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Wild Alaska Seafood

QC Manager - Cordova

  Job Description


Copper River Seafoods, Inc.



The QC Manager oversees inspection and testing of materials and products to ensure adherence to established standards. The QC Manager performs inspections, checks, and tests for quality control for the manufacture of seafood products. Duties include performing QC assays, writing and establishing specifications, assisting in the validation of QC assays, and writing Standard Operating Procedures. The QC Manager is familiar with a variety of the field's concepts, practices, and procedures. They rely on extensive experience and judgment to plan and accomplish goals. The QC Manager is considered a working manager. They lead and direct the work of all QC Technicians. A wide degree of creativity and latitude is expected.  The QC Manager reports directly to the site General Manager.


Essential Duties:

This job description does not state or imply that the duties listed are the only duties and responsibilities assigned to this position. Employees holding this position will be required to perform any other job-related duties as requested by management.

  • Creates weekly, monthly and annual statistical reporting to include trending analysis for, but not limited to the following: customer complaints, quality checks (e.g. nematodes, vacuum seals, weights & measures etc.), company/co-packer product cuttings (TBD), wastewater, internal/external audits, environmental sampling and micro analysis.
  • Leads routine HACCP and Food Safety Team related initiatives.
  • Validates finished product, packaging, and labeling against established specifications.
  • Primary site BRC Leader.
  • Leads and conducts routine third party audits (e.g. BRC, FDA, DEC, USDC, MSC/RFM, OSHA, Kosher, AWWU) under the direction of DOC.
  • Leads and conducts routine internal audits (AuditMatic, Quarterly BRC, Traceability, HHS etc.) under the direction of DOC.
  • Leads, trains and develops Quality Control Technicians (QCT) and Plant Sanitation Crew Members (PSCM’s) under the direction of the DOC.
  • Ensures calibration of seasonal facility QCT’s and PSCM’s under the direction of the DOC.
  • Ensures calibration of controls related equipment/tools.
  • Investigates reasons for customer complaints and implements permanent corrective actions.
  • Maintains an effective pest control program
  • Conducts all required training (GMP’s, HAZWOPER, HACCP, Sanitation, Chemical Usage etc.)
  • Maintains a working knowledge of government and industry quality assurance codes and standards, and assures adherence to these codes and standards.

Organizational Core Competencies:

  • Internal Customer Focus: Builds customer confidence by ensuring expectations and commitments are met. Establishes and maintains effective and positive relationship with customers. Acts with customers in mind and values the importance of providing high-quality customer service.
  • Integrity & Trust: Sets an example by consistently modeling high standards of honesty and integrity. Is widely trusted and is seen as a direct, truthful individual who presents information in an appropriate and helpful manner. Maintains a reputation for honesty, confidentiality, reliability and fairness. Is willing to admit to mistakes and doesn’t misrepresent himself/herself for personal gain.
  • Getting Results (“Can Do” Spirit): Performs work with energy and drive; values planning, but will take quick, decisive action when an opportunity presents itself.
  • Creativity & Innovation: Injects originality into daily work and generates many new and unique ideas. Thinks “outside the box” and is seen as original and value-added in brainstorming ideas. Creates competitive and breakthrough solutions.


  • Collaboration: Collaborates positively to achieve team and company objectives. Works effectively within a diverse environment and builds strong relationships that helps and supports fellow employees in contributing to the overall success of the company.


Knowledge and Critical Skills/Expertise:

  •     Working in-depth knowledge of food manufacturing.
    •       5 plus years of related experience or equivalent combination of education and experience.
    •       Proven problem solving, decision making, and project management skills are necessary for success.


Special Training/Skills:

Ability to read and interpret documents such as safety rules, operating and maintenance instructions, and procedure manuals.  Ability to write routine reports and correspondence. Ability to speak effectively before groups or employees of organization. Ability to add, subtract, multiply, and divide in all units of measure, using whole numbers, common fractions, and decimals. Ability to compute rate, ratio, and percent and to draw and interpret bar graphs. To perform this job successfully, an individual must have moderate knowledge of email, spreadsheet software, word processing software, and presentation software.


Physical Requirements:

All requirements are subject to possible modification to reasonably accommodate individuals with a disability.


This position requires the ability to sit, stand, walk, read, write, see, hear, communicate orally, reason, analyze data and handle objects.


Environmental Conditions:

Indoors in normal office environment with exposure to excessive noise and temperature changes when on production floor.


Frequent unscheduled interruptions.


Physical Demands:

Mobility within all areas of the facility required. Frequent use of a computer

Personal protective equipment is required when on production floor.  Personal protective equipment includes: plant boots, hairnet or beard net if needed, and white smock.  Additional protective equipment may be required when obtaining samples from production.


Mental Activities:

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to read, speak, and understand English, and use customer service skills. The employee is frequently required to use interpersonal and teamwork skills.



DOE+ Benefits



The employer will make reasonable accommodations in compliance with the

Americans with Disabilities Act Amendments Act of 2008.



May be exposed to human body fluids, or hazardous materials such as noise, or carcinogens.



This job description will be reviewed periodically as duties and responsibilities change with business necessity.  Essential and marginal job functions are subject to modification.


CRS is an EEO.




How to Apply:


Copper River Seafoods

1118 East 5th Avenue

Anchorage, Alaska 99501

Attention:  Human Resources


Email:  hr@crsalaska.com