Quality Assurance (MQA) Engineer / Sanitation Specialist
Welch's - North East, PA
This position will serve as the sanitation leader and
expert for Welch's North East, PA food manufacturing facility. This
position will provide oversight of sanitation procedures, training and
equipment design. Responsibilities will include progressively increasing
responsibilities in quality engineering.
Provide expert sanitation troubleshooting support to
all areas of plant operation serving as the visible "go to"
person for plant sanitation expertise interacting with plant, corporate and
Review and maintain cleaning procedures working with
plant personnel, chemical supplier and other resources.
Manage plant-wide sanitation and pest control programs,
procedures, and continuous improvement.
Participate in sanitary design solution issues working
with engineering or maintenance personnel. Participate in prioritizing
capital projects related to Sanitation and Food Safety.
Train employees from all shifts on cleaning procedures
and chemical safety -both "hands-on" and in the classroom as
Support plant training objectives that relate to
quality system improvement through direct involvement in employee training.
Utilize continuous improvement tools to improve quality
& eliminate waste through problem resolution, system improvements, and
Standard Work Procedure development.
Conduct sanitation and housekeeping inspections in all
plant areas on a regular basis to include cleaning effectiveness,
procedural compliance and sanitary design. Issue reports, support
departments in addressing actionable items, and follow-up to assure
completion. Communicate as required any food safety issues to assure prompt
Lead process for production line certifications and
Interface with corporate and plant resources while
conducting PTRs and other tests.
Ensure new processes and equipment installations are
designed to provide proper sanitation and prevent compromises to food
Continuously improve CIP and all cleaning processes.
Develop and enhance quality partnerships with key
Design and conduct process capability studies.
Maintain documentation for regulatory compliance.
Perform position requirements in compliance with all
company standards related to laboratory/personal safety and personnel
standards for food processing.
KNOWLEDGE, SKILL AND COMPETENCY REQUIREMENTS:
Work schedule includes normal business hours, but must
be able to work various shifts in a 24x7 operation to focus on plant
Bachelor's degree in Food Science, Microbiology,
Biology or related field strongly preferred.
5 years experience in
sanitation in a supervisory capacity in the food and beverage industry
Hands on sanitation experience and expertise in food
Proven expertise in cleaning chemistry, CIP systems,
and sanitary design.
Experience with HACCP, GMP's, and regulatory
Computer skills in word processing, database management
and spreadsheets specifically with Microsoft Office products.
Lean Manufacturing, Quality Management and Statistical
Process Control experience desired.
CQE preferred or willingness to attain certification
Welch's is an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer M /
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