QA Food Safety Standards Compliance Specialist - Robinson Plant GFSI at The Hershey Company

Location: Robinson, IL (Terre Haute, Indiana Area)

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Mid-Senior level


Quality Assurance 


Food Production 


July 24, 2009

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Job Description

This position is located in Robinson, IL and will be primarily on 1st shift, but work schedule flexibility is required to support a 24/7 manufacturing operation. In this role, you will coordinate plant efforts to achieve and maintain Global Food Safety Initiative (GFSI) Certification. You will also lead the development, maintenance and governance of the Process Operating Guide (POG) program. Facility Profile: Number of employees: approx 660 - Square Footage: 424,000 Key Products: PayDay, Heath, Skor, Milk Duds, Whoppers, Reese's Pieces, and Zero Location Overview: Located in the Southeastern part of Illinois, Robinson is a rural community that enjoys all the benefits of a small Midwestern town...low cost of living, low crime rates, good schools and good people. Robinson residents also enjoy a central location between some of the biggest and best Midwestern cities: 2 ¼ hrs to Indianapolis, 3 hrs to St. Louis, 3 hrs to Louisville and 4 ½ hrs to Chicago.
Lead the development, implementation, review and maintenance of the plant's food safety / food quality program to assure compliance with The Hershey Company's Product Excellence Program and GFSI standards.To assure compliance to the food safety / food quality programs, facilitate required employee training, complete required internal assessments, develop corrective / preventative actions, lead 3rd party audits, and complete required validation and verifications of the system.Lead the development and maintenance of the plant's Process Operating Guides for all plant operations. This includes leading the Document Review Team and assuring annual document reviews, audits, employee training, and documented maintenance activity is completed as required.Assure employee ownership of programs by communicating essential information related to food safety / food quality to all employees including management and line operations.Provide QA support to operations and lead / participate on project teams as assigned.

Education: B.S. in Food Science, Microbiology, or related field Experience: Minimum of 7 years in Quality Assurance / related experience.Candidates with QA/Regulatory experience in a Food or Pharmaceutical manufacturing environment are strongly preferred.


Additional Requirements:Knowledge of federal and state food industry regulationsUnderstanding of sanitation and pest control practicesFamiliarity with GFSI standards. Safe Quality Food (SQF) Practitioner Certification desiredStrong computer, document management skills and attention to detailStrong communication skills and ability to work collaboratively with all levels to deliver timely resultsStrong auditing / assessment skillsKnowledge of manufacturing operationsStrong leadership skills and ability to influence management enabling the direction of activities of teams of employees that do not have direct reporting to this role Ability to interact effectively with 3rd party and internal auditors Familiarity HACCP

Job ID: 722169


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