This position is located at the original Hershey Plant in
Hershey, PA 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.
Number of employees: Approx 1,500 - Square
Kisses, Hershey's Milk Chocolate Giant Bars,
Goodbar, Special Dark, Symphony Almond Toffee, Symphony, Standard Bars:
Mr. Goodbar, Symphony, Rolo, Syrup flavors and others.
Hershey is ideally located in South Central Pennsylvania
with access to major metro areas such as New York, Philadelphia,
Baltimore, Washington DC and Altantic Coast beachs all within a 3 hour
drive. In addition, Hershey is a home to Hersheypark and Hershey's
Chocolate World, two destinations that draw millions of visitors each
year. With a reasonable cost of living and so much to do within an
arms reach, Hershey is a great place to work and raise a family.
- 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
- Provide QA support to
operations and lead / participate on project teams as assigned.
in Food Science, Microbiology, or related field
of 7 years in Quality Assurance / related experience.
Candidates with QA/Regulatory experience in a Food or
Pharmaceutical manufacturing environment are strongly preferred.
- Knowledge of federal and
state food industry regulations
- Understanding of sanitation
and pest control practices
- Familiarity with GFSI
- Safe Quality Food (SQF)
Practitioner Certification desired
computer, document management skills and attention to detail
- Strong communication
skills and ability to work collaboratively with all levels to
deliver timely results
- Strong auditing /
- Knowledge of manufacturing
- Strong 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