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QC Tech / SQF Practitioner - Hempstead, NY

Golds Pure Foods LLC





Job summary: This position will be responsible for developing and executing broad quality and food safety policies and processes. On a tactical level, this position will focus on opportunities to improve quality and enhance food safety.

Key responsibilities:

  • Responsible for implementing, reviewing and maintaining the facility SQF food safety management system.
  • Manage the facility HACCP, HARP, and all prerequisite and validation programs required by FSMA and the SQF scheme.
  • Administer the SQF training program, including training and verification
  • Support operations and quality personnel in the application and compliance monitoring of SQF, environmental, health, safety and quality requirements
  • Facilitate Food Safety Committee and HACCP team meetings
  • Lead SQF Certification, customer regulatory/quality and agency audits.
  • Identify conditions and practices that could lead to injury, property damage, chemical release, business interruption or non-compliance.
  • Investigate injuries and safety nonconformance to determine root cause and corrective action
  • Coordinate facility Management of Change reviews for all new and modified products and processes, including HACCP and risk analysis studies.
  • Understand the company's current quality and food safety practices and procedures. Assess and evaluate existing and proposed quality and risk mitigation.
  • Partner with the manufacturing system to improve efficiency and quality.
  • Oversee customer complaint program.
  • Conducts self-inspections on a monthly basis, documents and brings about corrective actions as needed.
  • Keeps other managers abreast of new regulations, concepts, and quality standards.
  • Work closely with operations on specific quality and food safety related activities.
  • Addresses Sanitation and GMP deviations on an immediate and ongoing basis and assists in training and development of production personnel in these key areas.
  • Develop and cultivate constructive relationships with regulatory and certification bodies such as AIB and the FDA.


  • BS with technical background in food technology, food science, or related area and/or 5 years in the food industry
  • 3-5 years in the food industry.
  • Extensive knowledge of quality and food safety methods and techniques, quality assurance standards, food laboratory testing methods and operations, and statistical process control techniques
  • Previous experience with plant audits/inspections including customer, 3rd party and governmental.
  • Strong working knowledge of regulatory compliance FDA, HACCP, SQF -- Lead the internal Safe Quality Food (SQF) accreditation.
  • Self-motivated and results oriented, able to set own agenda within wide parameters
  • Create, support and contribute to the quality culture of the company.
  • Strong and supportive team player.


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