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Food Safety Quality Assurance Supervisor - Guymon, OK 73942


Seaboard Corporation



ABOUT SEABOARD FOODS

At Seaboard Foods, we create the most sought-after pork. A top U.S. pork producer/processor and leading exporter to 30+ countries, we are committed to the pursuit of pork perfection, seeking a better way to produce wholesome pork and connect every step between our farms and family tables. Together, more than 5,000 employees in five states work in our farms, feed mills, and processing plant, to produce Prairie Freshģ pork, ensuring the well-being of our animals, the environment, our employees and the communities we call home.

JOB PURPOSE

The Food Safety and Quality Assurance Supervisor is responsible for ensuring all food safety and quality assurance initiatives, programs and protocols are implemented and executed effectively at pork processing facility harvesting over 20,000 animals per day. Monitors and manages a team of quality assurance technicians to ensure compliance with all quality specifications, USDA/FDA regulations and international regulatory laws having jurisdiction over Seaboard Foods facilities. Supervise and develops the QA team to ensure daily tasks and responsibilities are performed consistently, efficiently and aligned with the goals and objectives of the organization.

RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Responsible for having a high level of expertise and knowledge regarding emerging quality and food safety issues through consistent monitoring and evaluation of processes and finished products.
  • Reviews and monitors daily records generated by QA technicians both on paper and electronically to determine consistency of product quality, compliance to regulatory agency requirements and documentation of HACCP.
  • Ability to report to plant management information generated by the FSQA department on product quality and consistency, research test, process capabilities, USDA situations, HACCP; use of statistical process control is required.
  • Intermediate computer skills required including but not limited to the use of Excel, Word, PowerPoint.
  • Interact daily with sanitation management, plant management, and employees.
  • Communicate as needed with customers for follow-up and feedback on products and services and to establish proactive customer/supplier relationships.
  • Implement, verify, and validate current food safety program for all aspects of the facility Food Safety/Regulatory Compliance programs such as Hazard Analysis Critical Control Point (HACCP), Sanitation Standard Operation Procedures (SSOPís), and Sanitation Performance Standards (SPS).
  • Responsible for the development, direction and support of the corporate quality and food safety initiatives for manufacturing and distribution.
  • Maintain an excellent understanding of new and current federal, state, and local regulations affecting food safety requirements associated with manufacturing, processing and packing, distribution etc., (HACCP, SSOPs and GMPs).
  • Responsible for providing support to the FSQA management team on special projects and activities related to food safety and product quality.
  • Assist in development and enhancement of department programs and procedures. Provide technical assistance and support to plant management as necessary.
  • Complete understanding of the organizationís software systems (Cat2, Safety Chain, Carlisle, etc.) utilized to monitor/audit the production environment.

CRITICAL COMPETENCIES

Customer Focus

Building Strong customer relationships and delivering customer- centric solutions

Manages Conflict

Handling conflict situations effectively, with a minimum of noise.

Directs Work

Providing direction, delegating, and removing obstacles to get work done.

Decision Quality

Making good and timely decisions that keep the organization moving forward

REQUIREMENTS

  • Bachelorís degree in meat science, food science, microbiology, engineering, or related discipline with two (2) years of progressively responsible positions or five (5) years of progressively responsible positions in the meat/pork industry.
  • Must have comprehensive knowledge of current and application of USDA and FSIS directives and regulatory requirements.
  • Must have adequate experience to demonstrate thorough knowledge, skills and abilities of both commercial and technical aspects related to FSQA for the pork business.
  • Well-developed management skills utilizing sound management principles in leading a large team of diverse employees.
  • Demonstrated ability to understand advanced statistics and statistical analysis for process control, along with the ability to design experiments and use mathematical formulas and calculations to prepare or interpret routine statistical information.
  • HACCP/Food Safety Certification and experience with GFSI/SQF (SQF Practitioner, PCQI certification is a plus).
  • Additional essential duties and responsibilities may be assigned.

 

 

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