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Quality Assurance and Food Safety (HACCP) Specialist
Madison, WI




Job Description

DuPont Industrial Biosciences seeks a Quality Assurance and Food Safety (HACCP) Specialist to support the Quality and Food Safety Management System at the Madison site as needed to assure that products produced comply with all internal, customer, and regulatory requirements. The position is located at the Madison, WI facility.


Provide leadership and individual contribution in maintaining compliance with Food and Dietary Supplements regulations (21CFR117 (“FSMA”) and 21CFR111) and certifications (ISO 9001, FSSC 22000). Coordinates the HACCP system, leads the HACCP and Food Safety Team, and trains personnel on Quality and Food Safety topics. Works with operations in a manufacturing environment, performing pre-operational inspections, routine quality monitoring activities,  non-conformance investigation, and contributing to projects. Provides trends, reports, and status updates to management. Interacts with other departments and customers.



·        Provide leadership in ensuring continuous improvement and compliance of quality system programs to regulatory, internal, and certification standards.

·        Coordinate the HACCP system and lead the HACCP and Food Safety Team.    Support the Food Safety Management System, including implementation, monitoring, and verification of HACCP, Preventative Controls, and Pre-Requisite Programs.

·        Monitors, trends, and reports to Management compliance to GMPs and of pre-requisite programs.  

·        Coordinate and participate in sanitation verification, environmental sampling and monitoring, prepare or review and approve reports, and trend performance as applicable. Provide trends, reports, and status updates to management.

·        Perform daily batch record review and batch releases, including verification of CCP, oPRP, and QC records, label accountability, and track compliance rates.  

·        Organize, conduct, and track training of quality and food safety procedures including GMPs, GDPs, HACCP, Food Defense.

·        Contribute to the maintenance of quality management systems including Non-Conformances and Deviations, CAPA,  Customer Complaints, and Management of Change

·        Lead or contribute to improvement efforts when needed, including Root Cause investigations and Corrective and Preventative Action of quality issues and customer complaints. 

·        Perform internal audits in regards to required GMPs, Pre-requisite Programs, ISO 9001, and FSSC 22000

·        Participate and represent QA&FS in projects, as needed.

·        Participate in customer, certification, and regulatory audits and contribute to corrective actions, as needed.

·        Develop and promote awareness for product and production quality.  Communicate internally any information concerning quality and food safety.  Support an environment of continuous improvement

·        Comply with all company policies, including the Product Quality and Food Safety and Environmental Policies, regular attendance, and maintaining a drug free work place.  Adhere to DuPont’s Core Values.

·        Remain current in the field.


Job Qualifications

·        Must have a Bachelor’s degree in Microbiology, Biology, Food Science, or related field and should have a minimum of 3 years’ experience in quality or technical role with experience in GMP, Food Safety, and HACCP.

·        Experience with the following is required:

·        Working knowledge of HACCP food safety programs

·        Working in a manufacturing environment in a quality or technical role

·        Performing GMP audits/inspections of food (or related) manufacturing facilities

·        Experience with the following is preferred:

·        Leading a HACCP team

·        Giving training presentations relevant to HACCP, GMPs, Quality, and/or Food Safety

·        Working in an ISO or GFSI (SQF or FSSC 22000) –certified facility

·        Experience with Corrective & Preventative Actions (CAPA) programs

·        Internal auditing to ISO or GFSI standards

·        Pest control programs

·        Assisting in customer audits, certification audits, and regulatory audits

·        Evaluating compliance of procedures with Food regulations (21CFR110 and 21CFR117 (FSMA)) and Dietary Supplements regulations (21CFR111)

·        Qualifications preferred:

·        HACCP certification (IHA, NSF or equivalent)

·        Advanced HACCP certification (Validation and Verification)

·        Preventative Controls Qualified Individual (PCQI)

·        Must collaboratively lead or contribute to team-based problem-solving of manufacturing quality issues and continuous improvement efforts.

·        Must possess effective communication, collaboration, skills to lead or contribute to team-based problem-solving of manufacturing quality issues and continuous improvement efforts within the department and with other functions.

·        Must possess strong organizational and time-management skills and the ability to work independently.





This position operates in both the office and plant environments.


Must adhere to plant GMP’s and wear Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) as appropriate in accordance with plant policy.




This position reports directly to the QA & Food Safety Manager for the Madison site and is directly responsible for the maintenance and verification of Quality and Food Safety Management Systems at the Madison site.


Management reserves the right to add or change the duties of this position at any time.


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