Food Safety /Quality Control Manager – Dunedin, FL


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Company: Pelican Bay, Ltd.

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·         Job ID:

·         Date:01/12/2010

·         Location:Dunedin

·         State:Florida

·         Salary:Not Specified   Why?

Job Types:

Food Safety, QA Management, Quality Control/Quality Assurance

Job Description


Plans, directs, and implements organization quality control program to ensure continuous production of products consisted with established standards and plans, directs, and implements organization safety program to ensure safe, healthy, and accident-free work environment by performing the following duties personally or through subordinate supervisors.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities include the following. Other duties may be assigned.

  • Maintains plans and leads AIB program.
  • Formulates and maintains quality control objectives complementary to Company policies and goals.
  • Provides inspection activity for product throughout production cycle.
  • Records test data, applying statistical quality control procedures
  • Monitoring allergen labels and assuring that allergens are labeled and segregated in warehouse.
  • Develops new and improved formulas.
  • Develops the nutritional labels.
  • Test recipes to assure quality of ingredients.
  • Maintains the Material Safety Data Sheet.
  • Maintains the Lockout/Tag out program.
  • Investigates and adjusts customer complaints regarding quality.
  • Plans ,implements safety policies and procedures in compliance with local, state, and federal Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) rules and regulations.
  • Establishes procedures for detection and elimination of physical and chemical hazards and avoidance of potential toxic effects and other product hazards.
  • Prepares written report of findings and recommendations for correction of unsafe or unsanitary conditions.
  • Plans and implements programs to train managers and employees in quality control requirements and in work site safety practices, fire prevention, and correct handling techniques for chemicals, toxins, equipment, and other materials, to ensure compliance with regulations.
  • Inspects organization facilities to detect existing or potential accident and health hazards, determines corrective or preventative measures where indicated, and follows up to ensure measures have been implemented.
  • Provides information, signs, posters, barriers, and other materials to warn of potential and actual safety hazards and to prevent access to hazardous conditions.
  • Oversees the administration of workers' compensation program, including working with the insurance carrier to reduce employee lost time.
  • Inspects machines and equipment for accident prevention devices.
  • Evaluates and handles safety equipment requirements.
  • Observes workers and evaluates job activities to determine use of prescribed safety equipment such as safety belt, glasses, helmets, goggles, respirators, clothing, harnesses, and other equipment.
  • Enforces use of safety equipment.
  • Inspects specified areas for fire prevention equipment and other safety and first-aid supplies.
  • Prepares report of findings with recommendations for corrective action.
  • Tests noise levels and measures air quality.
  • Coordinates forklift training to qualify for licensing.
  • Maintains safety files and records.
  • Oversees field activities and monitors for health and safety violations.
  • Monitors decontamination of personnel leaving hazardous work zones
  • Issues and monitors hot work permits, and lockout/tag out permits
  • Develops and monitors emergency action plans.


To perform the job successfully, an individual should demonstrate the following competencies


  • Synthesizes complex or diverse information
  • Collects and researches data;
  • Designs work flows and procedures.

2-Problem Solving

  • Identifies and resolves problems in a timely manner;
  • Gathers and analyzes information skillfully;
  • Develops alternative solutions;
  • Works well in group problem solving situations.

3 -Communication

  • Speaks clearly and persuasively in positive or negative situations
  • Writes clearly and informatively
  • Presents numerical data effectively

4-Leadership/Managing People

  • Inspires respect and trust;
  • Provides regular performance feedback and accepts feedback from others.
  • Includes staff in planning, decision-making, facilitating and process improvement.
  • Develops subordinates' skills and encourages growth

5-Quality Management

  • Improves processes, products and services and looks for ways to improve and promote quality.
  • Demonstrates accuracy and thoroughness

6-Business Acumen

  • Understands business implications of decisions
  • Cost Consciousness
  • Develops and implements cost saving measures;
  • Conserves organizational resources.
  • Displays orientation to profitability


  • Displays willingness to make decisions
  • Supports and explains reasoning for decisions
  • Includes appropriate people in decision-making process
  • Makes timely decisions.

8-Planning/Organizing/Strategic Thinking

  • Prioritizes and plans work activities.
  • Uses time efficiently
  • Develops workable implementation plans
  • Identifies external threats and opportunities.
  • Develops strategies to achieve organizational goals

 Organizational Competencies:


  • Demonstrates persistence and overcomes obstacles
  • Measures self against standard of excellence

 2-Customer Service

  • Meets commitments.

3-Interpersonal/Team Work

  • Focuses on solving conflict, not blaming
  • Maintains confidentiality
  • Remains open to others' ideas and tries new things
  • Contributes to building a positive team spirit

4-Diversity / Ethics

  • Shows respect and sensitivity for cultural differences.
  • Treats people with respect.


  • Adapts to changes in the work environment;
  • Manages competing demands;
  • Changes approach or method to best fit the situation.

6- Dependability/Organizational Support

  • Follows instructions, responds to management direction;
  • Takes responsibility for own actions.
  • Follows policies and procedures;
  • Completes tasks correctly and on time.


To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.


  • Bachelor’s degree in Food Science or equivalent education in Food Technology and/or three to five or more years of food safety experience.
  • Product Development experience and capability is a plus.
  • Training in sanitation and food safety.
  • Training in identification and monitoring of allergens
  • This is a hands on position.

Language Ability:

  • Ability to respond to common inquiries or complaints from customers, regulatory agencies, or members of the business community.
  • Ability to read and interpret documents such as safety rules, operating and maintenance instructions, and procedure manuals.
  • Ability to read, write and comprehend instructions in English.

Math Ability:

Ability to work with mathematical concepts such as probability and statistical inference, and fundamentals of plane and solid geometry and trigonometry. Ability to apply concepts such as fractions, percentages, ratios, and proportions to practical situations.

Reasoning Ability:

Ability to deal with a variety of abstract and concrete variables.

Computer Skills:

To perform this job successfully, an individual should have knowledge of Word Processing software; Spreadsheet software; Internet software and Manufacturing software.

Certificates and Licenses:

No certifications needed

Supervisory Responsibilities:

  • This position may carry out supervisory responsibilities in accordance with the organization's policies and applicable laws. Responsibilities include interviewing, hiring, and training employees; planning, assigning, and directing work; appraising performance; rewarding and disciplining employees; addressing complaints and resolving problems.

Work Environment:

The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

  • While performing the duties of this job, the employee is occasionally exposed to work near moving mechanical parts.
  • The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.

Physical Demands:

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

  • Specific vision abilities required by this job include Close vision and Distance vision.
  • While performing the duties of this Job, the employee is regularly required to talk or hear. The employee is frequently required to walk; sit and taste or smell.
  • The employee is occasionally required to stand; use hands to finger, handle, or feel; reach with hands and arms and climb or balance.



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