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Quality Team Lead – Oakland, California
Quality Manager – Saginaw, Texas
Director of Human Resources – Bloomington, Minnesota


Quality Team Lead – Oakland, CA

The Quality Associate is responsible for ensuring effective product safety and systems. This position helps ensure all products are fully compliant to customer, regulatory, industry and company standards. This is achieved through sampling, analytical tests and result analysis. This position will interact with other departments to communicate testing results.

Position Responsibilities:

Quality Analysis:
  • Perform chemical, physical and instrumentation testing and analysis of raw materials, in-process ingredients, finished product and R&D samples to ensure specifications are met.
  • Ensure that daily production meets all product standards and production schedules.
  • Perform analysis on in-process and finished products and review and audit daily tailings report.
  • Prepare and analyze all wheat samples brought to the laboratory (including running all required analysis and recording).
  • Run manual moistures and ash as needed.
  • Insure proper mill control by reviewing and verifying the calibration of all analytical equipment in the laboratory.
  • Record data in quality control log, on SharePoint online system as required.
  • Communication of out of spec product with mill, and blending personnel.
  • Keep the Head Miller informed of milling sample results like ash, protein and moisture.
  • Prepare and maintain standard samples current for comparison.
  • Perform all testing related to internal and external Cross Check Programs.
  • Verify incoming ingredient supplier Certificate of Analysis.
Administration & Lab Upkeep:
  • Set-up, plan, research, perform and complete lab projects as required.
  • Prepare for all audits and ensure all regulatory requirements are met.
  • Conduct walk through assessments with other mill management to identify possible food safety deficiencies, recommend changes and follow up on corrections.
  • Creation and Submission of Certificates of Analysis to customers and of shipments.
  • Provide backup support for leading the quality department as needed.
  • Perform other responsibilities as requested.

Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Food Science, Quality, related fields or equivalent experience
  • Preferred 3-5 years of experience as laboratory analyst or related experience
  • Knowledge in laboratory and analytical procedures
  • Basic knowledge of food laws and regulations and HACCP
  • Demonstrated understanding of quality standards and tools
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office applications
  • Excellent organization skills, and abilities to make decisions on quality issues
  • Ability to work any shift and required overtime
  • Effective verbal and written communication skills

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Quality Manager – Saginaw, TX

The Quality Manager is responsible for managing food safety, quality systems and leading the sanitation evaluations of the facility. This position requires management of company policies, customer standards, government regulations, and relationships. This position is part of the core leadership team of the facility.

General Description:

  • Oversee all activities in the laboratory, including the direct supervision of lab technicians.
  • Lead the Quality programs, interface with customers, and provide input to the plant management team.
  • Responsible for assuring quality products, compliance with FDA mandates and HACCP principles, quality related customer issues, vendor certification, laboratory analysis, and instrumentation maintenance.
  • Conduct customer, 3rd party, and company audits for compliance.
  • Comply with established data quality control protocols, investigate and rectify discrepancies.
  • Ensure laboratory standards are prepared according to established protocols and used as prescribed in the laboratory protocols to validate instrument operation.
  • Active participant in wheat mix management and elevator operations as needed.
  • Assure instrument calibration is conducted as prescribed, verify results, and maintain records of each instrument for which calibration procedures have been established.
  • Assist in writing up customer specifications during each crop year.
  • Overall responsibility for Product Safety, Quality Systems, and contact with customers.
  • Accurately complete internal documentation of customer incidents.
  • Assist with companywide employee training programs.

Work Experience Requirements:

  • 3+ years of progressively responsible laboratory experience in food manufacturing quality labs with previous supervisory experience.
  • Working knowledge of major commercial software programs.
  • Demonstrated effective written and verbal communication skills.
  • Thorough understanding of key concepts for personal and food safety.
  • Strong analytical and problem solving skills.
  • Ability to influence across all directions of the organization without direct line authority.
  • Excellent customer service skills.
  • Requires a behavioral work style that is approachable, collaborative, hands-on and shows attention to detail.
  • Basic knowledge of food plant sanitation, pest control, cGMP’s and microbiological hazards.

Education Requirements:

  • Bachelors of Science Degree in related field, degree related to Food Science, Grain Science, or Baking preferred.
  • HACCP and PCQI certification recommended or will be provided.

General Working Conditions:

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is required to communicate effectively with others, sit, stand, walk and use hands to handle keyboard, telephone, paper, files and other lab equipment and objects. The employee is occasionally required to reach with hands and arms. This position requires the ability to review detailed documents and read computer screens. The employee will occasionally lift and/or move up to 50 pounds. The work environment requires appropriate interaction with others. The noise level in the work environment is moderate to loud. This job requires willingness to be on call at all hours to manage quality issues. The job includes working with wheat, an allergen, and sensitivity to gluten should be considered.

Miller Milling Company reserves the right to add or delete duties and responsibilities at the discretion of MMC or its managers. This job description is intended to describe the general level of work being performed. It is not intended to be all-inclusive.

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Director of Human Resources – Bloomington, MN

The Director of Human Resources is responsible for value-added and innovative initiatives that create and maintain a foundation which will enable the Company to promote the development, the involvement, and the retention of its employees to ensure customer satisfaction.
In addition, this position is responsible for leadership in developing and executing human resources strategy in support of the overall business plan and strategic direction of the organization, specifically in the areas of succession planning, talent management, change management, organizational and performance management, training and development, and compensation.

Primary Duties:

HR Strategy:
  • Counsel executive staff on the cultural implications of decisions.
  • Translate the strategic and tactical business plans into HR strategic and operational plans.
  • Identify general organizational and technical staff training needs and identify and/or develop training programs or processes to meet those needs.
  • Identify and implement innovative HR techniques, policies and procedures and communicate all policies to staff.
  • Develop and manage the annual Human Resources budget.
  • Participate in all organizational changes to ensure company strategy, structure and culture are consistent with the changes being proposed.
  • Monitor performance evaluation program, to ensure it is consistent with overall company goals.
Salary and Benefit Management:
  • Create and manage compensation programs to ensure competitiveness within industry and regions of the business.
  • Manage employee benefit plans in accordance with all applicable State and Federal laws.
  • Research, evaluate, recommend, and implement new and/or modified benefit plans as necessary to maximize company cost savings and employee satisfaction.
  • Develop, maintain and manage the company’s workers’ compensation program to include claims investigations, settlements and litigation.
Employee Relations:
  • Consult with external legal counsel on personnel matters where legal guidance is desired or necessitated.
  • Provide support and counseling to managers and employees on job related problems and develop ongoing strategies to address and resolve these issues.
  • Assist management with definition of roles and responsibilities within departments and cross functionally.
  • Drive fair and consistent application of Company policy and procedures.
  • Create and manage talent management processes including talent upgrading, succession planning, targeted development, etc.
Other Responsibilities:
  • Maintain Human Resource Information System records to inform ongoing operational decisions.
  • Oversee staffing efforts for critical MMC roles.
  • Serve as cultural champion upholding and exemplifying our Corporate Code of Conduct and Employee Action Guidelines.
  • Champion performance management programs including the annual review process, goal setting and employee engagement initiatives.
  • Provide leadership in the interpretation and application of collective bargaining agreements and for compliance with all state and federal laws, regulations and policies.

Qualifications:

  • Minimum of a bachelor’s degree in Human Resources, business related degree or comparable experience
  • 10+ years of progressively responsible Human Resources management experience supporting multi-state and multi-site locations.
  • Experience in the administration of a collective bargaining agreement including grievance investigation, responses and participation in contract negotiations desirable.
  • Must possess the professional ability to act as a catalyst for change through positive energy. Change-ready with an “eye on the horizon” to anticipate opportunities and challenges, and to adapt and flex as necessary.
  • Strong strategic thinking, analytical and problem solving skills.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication
  • Ability to influence across all directions of the organization without direct line authority
  • Excellent vendor management and negotiation skills
  • Thorough understanding of human resources principles and practices, including employment law and EEO compliance.
  • Ability to maintain confidentiality and work appropriately with highly sensitive information.
  • Ability to travel 20%
  • Requires a behavioral work style that is approachable, collaborative, hands-on and shows attention to detail.

General Working Conditions:

This position may entail sitting or standing for long periods of time. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is required to communicate effectively with others, sit, stand, walk and use hands to handle keyboard, telephone, paper, files and other equipment and objects. The employee is occasionally required to reach with hands and arms. This position requires the ability to review detailed documents and read computer screens. The employee will occasionally lift and/or move up to 25 pounds. The work environment requires appropriate interaction with others. The noise level in the work environment is moderate. Occasional travel to different locations will be required. The duties of this position may change from time to time.

Miller Milling Company reserves the right to add or delete duties and responsibilities at the discretion of MMC or its managers. This job description is intended to describe the general level of work being performed. It is not intended to be all-inclusive.

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