Minimum of 3 years of Sanitation, Quality or Food Safety leadership in an operations quality role
Understanding of wet and dry cleaning /verification processes to include COP, CIP, soil identification/chemical selection, dry clean methods
Experience monitoring and controlling environmental pathogens and allergens
Leadership for compliance of GMP; FDA and/or USDA regulatory requirements in a plant role
Collaborations with plant teams to development and execution sanitation systems (MSS, SSOP)
Working knowledge and experience with HACCP, Hazard analysis, risk assessments with teams
Auditing and team corrective action process experience
Pest Control experience to include Stored Product pest management
An orientation to incorporate human safety and sustainability into all sanitation systems
Development and delivery of Sanitation / Food Safety related training
Additional Preferred Qualifications and Experience:
Validation and verification technique for SSOP's of processing and packaging systems validation
Knowledge of Equipment design for effective sanitation
Investigation techniques to identify cause for reduced shelf life or pathogen risk
Sanitation standards or procedure development
Leadership of teams to problem solve or control variability with CI tools
Sanitation and Quality experience across multiple food technologies
Desired Education: 4 year degree with preference for BS in Food Science, Food Technology, Food Engineering, Chemistry, Microbiology or related disciplines.
Minimum Education: College level Coursework in Chemistry with life sciences or Food Science related curriculum and a desire to progress academically.
Ability to utilize critical thinking to problem solve with teams
Demonstrated ability to audit, define gaps, develop a strategy and lead by it
Fundamental knowledge of food processing and demonstrated aptitude to learn new manufacturing systems to enable effective collaboration with the plant team.
Understanding of pertinent regulatory requirements such as FDA, USDA, EPA, OSHA
Proficient with Microsoft Office applications
Must be able to read, write, and speak English
Internal Number: 11159
About Dairy Farmers of America
DFA is made up of more than 13,000 diverse family farmers from across the country. And while their family traditions vary from one farm to the next, some things are always the same — like their commitment to the land, their animals and the families they feed. We support each of these farms by finding a home for their milk, operating plants to process their milk, investing in new opportunities and more, all designed to bring them value.