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Quality Coordinator – Cambridge (6-month contract) Afternoon shift

6 month contract + Cambridge, ON

Dare Foods Limited is a private, family owned portfolio of brands established in 1892. The Dare “Made Better” promise guides everything we do and comes to life through our portfolio of consumer-loved brands including Bear Paws, Breton, REALFRUIT, Boulangerie Grissol, and Whippet (to name just a few). Our head office is in Cambridge Ontario. We have been located in the Kitchener area since the family’s original store opened in 1892.

Quality Coordinator – Cambridge (6-month contract) Afternoon shift

This role will be based out of our Cambridge manufacturing facility and will be responsible for quality activities on the afternoon shifts (∼1:30 to 9:30 pm), as well as strong involvement in the site Quality Systems program. The successful applicant for this opportunity has knowledge of SQF and/or other GFSI, knowledge of HACCP, is a strong communicator, highly organized, and capable of working independently or in a team environment. This role will also include any ad-hoc activities required of the Quality Department and may require work on off-shifts as well.


Key Responsibilities:

  • Perform quality testing on finished goods and raw materials
  • Verify daily production documents, and administer traceability program
  • Host daily Food Review, and participate in Daily Production Meeting where required
  • Administer Hold and Supplier NCR programs
  • Perform and coach Production Technicians on quality testing
  • Maintain Quality and Sanitation Programs, and HACCP/SQF documentation, complying to all Regulatory, Corporate and Customer requirements and specifications
  • Own site GMP program
  • Perform internal audits and lead site Quality Audits
  • Complete training on HACCP, Quality & Food Safety, Food Defense, etc.
  • Lead Food Safety Audits, and be responsible for follow-up and corrective actions
  • Investigate and respond to consumer complaints
  • Other activities that arise daily pertaining to the safety and quality of our products


Essential Skills and Qualifications: 

  • College or Bachelor degree in Food Science Technology or related field
  • 3 – 5 years relevant Quality Assurance experience in a food manufacturing environment
  • Broad range of experience with Operational Systems and GMP Programs
  • Strong knowledge of SQF or similar GFSI programs. HACCP and Food Safety practical and theoretical knowledge
  • PCQI (Preventive Controls Quality Individual)
  • Ability to perform tasks effectively both individually and as a member of a team
  • Strong communication skills
  • Ability to multi-task
  • Strong skills in Word, Excel to manage and analyze quality data


We offer competitive salary and comprehensive benefits package.

If you are interested in being considered for this position, please apply in writing by March 31, 2024 quoting the appropriate position title to: hrresumes@darefoods.com (.txt, .doc or .pdf formats).

Thank you for your interest in Dare Foods Ltd. and the opportunity to review your resume, only those selected for an interview will be contacted.

No follow up inquiries or agencies at this time please. 

Guided by our Purpose, Mission and Values Dare Foods Limited is committed to fostering a diverse, equitable, inclusive and accessible work environment, where all employees feel valued, respected, supported and proud to work here. 

Dare Foods Ltd. will provide accommodation for applicants with disabilities as part of its recruitment process. If you are contacted to arrange for an interview or testing, please advise us if you require an accommodation.