Food Safety and Quality Assurance Director - Vadnais Heights, MN


Job Title:

Food Safety and Quality Assurance Director




Quality Assurance




Vadnais Heights, MN

Travel Required:

Approximately 10 days per year

Level/Salary Range:

$60,000 $85,000

Position Type:

Exempt, Full-Time

HR Contact:

Jerry Unger

Date posted:

June 21, 2010



Posting Expires:


Applications Accepted By: Mail, Fax, Email, and In Person

Fax or E-mail:

(651) 429-9779 or

Subject Line: Quality Assurance Director Position

Attention: Human Resources


Unger Meat Company

Attn: Human Resources

4301 White Bear Parkway

Vadnais Heights, MN 55110

Job Description

We are searching for a Manager of Food Safety and Quality Assurance for a growing ground beef manufacturing company in Vadnais Heights, MN. The successful candidate will be a confident leader with a track record of superior hands-on Quality Assurance accomplishments along with developing a top-notch QA team and processes successfully.


         5 or more years in progressively more responsible Food Safety and Quality Assurance management roles (USDA plants A MUST meat experience preferred)

o   Experience acting as liaison with USDA inspectors and officials

         Demonstrated expertise in leadership, development and support of a Quality Lab and a Quality Team functioning in a broad quality and food safety role that requires strategic vision and tactical execution.

o   Ability to develop employees through training, annual reviews, monitoring and mentoring

         Demonstrated experience with product compliance and specifications, food safety and quality management programs (HACCP, SSOP, GMP), vendor certification, 3rd Party Audits, recall, customer complaint and issue resolution.

o   Experience implementing and maintaining HACCP Plan

o   Experience with plant sanitation

o   Demonstrated ability to communicate internally and with suppliers and customers in all quality related issues and see them through to resolution

         Proven competencies in influencing others, change management, interfacing with plant operations, sales, product development, and customers.

         Proven results orientation, analytical skills and maximizing relationships throughout the organization.


Candidates MUST have food production plant experience. Our company offers a culture built on respect, hard work, integrity, and strong interpersonal relationships. The position is located just minutes north of St. Paul, MN.







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