FOOD SAFETY AND QUALITY ASSURANCE MANAGER, PROCESSED DIVISION

Posted Date 3 months ago(11/11/2022 1:22 PM)
Job ID
2022-15613
Job Locations
US-CA-Arvin
Category
Quality/Food Safety
Shift
DAY

Overview

PURPOSE:

 

This person will be responsible for the daily administration and management of the food safety and quality programs at the Malaga facility. 

 

ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS:

 

  • Provide direction and leadership to Food Safety and Quality Department personnel; monitor and respond to food safety/quality indicators; serve as primary escort for audits and inspections to assure that standard operating procedures are being followed; responsible for government and customer audit administration; monitor and administer Food Safety Plan and SQF Program; troubleshoot and investigate food quality/food safety issues, and interact with all customer representatives; develop, train and assess the performance of Food Safety Department staff; provide recommendations to management in relation to SOP/Specification compliance; maintain product specifications and food safety system documentation; additional projects and duties as it relates to this position.
  • This position will require a high percentage of time on the production floor to ensure food safety and quality procedures are carried out by staff and serve as a resource to production, sanitation, maintenance and shipping departments.

 

PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS:

 

Ability to operate a computer and other office productivity equipment; ability to move in food processing facilities (sometimes through narrow passages, in wet areas, or on elevated platforms); ability to occasionally move about inside the office, food processing facilities and/or farming fields; must be able to work in different temperatures (working temperatures as hot as 100° to 105° F and as cold as -20° F to 32° F); must be able to work in a high noise area; ability to inspect equipment and product.

Additional Info

JOB QUALIFICATIONS:

 

  • Bachelor of Science/Art degree in Microbiology, Food Science, Biochemistry, Biological Sciences or related field is required.
  • Must be knowledgeable in food processing equipment as well as food quality/safety/sanitation systems and programs.
  • A willingness to acquire additional training and certification, including PCQI and SQF Practitioner training, within six months of being hired.
  • Understanding of the Global Food Safety Initiative (GFSI) standards.
  • Understanding of Organic compliance and standards (e.g. NOP).
  • A strong understanding of food microbiology and chemistry.
  • Excellent leadership, communication, training and team building skills.
  • Good writing, statistical, analytical and critical thinking skills.
  • Ability to effective respond to the concerns of managers, subordinates, customers and regulatory agencies.
  • Excellent organizational skills.
  • This person must be trainable in personal safety, product safety, and product quality standards along with related job duties.
  • Must be able to work on multiple tasks simultaneously requiring communication and interaction with employees at all levels.
  • Must have the ability to travel when needed to various Grimmway facilities.
  • Remote work not available for this position.
  • Must be able to speak and read English. Bilingual, English/Spanish a plus.
  • Must have a valid driver’s license with a clean DMV driving record.
  • Must pass pre-placement drug/alcohol screen.

Benefits

ADMINISTRATIVE EMPLOYEES:

 

  • Competitive benefits package including Medical, Dental, and Vision
  • 401k plan with a discretionary match, subject to a vesting schedule
  • Paid Sick, Vacation, Holiday Time and Personal Hours
  • Local car dealers discounts for Employee Vehicle Purchase/Lease Programs
  • Subsidized gym membership with InShape health clubs
  • Free on-site personal training and other wellness-focused activities at company gym
  • Tuition discount partnership program with University of La Verne
  • Discounted tickets to major theme parks throughout California

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