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George Chiala Farms, Inc.

Job Role: Food Safety and Quality Assurance Manager
Reports to: Food Safety and Quality Assurance Director
Revision Date: 3/4/2019
Updated by: Karen Dawes, Food Safety and Quality Assurance Director

Summary of Position:
The Food Safety and Quality Assurance (FSQA) Manager is qualified to give direction related to food safety and product quality in any area needed in the plant. The FSQA must demonstrate strong communication and investigation skills particularly when handling quality related issues and subsequent corrective/preventive actions.

Essential Duties for all Employees:

  • Maintain a clean and safe work environment that promotes work safety and product integrity.
  • Must follow all Safety, HACCP & GMP requirements at all times.
  • Adaptable to a fast paced environment.
  • Willing to be flexible to accommodate changing business conditions.
  • Ensure cleanliness around facility, freezer and production area.

Job Specific Duties & Responsibilities:

  • Manage food safety programs including, but not limited to: pest control, environmental monitoring, customer complaints, hold and release, recall/traceability.
  • Oversee the food testing program; including finished product sampling, ATP testing, environmental swabbing. Ensure appropriate action taken for out of specification results.
  • Facilitate and lead first, second and third party food safety/quality audits and serve as primary contact for FDA visits.
  • Responsible for understanding and ensuring compliance to all applicable food regulations (national, state, local and customer.)
  • Complete daily review of FSQA paperwork for accuracy and positive release program.
  • Manage internal food safety and quality controlled document systems, nonconformance, CAPA, change control, internal audit and other FSQA programs.
  • Manage issues with non-conforming product; manage hold inventory/disposition, minimize losses and provide preventive action plan to eliminate future occurrences.
  • Provide leadership and technical support in quality management systems, HACCP, FSMA/Food Safety Plan, National Organic Program, validation and verification activities, and customer requirements.
  • Responsible for understanding and complying with the Global Food Safety Initiative Standards (GFSI)
  • Strong collaboration skills and ability to build relationships and meet goals with employees and customers at all levels of the organization, differing styles, and multiple functions.
  • Provide training program information to production workers and other staff on process controls, HACCP, Allergens, GMPs, Sanitation and other Food Safety and Quality requirements. Communicate food safety and quality requirements with production, maintenance, sanitation

Qualifications:

  • B.S. in Food Science, Microbiology or similar degree with 5+ years of progressive food industry experience in food safety and quality assurance.
  • 2 to 5 years of experience in quality system design and management.
  • Experience with and understanding of US regulations including FSMA. PCQI certification preferred.
  • Experience with auditing and training.
  • Expertise in implementing and maintaining GFSI food safety and quality management programs.
  • Strong written, verbal communication and presentation skills.
  • Knowledge of continuous improvement methodologies, statistical process control and root cause analysis programs.
  • Ability to work independently
  • Knowledge of Organic, Kosher, Halal certification programs

Physical Requirements:
Most duties require sitting, standing and walking. Certain tasks may require bending and lifting. The FSQA supervisor works in office, laboratory and food processing areas. The job may require climbing up and down ladders.

Other Duties
Please note this job description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities that are required of the employee for this job. Duties, responsibilities and activities may change at any time with or without notice.

Equal Employment Opportunity
George Chiala Farms, Inc. is an Equal Opportunity Employer M/F/Disabled/Vet

To apply:
Contact Melissa Rodriquez Munoz, Human Resources Manager
408.498.7366
Melissa.munoz@gcfarms.com

QUALITY CONTROL SUPERVISOR – NIGHT SHIFT

Ref ID: REF2694W
Department: Technical Services & Regulatory Control
Location: Fresno, CA
Employment Type: Full-time
Shift: Night

Company Description

Foster Farms has been a family-owned and operated company for four generations. Since our founding days back in 1939, we have always been committed to providing consumers with the highest quality, best-tasting poultry products available. The hope is that our commitment to excellence, honesty, quality, service, and our people will shine through in everything we do.

We are always looking for talented individuals to join the Foster Farms team. We offer the experience of a large organization, but operate like a family business. More than half of our job openings are filled by internal promotion, and we encourage employees to gain a variety of experiences across different functional groups.

Job Description

  • Hire, train and supervise department employees to insure optimum competency, commitment and performance
  • Maintain and adjust Quality/Regulatory systems to insure conformance with established standards of performance. This position has the authority to hold product that does not conform to customer agreements, finished product specifications, or legal requirements and is also authorized to make decision regarding product disposition including release
  • Actively participate in projects and activities to modify and improve standards of performance from both a quality and regulatory perspective. Actively participate in learning, cross – training and implementing all quality, food safety, and regulatory elements associated with RTC/Fresh and RTE/Cooked Foster Farms products and processes.
  • Advise production and quality management of current issues in a timely manner
  • Assist with training production employees in quality criteria, GMP, food safety and other quality related issues
  • Special projects or assignments as specified by supervisor


Qualifications

  • Must have a BS or BA in Animal or Food Science or related field
  • 1-2 years of experience in food processing and/or quality preferred
  • Must be detailed oriented. Have strong mathematical and analytical aptitude.
  • Must have the ability to make sound judgment and good decisions regarding quality and wholesomeness of product.
  • Some Leadership skills and the ability to coach and develop employees
  • Able to prioritize/adjust quickly to changing work environment with minimal supervision to meet changing plant needs.
  • Experienced in USDA Regulations, HACCP, GMP’s SSOP’s, SPC
  • Able to work flexible hours
  • Reliable transportation in order to attend off-site meetings. Ability to travel due to business needs.
  • Proficient use of PC including Excel, Word, Access, and Power Point

To apply, please visit jobs.fosterfarms.com


Additional Information

All your information will be kept confidential according to EEO guidelines.

Foster Farms is an Equal Opportunity Employer – Minorities, Females, Veterans and individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply.

Foster Farms participates in E-Verify during the hire process at all locations for all new employees.

Ref ID: REF2822K
Department: Technical Services & Regulatory Control
Location: Fresno, CA
Employment Type: Full-time
Shift: Night

Company Description

Foster Farms has been a family-owned and operated company for four generations. Since our founding days back in 1939, we have always been committed to providing consumers with the highest-quality, best-tasting poultry products available. The hope is that our commitment to excellence, honesty, quality, service, and our people will shine through in everything we do.

We are always looking for talented individuals to join the Foster Farms team. We offer the experience of a large organization, but operate like a family business. More than half of our job openings are filled by internal promotion, and we encourage employees to gain a variety of experiences across different functional groups.

Job Description

Purpose of Position:

  • Monitor, maintain and improve the quality control and food safety systems. To insure compliance with company quality standards and USDA regulatory requirements. Supervisor, train and motivate QC Reps to achieve departmental goals.
  • Research and improve regulatory compliance in regards to HACCP programs, SSOPs, Audit preparation and ensuring employee compliance to GMPs.
  • Essential Functions:
  • Assist QC Manager in development and improvement of HACCP Plans, SSOP compliance, preparation for audits, response to NRs and NOIEs as needed. This position has the authority to hold product that does not conform to customer agreements, finished product specifications, or legal requirements and is also authorized to make decision regarding product disposition including release
  • Assist in implementing, maintaining, evaluating, enforcing, and updating USDA regulatory, Corporate Guidelines and QC Programs.
  • Interface with Production Supervisors and hourly employees on production, food safety, quality procedures
  • Responsible for training and professional development of QC Staff
  • Work with USDA personnel to handle regulatory issues
  • Maintain Quality Reporting Systems
  • Departmental Administrative Duties (i.e. Time cards, employee paperwork, safety audits)
  • Provide Training for production, sanitation, maintenance, and quality control groups. Training includes but no limited to product quality standards, GMP’s, Food Safety Issues, HACCP.

All persons employed or associated with Foster Farms are responsible for the quality and food safety of company products. The food safety and quality policies are summarized and communicated in a company handbook and at training sessions. Each new employee is provided a handbook and attends a food safety training session before beginning work. All employees attend a refresher training session at least once per year. Records are maintained reflecting the distribution of employee handbooks and attendance at the training sessions.

Qualifications

Requirements:

  • BS Degree (preferably Food Science or Meat/Poultry Science)
  • Minimum of 2-5 years Food Processing and Quality Management Experience.
  • Must be detailed oriented. Have strong mathematical and analytical aptitude.
  • Must have the ability to make sound judgment and good decisions regarding quality and wholesomeness of product.
  • Strong Leadership. Managerial Skills and the ability to coach and develop employees
  • Able to prioritize/adjust quickly to changing work environment with minimal supervision to meet changing plant needs.
  • Experienced in USDA Regulations, HACCP, GMP’s SSOP’s, SPC
  • Able to work flexible hours
  • Reliable transportation in order to attend off-site meetings. Ability to travel due to business needs.
  • Proficient use of PC including Excel, Word, Access, and Power point


To apply, please visit jobs.fosterfarms.com


Additional Information

All your information will be kept confidential according to EEO guidelines.

Foster Farms is an Equal Opportunity Employer – Minorities, Females, Veterans and individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply.

Foster Farms participates in E-Verify during the hire process at all locations for all new employees.

Ref ID: REF2550X
Department: Technical Services & Regulatory Control
Location: Livingston, CA
Employment Type: Full-time
Shift: Varies

Company Description

Foster Farms has been a family-owned and operated company for four generations. Since our founding days back in 1939, we have always been committed to providing consumers with the highest quality, best-tasting poultry products available. The hope is that our commitment to excellence, honesty, quality, service, and our people will shine through in everything we do.

We are always looking for talented individuals to join the Foster Farms team. We offer the experience of a large organization, but operate like a family business. More than half of our job openings are filled by internal promotion, and we encourage employees to gain a variety of experiences across different functional groups.

Job Description
Purpose of Position:

  • Monitor, maintain and improve the quality control and food safety systems. To insure compliance with company quality standards and USDA regulatory requirements. Supervisor, train and motivate QC Reps to achieve departmental goals.
  • Research and improve regulatory compliance in regards to HACCP programs, SSOPs, Audit preparation and ensuring employee compliance to GMPs.
  • Essential Functions:
  • Assist QC Manager in development and improvement of HACCP Plans, SSOP compliance, preparation for audits, response to NRs and NOIEs as needed. This position has the authority to hold product that does not conform to customer agreements, finished product specifications, or legal requirements and is also authorized to make decision regarding product disposition including release
  • Assist in implementing, maintaining, evaluating, enforcing, and updating USDA regulatory, Corporate Guidelines and QC Programs.
  • Interface with Production Supervisors and hourly employees on production, food safety, quality procedures
  • Responsible for training and professional development of QC Staff
  • Work with USDA personnel to handle regulatory issues
  • Maintain Quality Reporting Systems
  • Departmental Administrative Duties (i.e. Time cards, employee paperwork, safety audits)
  • Provide Training for production, sanitation, maintenance, and quality control groups. Training includes but no limited to product quality standards, GMP’s, Food Safety Issues, HACCP.

All persons employed or associated with Foster Farms are responsible for the quality and food safety of company products. The food safety and quality policies are summarized and communicated in a company handbook and at training sessions. Each new employee is provided a handbook and attends a food safety training session before beginning work. All employees attend a refresher training session at least once per year. Records are maintained reflecting the distribution of employee handbooks and attendance at the training sessions.

Qualifications
Requirements:

  • BS Degree (preferably Food Science or Meat/Poultry Science)
  • Minimum of 2-5 years Food Processing and Quality Management Experience.
  • Must be detailed oriented. Have strong mathematical and analytical aptitude.
  • Must have the ability to make sound judgment and good decisions regarding quality and wholesomeness of product.
  • Strong Leadership. Managerial Skills and the ability to coach and develop employees
  • Able to prioritize/adjust quickly to changing work environment with minimal supervision to meet changing plant needs.
  • Experienced in USDA Regulations, HACCP, GMP’s SSOP’s, SPC
  • Able to work flexible hours
  • Reliable transportation in order to attend off-site meetings. Ability to travel due to business needs.
  • Proficient use of PC including Excel, Word, Access, and Power point


To apply, please visit jobs.fosterfarms.com


Additional Information

All your information will be kept confidential according to EEO guidelines.

Foster Farms is an Equal Opportunity Employer – Minorities, Females, Veterans and individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply.

Foster Farms participates in E-Verify during the hire process at all locations for all new employees.

Quality Assurance & Compliance Specialist (Food Industry)

An exciting position that provides a broad range of assignments for the aspiring food science professional that wants variety and be immersed in industrial food products. This is a career position with avenues to gain expanded upward opportunities with a growing company.

Oakland CA based Pacific Farms manufacturers food ingredients in China, Mexico & Peru and imports the products for distribution throughout North America has a Quality Assurance & Compliance Specialist position open.  Pacific Farms is a family owned company and has been in business for 30+ years. The company is increasing staff to support its continuing growth. This position is in the company’s office in Oakland.

In addition to a competitive salary the company provides medical, dental & life insurance, 9 paid holidays, 2 weeks paid vacation, 401k and profit sharing.

The Position’s Purpose:  To ensure products are safe and in compliance with company,  customers' and regulatory agencies' requirements.

Key Accountabilities, Duties, Activities, Tasks:
Resolve Quality Issues

Resolve customer quality inquiries & concerns

Resolve quality issues with contract manufacturers

Administer The Company’s Quality Programs

Maintain the Quality Management System

Fulfill customer quality document requests

Maintain the Quality Assurance Log - the Customer Service Report & Product Quality Report

Maintain the Retained Library & Log

Ensure Internal & External Regulatory Compliance

Ensure Food Safety Modernization Act & Foreign Supplier Program compliance

Ensure complete & current vendor documents for quality assurance & regulatory compliance

Ensure proper product documentation [HACCP, product specification, certifications, etc.]

Keep current with FDA & USDA rules & regulations

Maintain the Foreign Supplier Verification Program including all related documentation

Maintain regulatory compliance files on US warehouses, truckers & labs

Perform inspection of US Warehouses

Coordinate the components of product testing protocol & quality assurance

Manage product testing protocol including pre-shipment sample requests to laboratories

Manage testing services/labs including negotiations & upkeep of related documentation

Maintain the Certificate of Analysis data base

Manage the Sensory Testing Program

Conduct Special Projects

Complete special projects

Perform research & do studies

Back up Inventory Analyst & Customer Service

Technical Skills Required & Proficiency Levels:

Proficient with qualitative & spread sheet skills [Excel, charts, data bases, pivot tables, multiple source data analysis]

Proficient knowledge of GMP HACCP, SQF, FSMA, FSVP & other government regulations

Proficient ability to define problems, collect data, establish facts & draw conclusions

Above average ability communicate with diverse groups of people by phone, e-mail, in person

Other Requirements:

Dog friendly attitude

Comfortable in a casual office environment

Team player that develops & maintains internal & external relationships

Education Required:

Bachelor’s degree in food science, food quality assurance, food safety, food production, or food related major including micro biology or chemistry.

Or AA degree with 2 year’s experience in the food processing industry

If you are interested & meet 70% of this job’s needs we would like to hear from you. Please email your cover letter & resume to ger@profectus.net. Please put in the subject line ‘QA & Compliance Specialist’. Thank you for reading our posting.

Functional Area: Food Safety & Quality Assurance
Division: Corporate/Pleasanton, CA
Reports To: Quality Assurance Director
Job Code: MKTN755478
Department: Food Safety & Quality Assurance

POSITION PURPOSE:

This position is responsible for assuring vendor compliance with company food safety and quality standards.

The position utilizes personal experience and expertise in the areas of food safety, food quality, good manufacturing and sanitation practices to provide supplier assessment and approval status for external manufacturing sites. The position reports directly to the Director of Quality Assurance for the Own Brands private label business.

KEY ACCOUNTABILITIES:

  • Conduct site audit and assessment of supplier programs to ensure programs are in place and effectively managed (preventive controls for food safety, environmental monitoring programs, allergen controls and effective sanitation)
  • Coordinate product recalls and withdrawals with suppliers and serve as department expert for crisis management as it relates to product safety
  • Manage Supplier Quality Improvement Program and interface with suppliers to improve product quality, minimize customer complaints and prevent reoccurring issues
  • Utilize skills and knowledge to ensure supplier Food Safety, Quality and Process Control issues are successfully resolved, including effective use of Root Cause Analyses and Corrective and Preventative Action tools
  • Support sales and business with key supplier meetings, site audits and ensure follow up by supplier on any required quality/food safety action items. Ensure the manufacturing sites can deliver on the expectations set forth in supplier agreement, product formulations and finished good specifications. Communicate any potential gaps and risk exposures.
  • Enforce Albertsons Food Safety & Quality Assurance Policies with suppliers
  • Review and evaluate product quality, including customer complaints and initiate corrective actions with suppliers
  • Create and communicate executive reports on quality related issues and address key findings across multifunctional teams
  • Remain current with federal regulations as they relate to the Company’s products, GMP’s and analytical requirements, and ensure with supplier’s regulatory requirements are met
  • Develop and maintain the SOPs as related to the Corporate Quality Assurance function
  • Manage supplier Certificate of Analysis program to assure compliance with product specifications
  • Serve as a technical resource for Own Brands private label organization
  • Assist retail divisions in resolving product quality issues

KNOWLEDGE AND EXPERIENCE:

Education Level:

  • Bachelor of Science degree in Food Science, Meat Science, Chemistry, Microbiology, Engineering or related scientific field

Experience Level: Page 2 Job Description VP of Retail Support, Produce & Floral

  • 6 years Quality Management experience in a variety of food and/or general merchandise/health, beauty, cosmetic manufacturing and processing environments

Skills and Experiences:

  • Ability to analyze process capability data to assure compliance with specifications. Experience utilizing Process Improvement methods such as: SPC, DMAIC, 8D, Ishikawa, Six Sigma
  • Working knowledge of AQL sampling plans in a manufacturing setting is preferred
  • Supplier quality management, including audit experience, is required
  • In-depth knowledge of food safety, product quality programs, preventive QC methods, HACCP/PCQI certified, GMP’s, environmental pathogen monitoring, allergen control and manufacturing process controls
  • 2 years Quality Auditing experience preferred
    GFSI (BRC, SQF, ISO 22,000, IFS, PrimusGFS) ASQ, or equivalent sector audit certification
    SA8000 certification or the ability to demonstrate knowledge of equivalent social responsibility programs
    Certification or working knowledge of animal welfare principles
  • 2 years Laboratory experience is preferred
  • Ability to motivate, manage, lead and influence subordinates, peers and superiors
  • Strong computer skills including Excel, Word and PowerPoint
  • Excellent written/verbal communication, collaboration and interpersonal skills, including strong management ability in a team-based culture.
  • Thorough knowledge of US regulatory compliance requirements
  • Independent thinker with the ability to manage a complex workload with changing priorities. Energetic and self-motivated with the ability to act with a sense of urgency and intensity

TRAVEL REQUIREMENTS: Company-wide, 75% or more across multiple time zones

PHYSICAL ENVIRONMENT:

  • Ability to lift 40 lbs.
  • Ability to work in various environments including refrigerated/frozen facilities.
  • Sits, stands or walks for extended periods of time.
  • Bending, stooping and twisting required periodically.
  • Prolonged time sitting in cars or airplane.
  • Workday is fast paced; some evening and weekend work may be required.
  • Uses calculators, keyboards, telephone, and other office equipment in the course of normal workday.

Disclaimer:

The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by employees assigned to this job classification. They are not intended to be construed as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities and skills required of personnel so classified.