QA Manager & QA Manager in Training openings

Ocean Beauty Seafoods

Cordova, AK

OBI has been in business for over 100 years and still going strong! We value the quality of the food we produce. Food safety is of vital importance to us. We need your QA management experience to help keep our food safety standards high.

OBI Seafoods is looking for a QA Manager for Alaska. This is a fulltime position. You will work the summer in Alaska at any of our plants from May through September.  After the salmon season is over, you will work at the corporate office in Seattle.


This position is responsible for ensuring the implementation of all plant and food safety programs; as well as verifying that outgoing products processed to meet the company’s Quality Assurance & Food Safety Requirements and adhere to customer specifications. Scope of responsibility also includes monitoring plant’s environmental programs. This position reports to the Manager of Alaska QA Programs and the plant manager of the Alaska location.


Depending on the Alaska plant that you will be managing, you could oversee 5-10 QA techs. Some of the QA techs are experienced, others you will need to train that are new to the company.



  • Ensuring the implementation of all plant quality and food safety programs (including OBI Quality & food safety manual, HACCP and thermal processing regulations as well as Good Manufacturing Practices regulations).
  • Overseeing plant’s thermal process operations (canning lines).
  • Ensuring that OBI plant training programs are carried out.
  • Conducting daily document review (including environmental compliance monitoring).
  • Responsible for online and finished product inspections.
  • Adapting corporate issued policies to the Petersburg facility (policy writing with Corp. QA oversight).
  • Interacting with regulatory, customer, and other third-party auditors (plant tours).
  • Ensuring the implementation of proper corrective actions during non-conforming situations.
  • Supervises QA staff responsible for thermal process operations (CCP related activities).
  • Providing support to Plant Manager and Maintenance department (assists with decision-making in regards to quality and food safety programs).
  • The position involves long hours with little or no time off during the season.



  • Background in thermal processing (desired but not required)
  • Knowledge of seafood processing (salmon) (desired but not required)
  • HACCP trained
  • Good verbal, written, and interpersonal skills required
  • GSFS (Global Standard for Food Safety) knowledge desirable
  • Experience in interacting with third party auditors



  • 401K Retirement Plan with Company Match and immediate vesting
  • Medical, Dental, Vision Insurances, including PPO and HDHP
  • HAS and FSA Plans available
  • PTO and Paid Holidays
  • Company-paid and Voluntary Life Insurance options
  • Short and Long Term Disability Insurance
  • Professional work environment
  • Opportunities in our growing company



Work Schedule: 

This position is year-round. During the off-season, work is based at our Corporate office in Seattle. The work week during this time is M-F, 8am-5pm or 7am-4pm. During the season, travel is required to Alaska production facilities working up to 16-hours per day, 7-days a week which runs from approximately May through September. We will arrange and pay for your transportation to and from the plants.



The above information on this description has been designed to indicate the general nature and level of work performed by employees within this classification.  It is not designed to contain or be interpreted as a comprehensive inventory of all duties, responsibilities, and qualifications required of employees assigned to this job. 



  • Will demonstrate, promote, and exemplify the Company’s Core Values in People, Quality and Growth. 


This job description in no way implies that the duties listed here are the only ones the employee can be required to perform. The employee is expected to perform other tasks, duties, and training as assigned.