Develop, establish and maintain plant food safety programs and controls, including microbiological, sanitation GMP’s, and related SSOP’s assuring that all aspects of the facilities food safety and sanitation programs are in accordance with accepted GMP’s as mandated by USDA and other government agencies and company policy and in accordance with any customer specific requirements.
MAJOR POSITION RESPONSIBILITIES
Will assist plant QA management with all the applicable training, scheduling, GMP, HACCP, SOP, SSOP, document verification, internal audits, vendor audits, USDA audits, FSA audits and third party audits – BRC.
Effectively monitor and manage plant microbiological, GMP, SOP and sanitary design standards and insure plant compliance
Maintain all laboratory equipment and order lab supplies, including basic calibration and troubleshooting
Develop and implement procedures and practices to maintain efficient processing of lab samples
Supervise, train and develop QA staff assigned to the lab
Main interface with plant contract sanitation and 3 rd shift superintendent
Accurate and timely reporting of results to plant management for review
Maintain appropriate laboratory programs and certifications (ISO 17025 Proficiency Testing)
Maintain lab costs within budgets
Act as the key contact for the outside labs and lab services
Utilize SPC and other statistical tools to manage results and improve performance of the plant and lab programs
Review finished products analysis for accuracy and reasonableness
Be the main resource to prevent and solve the plant’s micro issues
Fully investigate unusual/unacceptable results
Maintain/improve monitoring programs as required based on performance, new regulations and/or best practices
Participate with Corp QA as needed or assigned regarding lab practices, programs and procedures
Other duties as assigned
B.S. in Food Science, Microbiology or related fields
Strong interpersonal skills, along with supported verbal and written communication skills
Direct experience with GFSI certification schemes (SQF, BRC, etc.)
Knowledge of SPC, HACCP, USDA regulations, GMP’s, SOP’s, SSOP’s, Word, Excel and Power Point.
3-5 years experience in plant Quality Assurance with Food Safety a benefit
OSI Group - 20 months ago
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