Our client is actively deploying infrastructure solutions both domestically and internationally to eliminate fresh food waste by upcycling human quality leftover food from supermarkets to animal and pet feed. Their background in large scale infrastructure is a perfect fit to quickly build facilities throughout the country and world in order to aggressively attack the global problem of food waste.
Our client is seeking a Food Safety and QA Director at their facility located in Fairless Hills, PA. You’ll serve as the Quality head for their first full scale facility for producing a highly nutritious livestock and pet feed ingredient from left over human quality supermarket meats and produce.
As the Food Safety and Quality Assurance Manager, you’ll be responsible for leading the daily management of activities and overall functions of the Food Safety and Quality Assurance (FSQA) department. You’ll provide oversight and monitoring of operational processes for compliance with policies and procedures. As our client is developing 2 new facilities, a pilot plant/launch facility in Portland, ND and a full scale manufacturing facility capable of processing 60,000 tons of fresh food per year, they will rely on you to lead the development and implementation of their complete QA/QC program including the development of all methods and procedures to guarantee the highest quality products available in the marketplace.
Plan, coordinate, implement, and monitor food safety and quality assurance programs and activities.
Provide quality-related technical services.
Oversee special project as assigned, departmental budget, turnover, safety, and participate in the review of product quality and process control issues.
Communicate closely with production, purchasing, sales, and Research and Development regarding acceptance, rejection, and disposition of raw materials and finished products.
Accountable for monitoring and ensuring a high standard of food processing sanitation at the pre-operational and operational practices of production.
Report product issues and audit results to corporate Food Safety and Quality Assurance (FSQA), plant management, corporate sales, and operations.
Conduct visits to customer facilities, initial product runs and investigation/response to quality related customer complaints.
Responsible for monitoring microbiological results, conducting environmental swabs, and generating shelf life and environmental graphs.
Assist research development activities, conduct and promote sanitation training and FSQA related education to employees.
Bachelor’s degree in Food Science or related or equivalent related experience
7 - 10 years of experience in food processing, food safety or quality assurance
Proficient computer skills, especially in Microsoft applications (Excel, Power Point, Outlook etc.)
Working knowledge of Hazard Analysis and Critical Control Points (HACCP) management system required by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and the standards set by the Safe Quality Food Institute (SQFI)
Experience with Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS), Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) regulations
Hazard Analysis Critical Control Point (HACCP) Certification
ServSafe Basic Certification
Our client values their employees’ time and efforts. Their commitment to your success is enhanced by their competitive compensation and an extensive benefits package.
Plus, they work to maintain the best possible environment for their employees, where people can learn and grow with the company. They strive to provide a collaborative environment where each person feels encouraged to contribute to their processes, decisions, planning and culture.
Our client is an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.