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Food Safety & Quality Specialist - Fremont, NE

Hansen-Mueller Company





$45,000 - $60,000 a year

Day shift! Great pay! Great culture!

Hansen-Mueller Co. provides an individualized approach to grain merchandising through price discovery, marketing, transportation and logistics throughout the world. Hansen-Mueller Co. has an exciting opportunity in the food safety area. As a Food Safety & Quality Specialist, you will help drive the implementation of our new program.

Besides the full benefit package, including but not limited to, paid time off, medical, dental and retirement plans, here are the job duties, you can look forward to:

  • Responsible for the overall accountability of ensuring the food safety system at each facility is properly written, documented and implemented - thus ensuring USDA regulatory compliance and the production of safe and feed products (ingredients and finished product: incoming and outgoing).
  • This position reports to the Chief Operating Officer. This reporting structure ensures a facility’s food safety system continues to flourish without unnecessary decreases in operational productivity and efficiency.
  • Frequent travel between Toledo, Ohio and Fremont, Nebraska. We have 18 locations nationwide.
  • Verifies that all Food Safety and Regulatory programs are functioning as designed, being followed and correctly documented thus ensuring the facility has the regulatory evidence required to prove they have produced safe and wholesome products.
  • Ensures USDA regulatory compliance by making scientifically defendable decisions that do not result in unjustified decreases in operational productivity or efficiency.
  • Visually inspects the cleanliness of the equipment in the facility to ensure no adverse impacts on shelf life.
  • Quickly and thoroughly investigates a product/process failure, determine the root cause and take prompt corrective actions; while minimizing product exposure and production downtime.
  • Accountable for the preparation and the execution of USDA daily verification tasks, as well as numerous 3rd party audits and USDA food safety system assessments. Takes appropriate corrective action as a result of any findings generated.
  • Develops and fosters a strong working relationship with the USDA.
  • Completes reassessments of SQF Quality Plan.
  • Provides leadership and guidance to Facility Managers and employees in regards to Food Safety. Carries out supervisory responsibilities in accordance with Hansen Mueller’s policies and applicable federal and state laws.

Here's what’s required:

  • Bachelor’s degree (B.A.) in Food Science or related field and 2+ years’ experience in the food industry; or equivalent combination of education and experience.
  • Knowledge and understanding of quality assurance principles, feed mill processing, SPC, and statistics; preferred.
  • Minimum of 5 years of experience and knowledge of USDA, FSIS, HACCP, GFSI, FSMA, Non-GMO Certification, Organic Certification and SSOP requirements.
  • USDA/HACCP Certified preferred.
  • SQF certification preferred.
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills.
  • Ability to uphold regulatory, company and customer standards.
  • Ability to respond to common inquiries or complaints from customers, regulatory agencies, or members of the business community.
  • Knowledge of database software; inventory software; spreadsheet and word processing software; preferred.
  • Must be able to travel up to 40% of the time the first couple of years primarily from Fremont, Nebraska to Toledo, Ohio.
  • May be required to work long hours and occasional weekends.
  • Occasionally lift and/or move up to 50 pounds
  • Specific vision includes close vision, distance vision, and ability to adjust focus
  • Frequently required to stand; walk; use hands to finger, handle, or feel; reach with hands and arms; stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl and talk or hear.
  • Office and facility setting. The facility environment will include wet or humid conditions (non-weather related), extreme cold and heat (non-weather related), working near moving mechanical parts, exposure to fumes or airborne particles, and chemicals.
  • The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate but can be loud when in the production area.

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Job Type: Full-time

Salary: $45,000.00 to $60,000.00 /year

Required experience:

  • SQF: 2 years
  • Non- GMO: 2 years
  • Quality Assurance: 5 years
  • food safety: 5 years

Required education:

  • Bachelor's

Job Location:

  • Fremont, NE

Required licenses or certifications:

  • USDA


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