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Quality Assurance/ Health and Safety Supervisor
ACE Bakery - Gaffney, SC




QA Description:
The QA/H&S supervisor will assist Quality & Corporate Compliance Manager, H&S Manager and Operations manager in documenting and implementing Quality Assurance, and H&S policies and procedures that meet regulatory, industry and corporate standards/requirements. In addition, the person monitors raw materials, finished products and all processes to assure compliance.

Position responsibilities:

  • Performs on-line process checks and verification checks on CCPs and follows up on issues noted.
  • Performs daily checks of finished products and provides immediate feedback to production supervisors, managers and QA management. Where specifications are not met, puts product on hold and follows through until products are disposed of, or are released.
  • Functions as HACCP team leader, lead team in hazard analysis, HACCP plan development, verification and validation.
  • Conducts daily inspections, monthly self inspections, internal BRC audits and enforces good manufacturing practices. Follows up on issues, facilitates root cause analysis and development of corrective actions.
  • Ensures environmental program is followed, including swabbing equipment, drains, floor, etc and submits samples for laboratory analysis. Follows up with root cause and corrective action if results are out of specification.
  • Reviews and verifies quality / food safety records, including CCP, follows up on issues noted and files.
  • Assesses the effectiveness of the traceability program (verifies lot numbers on ingredients against information on the processing documents). Participates in mock recalls.
  • Assists with investigations of consumer/customer complaints and in supplier management program.
  • Verifies the accuracies of measuring devices (thermometers and scales).
  • Assists in carrying out hazard assessments, inspections and audits (including BRC audit) as required by legislative or corporate requirements.
  • Ensures that training matrix is established and assists in providing orientation, refresher and job specific training to all employees and arrange external trainers when required.
  • Other related duties and responsibilities as assigned

H&S Description:
The QA/H&S Supervisor under the direction of the Operations Manager (with assistance of H&S Manager) ensures that legislative and corporate requirements are met, health and safety is monitored and communicated on a regular basis and any issues are addressed in a timely manner.

Position responsibilities:

  • Ensures ACE Bakery health and safety (H&S) policies and procedures are developed, implemented and maintained;
  • Ensures the health and safety committee is functional and acts as a resource;
  • Performs hazard assessments, inspections, and audits as required;
  • Maintains the training matrix spreadsheet;
  • Assists in providing orientation, refresher and job specific training & external training
  • Ensures all workers & contractors comply with facility-specific H&S requirements;
  • Addresses H&S issues/concerns & reports to respective management personnel;
  • Addresses unsafe acts or conditions & implements corrective actions;
  • Ensures corrective measures taken are communicated to all affected employees;
  • Ensures that safety communication is kept up to date and delivered promptly;
  • Maintains the accident investigation program
  • Assists Supervisors in their duties and prepares incident trend reports

Skills & Knowledge

  • Excellent oral and written English skills
  • Skill to document findings and data clearly, concisely and accurately
  • Demonstrated ability to multitask and work in a fast-paced production environment
  • Strong analytical skills
  • Strong interpersonal skills and the ability to work effectively with managers, supervisors and production floor employees
  • Able to work flexible hours and shifts (afternoon/nights) including weekends


  • Post-Secondary education in Food Science/ Technology is an asset
  • 2-5 years QA experience in a food plant
  • Very strong Microsoft office skills
  • Knowledge of food safety (HACCP) programs, GMP programs and Quality Systems
  • Knowledge and understanding of H&S principles and practices and US/SC legislation with respect to H&S an asset
  • High commitment to safe work practices

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Job Type: Full-time

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