Food Safety and Quality Systems Supervisor - Knoxville, TN

Job ID:



Knoxville, TN


$30000 - $52000

Date Listed:

Feb 11, 2010

Job Type:

Full Time

Suggested Degree Level: Bachelor

General Comments:

Second shift, with potential rotation Must have ability to work any shift depending on department needs.

The Food Safety & Quality Systems Supervisor is responsible for leading the daily activities on the production floor of the department. The primary focus of this position is to coordinate the responsibilities of the department with the Operations, Sanitation, and Engineering departments to ensure 100% customer satisfaction in all areas of assured supply, product specifications, quality, and food safety. The primary purpose of the FSQS Supervisor is to provide leadership, in direct supervision of FSQS Associates. FSQS Supervisor will strive to identify and remove any obstacles that may impede completion of accountabilities assigned within the department.

The FSQS Supervisor will report directly to the FSQS Manager and/or FSQS Superintendent and indirectly to the AVP of Operations/General Manager of the facility and is responsible for completing all delegated assignments in a timely manner that are consistent with the expectations of the company.

The FSQS Supervisor is responsible for ensuring that the FSQS Manager and/or the AVP of Operations/General Manager is informed of any concerns pertaining to food safety or non-compliant product issues.

The FSQS Supervisor is responsible for establishing, maintaining and projecting a high level of urgency with regard to food safety, product quality and the training/development of all associates on these issues.

The FSQS Supervisor is responsible for holding the FSQS Associates accountable for assigned specific responsibilities respectively, within the facility and the department.

The FSQS Supervisor will guide and direct the energies of the department toward achievement of department goals and/or cross-functional goals demonstrating strong traits of teamwork, while encouraging others to do the same.

The FSQS Supervisor with the assistance of the FSQS Superintendent and HACCP Coordinator will conceptualize define and implement department goals. The Supervisor will then direct the energies of the department toward achievement of them. Throughout this process the FSQS Supervisor will demonstrate strong traits of teamwork and encourage others to do the same.

The FSQS Supervisor is responsible for the continued growth and development of all members of the department, ensuring those identified as back-ups for key positions receive the grooming and mentoring necessary to provide a strong platform from which to promote.

The FSQS Supervisor is responsible for performing formal annual reviews of department personnel; making appropriate recommendations for wage increase consideration, based on performance and overall contribution. In addition, the review of performance deemed above and beyond, will be evaluated at year-end with recommendations provided to the FSQS Manager.

The FSQS Supervisor will work closely with the FSQS Manager and/or FSQS Superintendent, the Human Resources department, and the facility General Manager in the preparation and adherence to succession planning agendas for department personnel, providing progress reports as directed.

The FSQS Supervisor will be responsible for the input of process data.

The FSQS Supervisor is responsible for participating in the capacity of a resource, to all departments as directed during continued company growth and expansion.

The FSQS Supervisor will continue pursuing additional knowledge in the areas of SPC (Statistical Process Control) for process improvement initiatives and HACCP.

The FSQS Supervisor will be required to continue to focus on adherence to product specifications, sensory attributes, PQI (Product Quality Index)/food claims, animal welfare and related industry information.

The FSQS Supervisor will perform daily travel paths with the FSQS Superintendent to identify and address opportunities impacting product quality, food safety, and workplace safety.

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.
The FSQS Supervisor should be knowledgeable of HACCP and SSOP regulatory requirements and the implementation of those requirements within the facility. Basic HACCP certification is required.
The FSQS Supervisor should be familiar with all facility food safety requirements and program s, be proficient in the use of Microsoft Word and Excel, be experienced in drafting SOPs, facility action plans and take a lead in conducting internal audits as well as lead third party audits.
The FSQS Supervisor must have an understanding of basic statistics, and be able to support the implementation of SPC on the shop floor.
The FSQS Supervisor should have the ability to manage 10-15 FSQS associates.

Bachelors Degree in Food Science or related field with a minimum of 5 years Quality Assurance / Food Safety or other related experience, or any acceptable combination.

The FSQS Supervisor shall have attend and receive certification in Basic HACCP through any HACCP Alliance Certified program.

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