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Johnsonville Sausage Job Posting

Food Safety/Quality Coordinator


Position Overview


Johnsonville Sausage has an opportunity for a Food Safety/Quality Coordinator to join our Ready-to-Eat Sausage Team. Your passion for continuous improvement efforts will enable Members in the organization to meet the goals of high quality, superior products. This job is perfect for an individual who has a track record of improving and expanding the scope of their responsibilities and wants to continue to grow and be challenged.


Why This Is A Great Job For A Person Who Wants To Accept Nothing Less Than Personal Greatness

You get to:

         Strategically manage, lead, and coordinate continuous improvement efforts and programs related to food safety and quality processes and systems, including defining performance measures

         Identify trends and process variation in conjunction with the Operations Team; execute corrective actions to optimize the safety and quality of products while ensuring compliance to GMP standards, USDA and other regulatory requirements

         Act as a liaison for plant operations on food safety and quality policies/issues as they relate to both internal/external customers

         Coordinate troubleshooting of day-to-day food safety and quality opportunities to help the teams define comprehensive, proactive solutions

         Use your technical expertise to educate members on food safety and quality applications and systems

         Act as a lead resource to the plant operations and quality teams and facility representative for the Exceptional Product Team

         Serve as a direct coach to develop future leaders as a pipeline for future food safety and quality roles and/or operational leadership positions.

         As a key core leader, drive results towards achieving operational key performance indicators measured in the areas of safety, quality, service, cost, and member development.

         Lead capital pipeline planning efforts for the food safety and quality area



What You Bring To The Job:

         BS in Food Science, Meat Science, Microbiology or related field and 5-7 years of experience in a quality leadership role required

         Experience in food required; meat/poultry processing preferred

         Understanding of processed product shelf life and microbiology

         Knowledge and understanding of continuous improvement processes (Six Sigma, Lean Manufacturing, etc.)

         Proficient with data management and Statistical Process Control

         Strong analytical and problem solving skills

         Project management and team leadership skills

         Excellent verbal and written communication skills

         Proficiency in Microsoft Suite required

         Knowledge and understanding of food safety, HACCP systems, USDA/FDA, and other potential regulatory requirements.

         Demonstrated ability to develop others.

         SQF Practitioner, preferred



Location: TBD

Member Status: Fulltime, Salary

Hours: Primarily 1st shift, time spent on other shifts as needed



External candidates: Apply on-line at:



We value the diversity of our workforce and we embrace the principles of Equal Opportunity Employment.


Johnsonville values the service Veterans and their family members have given to our country. We support the hiring of returning service members and military spouses.








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