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QA Food Safety Assoc - Pre Op Auditor - Massillon, OH

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Job Summary/Purpose:
This position is primarily responsible for inspecting the cleanliness of the sanitation crew from a quality standpoint.  The principle objective is to observe and audit the cleaning processes of and verify that our various requirements are being met.
Essential Responsibilities

  • Participate/support the RMP (Risk Management Process) and assist in the development of the system and operational standards and corrective actions.
  • Inspecting the factory nightly for cleaning deviations, document issues with pictures, work orders, emails, etc. and follow-up.
  • Work with the Microbiologist and other departments to investigate and solve micro issues.
  • Be proactive in our approach to microbiology and food safety.
  • Work together to provide Sanitation Scorecard (KPI) for the sanitation department. 
  • Work with the shift leader or employee if re-cleaning is necessary.
  • Re-inspect equipment after re-cleaning is complete and document.
  • Collect and analyze ATP swabs, make decisions and take corrective action based on these results.
  • Work with the USDA Inspector to ensure compliance.
  • Must complete and maintain all legal documents SSOP, Pre-op, etc.
  • Track, trend and report on ATP data.  Look for trends, recommend and implement corrective and preventative actions.
  • Collect other bacterial swabs including supporting LEM and SEM programs.
  • Training and Safety – Provide a safe and healthful work environment for all personnel through consistent support of the company’s Heinz Safety Process.  Oversee safety processes including, but not limited to, goal setting, hazard recognition, and elimination, administration of safety procedures and corresponding corrective action, area inspection, job skills, and compliance training, accident investigation and safety meetings.
  • Interprets company policies to workers and enforces policies and safety regulations.
  • Must be able to work flexible hours; days, afternoons, midnights, overtime and weekends as necessary.
  • Conduct facility audits (GMP, Glass and Brittle Plastic, etc.).
  • As necessary, other duties and/or projects may be assigned.

Minimum Qualifications

Education and Experience

  • High School diploma, prefer Associate Degree, and 3 – 6 months related training or experience.

Skills, Knowledge and Abilities

  • Must have excellent computer skills including Word; Excel; PowerPoint, etc.
  • Must have good typing skills.
  • Knowledge of microbiology.
  • Knowledge of GMP’s, HACCP and other quality/sanitation policies/practices.
  • Must have good math skills and the ability to add, subtract, and divide in all units of measure, using whole numbers, common fractions and decimals.
  • Must have the ability to read and comprehend simple instructions, correspondence and memos.
  • Must be able to apply common sense understanding to carry out instructions furnished in written; oral or diagram form.
  • Ability to write routine reports and correspondence.
  • Ability to trouble shoot and recognize mechanical problems.
  • Ability to understand microbiological sanitation to ensure product food safety.
  • Must have good reading and comprehension skills.
  • Demonstrate reliability and good work ethics, quality work performance, attention to detail is a must, and maintain a good working relationship with all other departments.
  • Must be able to work independently with little supervision.
  • Ability to multitask and work in a team oriented fast-paced environment.
  • Excellent interpersonal, and organizational skills and must be detail and process oriented.
  • Willingness to grow with the organization.
  • Must have the ability to exercise considerable judgment and be able to identify and solve problems.
  • Incumbent must have excellent written and verbal communication skills.
  • Must have basic computer skills.
  • Must be able to work any shift and overtime as needed.

Physical/Mental Requirements

  • Ability to stand, walk, sit, climb, balance, stoop, kneel, crouch and crawl.
  • Ability to use hands/arms to reach, handle, or feel objects, tools or controls.
  • Ability to work in all areas of the facility including hot and cold areas, and be exposed to wet and humid conditions.
  • Must be able to lift and or move up to 50 lbs or more.
  • Must have excellent vision, distant and peripheral, with the ability to identify and distinguish colors, and adjust focus.
  • The noise level in the work environment is usually high, and ear protection is required.
  • May work near moving mechanical parts, high and/or confining places and in outside weather conditions.

Functional Area

Manufacturing - Frozen

Location (External)

Massillon, OH

EEO Policy

It is the policy of Heinz to afford full Equal Employment Opportunity, and all qualified employees and applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to sex, pregnancy, race, color, creed, religion, national origin, age, protected veteran status, disability status, marital status, sexual orientation, gender  identity or expression, or any other legally protected status.  Heinz is an Equal Opportunity Employer. If you’d like more information about your EEO rights as an applicant under the law, please download the available documents:  EEO is the Law Poster: EEO is the Law Supplement:

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