Quality Assurance/Food Safety Specialist - Odessa/Midland, TX

 

Immediate Opening:

The Bobby Cox Companies, Inc. has an immediate opening for a Quality Assurance/Food Safety Specialist at its USDA meat facility and laboratories located in Odessa/Midland, Texas.  Position will report to the Director of Quality Assurance and R&D.  In addition to the meat facility, qualified candidate will provide expertise to three well-established and successful restaurant brands – Rosa’s Cafι, Taco Villa and Texas Burger. This is a unique opportunity for the right person to make a significant impact on the QA system and move our brands to a new level. Competitive salary and full benefits package including medical insurance, 401k, paid vacation, educational assistance program and credit union membership available.

Qualifications:

•    BS Degree in Food Science, Meat Science, Biology, Nutrition, Environmental Health Specialist or other science required preferred
•    Serve-Safe Certified preferred with trainer certification eligible or in process preferred
•    Experience in Food Manufacturing and Sanitation preferred
•    1 plus years in Quality Assurance preferred, Supervision experience greatly preferred.
•    Basic Understanding of HACCP, GMP, Microbiology/Lab Practices, and Pest Control required
•    Bi-lingual Spanish/English preferred

Key Performance Elements/Essential Functions:

•    The QA position will be involved in all aspects of the meat plant and restaurants. Position will be responsible for building our QA system to maintain a high level of quality.
•    Thoroughly inspect production processes daily for adherence to GMP guidelines, and company product specifications and standards.
•    Perform daily routine chemical and microbiological tests
•    Inspect, audit, and approve supplier facilities and systems including manufacturing, storage and distribution sites and equipment for assigned products.
•    Based on inspections, outrun reports, monitoring and other materials, identify and/or make recommendations for continuation or change in supplier programs to ensure continued improvement and approval status for assigned suppliers and products
•    Design, implement, and manage product assessment process for assigned products to ensure that all products are routinely assessed for physical, chemical, organoleptic and/or microbiological analyses per specified parameters and frequencies
•    Ensure that key suppliers and distributors have annual third party sanitation audits, recall programs, and all relevant food safety and product quality programs
•    Ensure all products, procedures, equipment and/or suppliers meet appropriate food safety and quality criteria
•    Development and documentation of comprehensive specifications for assigned products
•    Develop suitable evaluation parameters and criteria for assigned products
•    Coordinate, and help resolve product related problems with supplier, distributor, and restaurants while maintaining favorable relationships driven to improving quality standards
•    Participate in programs with FDA, USDA, state and local Health Departments to allow brands to better meet regulatory food safety requirements
•    Strong foodservice background, preferably with multiple brands
•    Ability to make clear, concise and convincing business presentations that will have high level impact with executive and senior level management
•    General understanding of QA budgeting and cost control functions, with ability to perform complex budgeting/cost control processes
•    Excellent verbal and written communication skills including technical writing
•    Excellent people skills, and strong organizational skills
•    Ability to make appropriate business judgment and recommendations independent of supervisor
•    Basic ability to work through problems without input from supervisor
•    Working knowledge of Microsoft based software including but not limited to Excel, Word, etc

History:

Bobby D. Cox is a restaurateur/entrepreneur with more than 40 years of operations success to his credit. Today, the Bobby Cox Companies, Inc. owns and operates 47 stores located in Texas, New Mexico and Oklahoma and employs more than 2,000 people in its restaurant operations.  For more information about each restaurant concept, please visit www.bobbycox.com.

Contact: mattk@bobbycox.com

 

 

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