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Quality Assurance Manager

Georgia, United States
January 12, 2017

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Food Science graduate with focus on Food Process Engineering, with outstanding skills in Quality Assurance and Food Safety. Having full knowledge of HACCP, SSOP, SOP, and GMP within Food Manufacturing Plants adhering to FDA and USDA regulations and working with some of the officials. Outstanding managerial skill, with over 5 years’ experience in managerial position. Proficiency in administration, human relation and coordination with high degree of organization and good interpersonal relationship at all level. Currently seeking for an opportunity within an organization where knowledge, skill and hard work is embraced and where my input will contribute to the organizational goal


Communication - excellent communication skill both orally and written at all level including communication with director, customers and workers

Team Player - encourage and participate in team work to achieve common goal both as a leader and follower

Accurate Under Pressure - able to work effectively, efficiently and maintaining absolute calmness even under high pressure

Interpersonal relationship - outstanding sense of humor with a ready to do attitude, positive minded, a go getter, and problem solving attributes

Organizational - outstanding ability to prioritize and delegate responsibilities, good attentiveness to details, controlling and directing team members

Leadership and People Management - Attract, retain, motivate, coach and develop team members for high performance, scheduling, implementing and supervision of projects

IT skill - Advance knowledge in IQS, MS word, PowerPoint, Excel, SAS and several other application


Quality Assurance Laboratory Technician/Administration-PT (Jan 2016–Nov 27); FT (Nov 2016 till date)

Tara Foods-Kroger Manufacturing Albany, GA


Conducts chemical and physical analysis for different food products, peanut butter, extracts, juices and oil

Conducts aflatoxin analysis on products

Ensures products meet industrial and governmental procedures and guidelines

Carrying out of observations to ensure quality and safety rules are being adhered to

Carrying out of food compliance to SOP, HACCP and FDA regulations

Ensuring compliance to GMP and the use of PPE

Conducts periodic line checks to ensure quality of food products, packaging materials and closures, labels, code date, pallet integrity, shipping integrity and neatness of manufacturing areas

Conducts periodic checks on CCPs in the production line

Compares and ensures compliance of products’ flavor, aroma and consistency with standard samples

Conducts calibration of equipment

Keeping adequate record of analysis data, and summary of operations per day

Entering of data record on the company’s software

Working with USDA inspectors on the department’s product

Investigations of failures of products in meeting quality

Working together with QA Manager, shift manager, supervisors and associates to ensure safety and quality

Laboratory Technician - Quality Assurance (March 2015 – July 2015)

Saputo Dairy Foods USA, LLC, Decatur, Al

Routine check of temperature, leaks, and good conditions of raw materials tanks, incubating rooms, and finished products stores.

Analysis of hose and floor sanitizers to ensure adequate concentrations

Chemical analysis of raw material batches and finished products using analytical instrument to determine total solid, percentage fat, and protein.

Carrying out of line checks at time intervals for finished products

Sensory analysis of finished product

Quality assurance of product bags, caps, and packaging boxes; ensuring production dates and expiry dates of products are printed adequately.

Incubation of samples in hot and cold incubators for 2, 3, and 7 days.

Microbial analysis of incubated samples

Preparation of slides for raw materials and tote to determine Direct microbial count (DMC)

Plating of raw materials to test for coliform, aerobes, yeast and mold, to determine Standard plate count (SPC)

Micro plating of incubated finished product to determine ATP success and failure Determination of titrate acid (TA) for raw materials.

Test for aflatoxin and beta lactam in raw milk

Documentation of test results on company’s data software

Passing of raw materials and start-up products with accepted chemistry for production

Passing of distribution release for products that has been certified with microbes’ inactivity.

Achievement: Paying attention to details

Administrative Specialist (July 2014 – March 2015) -Voluntary service

Prominence Motors, Huntsville AL

•Engage in composing, drafting and typing of letters and memos; including editing of lectures, bulletins, newsletters, and drawing of reports

•Introduce, participate and encourage drawing of monthly activity report to measure the degree of goals achieved and implementing procedures to achieve more

•Engage in filling of all monthly reports, lectures, training, financial records, bills, receipts, etc

•Informs personnel and members regarding a variety of programs and requirements for the purpose of providing accurate information regarding an event, as well as complying with financial, legal, administrative requirements and district policies

•Engage in maintaining inventories of supplies, equipment, and materials (e.g. ordering, organizing, monitoring, certifying & calibrating scales, keys, etc.) for the purpose of ensuring the availability of items as needed.

•Performs record keeping and clerical functions (e.g. scheduling, copying, developing instructional materials, filing, running reports, developing employee timecards, compiling lists, etc.) for the purpose of supporting assigned administrator and department

•Answer telephone calls to schedule appointment and answer questions regarding weekly programs and special programs

•Monitoring and ensuring projects are carried out efficiently and effectively; and processing of vendor and laborer payments

Food Science Technician (Graduate Research Assistant) (Jan 2012 – May 2014)

Dept. of Food Science, Alabama A&M University, Huntsville AL

•Analytical testing of food (quality and quantity); Engage in food testing to determine physical and chemical characteristic(s) inhibited in the food sample

•Development of food processing method, Food product development; Operation of lab and pilot plant equipment

•Research and experiment on food and liquids in laboratory

•Mentoring of student’s lab work; Participation as mentor in USDA high school programs; Development of manuscript, presentations and scientific papers;

•Statistical analysis of research data; Professional gathering presentations (STEM, IFT-2014, Departmental seminar)

•Engage in periodical check and recording of food features such as color change, consistency, fat content, caloric content, and nutrients

•Carry out test analysis on samples and compare results with standard tables of caloric and nutritional content as stated by dept. of Agriculture

•Examine samples to identify cell structures or to locate bacteria or extraneous material in food samples

•Participate in Mixing, boiling, cutting, blending, separating, or freezing ingredients to make reagents

•Engage in Cleaning, maintaining, operating, and sanitizing laboratory equipment, such as microscopes and petri dishes

Achievements: Development of a new processing method, development of new analytical procedure, assisted in equipping laboratory from a zero level to an intermediate level.

Farm Manager (May 2007 - July 2011)

Rohi Global Services, Nigeria

•Supervise the activities of work teams and individuals employed in the poultry production unit, adhere to farm policies and procedures and report to director

•Correcting poultry production-related problems observed, and providing guidance on production questions raised by staff and customers

•Encourage maximizing profitability of egg production while also meeting high standards for egg quality, food safety, humane animal care, environmental stewardship, and working conditions for the poultry care attendants

•Ensure availability and re-stocking of poultry feeds, farm materials and resources, as well as coordinating distribution of resources accordingly to different sections and units

•Assist and monitor feeding of flocks, administration of poultry vaccines and drugs, as well as inspecting sick quarantined birds alongside veterinary doctor

•Keep accurate record of all activities within the production unit, including financial record, consumer and vendors record, material and human resources record and flocks record

•Ensuring farm produce are delivered promptly and those for pick up are well packed

•Liaise with the accountant to ensure vendors and workers are paid promptly and accurately

•Encourage continuous learning education by conducting training and giving updates about researches, also accepts feedbacks from directors and staff

•Liaise with the director to discuss issues such as staff employment, flock increment, change in flock feeds and several other issues

Achievements: Increased number of customers by 50%; increased market size by 30%; Increased Company’s popularity beyond location and to other states.

Administrative Assistant (Feb 2006 - Mar 2007)

Nigeria National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) Nigeria

•Answer telephones and transfer calls to appropriate staff member.

•Recording and stock keeping

•Meeting and greeting of clients and visitors.

•Creating and modification of documents using Microsoft Office.

•Perform general clerical duties to include but not limited to: photocopying, faxing, mailing, and filing

Achievements: Award for the best employee in the department; improved stocking and record keeping for the department; introduced electronic storage of files.


Masters in Food Science, Focus on Food Process Engineering Aug 2011 - May 2014

Alabama A&M University, Normal, Al

Bachelor of Technology in Animal Production and Health Sept 1997 - July 2005

LAUTECH, Nigeria

Senior School Certificate Examination (GED Equivalent) Sept 1991 - June 1997

Queen school, Nigeria

Certification in OSHA Nov 2016

Certification in Management April 2007

Nigerian Institute of Management, Nigeria

Awards and Honors

•Outstanding Mentoring Award for Participation in the Introduction Food Nano -Technology Application in Food Engineering Program (June 2013)

A&M University Huntsville AL

•Mentoring Participating Certificate in Summer Scholar Program, United State Department of Agriculture (June 2012)

A&M University Huntsville AL

Publications and Technical Presentations

Kassama L. & Sanusi, T (2015). Characterization of Phytic acid in Tempered Canned Red kidney beans (Phaseolus vulgaris) using Raman Spectroscopy. GSTF Journal on Agricultural Engineering (JAE), 2 (1), 1 – 6, DOI: 10.5176/2345-7848_2.1.10.

Odunsi, A.A; Sanusi, T.O; & Ogunleye, J.B. (2007). Comparative evaluation of maize, sorghum, millet and biscuit waste meal as dietary energy sources for laying Japanese quails in a derived savannah zone of Nigeria. International Journal of Applied Agriculture and Apiculture Research, 4, (1&2), 90 – 96.

Sanusi, T. & Kassama, L. (2014). Molecule Bond Vibrational Technique in Identifying Phytic Acid Strength in Tempered Red Kidney Beans Using Raman Spectroscopy. Poster presentation at the 2014 IFT Annual Meeting New Orleans Morial Convention Center, New Orleans, LA, June 21-24

Sanusi, T. & Kassama, L. (2014). Nutritional and textural quality of canned tempered red kidney bean (Phaseolus vulgaris L). Poster presented at the AAMU-STEM-DAY, Arthur J. Bond Hall, College of Engineering. Normal, Alabama, March 11, 2014.

Sanusi, T. & Kassama, L. (2013). The Impact of Structural Morphology on Rehydration Kinetics in Red Kidney Beans (Phaseolus vulgaris L). Poster presented at the AAMU-STEM-DAY, Arthur J. Bond Hall, College of Engineering. Normal, Alabama, March 08, 2013.


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