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Vacancy: Quality Control Supervisor- Dairy, Burnaby, BC, Canada

Vacancy: Quality Control Supervisor- Dairy, Burnaby, BC, Canada
Posted on: Jul.20.2021

Working at Agropur means being a member of an extended family where simplicity and honesty are part of everyday life, and where the management style is based on integrity, openness and autonomy. You too can join the Agropur family!

The Quality Control Supervisor is responsible for managing all quality-related activities at the Burnaby (BC) Milk Plant, including direct supervision of QC team, overseeing all lab functions to ensure completion and adherence to industry and corporate standards, maintaining quality system documentation and HACCP programs, monitoring and enforcing GMP practices to ensure food safety, quality and defense.

Outline of Duties

-Apply Quality Assurance Programs (GFSI, SQF, HACCP, etc.) to the QC department
-Oversee and monitor all lab activities and scheduling to ensure completion of lab tasks.
-Perform verification and trending activities for lab results and escalate issues to management as required.
-Monitor day-to-day plant processes to ensure compliance to food safety standards. Verify and maintain all quality system records.
-Act as a resource for employees in matters relating to quality. Issue corrective actions when needed
-Monitor and enforce GMP practices followed by plant employees.
-Maintain HACCP and SQF program implementation and reassessment. Lead monthly meetings
-Participate in all internal and external audits (ie. Third party audits, CFIA, etc.)
-Participate in troubleshooting activities to address non-compliant results (e.g. RCA, investigations, etc)
-Work with other department supervisors to ensure compliance to quality standards
-Ensure new policies and procedures are communicated and effectively implemented by lab staff
-Provide training and support for laboratory staff to develop their skills in problem solving, investigating and documentation
-Assists the Quality Control Manager and serve as their replacement when required
-Participate and carry out process improvement initiatives and plant project taskforces when required
-Performs any other tasks deemed necessary


-Minimum Bachelor’s Degree in Food Science, Food technology or another relevant field
-Must have supervisory experience in dairy or other food manufacturing
-Strong knowledge of quality assurance, GFSI, SQF, HACCP programs, and dairy laws and regulations
-SQF and HACCP certification is an asset
-Strong interpersonal, communication, leadership skills and the ability to work in a team
-Must have lab experience demonstrating attention to detail, analytical skills and problem-solving ability
-Proficient in Microsoft office programs (Outlook, Word, Excel, etc)

About Agropur

Agropur Cooperative, founded in 1938, is a North American dairy industry leader with sales of $7.7 billion in 2020. The Cooperative is a movement that embraces 15,000 families in Canada, the US and around the world. Our members and employees work together towards a shared goal: “Better dairy. Better world.” Agropur is a leading supplier of products for the industrial, retail and foodservice sectors, and also boasts an impressive roster of respected consumer brands and products.


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