Iowa City / IA / United States of America / Quality / Full time

QA Supervisor

What you will enjoy doing

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  • Ensure production compliance with all internal and customer bottle and packaging specifications.
  • Measurements and Testing
    • Measures, records and reports dimensional, functional and visual attributes per internally specified requirements
    • Maintains optimum performance and internal calibration checks on quality related equipment and schedules calibration of equipment requiring outside calibration
    • Maintains measurement database integrity
  • Customer Relationship Management regarding Quality issues
    • Works with production and customer to determine optimized process settings to assure specified requirements are met (specifically during sampling and product qualification process)
      • Hosts periodic customer visits
      • Manages customer complaint process under the supervision of the Plant /Operations Manger
  • Quality System

    • Ensures compliance with all ISO and customer/external audit requirements
    • Prepares and successfully completes audits
  • Documentation

    • Maintenance of customer product specifications
    • Development and maintenance of all internal bottle and packaging specifications
    • Monthly reporting of quality data per documented corporate procedures in emis
    • Owner of Root Cause Analyses Process by involving relevant departments in developing appropriate corrective action response
    • Documents and reports all supplier quality related issues per documented procedures
    • Controls and reports all nonconformance product per documented procedures
    • Ensures completion of all customer required testing
    • Reports production quality through Certificate of Compliance as specified by customer
  • Monitors on-line testing through daily checks of SPC data entry of Machine Operators
  • Responsible for promoting quality mind set in all plant employees
  • Responsible for the control & coordination of rework with production of all nonconforming product
  • Color of bottles
    • Responsible for color matching at each start up of bottle mold
    • Responsible for obtaining & maintaining customer approved color samples for each bottle
  • Responsible for Production Mold Book Process

  • Ensures that a signed acceptable color sample which has been compared to approved customer sample is provided for production line at each start up by Quality Technician

  • Trains and supervises all personnel performing quality testing within the quality lab and on the production floor

What makes you great


  • Min. 2 year Degree (Associates) in related field or equivalent
  • Min. 5 years of experience preferred


  • Ability to make recommendations to effectively resolve problems or issues, by using judgment that is consistent with standards, practices, policies, procedures, regulations and employment law
  • Ability to objectively coach employees and management through complex, difficult, and emotional issues
  • Ability to maintain confidentiality and behave in a professional manner
  • Ability to communicate effectively both orally and in writing with superiors, co-workers, and individuals inside and outside the Company
  • Substantial knowledge of employment practices, laws and regulations
  • Good computer skills

What you can expect working with us

  • Health and Wellness Care Program
  • Dependent Care Cost Savings Program
  • Recognition Programs
  • Promotional Opportunities
  • 401K Retirement Plan and excellent Matching Plan
  • Medical, dental, vision plan
  • Education assistance program
  • Short Term, Long Term and Life insurance paid by ALPLA
  • Paid vacation
  • Paid holidays



mrs Julie Underwood, Human Resources

2258 Heinz Road

52240 Iowa City

+1 (319) 337 8064