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Food Safety & Quality Assurance - Provo, UT 84601

Brigham Young University

$60,351 - $78,378 a year




This position will ensure that production facilities in Dining Services meet and follow all government laws and regulations and comply with industry GMPís (Good Manufacturing Practices). The areas included are specifically the CSC Dairy, Sous Vide Kitchen, Produce Processing Room, Cold Food Kitchen, Bakery and Meat Shop. The position must understand government laws and regulations and stay current with new and updated food laws. Will develop HACCP plans and oversees all cleaning and sanitation processes for the CSC to insure quality products and safe food. The position will also be responsible to manage all Dairy production including ice cream, cheese, cottage cheese, dressings, juices, sauces, etc.

Essential Functions

Quality Assurance

  • Ensure products meet company, customer, and regulatory requirements for quality and food safety
  • Audit against internal standard operating procedures
  • Supervises the creation and implementations of the CSC Hazard Analysis Critical Control Point (HACCP) program
  • Review all HACCP and regulatory documentation for required record review and ensure regulatory compliance
  • Communicate and respond to USDA/ FDA non-compliances (non-conformance reports)
  • Oversees the development, implementation, review and maintenance of the Safe Quality Food (SQF) System
  • Oversee and perform daily pre-operational inspections
  • Takes appropriate action to maintain the integrity of the SQF System
  • Tracks and orders QA supplies used in daily monitoring activities
  • Launches new items for production
  • Assist in development and delivery of quality training programs.
  • Work with quality technicians and production employees to ensure compliance of quality policies and procedures. Bring policies and procedures into realization
  • Manage listeria, Biological Oxygen Demand (BOD), and other sampling schedules
  • Creates inspection schedule and performs monthly sanitation & quality self-assessment inspections
  • Work with other employees to resolve any quality non-compliance issues in a timely manner

CSC Sanitation

  • Provides expertise for cleaning and sanitation in the production areas
  • Provide technical support training for sanitation testing protocols and other testing protocols as they relate to product quality and performance
  • Inspect sanitation procedures regularly to assure proper steps are being followed
  • Maintain all required documentation and records, including county, state and federal inspections, cleaning documentation, time and temperature charts, and employee training
  • Manage proper storage and usage of cleaning and Sanitation Chemicals
  • Coordinate sanitation shift staffing, working with managers and supervisors to develop schedules that ensures equipment and the CSC is being cleaned properly

Production Management

  • Evaluates efficiencies to maximize equipment and personnel
  • Oversee production schedules to ensure sufficient inventory
  • Maintains Production records making sure they are available for inspectors
  • Works directly with suppliers and purchasing to order ingredient and maintaining inventory for production
  • Oversee proper use of production equipment to insure safety of workers
  • Assure proper maintenance of equipment
  • Network with other university food and dairy manufacturing facilities to stay current with similar operations

New product and process development

  • Study customer trends to develop new products
  • Network with other university food and dairy facilities
  • Research and Development of new Dairy products


Minimum education/experience required: Bachelorís Degree in Food Science, Food Processing/Engineering, or biology OR an equivalent combination of education and experience

Preferred: Bachelor's Degree in Food Science and at least 5 yearsí experience in dairy manufacturing management or food manufacturing.

Skills, abilities, knowledge, licenses, certifications:


  • Understanding of governmental regulations in food processing, including HACCP, Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA), and SQF
  • Thorough knowledge Good Manufacturing Practices (GMPs), physical facilities and proper equipment maintenance.
  • Experience creating Standard Operation Procedures (SOPís) and Safety Analysis documentation.
  • Thorough knowledge of production physical facilities and proper equipment maintenance.
  • Understanding of USDA guideline for food safety and sanitation controls
  • Government regulations for food processing/handling
  • Servsafe Certification (can be provided upon hire)
  • Experience in dealing with government regulators
  • Excellent communication skills


  • Prior experience in dairy laboratory
  • Licensed pasteurizer operator
  • Certified dairy product tester
  • Ability to oversee all dairy production
  • Computer skills including Microsoft and Eatec
  • Trained on all dairy production equipment and processing and capable of assisting with all dairy production
  • Production/testing new products and processes

Employee Class: Administrative

Work Location: Provo Campus

Environment: Frequent exposure to unfavorable conditions such as all-weather, or working in cramped, very dirty, or unpleasant quarters

Physical Exam Required: Y

Physical Exam Details: Works in freezer with temps at or near -20 degrees 1-2 hours Daily Gloves, coat, headgear
Works in cooler and cold rooms with temps at or below 40 degrees 1-2 hours Daily Gloves, coat
Unpredictable weather conditions affect dock area Constant Daily None
Loud noise for refrigeration equipment Constant Daily None
Production atmosphere: wet floors, production equipment, chemicals, odors Constant Daily Slip proof shoes
Delivery truck, dock levelers, pallet jacks Constant Daily None

Desired Start Date: As soon as possible

Job Close Date: Open Until Filled

Pay Level: 53

Approximate Starting Salary: $60,351 - $78,378

Documents Required at time of Application:

Required: Resume
Optional: Cover Letter, Letter of Recommendation 1

Equal Opportunity Employer: m/f/vets/disability


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