JBS USA FOOD SAFETY AND QUALITY ASSURANCE MANAGER in Elkhart, Indiana
Job Title: Food Safety and Quality Assurance Manager
Location: Elkhart, IN
Our Company, Your Opportunity:
Plumrose USA is a company with an 80-year history of providing high quality, great tasting sliced meats, bacon, ham and ribs. Plumrose was recently acquired by JBS, the world’s leading provider of beef, chicken and pork, with a vision of building the company into a leader in Protein Centric Prepared Foods. This is a unique opportunity to be in a start-up environment, with the backing of a Global CPG Powerhouse. This is a role for someone who is looking for an entrepreneurial challenge in a company with aspirations to be leaders within the CPG world. The position will have both strategic and tactical elements and the person may wear different hats. This is an opportunity for people who want to think Big, dream Big and work to make Big ideas a reality.
To be THE BEST in all we do. We are completely focused on our business, ensuring the BEST products and services to our customers, a relationship of trust with our suppliers and profitability for our shareholders. All this, we do to provide an opportunity for a better future for all of our TEAM MEMBERS.
Determination, Simplicity, Availability, Humility, Sincerity, Discipline, Ownership
Scope of Position:
To maintain product integrity and food safety within the plant. Implement all government directives, regulations, and polices on a plant-wide basis. Oversee all production of consumer ready meat products and ensure that all packages meet customer specifications.
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 request 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
Evaluate sanitation and pest & rodent contractors’ performance to ensure 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
Manage 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 ensuring 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
Other duties as assigned
B.S. in Animal Science, Meat Science, Food Science or related science discipline preferred
College experience beneficial to develop writing skills and animal science knowledge
Minimum 5-7 years of experience in the quality control area
Knowledge, background, and expertise in 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
Supervisory skills; good interpersonal relations; able to handle conflict.
Good verbal and written communication skills.
Team player with leadership skills
Experience in leading groups of QA employees, including setting team and individual objectives, managing individual and team performance and building a team approach to problem solving
Outstanding communication skills in order to lead, engage, and motivate individuals and/or teams.
Strong proficiency with personal computer software with knowledge of word processing, spreadsheet, and multiple applications required.
Detail-oriented and strong analytical skills
Spanish/English bilingual desired but not required
Physical Demands/Work Environment:
Frequently required to stand, walk, use hands and fingers to handle/feel items, reach with hands and arms, stoop, kneel, crouch, crawl, and talk or hear.
Office and plant setting: the plant environment will include wet or humid conditions (non-weather related), extreme cold (non-weather related), and working near moving mechanical parts
Noise level in the work environment is usually moderate but can be loud when in the production area.
If interested, please apply at jbssa.com/careers.
We offer a full range of benefits including health care, life insurance, and a 401(k) plan.
Plumrose USA is an equal opportunity employer.
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