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QA Supervisor


Pork Plant - Santa Fe Springs, CA

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PURPOSE To maintain product integrity and food safety within the plant. Implement all government directives, regulations, and policies on a plant-wide basis.



  • Maintain product integrity and food safety within the plant.
  • Run Quality Control area and delegate tasks within the area.
  • Organize and train all people within the quality assurance area.
  • Implement government mandates regarding quality control and food safety in all areas of the plant.
  • Maintain effective communication channels between government and plant officials.
  • Monitor all government regulations, programs, and policies regarding food safety both inside and out of the plant (FSIS, USDA, FDA, etc.).
  • Keep employees focused on HACCP and GMP procedures.
  • Track microbiological trends, sanitation program performance, and product shelf life within plant and communicate results to plant team members and corporate quality assurance.
  • Create and write quality control programs to be implemented plant and company wide.
  • Adhere to specific customer requests and specifications in reference to quality of products.
  • Develop and organize different means of evaluating product quality and then develop better ways to produce products.
  • Oversee all raw material claims and product/ingredient receiving.
  • Knowledge, background and expertise in Case-ready beef and pork operations is critical. Areas of knowledge must include HACCP, specification adherence to incoming raw materials, brine mixing procedures, trimming, chilling, styling & packaging specs, packaging modified atmosphere characteristics, final box/package configuration and shelf-life.
  • Evaluate sanitation and pest & rodent contractors performance to insure they are completing their jobs in a safe, effective and professional manner.
  • Prepare implement and monitor standard operating procedures for each production area in the plant.
  • Constantly review and update product quality control programs.
  • Prepare assorted special projects regarding quality and food safety for the plant.
  • Work tasks fluctuate depending on the direction of government officials, plant conditions, and business objectives.
  • Responsible for insuring that all areas of the plant are properly sanitized.

Conduct department meetings on a regular basis

  • Coordinate efforts implementing new products/process with respective parties (i.e. engineering, production, management, maintenance).
  • Develop, maintain and implement any programs relating to customer, or 3rd party requirements, to include leading audits and maintenance of BRC certification .
  • Monitor, track and evaluate all SPC programs mandated relative to customer requirements or plant performance.



  • Work area may have slippery floors and can be very noisy.
  • Temperature in work area varies from extreme cold to hot and humid.
  • Employee will typically work 60 hours per week M-F with some Saturday work if necessary.




  • B.S. in Animal Science, Meat Science, Food Science or related science discipline
  • College experience beneficial to develop writing skills and animal science knowledge.


  • Minimum 5-7 years experience in the quality control area
  • HACCP certification


  • Writing Skills
  • Statistical/Math background
  • Animal science knowledge
  • Communication skills (written and verbal)
  • People skills
  • Basic computer skills
  • Math skills
  • Analytical skills
  • Bilingual important, but not mandatory as long as translator is present.



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