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QA Manager

Location:

Case Ready Plant - Riverside, CA

Job Code:

2729

# of openings:

1


Description

Purpose & Scope: To maintain product integrity and food safety within the plant.  Implement all government directives, regulations, and polices on a plant-wide basis.  Oversee all production of consumer ready meat products for all processes and ensure that all packages meet customer specifications  

Principle Responsibilities:

 

  • Maintain product integrity and food safety within the plant
  • Run quality control area and delegate tasks within the area
  • Organize and train all people within the quality assurance area
  • Implement government mandates regarding quality control and food safety in all areas of the plant
  • Maintain effective communication channels between government and plant officials
  • Monitor all government regulations, programs, and policies regarding food safety both inside and out of the plant (FSIS, USDA, FDA, etc.)
  • Keep employees focused on HACCP and GMP procedures
  • Track microbiological trends, sanitation program performance, and product shelf life within plant and communicate results to plant team members and corporate quality assurance
  • Create and write quality control programs to be implemented plant and company wide
  • Adhere to specific customer request and specifications in reference to quality of products
  • Develop and organize different means of evaluating product quality and then develop better ways to produce products
  • Oversee all raw material claims and product/ingredient receiving procedures
  • Knowledge, background and expertise in meat operations is critical.  Areas of knowledge must include HACCP, specification adherence to incoming raw materials, brine mixing procedures, ingredient and allergen control, trimming, chilling, styling & packaging specs, packaging modified atmosphere characteristics, final box/package configuration and shelf-life
  • Evaluate sanitation and pest & rodent contractor’s performance to ensure they are completing their jobs in a safe, effective and professional manner
  • Prepare, implement and monitor standard operating procedures for each production area in the plant
  • Constantly review and update product quality control programs
  • Manage special projects regarding quality and food safety for the plant
  • Work tasks fluctuate demanding on the direction of government officials, plant conditions, and business objectives
  • Responsible for ensuring that all areas of the plant are properly sanitized
  • Work closely with operations to ensure regulator compliance, customer specifications and performance metrics are maintained.
  • Conduct department meetings on a regular basis
  • Coordinate efforts implementing new products/process with respective parties (i.e. engineering, production, management, maintenance)
  • Develop, maintain and implement any programs relating to customer, or 3rd party requirements, to include leading audits and maintenance of BRC certification
  • Monitor, track and evaluate all SPC programs mandated relative to customer requirements or plant performance   

Education:

  • B.S. in Animal Science, Meat Science, Food Science or related science discipline preferred  
  • College experience beneficial to develop writing skills and animal science knowledge

Experience:

  • Minimum 5-7 years experience in the quality control area
  • HACCP certification

JBS is an Equal Opportunity Employer 

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