Job Information

JBS USA FSQA MANAGER in Booneville, Mississippi

J ob Title: FSQA Manager

Location: Booneville, MS

COVID-19 Requirements: Must have at least the first dose of the vaccine prior to orientation and must complete the second dose within the recommended period .

Our Company, Your Opportunity:

Swift Prepared Foods is a company with an 80-year history of providing high quality, great tasting sliced meats, bacon, ham and ribs. Swift Prepared Foods was recently acquired by JBS, the world’s leading provider of beef, chicken and pork, with a vision of building the company into a leader in Protein Centric Prepared Foods. This is a unique opportunity to be in a start-up environment, with the backing of a Global CPG Powerhouse. This is a role for someone who is looking for an entrepreneurial challenge in a company with aspirations to be leaders within the CPG world. The position will have both strategic and tactical elements and the person may wear different hats. This is an opportunity for people who want to think big, dream big and work to make big ideas a reality.

Our Mission:

To be THE BEST in all we do. We are completely focused on our business, ensuring the BEST products and services to our customers, a relationship of trust with our suppliers and profitability for our shareholders. All this, we do to provide an opportunity for a better future for all of our TEAM MEMBERS.

Our Values:


  • Maintain product integrity and food safety within the plant

  • Run quality control area and delegate tasks within the area

  • Oversee the 3rdparty sanitation in the plant

  • Organize and train all people within the quality assurance area

  • Work with operations to continue to strengthen the quality culture

  • Implementgovernment mandates regarding quality control and food safety in all areas of the plant

  • Maintain effective communication channels between government and plant officials

  • Monitor all government regulations, programs, and policies regarding food safety both inside and out of the plant (FSIS, USDA, FDA, etc.)

  • Keep employees focused on HACCP and GMP procedures

  • Track microbiological trends, sanitation program performance, and product shelf life within plant and communicate results to plant team members and corporate quality assurance

  • Create and write quality control programs to be implemented plant and company wide

  • Adhere to specific customer request and specifications in reference to quality of products

  • Develop and organize different means of evaluating product quality and then develop better ways to produce products

  • Oversee all raw material claims and product/ingredient receiving

  • Evaluate sanitation and pest & rodent contractors’performance to ensure they are completing their jobs in a safe, effective and professional manner

  • Prepare, implement and monitor standard operating procedures for each production area in the plant

  • Constantly review and update product quality control programs

  • Manage special projects regarding quality and food safety for the plant

  • Work tasks fluctuatedependingon the direction of government officials, plant conditions, and business objectives

  • Responsible for ensuring that all areas of the plant are properlycleaned andsanitized

  • Conduct department meetings on a regular basis

  • Coordinate efforts implementing new products/process with respective parties (i.e. engineering, production, management, maintenance)

  • Develop, maintain and implement any programs relating to customer, or 3rd party requirements, to include leading audits and maintenanceof SQFcertification

  • Monitor, track and evaluate all SPC programs mandated relative to customer requirements or plant performance

  • Other duties as assigned

The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by people assigned to this job. They are not intended to be an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties, and skills required of personnel so classified. May perform other duties as assigned.

Skills and Qualifications:

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals to perform the essential functions.

  • S. in Animal Science, Meat Science, Food Science or related science discipline preferred

  • College experience beneficial to develop writing skills and animal science knowledge

  • Minimum 5-7 yearsofexperience in the quality control area

  • HACCP certification

  • SQF Practitioner

  • Knowledge, background and expertise in porkand poultryoperations is critical.

  • Areas of knowledge must include HACCP, specification adherence to incoming raw materials, brine mixing procedures, trimming, chilling, styling & packaging specs, packaging modified atmosphere characteristics, final box/package configuration and shelf-life

  • Supervisory skills; good interpersonal relations;ableto handle conflict.

  • Good verbal and written communication skills.

  • Team player with leadership skills

  • Experience in leading groups ofQAemployees, including setting team and individual objectives, managing individual and team performance and building a team approach to problem solving

  • Outstanding communication skills in order to lead, engage and motivate individuals and/or teams.

  • Strong proficiency with personal computer software with knowledge of word processing, spreadsheet and multiple applications required.

  • Detail oriented and strong analytical skills

  • Highly organized

Physical Demands:

The physical demands described here are representative of those an employee should possess to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

  • Frequentlyrequired to stand, walk, use hands and fingers to handle/feel items, reach with hands and arms, stoop, kneel, crouch, crawl, and talk or hear.

  • Office and plant setting: the plant environment will include wet or humid conditions (non-weather related), extreme cold (non-weather related), and working near moving mechanical parts

  • Noise level in the work environment is usually moderate but can be loud when in the production area.

Work Environment:

  • Plant working environment

  • Food manufacturing operations environment

If interested, please apply at jbssa.com/careers

We offer a full range of benefits including health care, life insurance, and a 401 (K) plan.

Swift Prepared Foods is an equal opportunity employer.

EOE/ Vet/Disabled