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Senior Food Safety & Quality Technician - Daybreak Foods, Inc.
Marysville, OH




Daybreak Foods, Inc., a top 5 domestic egg producer, seeks a Senior Food Safety & Quality Technician at our Marysville location.

Corporate Mission Statement:

At Daybreak Foods, Inc. we use the expertise and creativity of our people, together with industry, technology, and financial resources to develop, manufacture, and deliver superior food products and services to our customers.

We are committed to delivering high quality products with a strong focus on product safety, animal care and to continual improvement. Our product safety and quality programs are developed, implemented, and monitored to help us continue to meet regulatory, our customers, and our own high expectations.

We support these programs at the executive level in spirit, resources to accomplish our goals, and through the skills and abilities of those we charge with carrying out these duties.

We always endeavor to provide a safe, rewarding work experience for our employees, and to achieve unparalleled excellence, quality, and prosperity in our business.

Our Corporate Values:

We work hard to be a leader in the food products industry by providing superior value products to our customers, while at all times preserving and pursuing these core Company values:

         Meet or exceed our customers' expectations.

         Maintain honesty, integrity, and respect for all customers, employees and suppliers.

         Provide a safe working environment for our employees.

         Provide for the animals in our care.

         Recognize and reward achievement through process improvements, risk taking, creativity and innovation.

         Strive for balance between work and life activities.

         Contribute to the advancement of the poultry industry, agricultural sustainability practices and betterment of the communities in which we live and serve.

Position Overview:

This position is primarily responsible for the quality, food safety and bio-security programs at producing facility including audits of egg processing, animal welfare and feed safety/quality. Indirect responsibilities for supervision of processing employees.

Essential Functions:

         Ensure compliance with quality parameters in the processing area in regard to company standards, customer requirements, GMP's, HACCP, and USDA regulations

         Provide oversight of the SQF program as an SQF practitioner

         Assist in leading the development, implementation, review, and maintenance of the food safety and quality system

         Take appropriate action(s) to ensure that the integrity of the SQF system is maintained

         Provide oversight of microbiological and physical testing of product, equipment swabs

         Audit and support of shell drying (as applicable per location), feed (as applicable per location), and Animal Welfare programs

         Compilation and analysis of data

         Communication and notification to Food Safety and Quality Systems Manager, Director of TS, Plant Management and Customers for normal communications, problem identification, out of compliance situations and process improvements

         Participate in Vendor Certification Program

         Support of Homeland Security and biosecurity programs required

         Provide oversight of processing activities and employees in absence of Processing Manager or other responsible person

         Provide informal leadership to employees, supervisors and management in regard to quality management and initiatives

Marginal Functions:

         Attend weekly manager's meetings




         Bachelor's Degree in Quality, Food or Biological Sciences, or a related discipline is required


         SQF and HACCP certifications


         2-5 years of experience in Processing or Production with 1 year of supervisory experience

Type of Experience:

         Experience in Food Manufacturing or Processing, medical or pharmaceutical

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

         Thorough knowledge of Food Quality Systems

         Strong organizational skills

         Good communication skills

         Ability to train to employees

         Ability to motivate employees to work within the company parameters

         Ability to work independently, with a minimum of supervision

         Detail orientation

         Computer skills using Microsoft Office Suite

         Previous Access and Power Point knowledge a plus, but must be able to learn

         Fluency in Spanish preferred, but not required

         Valid driver's license and dependable transportation required

Physical Requirements:

         Hands on position

         Frequent walking

         Standing for long periods


         Lifting up to 50 lbs.

         Use of a telephone

         Use of personal computer including a keyboard and mouse

         Climb stairs or ladder up to 25 feet high

         Routine travel including some overnight

         Flexible working hours per company needs.


         Experience with Microsoft Access, PowerPoint and Outlook

         Informal leadership skills

         Fluent in Spanish

Physical Requirements:

         Practice good personnel hygiene and comply with cGMPs such wearing hairnets, gloves, and safety equipment.

         Good motor skills

         Ability to lift up to 35 lbs

         Ability to enter confined space

         Ability to read, write and speak English

         Ability to sit or stand for long periods, frequent walking, climb stairs or ladders and squat

         Ability to use computer, typewriter, telephone and analytical equipment

         Ability to drive and/or ride in automobile or aircraft

         Vision and hearing adequate to perform job requirements

         Occasional travel, some overnight

Working Conditions:

         Wet, warm and cold, depending on area and season of the year

         Some chemical interaction

         Farms and mill may be dusty, hot, cold, and dirty

         Some exposure to animal agricultural environment

         Site specific coveralls, smocks are designated footwear; hearing protection, hairnets, head protection and eyewear are required


Submit resume via e-mail to or mail to Daybreak Foods, Inc., P.O. Box 800, Lake Mills, WI 53551. - Attn: Human Resources. EOE, MFVD






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