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Food, Safety, Quality, Regulatory Specialist - Chariton, IA 50049


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Job Title: Food, Safety, Quality, Regulatory (FSQR) Specialist

FLSA: Non-Exempt

Location: Produce Commissary Facility, Chariton IA Revision Date: 03/21

General Function:

The individual in this position will be involved with all aspects of Quality and Food Safety to ensure safe and wholesome food for our customers. This individual will work closely with production employees, supervisors and regulatory staff. This individual will work with staff and suppliers to ensure the food source is safe and wholesome.

Primary Responsibilities and Duties:

  • Fill out daily task paperwork and ensure it is complete daily in a timely manner.
  • Assist R&D and Upper management with development of new products and procedures as is necessary.
  • Review daily samples of all production runs, ensuring proper containers, lids, dating and product are used.
  • Conduct daily audits on employees to make sure they're following the Good Manufacturing Practices.
  • Monitor daily allergen sequences and assist production with sequence of production runs.
  • Ensure daily collection of ATP swabs and weekly collection of Listeria swabs product for presence of Listeria.
  • Performs pre-operational sanitation checks on equipment as needed.
  • Monitor facility room temperatures, tote wash temperatures, and pre-wash tank solutions
  • Verify line paperwork and checking label accuracy throughout the day

Secondary Responsibilities:

  • Ability to work under time constraints and be flexible in hours worked.
  • Assist with tours of the facility for inspections from various regulatory agencies. Follow-up with deviations discovered during inspections.
  • Performs other job-related duties and special projects as required.

Education/Experience Required to Perform Job:

  • Production experience preferred
  • Experience in Quality Control helpful

  • Physical Requirements:
  • Must be physically able to exert up to 50 pounds of force occasionally; exert up to 20 pounds of force frequently; and exert up to 10 pounds of force constantly to move objects.
  • Must be able to be on feet (standing and walking) for up to 10 hours a day.
  • Visual requirements include vision from less than 20 inches to more than 20 feet with or correction, depth perception, color vision, and field of vision.
  • Must be able to perform the following physical activities: balancing, stooping, kneeling, reaching, standing, walking, pulling, lifting, grasping, feeling, talking, hearing, and repetitive motions.

Working Conditions:

  • The duties of this position are performed mostly in the production area, which is wet and refrigerated (@38 degrees).
  • Adaptability for changes throughout daily operation.

Work Schedule:

  • Shift can vary depending on facility needs and requirements.

Knowledge, Skills & Abilities:

  • Must have the ability to use logical or scientific thinking to solve problems and with several abstract and concrete variables.
  • Must possess good written and verbal communication skills.
  • Ability to be bi-lingual in Spanish but not required.
  • Have the ability to work independently.
  • General Microsoft Office Knowledge



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