experience working for a commodity processing plant (i.e. seed, bean, grain, etc.)

What our client can offer you:

  • Competitive salary based on relevant experience
  • Company paid benefits and profit sharing
  • Day shift – core hours are Monday to Friday, 7-3
  • Fantastic team, great people!
  • Will consider a HYBRID work schedule to accommodate candidates that commute

This is a fantastic opportunity to work with a reputable, stable and GROWING Canadian company.  Interested and qualified candidates please APPLY TODAY or email Karen and quote job #5456.


  • Lead and manage the quality assurance and food safety programs at the facility
  • Responsible for auditing Quality systems such as SQF, GMP and SOP's
  • Write and revise procedures/documents for the quality management system
  • Lead audits and government inspections
  • Communicate food quality standards to plant personnel through training, corrective actions, quality audits, production and facility monitoring
  • Monitor, support and enforce all company food safety processes and procedures including SQF standards and customer specific standards
  • Ensures that all GMP and Safety standards are in compliance
  • Complete non conformance investigations and implement corrective and preventative actions
  • Maintains a comprehensive understanding of all raw materials, packaging materials, and operations required in the manufacturing process including quality specifications and standards
  • Formulates and maintains quality objectives, aligns and coordinates objectives with Production and Corporate objectives in cooperation with the Plant Manager and other managers/supervisors to maximize product quality and minimize costs
  • Oversee/lead QA Technician

Job Requirements


  • Minimum of 5 years of Quality Assurance experience from a commodity processing plant (seed, grain, bean, etc.)
  • Previous supervisory experience is an asset
  • Accountable for managing Quality Assurance systems (SQF, HACCP)
  • Collaborative, hands-on, ‘lead by example’ leadership style
  • A relevant Diploma or Degree (Chemical Engineering, Food Science, Microbiology, etc.)
  • Able to work overtime (including weekends) as the needs of the business dictates
  • Competent oral and written communication skills
  • Computer proficiency in MS Word, Excel



Meet Your Recruiter

Karen Hannam
Senior Manager, Recruitment


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