Pearl Valley Farms is proud of its reputation for providing quality
products to our customers. This reputation is based upon the continued
efforts of our fine employees. Our mission statement is as follows:
"To prosper as a dynamic, increasingly profitable company committed to
being the best; To surpass the expectations of our customers, building
loyal relationships through service of the highest quality and value; To
attract, develop and retain employees who demonstrate a genuine commitment
to our success.” We offer medical, dental and life insurance as well as
paid vacation time and IRA benefits.
The FOOD SAFETY AND QUALITY SPECIALIST is involved in
all aspects of quality and food safety including but not limited to audits,
HACCP program evaluation, GMP, SOP, SSOP HACCP and SQF training, sanitation
evaluation, insect and rodent control, purchasing supplies, working with
operations personnel on quality and safety issues, inspecting incoming
products, customer complaints, implementing policies and procedures and evaluating
new equipment installation or repair. Reports to the General Farm Manager.
In event of this person absence, coverage will be provided by Compliance
Assistant and/or General Farm Manager.
- Coordinates quality assurance
activities and provide technical assistance and training to personnel.
- Monitors and verifies company
quality plans to include, but not limited to HACCP, Food Quality and
SQF plans and assures documents required by regulatory are properly
reviewed and filed.
- Conducts GMP and sanitation
audits of operations and warehouse areas.
- Works with operations
personnel on quality and food safety issues and verifies operations
control systems are functional and being followed.
- Evaluates and dispositions
damaged products and coordinates resolution of customer complaints as
- Acts as point person for
audits (internal, regulatory and customer).
- Assists in trouble-shooting
quality related issues
- Acts as back-up for General
Farm Manager for quality related matters in their absence.
- Supervises Production Quality
personnel, Compliance Assistant and Lab .
- Performs other duties as
- B.S. degree in Food Science,
Microbiology, Chemistry, or related field is preferred
- 3+ years’ experience in the
- 1 year supervisory
- Thorough knowledge of Good
Manufacturing Practices (GMP’s).
- Working knowledge and
experience with SQF and HACCP.
- Self-motivated and ability to
work with minimal supervision.
- Thorough understanding of
Statistical Process Control and elementary statistical analysis.
- Excellent verbal and written
- Proficient in data collection
and data sharing
- Proficient in use of
- Ability to work as a member of
and/or lead cross-functional teams.
- Ability to think ahead and
plan over an extended time and prepare action plans to achieve
Organization, Reporting Skills, Attention to Detail,
PC Proficiency, Typing, Productivity, Dependability, Integrity,
Independence, Analytical Thinking, Self-Control, Adaptability, Cooperation,
Dealing with Complexity, Developing Standards, Quality Management
Job Type: Full-time