Safety & Quality Scientist - Gaylord, MN 55334
Foods, Inc. is a leading food processor and distributor with business in egg
products, refrigerated grocery and potato products and offers exciting job
possibilities throughout our organization. Join our company and be part of an
innovative team thatís First in Food Ė where you can enhance your career,
sharpen your talents and make an impact.
DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES:
Lead and manage a team of employees through an in-depth review of a
manufacturing process, determining the process flow to develop preventative
measures to ensure food safety and quality.
Train and implement plant food safety programs, policies, and practices
related to microbiological principles and processing lethality.
Engage plant quality and operational staff to ensure successful food safety
program adoption. Work with Corporate Quality to resolve issues relating to
Train and educate the plant teams around the requirements of the Food Safety
Modernization Act. Lead the plant teams in the risk assessment process and
the development of a food safety plan.
Lead the A3 Root Cause Process and improve manufacturing processes through
mistake-proofing and the development of work instructions.
Support the Plants and Technical groups in the validation of control measures
and product design.
Support the plants in the evaluation and resolution of food safety and
Develop training programs, including training materials, for plant personnel.
Training programs include, but are not limited to: quality, sanitation,
manufacturing methods, employee on-boarding, continuous improvement, and
Coordinate and conduct training (individual to groups of 30 employees).
Validate process and training (SOPs, One Point Lessons, Hands on
Demonstration, Checklist) using subject matter experts, consulting with
operators, other resources, vendors, and performing duties, tasks and steps
Prepare reports by collecting, analyzing, and summarizing data; making
Assures documentation accuracy and knowledge around food safety and quality
Support the development and implementation of verification programs,
including foreign material, allergen, microbiological, environmental, and
pathogen monitoring programs.
Work with Corporate Quality to drive consistency throughout all manufacturing
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS & ABILITIES:
Bachelorís of Science degree in Microbiology, Food
Science/Food Technology or related field.
A minimum of 5 years of experience in a food manufacturing environment.
Must have a strong knowledge and understanding of food microbiology, Food
Safety/HACCP/HARPC, GMPís, Sanitary design/controls, and food technology.
Strong continuous improvement knowledge.
Excellent computer skills in Office, SharePoint, SAP,
Must have excellent communication, interpersonal and team building skills.
Bilingual in Spanish is a plus
Ability to multi-task and manage multiple projects in different plant
Able to work flexible hours (nights and weekends) as required.
Ability to work independently with minimal supervision.
Willing to travel 75% of the time.
The above statements are intended to describe the general nature of the work
and may not include all of the duties required of the position
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Team Player : Works well as a member of a group
Enthusiastic : Shows intense and eager enjoyment and interest
Detail Oriented : Capable of carrying out a given task with all
details necessary to get the task done well
Dedicated : Devoted to a task or purpose with loyalty or integrity
Functional Expert : Considered a thought leader on a subject
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Self-Starter : Inspired to perform without outside help
Ability to Make an Impact : Inspired to perform well by the ability to
contribute to the success of a project or the organization
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Bachelors or better in Biology or related field.
Bachelors or better in Food Science or related field.
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Equal Opportunity Employer/Protected Veterans/Individuals with Disabilities
The contractor will not discharge or in any other manner discriminate against
employees or applicants because they have inquired about, discussed, or
disclosed their own pay or the pay of another employee or applicant. However,
employees who have access to the compensation information of other employees
or applicants as a part of their essential job functions cannot disclose the
pay of other employees or applicants to individuals who do not otherwise have
access to compensation information, unless the disclosure is (a) in response
to a formal complaint or charge, (b) in furtherance of an investigation,
proceeding, hearing, or action, including an investigation conducted by the
employer, or (c) consistent with the contractorís legal duty to furnish