This front line employee will be responsible for implementing and
maintaining the facility food safety, quality assurance and other related
programs. This position will also be responsible for developing food safety
and quality assurance policies, procedures, and monitoring documentation to
assure Mann Packing is meeting food safety and quality requirements
established by Mann Packing Corporation, customers, and regulators. This
position is responsible for supervising, coaching and mentoring the QA
staff and for providing direction through ongoing performance feedback.
This position work closely with Production, Purchasing, Field Operations,
Receiving, Shipping, Inventory, Refrigeration and Maintenance, IT, R&D,
and HR departments to manage the daily production environment.
Primary Duties & Responsibilities
- Perform Food Safety and
Quality audits and lead monthly food safety meetings
- Provide marginal product
disposition and decide how deviations from food safety and quality programs
should be handled.
- Summarize and report Food
Safety and Quality data
- Lead the microbiological
- Review Food Safety and
Quality paperwork and develop/update SOP’s as needed.
- Plan, coordinate and audit
quality assurance activities ensuring all department activities meet
- Assist with the hiring and
training of support staff.
- Provide technical assistance
to internal and external partners (Mann Corp employees, suppliers,
vendors, contractors, co-packers).
- Assist at all Mann Packing facilities,
- Review and analyze data
gathered from shelf life studies, testing, QA and Food Safety data,
and other test data conducted by the department to analyze trends
and/or to determine if any system improvements, or immediate
corrective actions, are required.
Educational & Job Requirements
- BS in Food Science,
Biological Science, Microbiology, Food Safety, agricultural or plant
science, or related field
- 3-5 years’ experience working
in food manufacturing in a technical services role (QA, Food Safety,
Organic Compliance, Regulatory Compliance, or other similar work
- Knowledge, and working
experience, with, food microbiology, RTE quality and food safety
(preferably in fresh produce), HACCP, GMPs/Prerequisite programs; raw
materials supply management, sanitation, and
- Strong communication,
negotiating and conflict resolution skills
- Demonstrated supervisory
- Excellent writing skills
- Proficient in Microsoft
Office and other computer operating systems routinely used in
- Must have a valid driver’s
license, be legally able to drive, and have reliable transportation.
- Maintain current food safety,
regulatory, and quality assurance knowledge through ongoing trainings
and educational opportunities.
- Advanced degree in Food
Science, Biological Science, Microbiology, Food Safety, agricultural
or plant science, or related field
- Knowledge, and working
experience, with pre-farm gate food safety principles such as farm and
harvest food safety practices, GAPs, IPM, Pesticide use and
regulation, compost production.
- Demonstrated experience
developing HACCP, and risk, based programs
- Bilingual Spanish and English
- Demonstrated experience with
process improvement programs
· Root Cause Analysis, Fish Bone/Ishikawa
diagram, Six sigma certification, Pareto Analysis, Failure Analysis, other
similar process improvement processes
- Food safety certifications –
HACCP/Advanced HACCP, PCQI, ISO 9001 or 22000 Lead Auditor
· This is a production facility based position with limited travel
· Must be able to sit and/or stand for long periods of time, work outside
or inside, work in variable climate conditions such as outside of the
facility, inside the facility, in refrigerated rooms, in wet production
environments, in noisy environments, and work in proximity to moving
· Must be able to carry up to 20 lbs. of equipment.
· Must be able to walk up and down stairs, bend and walk under equipment.
· Must be able to work variable hours, depending on business needs,
including mornings, evenings, and weekends.
The above description is intended to describe the general nature and
level of work being performed. It is not intended to be an exhaustive list
of all responsibilities, duties, and skills required. All personnel may be
required to perform duties outside of their normal responsibilities from
time to time as needed.
Job Type: Full-time
- Food Manufacturing Technical
Services: 3 years