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.
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.
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
Internal Number: REF2126B
About FOSTER FARMS
Since 1939, we’ve grown from a small turkey farm in Modesto, California, to a company with operations throughout the country. And we’ve learned over the years that our greatest asset is our people. That’s why we’ve built an entrepreneurial environment where you can grow and develop new skills on the job, as well as industry-leading benefits.
When you join our team, you’ll discover that we share a set of values that guide how we work. We thrive on teamwork, support one another, and treat each other with respect. We pull together—and have a great time doing it. So across the country, from our corporate careers to job opportunities on our farms, we’re united by our dedication to our great products, doing things the right way, and taking care of one another. If those are the values you believe in too, we should talk. Let’s build a great future together.