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Quality Assurance Auditor/Food Safety/Quality Assurance Specialist Ė Lacrosse, WI


Company Name:

Reinhart Food Service

Job Title:

Quality Assurance Auditor/Food Safety/Quality Assurance Specialist

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Full Time


CORP #500 (LaCrosse Corporate)




1504 St. James Street

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LaCrosse, WI 54603




A Quality Assurance Auditor will develop and audit Standard Operating Procedures (SOPí), Standard Sanitation Operating Procedures (SSOPís), Hazard Analysis Critical Control Point (HACCP), Global Food Safety Initiatives (GFSI) and food defense plans. Participate in product monitoring program to ensure products meet specifications, expectations, and standards for safety and quality.

Position Responsibilities may include, but not limited to:

Write and audit distribution center and meat processing plan product SOPs, SSOPís, HACCP, GFSI, and food defense plans that meet or exceed RFS quality and safety standards, are operationally efficient, meet third party and customer requirements, and comply with government regulations.

Writes audit reports and reviews peer audit reports.

Writes and verifies completion of Corrective Action Preventative Action (CAPA).

Train DC and/or meat plant personnel on SOPís SSOPís, HACCP, GSFI and food defense plans.

Conduct scientific studies as assigned and compile scientific reports or Decision Making documents.

Write, publish, and conduct trainings related to food safety and/or food defense for DC and/or meat plant personnel.

Initiate and conduct product recalls and withdrawals including 24/7 night and weekend on-call rotation.

Ensures product quality

Writes and updates technical product specifications.

Conducts routine, random, and competitive technical product cuttings.

Verifies products meet specifications

Audit product compliance to customer specifications

Facilitates RFS customer concern resolution

Work with Independent Marketing Alliance (IMA) on product spec and quality issues.

Expedites corrective action with suppliers and RFS distribution centers.

Facilitates insurance claims regarding products supplied by RFS.

Represent department at customer and sales meetings, trainings, tours and trade shows.

All other duties as assigned

Required skills and experience:

Bachelorís degree in Nutrition, Applied Science, Distribution or related field and 3 years food service, food safety, or food product quality experience OR Bachelorís degree in Food Science, Dietetics, Nutrition, Distribution, Biology, Animal or Meat Science or related field AND 1 year work experience in food service or related field or completed internship/field experience hours in food service, food processing, or related field comparative to the work experience.

Availability and willingness to travel overnight and occasional weekends.

Must have valid driverís license and good driving record.

Dependable means of transportation.

Must have ServSafe trainer and HACCP certification within 90 days of hire.

Strong organizational and communication skills.

Ability to work independently and with a team

Computer literate, familiarity with Alpha helpful.

Preferred Skills

  • Presentation Skills
  • Customer Service experience
  • Analytical and project management skills

This position is not eligible for overtime

AAP, EEO, M/F/H/V/P, Drug Free Workplace. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential function of a position.

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