of Food Safety & Compliance
Braswell Foods - Nashville, NC
Director of Food Safety & Compliance Reporting To: Executive Vice President
FLSA Status: Exempt
Revision Date: 8/3/16
Position Summary ("Paid to..."):
Drives Company Mission, Vision, Values. Responsible for the
activities involved in assuring the quality of all products produced meet
company service, quality, cost, safety and people objectives. This includes
development, implementation and monitoring of programs for:
- HACCP, Organic
Certified, FISMA, UEP, FDA, USDA, SQF
- Safe Quality Foods
- Tracking ingredient and
product (Traceability – Lot Tracking)
- Supplier certifications
- Managing process control and
adherence to specifications
- Managing environmental
- Labeling products and
shipping finished goods.
Key Duties & Responsibilities (Includes the following.
Other duties may apply or be assigned.):
- Manages all
Quality Control processes at all processing facilities.
- Develops and implemented
programs to ensure compliance with GMP’s by all employees and other
personnel in the processing facilities.
- Orchestrates the
administration of biological monitoring procedures to determine the
efficacy of sanitation methods.
- Monitors employee practices
to aid in a pest-free environment.
- Develops and implements new
methods, procedures, and systems to improve quality performance.
- Supervises operation to
comply with all applicable safety laws and regulation, as well as
Company food safety policies, procedures and standards.
- Develops and maintains
training and development programs that support key performance goals
for the Company, as well as provide a satisfying and rewarding work
environment for employees.
- Manages operations to
maintain a SUPERIOR ratings in all company
- Educates and trains employees
as to their impact in the quality management system.
- Develops, implements, manages and
integrates a Quality Management System (QMS) for all locations.
- Serves as the primary quality
control resource for problem identification, resolution, loss
reporting and continuous improvement.
- Manages quality control
personnel on a day-to-day basis.
- Supports concurrent
engineering efforts by participating in design development projects
representing particularly involving potential food safety risks.
- Designs, implements and
documents procedures for process control, process improvement, testing
- Establishes and implements
metrics (process capability, control charts, measurement quality) for
monitoring system effectiveness and to enable managers to make sound
product quality decisions.
- Performs root-cause analysis
and other problem solving activities to identify effective corrective
actions and process improvements.
- Establishes collection and
analysis systems of statistical data to predict trends that will
affect improvement of product quality.
- Analyzes customers’ product
specifications to establish efficient, cost-effective requirements for
ease of manufacture and reproducibility.
- Develops process certification
standards and assist in process certification.
- Monitors vendor performance
and establish criteria and rating system for critical vendors.
- Reviews customer purchase
orders, contracts and change requests and ensure that the necessary
criteria and provisions are included in quality and process plans.
Also, reviews suppliers purchase orders and establish supplier quality
- Interacts with customers to
identify opportunities to improve quality and establish feedback with
manufacturing and development personnel. Develops and maintains
customer complaint logs as well as tracking customer complaint
- Oversees calibration and
- Reports to management on
quality issues, trends and losses.
- Leads in internal and
external quality audits as well as investigations involving live bird
production, Feed Mill operations and Egg Processing.
- All other reasonable duties,
Job Requirements :
- Minimum of seven
years of experience in related field and/or leadership capacity
- BS degree with a scientific
- Basic Technical Writing
- Good communication skills
- Knowledge of basic micro
techniques (aseptic sampling, dilutions, plating).
- Ability to read and interpret
- Ability to read, write, and speak English.
- Basic computer knowledge
(Access, Excel and Word).
- SQF compliant
To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to
perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below
are representative of the knowledge, skill and/or ability required.
Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with
disabilities to perform the essential functions.
Education and/or Experience :
Engineering, Production, QA/Food Safety experience (7+) years.
Ability to read and interpret documents such as safety rules,
operating and maintenance instructions, and procedure manuals. Ability to
write routine reports and correspondence. Ability to speak effectively
before groups of customers or employees of organization.
Ability to add, subtract, multiply
and divide in all units of measure, using whole numbers, common fractions,
and decimals. Ability to compute rate, ratio, and percent and to draw and
interpret bar graphs.
Ability to solve practical problems and deal with a variety of
concrete variables in situations where only limited standardization exists.
Ability to interpret a variety of instructions furnished in written, oral,
diagram or schedule form.
Must have basic computer skills. MS Office a must
Certificates, Licenses, Registrations :
Other Skills and Abilities :
- Must be able to
work on an on-call basis and be able to work beyond normal working
- Must be able to work with
The physical demands described here are representative of
those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential
functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable
individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
While performing the duties of this job, the employee is
regularly required to walk; use hands to finger, handle, or feel; reach
with hands and arms; stoop and kneel, crouch, or crawl; talk or hear; and
taste or smell. The employee frequently is required to stand and climb or
balance. The employee is occasionally required to sit. The employee must
frequently lift and/or move up to 25 pounds. Specific vision abilities
required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision,
peripheral vision, depth perception and ability to adjust focus. Must
possess the ability to work in an agricultural environment, indoors,
outdoors, office, warehouse, processing, and farm production areas each
varying in temperature, odor and other environment specific atmospheres.
The work environment characteristics described here are
representative of those an employee encounters while performing the
essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to
enable individuals to perform the essential functions. Must possess the
ability to work in an agricultural environment, indoors, outdoors, office,
warehouse, processing, and farm production areas each varying in
temperature, odor and other environment specific atmospheres.
While performing the duties of this job, the employee is
frequently exposed to fumes or airborne particles. The employee is
occasionally exposed to moving mechanical parts, toxic or caustic chemicals
and extreme heat. The noise level in the work environment is usually
Animal Welfare Commitment:
- Braswell Foods is
fully committed to providing our animals with a safe and healthy
environment, free from abuse and treated humanely in all aspects.
- All employees are obligated
by moral duty, Braswell Foods requirements (refer to Animal Welfare
Policy), and legal obligation to uphold the strictest animal
welfare-structured environment and are obligated to report any
incidents of abuse, neglect or breach of bio-security for the health
and welfare of our animals.
Non-Smoking Work Environment:
- No smoking in
company provided vehicles.
Equal Opportunity Statement:
Braswell Foods is an equal opportunity employers
and will not discriminate against anyone with regard to race, sex, national
origin, color, religion, age or any disability, in compliance with Title
VII of Civil Rights Act of 1991, the Age Discrimination in Employment Act,
as amended, or the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990.
Although this job description lists and identifies the primary
duties of the listed position, it is not an exclusive list. As with all
positions at Braswell Foods, the very nature and diversification of an egg
production facility requires that all employees remain flexible to cover a
wide variety of duties that may need covered.
The Information contained in this job description is not only
to inform you of the requirements of this position, but will also be used
to evaluate your work performance. This will include assisting in a
determination of whether or not you will be entitled to certain bonuses
and/or raises, and whether or not performance related disciplinary action
would be taken against you.