Food Quality Assurance Manager | Reno, NV

at Actalent in Belvidere, Illinois, United States

Job Description

Please note this opportunity is located Reno, Nevada. Relocation assistance provided!

?Great company, room for performance-based growth, family owned and operated since 1932!

Essential Functions

+ Owning and promoting a Safety Culture by ensuring a safe work environment and promoting proper safety behavior.

+ Microbiological testing as appropriate for raw materials, work in process, and finished products including: SPC, PI, TPC, Coliform, and Yeast/Mold.

+ Ensure compliance with antibiotic testing of all incoming raw milk.

+ Sensory evaluation of products during and at end of Shelf-Life.

+ Equipment pre-operational inspection including ATP swabbing.

+ Air quality monitoring within the facility.

+ Water quality monitoring within the facility for Coliform and TPC.

+ Environmental pathogen swabbing within the facility.

+ Allergen testing of equipment and products where appropriate.

+ Maintain proper inventory of all laboratory items and supplies. Order supplies as needed.

+ Maintain all proper documentation and records associated with responsibilities.

+ Coordinate with third-party laboratories as appropriate for sampling and testing necessary

+ Maintain all documented information as per SQF requirements.

+ Maintain laboratory as needed with regular cleaning.

+ Must follow all proper Good Manufacturing Practices.


+ Minimum 2-3 years of experience working in a food laboratory environment (dairy/milk laboratory experience is preferred)

+ Bachelor of Science in Food Science, Microbiology, Chemistry or other related field (preferred).

+ Knowledgeable of Good Laboratory Practices (GLP’s)

+ Strong understanding of microbiology (experience with microbiological testing preferred).

+ Sensory experience (dairy products preferred).

+ Troubleshoot and repair lab equipment as necessary.

+ FDA Appendix N Antibiotic Trained (preferred).

+ HACCP (preferred).

+ Good Laboratory Practices including Aseptic Sampling Techniques Trained (preferred).

About Actalent

Actalent is a global leader in engineering and sciences services and talent solutions. We help visionary companies advance their engineering and science initiatives through access to specialized experts who drive scale, innovation and speed to market. With a network of almost 30,000 consultants and more than 4,500 clients across the U.S., Canada, Asia and Europe, Actalent serves many of the Fortune 500.

Diversity, Equity & Inclusion

At Actalent, diversity and inclusion are a bridge towards the equity and success of our people. DE&I are embedded into our culture through:

+ Hiring diverse talent

+ Maintaining an inclusive environment through persistent self-reflection

+ Building a culture of care, engagement, and recognition with clear outcomes

+ Ensuring growth opportunities for our people

The company is an equal opportunity employer and will consider all applications without regard to race, sex, age, color, religion, national origin, veteran status, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic information or any characteristic protected by law.

If you would like to request a reasonable accommodation, such as the modification or adjustment of the job application process or interviewing process due to a disability, please email ( for other accommodation options.

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Job Posting: JC255267300

Posted On: Feb 14, 2024

Updated On: Feb 28, 2024

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