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Quality Assurance & Food Safety Supervisor, 2nd Shift - Grinnell, IA 50112

PurFoods, LLC




ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES include but are not limited to the following duties. Other duties may be assigned as needed.

  • Assist in overseeing Quality and Food Safety Programs (HACCP-Meat, Poultry, Seafood, Vegetables; Labeling; GMPs; Internal Auditing, etc.), including implementation, staff training and documentation.
  • Work with USDA/FSIS Consumer Safety Inspectors, FDA and State Regulatory Inspectors; Assist in the obtaining environmental and product testing samples as needed.
  • Assist with internal audit program for quality and food safety plans.
  • Conduct daily sensory evaluation of foods being produced and packaged
  • Use all required safety equipment and consistently follow all food-related sanitation and operating safety guidelines; ensures that food production staff does the same.
  • Supervise Quality Assurance Technicians (4-5); perform supervisor duties including attendance verification.
  • Take the initiative to see and assign general cleaning tasks in work areas.
  • Provide communication between Quality Assurance Team and the Management Team.
  • Perform any and all Quality Assurance Tech responsibilities.
  • Performs other duties as assigned by the Quality Assurance Manager.



  • Required: 2/4 Year Degree Food Science, Culinary Science
  • Required: Certified in HACCP for meat, poultry and seafood;
  • Preferred (PCQI) Certificate in Preventive Controls for Human Foods
  • ServSafe Certification is a plus*


  • Required: Previous work-related experience in an USDA/FSIS inspected food manufacturing facility with food safety and quality assurance.
  • Required: Supervisory experience*

Job Requirements:

  • Must be at least 18 years of age
  • Good communicator; must be able to read/write/speak in English; bilingual in Spanish is a plus
  • Strong computer (MS Office), math, and measurement conversion skills
  • Organized and detail-oriented with problem-solving skills
  • Must be able to discern colors (Cannot be color blind)
  • Able to obtain all required certifications and renew as necessary
  • Able to multi-task and prioritize to meet deadlines
  • Able to learn/adapt to changing requirements/situations*

Physical, Mental, and Environmental Requirements:

  • Has the physical stamina to stand and walk for long periods
  • Able to push, pull, and lift up to 50 pounds
  • Has good visual perception as needed to perform job duties
  • Able to work in variable temperatures (cold/hot)*


  • Paid Time Off (PTO)
  • 401K Plan
  • Purfoods Health & Dental Insurance
  • Short-term & Long-term disability
  • Flexible Spending Accounts; Medical and/or Dependent Care

Job Type: Full-time


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