Food Safety Quality Assurance Technician Oklahoma



Position Type:

Full Time


2nd Shift




SUMMARY Conduct verification audits to determine how the facility is complying with its own policies, procedures, product standards, regulations (USDA/FSIS), and specific customer criteria regarding quality and food safety. 
CONNECTION TO MISSION This position will provide customer satisfaction by verifying strict adherence to quality and food safety standard operating procedures and compliance with USDA/FSIS regulations. This employee will support all safety programs, policies and procedures, and have a personal value system that will assist in creating a work environment that is based on trust, human dignity, and honesty which in turn will contribute to a high quality of life for all employees. 
ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES include the following. Other duties may be assigned. 1. Carry out the verification audits throughout our entire facility 2. Have a working knowledge of USDA/FSIS, SSOP's, HACCP and SPS 3. Understand critical processing parameters that impact finished product quality 4. Follow through with corrective actions when production is out of compliance with quality, food safety, and USDA/FSIS regulatory criteria 5. Light travel expected; once a year 6. Must be willing to complete any training and/or certification as deemed necessary; i.e., HACCP, USDA/FSIS, AIB, etc 7. Demonstrate a working knowledge and application of statistical process control 8. Have the training skills to perform such duties with groups of employees S
UPERVISORY RESPONSIBILITIES This job has no supervisory responsibilities.



QUALIFICATIONS To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. 
EDUCATION and/or EXPERIENCE High school diploma or graduate equivalency diploma (GED) and six months to one year related experience and/or training; or equivalent combination of education and experience. 
VERBAL/WRITTEN SKILLS Ability to read and comprehend simple instructions, short correspondence, and memos. Ability to write simple correspondence and give clear instructions. Ability to spell correctly. Ability to effectively present information in one-on-one and small group situations to customers, clients, and other employees of the organization. Ability to use phone in a polite and professional manner. Ability to read and interpret documents such as safety rules, operation and maintenance instructions, and procedure manuals. INFORMATION SYSTEMS SKILLS Ability to add, subtract, multiply and divide in all units of measure using whole numbers, common fractions, and decimals. Basic understanding of computer hardware and Microsoft Windows environments. Ability to use phone to make, answer, hold, and transfer calls and use voice mail. Ability to learn routine and job specific Ross computer commands and functions. Ability to demonstrate basic computer abilities including storage and retrieval of data, basic word processing and spreadsheet usage skills and use of e-mail. 
REASONING/DECISION MAKING SKILLS Ability to apply common sense understanding to carry out instructions furnished in written, oral, or diagram form. Ability to deal with problems involving several concrete variables in standardized situations. Ability to use initiative to recognize problems and suggest possible solutions. Must seek approval of supervisor before implementing solution. Mid-level decision making. Responsible for comprehending processes. Ability to define problems, collect data, establish facts, and draw valid conclusions. ORGANIZATIONAL/PLANNING SKILLS Punctual Ability to stay on task and finish on time Complete short-term projects Ability to maintain a continuous process Perform multiple tasks Set and meet long-term projects Prioritize, plan, organize, manage, and evaluate various job functions Must continually analyze and create better methods for completing job functions Receives prioritized project list from supervisor and self-direct project tasks 
PEOPLE SKILLS Possess a good attitude Willingly carries out assignments Ability to communicate clearly and concisely Ask questions when unclear of assignments Possess a team-oriented attitude Communicate problems and solutions with others Ability to utilize leadership skills Train others on tasks Communicate effectively in stressful situations Remain calm when discussing emotional matters Knowledge & use of motivational language Ability & willingness to see others perspectives Ability & willingness to be empathetic when appropriate JOB SPECIFIC SKILLS Must be willing to receive and all necessary training or certification as deemed necessary 
PHYSICAL DEMANDS The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to stand; walk; use hands and fingers to handle or feel; reach with hands and arms; and talk and hear. The employee is occasionally required to sit; climb or balance; stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl; and taste or smell. The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 50 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and ability to adjust focus. WORK ENVIRONMENT The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly exposed to moving mechanical parts. The employee is occasionally exposed to wet and/or humid conditions; high, precarious places; toxic or caustic chemicals; outside weather conditions; extreme cold; and extreme heat. The noise level in the work environment is usually loud.

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