Quality Assurance / Food Safety Manager – Van Holten’s – Waterloo, WI
Van Holten’s www.vanholtenpickles.com
Hours per Week:
Mon-Thurs 6:30 - 4:30
Starting Salary Range:
based on experience
The compensation package highlights include a competitive
salary, vacation, health insurance, and a four day work week for the
majority of the year.
2 to 5 years
Description - This position is responsible for all Quality Assurance and Food Safety activities for the world’s leading
pickle-in-a-pouch Manufacturer. You will be responsible for creating and
implementing solutions that ensure the continued quality and improvement of
our products and process.
ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
Quality Assurance/Food Safety
product quality by evaluating quality audits; enforcing established
specifications, methods, and procedures.
employees according to Van Holten’s standards
and procedures for quality in all stages of our operation (lab, tankyard, operations, distribution, and sanitation)
and maintain quality assurance and standard operating procedure manuals
and maintain databases for the following information
/ pickle inspections
and returned product
raw product condition by inspecting, analyzing, and approving or
rejecting incoming ingredients and supplies.
and maintain recall procedures, perform mock recalls quarterly
document and maintain HACCP program
document and maintain GMP program
maintain, and execute a new employee quality orientation plan
maintain, and execute an annual quality training program for employees
and document the following audits:
Kosher certification records
existing product flavor / quality taste tests
train, and oversee day to day operations of the lab, brine making, and
sanitation personnel to ensure that all related duties are done to our
- Keep up
to date on and communicate changes in regulations including, OSHA, FDA,
Kosher standards, packaging and labeling requirements, and food safety
guidance and support to other staff on quality, food safety, and
personal safety issues
technical expertise to find opportunities for improvement in our
products and processes and communicate these opportunities to management
Safety and Compliance
compliance to Federal, State and local regulations
and document safety audits (including fire extinguisher, eye
wash/shower, and clear exits, and signage)
vendor/supplier certificates of liability insurance up to date
annual training for all employees of OSHA required programs and maintain
an employee training log
and update and MSDS binder
and coordinate annual audiometric testing
a regulatory agency inspection procedure and distribute to the proper
and conduct quarterly safety meetings
degree required with emphasis in biology, chemistry, food science,
public health or a related field.
- Three to
five (2-5) years of progressively responsible food safety, sanitation
and quality assurance experience is preferred. Broad knowledge of
current food safety laws and regulations regarding food processing
have excellent verbal and written communications skill set.
with MS Office: Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook.
to communicate professionally with people at all levels of the
organization and external contacts.
decision making skills.
Spanish-English helpful but not required.
with acidified foods is preferred
submit your resume to firstname.lastname@example.org