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Food 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 Responsibilities

  • 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 results.
  • 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 requirements.
  • 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.

Skills and Qualifications

  • 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

Job Location:

  • Manteno, IL

Required education:

  • Bachelor's

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