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JBS USA QUALITY ASSURANCE SUPERVISOR - NIGHTS in Arcadia, Wisconsin

POSITION SUMMARY: The Quality Services Supervisor provides departmental direction and support, using coaching, motivation and supervisory techniques, ensures that teams achieve specified levels of performance. The Quality Services Supervisor will assure Pilgrim’s Company product and processing quality and food safety standards are continually met by coordinating multiple people and processes and integrate process activities in a manner that achieves bottom line success and the mission of Pilgrim’s Company. The Quality Services Supervisor oversees safety, quality, training, retention, sanitation, budget and productivity for employee teams under their supervision.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES include the following. Other duties may be assigned

  1. Hires, trains, coaches and motivates team members to achieve their maximum quality and productivity performancein their respective positions.

  2. Plans and schedules manpower, materials, product and machines to most effectively and efficiently utilize departmental resources to achieve Pilgrim’s Company standards.

  3. Promotes department and company goodwill through pro-active team member communication, team member involvement and by providing positive and/or corrective feedback.

  4. Investigates, in cooperation with other departments, areas of quality improvement, cost reduction, method improvement and equipment maintenance and provides suggestions.

  5. Develops and implements goals and objectives and departmental budget.

  6. Assure that all products produced, from raw material to finished product and processes conducted during the production shift are performed in the highest quality and sanitary manner in accordance with company policies and procedures.

  7. Oversee plant(s) compliance and interactions with regulatory body.

  8. Supervise and evaluate pre-operational and operation sanitation inspection programs to insure the highest possible standard of plant cleanliness and equipment sanitation. Continually contribute to the improvement of Pilgrim Company’s sanitation program.

  9. The Quality Supervisor has the primary responsibility of maintaining and assisting in implementation of the food safety systems of the plant. These systems include but are not limited to the plant’s HACCP , SSOP and prerequisite programs to ensure compliance with all regulatory requirements for the production of safe and wholesome food.

  10. Keep Quality Services Manager and various department heads informed of any ongoing quality or food safety- related deficiencies so that such trends can be reduced or eliminated.

  11. Conduct assigned tests, special inspection or other duties as assigned by the Quality Services Manager.

  12. Manages the swabbing program, shelf life tests, and other laboratory tests.

  13. Responsible for ensuring appropriate product disposition for products produced or returned to this facility. Supporting and ensuring compliance of SQF standardsResponsible for ensuring appropriate product disposition for products produced or returned to this facility. Supporting and ensuring compliance of SQF standards

  14. Maintain systems to assure compliance to SQF standards and requirements including Commitment, Document Control and Records, Specifications, Attaining Food Safety, Verification, Product Identification Trace and Recall, Incident Management, Food Safety Fundamentals — Building and Equipment Design and Construction, and Food Safety Fundamentals — Pre-requisite Programs.

  15. Oversee monitoring, verification, and validation activities to ensure that all products leaving the facility(s) meet Food Safety and Quality standards.

  16. Oversee monitoring, verification, and validation activities to ensure that all products leaving the facility(s) meet Food Safety and Quality standards.

EXPECTATIONS – all Team Members

· Observe & enforce all company personnel, quality, safety, and food safety policies.

· Maintains a positive work atmosphere by acting and communicating in a manner so that you work effectively and cooperatively with customers, clients, coworkers, and leadership teams.

· Participates in process improvement and problem solving utilizing continuous improvement and rational thinking methodologies such as Six Sigma

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS and ABILITIES

· Bachelor’s degree (B.A.) from four-year college or university in Food Technology, Agricultural Business, Animal Science or a related field; or one to two years related experience and/or training; or equivalent combination of education and experience

· Considerable knowledge of Quality Services.

· Considerable knowledge of supervisory management practices and principles

· Considerable knowledge of production management practices and principles

· Considerable skill in communication

· Considerable supervisory skill

· Marked ability to analyze and respond to production problems

· Strong understanding of Meat / Poultry processing, USDA, FSIS regulations, Food Safety and Quality Assurance standards and a commitment to food safety and quality.

· Ability to lead, motivate and develop team members.

· Excellent organization and time management skills.

· Advanced computer skills in Microsoft Excel, Access and Word required.

· Strong understanding of HACCP/SSOP (Hazard Analysis and Critical Control Points and Sanitation Standard Operating Procedures.)

· Preferred HACCP and SQF Certification.

· To perform this job successfully, applicant must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

EOE/M/F/V/Disabled

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