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Area Food Safety Quality Assurance (FSQA) Manager Ė 15000595 - IL-Aurora

Basic Purpose-Under the general guidance of the Corporate FSQA function, this position is responsible for participating in the development of and implementation and coordination of food safety and quality policies and procedures to ensure compliance with various associated regulatory agencies for assigned region. Provides direction to assigned divisions in the areas relating to regulatory compliance.



         Manage two QA Technicians

         Participate in the development of food safety and quality policies and programs.

         Responsible for the hiring, training, and performance review of assigned personnel.

         Manage the internal quality audit function for the assigned sites and ensure effectiveness of the corrective and preventative action process within the framework of the plant's Quality Management System

         Site leader responsibility for on-site product risk assessment and risk management plan

         Attend site leadership meetings to report and drive continuous improvement: sanitation, food safety, quality, and preventative maintenance.

         Enforce production suspension to ensure food safety and quality continuity

         Ensure regulatory compliance with USDA, FDA, State and local authorities

         Develop & implement site specific programs for GMPís, SSOP, allergen control etc. for assigned locations

         Develop and conduct site specific training programs for employees for assigned locations

         Manage HACCP and SSOPís validations and verifications.

         Manage to contract 3rd party labs and develop bacteria and quality lab testing as needed

         Perform 3rd party audit preparation and suppliers audits as necessary

         Ensure sanitation requirements are maintained in all areas of the facility

         Work with customers and end users directly to understand, reduce and eliminate product returns and complaints

         Manage vendor relationship to ensure food safety and raw materials compliance specification

         Manage labeling compliance with the USDA/FDA regulations

         Manage customer complaint/returns and implement corrective actions

         Ensure complete data collection and trending on relevant programs



***EOE Race/Color/Religion/Sex/National Origin/Protected Veteran/Disability Status***





4 year college degree required.

Formal training/certification in Animal Science/Food Safety/Veterinary Science preferred. 


Related Experience: 

Minimum 5 years food safety and quality experience required in food service processing or a distribution facility. 

Food safety training, sanitation (SSOP & GMP), USDA and/or FDA regulations, quality troubleshooting and QA process improving skills also required. 

Formal HACCP training/certification preferred.



Ability to travel 30-40% required.

Meat industry background/experience with food safety/quality knowledge in a meat production environment strongly preferred.

Excellent organizational skills and ability to prioritize required.

Experience with a HACCP plan design, measurement, documentation & training required.

Strong interpersonal skills required, including the ability to relate and positively influence employees & third parties at all organizational level.


Physical Requirements:

Up to 25% walking in a cold environment

Up to 50% sitting

Up to 75 Lb lifting

Physical Requirements Physical Requirements: Up to 25% walking in a cold environment Up to 50% sitting Up to 75Lb lifting

Primary Location

: IL-Aurora


: Full-time   


: Day Job

Job Function

: Food Safety

Job Level

: Manager


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