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Food Safety & Quality Assurance HACCP Specialist  #STF-75

Sioux City, IA

Seaboard Triumph Foods




Sioux City, IA


Functional Group

Processing Plant

Job Description

The Food Safety & Quality Assurance HACCP position is responsible for administering, coordinating, and implementing the foods safety plan and HACCP programs related to products manufactured, processed, and packaged. The daily HACCP/CCP verifications, pre-shipment reviews, draft NR corrective actions are assigned to this position. This position is responsible for HACCP and food safety related activities to ensure proper documentation necessary for compliance with USDA regulations, SQF program, and company requirements to ensure the highest standard of food safety and quality.
The HACCP Specialist will be assuming the responsibilities of the FS / Regulatory Manager, FSQA Supervisor and/or QA Technician in the event they are absent.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES: This list is not all inclusive, other duties assigned as necessary.

* Maintain current knowledge of HACCP and food safety related regulations.
* Assist HACCP department and plant management with development and implementation of corrective action plans to address non-compliance issues.
* Conduct HACCP document reviews.
* Train staff on FSQA programs & policies.
* Manages compliance for purchased items and goods to USDA/FSIS regulations.
* Produce and analyze statistical data evaluating adherence to food safety standards.
* Coordinate food safety audit results and track performance against established goals; develop and manage program of periodic reporting of food safety performance.
* Manage activities to ensure compliance with relevant regulations, customer requirements for production.
* May be responsible to cover for FSQA supervisors or Regulatory Manager in their absence
* Build and maintain spreadsheets related to food safety & compliance trending & tracking
* Manages document control and document management for food safety programs.
* Keeps records of all food safety work completed.
* Runs routine weekly reports.
* Special projects as needed.

QUALIFICATION REQUIREMENTS: To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the work environment, knowledge, skill, and/or ability required or preferred. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

EDUCATION and/or EXPERIENCE: Requires a B.S. in Meat or Food Science or other related area of study; or 4+ years in the food industry emphasis on meat/pork. 2-5 years supervisory experience in a manufacturing environment a basic knowledge of fresh meat plant operations, Food Industry Regulations (USDA, SSOP, HACCP, GMP) or the combination of education and experience that enables performance in all aspects of the position. A PLUS: HACCP Certification and basic SQF training desirable.

COMMUNICATION SKILLS: Must have excellent written and verbal communication skills and demonstrated ability to work well with others. Ability to read, analyze, and interpret general business periodicals, professional journals, technical procedures, and/or governmental regulations. Requires the ability to work as a team member and individually to complete given tasks.

LANGUAGE SKILLS: Ability to read and interpret documents in the English language such as safety files and procedure manuals. Must be able to effectively communicate with management personnel and others within and outside of the organization.

MATHEMATICAL SKILLS: Ability to apply mathematical applications to practical situations. Must possess strong analytical and metric-based skills.

REASONING ABILITY: Ability to define problems, collect data, establish facts, and draw valid conclusions. Ability to interpret an extensive variety of technical instructions in mathematical, diagram, written and/or verbal form and deal with several abstract and concrete variables. Ability to troubleshoot, analyze varying situations and develop quantifiable solutions.

OTHER SKILLS AND ABILITIES: Proficient in computer skills such as Outlook, Excel and Word, as well as all standard programs used by the industry and the ability to learn and effectively use any and all other computer programs that are or will be made available. Must be organized, detail oriented and possess good troubleshooting skills. Must have reliable transportation.

PHYSICAL DEMANDS: While performing the duties of this job, the employee is frequently required to talk or hear. Generally the incumbent must be able to sit and use a computer for extended periods of time. The employee frequently is required to stand; walk; move about the facility; use hands to finger, handle or feel; and reach with hands and arms. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception and ability to adjust focus. This position requires the ability to occasionally lift, push/pull up to 40 pounds. Must be able to climb ladders and platforms and enter confined spaces. Must be able to wear all safety equipment. Individual must be able to effectively work in a laboratory environment as well as normal production environment where temperatures and noise levels may vary. Travel required (0-10%) Must be flexible to work off shifts and/or weekends as business needs arise.


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