Safety and Quality Specialist
Plochman Inc. - Manteno, IL 60950
Plochmanís has been manufacturing fine mustard
products in the Chicago area since its founding in 1852. From creating the
iconic classic squeeze barrel in the 1950s to adding new varieties over the
years, Plochmanís Mustard has remained committed
to making the best mustard products for its customers.
Food Safety and Quality
Specialist will responsible for the implementation, maintenance, and
compliance of food safety and quality programs at the plant. This
individual will work extensively with cross-functional teams to implement
various food packaging, safety and quality programs. The Food Safety and
Quality Specialist will further responsible for ensuring company compliance
with policies & regulatory requirements. This position will maintain
appropriate documentation, reports and adequate, timely testing of internal
and external controls through conducting self-assessments and audits.
Additionally, this individual together will work with the Quality Manager
to ensure ongoing compliance to implemented programs.
Primary Duties and
- Ensure that the Plant and
grounds are in compliance with all Sanitation regulations required for
food plants per the CFR, and internal and third
party audit criteria.
- Ensuring that proper
documentation (procedures and records) is prepared showing that
Sanitation has been conducted in accordance with all required
regulations i.e. SSOP, Master Sanitation schedule and Work Orders.
- Conducting routine GMP and
Sanitation inspections of the plant and provide recommendations.
- Supplier Control: Generate
Supplier Corrective Action Reports (SCAR's) for all non-conforming
product received at customers. This includes tracking open SCAR's and
vendor related issues.
- Up-dates specifications as
necessary and ensures that valid changes are effectively communicated
to the team.
- Participate and implementation
of food safety and quality policies and procedures.
- Participates in facility-level
training for the food safety and quality system.
- Executes on requirements
defined by food safety and quality procedures and documents the
- Participate in internal food
safety and quality system audits to ensure compliance to established
policies and procedures.
- Participates in customer and
3rd party audits including audit preparation and action item follow-up
- Contributes to food safety and
quality system improvements and corrective actions based on internal
and external audit results.
- Maintains and revises food
safety and quality procedures; prepare and conduct training to
revisions as required.
- Maintain record retention
- Assist in nonconforming raw
material and participates in supplier approval and SCAR investigation.
- Assists with customer complaint
investigation and nonconforming in-process and finished product.
- Prepare and reports food safety
and quality incidents, key indicator performance metrics, and
internal/external audit results promptly to the Quality Manager.
- Monitors and evaluates
operations, programs, processes and/or practices for quality and
effectiveness; makes recommendations for improvement.
- Gathers, identifies, and/or
stores samples of materials to be tested on site or forwarded to
laboratory for testing.
- Maintains detailed inspection
or investigation records, prepares reports, and attends to other
related administrative requirements
- Monitors consistency of
compliance in all areas and provides feedback and training to
management and production staff.
- Bachelors Degree in Technical Course
(Food Science, Chemistry, Biology, Microbiology, Nutrition etc) or equivalent work experience.
- Strong proficiency working with
Microsoft Office tools.
- 1-3 years
experience in Quality Control position.
- Strong interpersonal, verbal,
and written communication skills.
- Experience in tracking,
analyzing, and reporting quality data.
- Good written & verbal
communication skills; strong leadership skills.
- Ability to work well with other
departments, suppliers & customers.
Job Type: Full-time