Tree Top 11 reviews - Selah, WA 98942
OF THE POSITION:
The Plant Compliance Specialist is responsible for
ensuring the plant is in compliance with specifications and food safety
requirements. Position performs daily review and verification of records;
maintains internal programs pertinent to documentation; investigates
customer complaints; conducts plant inspections; and ensures employees are up-to-date
on their quality training's. In addition, position serves as a back-up to
the QA Supervisor and assumes the day-to-day operations of the QA lab.
This position reports to the QA/Technical Services
Manager and supervises a Document Controller. Position may also supervise
quality staff in the plants. This position works closely with plant staff,
Corporate Quality, Sales and Marketing, and copack
(The essential functions listed below are not intended
to reflect all duties that may be assigned to this position. Tree Top may
augment duties, including essential functions, at its discretion.)
Perform daily review and verification of records to
ensure compliance to specifications and food safety requirements.
Communicate and address corrective actions. Ensure information is entered
into tracking log.
Serve as a back-up to the QA Supervisor when supervisor
is out. Oversee the day to day operations of the QA lab and ensure
compliance with all food safety and food quality programs. Provide
leadership and supervision of the lab employees. Assist with audits,
documentation, and maintaining effective and compliant food safety plans
and/or HACCP program. Provide a high level of technical expertise/support
within the facility and externally.
Maintain internal Quality, SQF, organic, kosher and
food safety programs including pertinent documentation. Update policies,
programs, and procedures to ensure Tree Top meets requirements and remain
in compliance. Communicate and collaborate with other departments to ensure
updates are reviewed and recommended changes are accurate. Ensure plant
staff are meeting requirements outlined in the policies, programs, and
Investigate customer complaints and determine root
cause. Review records, pull samples if needed, gather all facts, and
provide a recommended corrective action to QA/Technical Services Manager
Provide leadership and supervision of a Document
Controller. Manage goals and objectives for staff. Provide formal and
informal feedback through coaching, monitoring and evaluating job results.
Conduct daily and monthly plant inspection. Provide
recommended corrective action to QA/Technical Services Manager. Lead
corrective action efforts by collaborating with plant staff.
Work with other departments and QA/Technical Services
Manager to develop an effective sanitation program through monitoring and
proactively addressing issues.
Train employees and ensure food safety and quality
parameters are met. Collaborate with other departments and employees to
create applicable trainings and deliver training's
Have regular attendance and work appropriate number of
hours to get the essential functions completed.
Perform under the Working Conditions described below.
QUALIFICATIONS FOR ENTRY:
Principles and practices of food processing,
manufacturing, and packaging.
Principles and practices of food sensory.
Solid knowledge of food safety and food quality
standards (regulatory and customer).
Principles and practices of intermediate math and
Principles and practices of laboratory methods and
Working knowledge of quality auditing.
Pertinent Federal, State, and local laws, codes and
regulations applicable to the quality and safety of foods.
Conduct risk assessment analysis and cause/correction
action reviews to resolve quality issues.
Drive continuous improvement and make recommendations
to the process.
Accurately perform duties of the job, with attention to
Accurately document standard operating procedures.
Read and interpret documents such as safety rules,
operating and maintenance instructions, regulatory and procedure manuals.
Maintain confidential and sensitive information.
Gain cooperation through discussion and persuasion.
Identify, research, and analyze problems, identify
alternative solutions, and project consequences of proposed actions.
Gather, evaluate, and interpret information.
Effectively organize, plan, and execute.
Use computers and computer software including word
processing, spreadsheets, and databases.
Meet behaviors established in Tree Topís performance
management and development process.
EXPERIENCE, CERTIFICATION/LICENSES, AND TRAINING:
A Bachelorís degree in Food Science, Chemistry,
Microbiology, or related field.
Minimum of three years of experience working in quality
assurance, preferably in a food manufacturing and food safety environment.
SQF Practitioner is highly preferred.
Prior trainings in Preventive Controls for Human Food,
HACCP, Acidified Foods, and Internal Auditing are preferred.
Constantly works in an office environment, frequently
has exposures to a lab or manufacturing/plant environment, and occasionally
has exposures to an outdoors environment
Frequently works mandatory overtime
Frequently works under tight time constraints or with
business activities of a seasonal/cyclical nature
Occasionally travels, including overnight stays, to
other worksites, for off-site meetings, and for training purposes
Constantly deals with highly confidential information
Occasionally works with dissatisfied or angry customers
Occasionally works from home
Physical requirements of the job:
Vision requirements: Constantly uses near vision
and color vision and frequently uses far vision and depth perception
Constantly types and sits
Types of exposures encountered: Occasionally has
exposures to human blood and pathogens, toxic or caustic chemicals, odors
or fumes, extreme heat/cold temperatures, and loud machine/equipment noise
Persons with disabilities may be able to perform the
essential duties of this job with reasonable accommodation. Reasonable
accommodation will be evaluated on an individual basis and depends, in
part, on the specific requirements for the job, the limitations related to
disability and the ability of the department/division to accommodate the
Tree Top is an EEO/AA employer. All qualified
applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to
race, sex, national origin, disability, veteran status, or any other status
in accordance with law.