Senior Quality Assurance Supervisor

  • Farmerville, LA
  • Full-time

Company Description

Foster Farms has been a family-owned and operated company for four generations. Since our founding days back in 1939, we have always been committed to providing consumers with the highest-quality, best-tasting poultry products available. The hope is that our commitment to excellence, honesty, quality, service, and our people will shine through in everything we do.

We are always looking for talented individuals to join the Foster Farms team. We offer the experience of a large organization, but operate like a family business. More than half of our job openings are filled by internal promotion, and we encourage employees to gain a variety of experiences across different functional groups.

Job Description

ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS:

1.Assist QC Manager in development and improvement of HACCP Plans, SSOP compliance, preparation for audits, response to NRs and NOIEs as needed.

2.This position has the authority to hold product that does not conform to customer agreements, finished product specifications, or legal requirements and is also authorized to make decision regarding product disposition including release.

3.Function as primary QA leadership and support to QA Managers which may include hours on second shift or as the business needs require

4.Assist in implementing, maintaining, evaluating, enforcing, and updating USDA regulatory, Corporate Guidelines and QC Programs.

5.Interface with Production Supervisors and hourly employees on production, food safety, quality procedures

6.Responsible for training and professional development of QC Staff. Hire, train and supervise department employees to insure optimum competency, commitment and performance.

7.Work with USDA personnel to handle regulatory issues

8.Maintain Quality Reporting Systems

9.Departmental Administrative Duties (i.e. Time cards, employee paperwork, safety audits)

10.Provide Training for production, sanitation, maintenance, and quality control groups. Training includes but no limited to product quality standards, GMP’s, Food Safety Issues, and HACCP.

Additional Functions:

1.Special projects or assignments as requested by supervisor

Qualifications

1.BS Degree (preferably Food Science or Meat/Poultry Science)

2.Minimum of 2-5 years Food Processing and Quality Management Experience.

3.Must be detailed oriented. Have strong mathematical and analytical aptitude.

4.Must have the ability to make sound judgment and good decisions regarding quality and wholesomeness of product.

5.Strong Leadership. Managerial Skills and the ability to coach and develop employees

6.Able to prioritize/adjust quickly to changing work environment with minimal supervision to meet changing plant needs.

7.Experienced in USDA Regulations, HACCP, GMP’s SSOP’s, SPC

8.Able to work flexible hours

9.Reliable transportation in order to attend off-site meetings. Ability to travel due to business needs.

10.Proficient use of PC including Excel, Word, Access, and Power point

Additional Information

All your information will be kept confidential according to EEO guidelines

Foster Farms is an Equal Opportunity Employer – Minorities, Females, Veterans and individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply.

Foster Farms participates in E-Verify during the hire process at all locations for all new employees..