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Quality Control Manager in Grantsville, UT at Morton Salt

Date Posted: 12/29/2021

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Job Description

At Morton Salt in Grantsville Utah, The Quality Manager position is responsible for managing all Quality activities and programs at the site level.  It serves as the management representative for all applicable areas within Quality and Food Safety to ensure that we satisfy our customers, comply with corporate and local/state/federal legal and regulatory requirements, and continuously improve our systems, processes and culture.  Ensures food safety, legality, quality and authenticity of all products produced.

  • Manage a team of Quality Technicians including annual reviews and career progression.
  • Lead the site in all Food Safety and Quality related activities for human food, animal feed, water conditioning and industrial grade products, when applicable at location.
  • Ensure compliance with specifications, customer and regulatory requirements at the site.
  • Lead the consumer and/or customer complaint investigations process, including conducting root cause analysis and driving corrective or preventive action(s) (CAPA’s) up to and including into manufacturing processes and/or product specification(s).
  • Lead the process at the site for all food safety and quality opportunities including verification of effectiveness of CAPA’s.
  • Lead the site for all quality and food safety audits including internal, third party, and regulatory agencies.  Responsible for leading the closure of any Non-Conformances. 
  • Lead the site in determining the annual Quality Program and Food Safety training needs for all employees.
  • Drives Quality and Food Safety culture at the site.
  • Lead and manage the disposition of all products placed on hold due to incident, out of specification test results, obsolete or slow-moving inventory.
  • Lead recruiting efforts with Talent Acquisition Manager to hire and retain quality employees at the site.
  • Serves as the Food Safety Program Team Leader, to ensure the Food Safety Plan is established, implemented, and maintained.  Ensures the plan is reviewed and updated annually or as needed.
  • Lead the Quality function regarding all safety and environmental programs.
  • Maintain and update the site mock recall program and conduct traceability exercises, as required.
  • Manage the Quality Management System for the site, to include development, maintenance and implementation of all site level policies, procedures, and work instructions that affect quality and/or food safety of the products.
  • Manages the site Environmental Monitoring Program; collects and conducts swabbing, when necessary.
  • Oversees quality laboratory testing and review/approve results.
  • Participate in the Management of Change (MOC) process at the site.
  • Conduct regular reviews of the facility’s Pre-requisite Programs (PRPs), GMP Compliance, and Sanitation/Housekeeping Compliance.

Morton Salt Grantsville Utah A Solar Salt Evaporation Plant Our Environment SALT! Through a sustainable perspective, our unique team spirit and meaningful tasks, we offer you the opportunity for personal and professional development. You can look forward to: Company Health & Well Program: We believe in enhancing the lives of employees, which is why we offer DASH – a holistic well-being program. DASH has 5 important dimensions: health, finance, work/life matters, social, and community. Attractive Benefits: You will receive an attractive benefits package, including: Medical, Dental, Vision, 401k Match, Paid Time Off, and Company Paid Holidays.

Job Requirements

Our company values and recognizes the diversity of the workforce and encourages individuals with the equivalent combination of education and work experience. The ideal candidate will have:

  • Bachelor degree (B. A.) or Associates degree with equivalent training/experience


  • Highly self-motivated, high energy and ability to work independently and team contributor and collaborator, show initiative, and drive positive change in system, processes, and culture.
  • Strong knowledge of International Safety Protocol (ISP) and Global Food Safety Initiative (GFSI), Standards and Regulatory Requirements of FDA FSMA, HACCP Programs.
  • Ability to understand and comply with all company policies and procedures as well as all applicable local/state/federal regulations.
  • Well-developed interpersonal, communication skills and able to manage conflict in a stressful environment
  • Able to work independently and as part of a team
  • Ability to work with cross-functional teams and ability to work successfully under pressure in a fast paced and challenging site environment.
  • Ability to effectively communicate and present information to all levels throughout the Morton Salt organization as well as internal and external staff, government authorities, auditors, customers, vendors, occasionally under conditions of urgency and in pressure situations.
  • Strong interpersonal skills, and excellent verbal and written communication skills.


  • While performing the duties of this Job, the employee is regularly required to talk or hear. The employee is frequently required to stand. The employee is occasionally required to walk; sit; use hands to finger, handle, or feel; reach with hands and arms; climb or balance; stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl and taste or smell. The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 50 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception and ability to adjust focus.
  • The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
  • While performing the duties of this Job, the employee is frequently exposed to moving mechanical parts. The employee is occasionally exposed to wet and/or humid conditions; high, precarious places; fumes or airborne particles; toxic or caustic chemicals; outside weather conditions; risk of electrical shock and vibration. The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate


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