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QA Food Supervisor

Company: Primal Pet Group
Location: Fairfield
Posted on: August 3, 2022

Job Description:

Job DescriptionCompany OverviewThe Primal Pet Group includes manufacturers of fully prepared, human-grade raw foods, treats, and supplements for dogs and cats. The Primal Pet Group was founded with the goal of improving the quality of life and overall health and happiness of pets through wholesome raw foods that mimic the diet of animals in the wild. We are looking for reliable, motivated, pet companions to join our fast-paced, growing Primal Pet Team! Come see what Primal's all about! https://primalpetfoods.com/pages/our-storyWe're Essential!Since the onset of this unfortunate pandemic, Primal remains open as an essential business and continues to produce quality pet food products for cats and dogs nationwide. As we continue to grow as a company, we want to invite you into our family of dedicated employees that are making a difference in the well-being of pets. Primal offers consistent and dependable hours to hard-working employees committed to delivering the premium quality our brand is built on.Job SummaryThis position will support the QA/ Food Safety Manager to execute on the processes implemented and tasks assigned in the Quality Department. This role will support the ongoing assurance of the food safety program as well as specifications of all products produced in the plant. Additionally, the Quality Supervisor will champion at the plant level our commitment to producing World-Class Quality Pet Food by conducting regular and random audits internally both within the Quality department and across the Plant and regular and consistent training of Quality Technicians and Food Safety processes Plant wide. Responsibilities and Duties

  • Ensures compliance with all regulatory standards including HACCP (Hazard Analysis Critical Control Point), FSMA (Federal Information Security Management Act), and SSOPs (Sanitation Standard Operating Procedures), etc.
  • Lead the Plant Quality Team, and hold weekly meetings. Schedule timeline and tasks of QA technicians
  • Train and monitor employees in the sampling of raw materials, in-process and finished products.
  • Manages and performs microbiological sampling to validate hand washing.
  • Performs training on proper handwashing practices for employees that display improper handwashing techniques.
  • Routinely monitor drying process ensuring optimum temperature, water activity quality/level, and through-put.
  • May assist with quality audits such as third-party audits, customer audits, and internal audits.
  • Participate in Daily Gemba updates and plant walkthroughs
  • Ensure metal detectors are checked and calibrated as specified.
  • Monthly Food Safety Inspections of the entire facility. Maintain records of the inspections. Follow up on corrective actions including work orders generated as a result of the inspections.
  • Review consumer complaints and escalate to the manager as necessary.
  • Verify and validate food safety and quality processing controls
  • Report non-compliant and laboratory testing results
  • Assist with Raw material and finished product specification updates
  • Assists QA Manager in completing performance evaluations.
  • Works with QA Manager to discipline workers as appropriate.
  • Assumes some responsibilities of the QA Manager in their absence.
  • Performs assignments in accordance with established Good Manufacturing Practices (GMPs)
  • Train and oversee Quality Technicians. Ensures that quality technicians maintain the desired level of department performance by (1) managing quality assurance checks including monitoring AQL's (acceptable quality levels); (2) validating quality checks against production specifications for both attribute and variable data collection and; (3) managing products placed on hold.
  • Participate in Mock Recalls four times per year;
  • File all Quality/Food Safety Systems Paperwork
  • Insert laboratory results into companywide inventory management programs to release product for distribution when all data is within specification. Ensure all releases are completed or updated within a given timeframe.
  • Assist with maintaining overall cleanliness of the facility; perform periodic Pre-Op inspections;
  • Displays appropriate work ethics in the workplace and group settings which provides a positive influence on the production floor. Supervisory ResponsibilitiesThis position has direct oversight over a minimum of 10 Quality Technicians.Qualifications and Skills
    • Four-year degree in a Science/Agriculture/Food related field
    • 3 years of experience in the food manufacturing industry in a Quality role or equivalent combination of education and experience. Knowledge of Quality Processes and Systems including but not limited to SPC, HACCP, SSOP, FDA/USDA, and GMPs.
    • Experience with Customer and Vendor management as well as familiarity with third-party auditing processes
    • Demonstrated ability to handle multiple projects simultaneously.
    • Effective communication skills, both written and verbal
    • Strong interpersonal skills, comfortable working in a team setting.
    • Evidence of strong problem solving & critical thinking skills
    • Intermediate mathematical skills
    • Proficient in Microsoft Office
    • Spanish bilingual preferred We offer great benefits and perksPaid vacation and sick hoursPaid company holidays, 7 per yearLow-cost medical insuranceCompetitive dental, vision, and supplemental insurance. Plus, discounted pet insurance!401k with company match up to 4%Free Primal products for your petCareer growth opportunities, training, and much more!Primal Pet Group is a Drug Free Workplace and an Equal Opportunity Employer.Please review our Employment Privacy Policy here: https://primalpetfoods.com/pages/employee-privacy-policy. By submitting an application with us, you acknowledge that you have read and understand this policy.Powered by JazzHRc1sIFJS2dO

Keywords: Primal Pet Group, Fairfield , QA Food Supervisor, Other , Fairfield, California

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