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Food Safety Manager (FSM) – Shell Egg - Canby, OR 97013


Willamette Egg Farms





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Job Summary:

The Food Safety Manager (FSM) – Shell Egg is responsible for overseeing, implementing and the overall success of the food safety and quality assurance programs for all Willamette Egg Farms shell egg processing facilities. This position is will be based out of Canby, OR or Moses Lake, WA. The Quality Assurance (QA) personnel based out of Canby and Moses Lake relevant to carrying out the food safety and quality programs within the shell eggs plants report directly to this position. The FSM has a direct responsibility to understand and guide the entire operation in all federal, state, and customer/third party regulations/standards including but not limited to FDA, USDA, SQF, etc. Overall, this manager is responsible for ensuring that activities carried out at the sites allow us to produce and deliver safe and wholesome product to our customers. This position works directly with the Compliance Team, Operations Management and Personnel, Safety Team, and Human Resources.


Essential Job Functions

  • Develops, issues and continuously improves programsincluding compliance with regulations and/or standards from SQFFDA, USDA, state departments and customers.
  • Provides leadership, manages, develops and is directly responsible for the day-to-day functions for the Quality Assurance Personnel.
  • Schedule Quality Assurance personnel and maintain staffing levels that ensure that all Quality Assurance functions are completed on all processing shifts.
  • Focus the plants on providing a safe, quality product and outstanding service to our customers.
  • Ensures programs are reviewed, maintained and kept current as required.
  • Carries out routine reviews with operations management.
  • Carries out training for all members of the Quality Assurance team as well as routine training for operations and other personnel as it applies to food safety and quality assurance.
  • Stays current and up to date on new rules, regulations, standards, etc. to ensure necessary changes to standards/programs are made as needed.
  • Preps and leads third party audits for all food safety and quality programs related to shell eggs.
  • Assist in the investigation, resolution, completion and documentation of corrective actions for operations, customer complaints, etc., as applicable.
  • Assists with the upkeep of all relevant trending/data and reviews this data to drive opportunities for improvement in operations and compliance (GMP, hold product, validation trending, etc.).
  • Develops and implements food safety and quality training programs for operations personnel.
  • Works with site management to investigate and carry out corrective actions for all customer complaints and internal/external nonconformities.
  • Carries out routine internal audits of all shell egg facilities.
  • Routine travel and site visits to all facilities located in Oregon and Washington.
  • Serves as SQF Practitioner and/or backup practitioner for shell egg facilities.
  • Promote a culture of food safety through operational engagement.
  • Ensures compliance programs and personnel meet Versova’s core values.
  • Performs all duties as assigned.


  • Bachelor’s Degree in a related field (Quality Assurance, Food Science, Biology, Operations Management, etc.) or commensurate experience
  • 2-4 years of experience managing personnel and programs preferred
  • 3-5 years’ experience in similar processing environment, including food safety and quality assurance programs
  • Working knowledge of food safety and quality assurance principles along with knowledge of state and federal regulations related to food production preferred (especially within eggs).
  • Excellent communication (written / verbal) skills, organized, goal oriented, accountable. Good leadership skills. Must be competent in the Microsoft Office suite of products. Must have good problem-solving skills.
  • Ability to demonstrate results of "buy-in" and employee ownership of compliance programs.
  • HACCP certification (or ability to become certified)
  • SQF certification (or ability to become certified)
  • Able to lift 50lbs. Able to work in various climate conditions including extreme heat and cold environments, walking, standing and sitting for long periods of time.




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