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JBS USA FSQA MANAGER in Swanton, Vermont

J ob Title: FSQA Manager – Culinary Solutions BU

Swanton, VT

Our Company, Your Opportunity:

Swift Prepared Foods is a company with an 80-year history of providing high quality, great tasting fully cooked sous vide proteins, Italian meats, sliced meats, bacon and ham. Swift Prepared Foods is a division of 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:

Scope of Position:

To maintain product integrity and food safety within the plant. Implement all government directives, regulations, and polices on a plant-wide basis. Oversee all production of consumer ready meat products and ensure that all packages meet customer specifications.


  • Directly supervises FSQA Supervisor, FSQA technicians, and pre-op inspectors and coordinates their activities

  • Assists and helps Food Safety Specialist with all SQF Program and all third-party audits.

  • Responsible for resolving customer complaints and trending their activity.

  • Responsible to help maintain HACCP program and all records associated with it.

  • Collaborates with Lab Manager on scheduled testing

  • Collaborates with Sanitation Company or Sanitation Compliance on MSS activities and ensures completeness.

  • Ensures the facility is operational ready in the morning.

  • Prepare reports on daily issues

  • Serve as a trainer for pre-operational inspection of equipment and for operational inspections of the facility.

  • Collaborates with Maintenance Manager on preventative maintenance activities and the deep cleaning of equipment.

  • Coordinates with Technical Project Manager on labeling and nutritional content of products.

  • Interacts with USDA on any NRs and any other concerns of the inspectors.

  • Verifies pest control company’s procedures and implementation of those procedures

  • Participates in and coordinates activities resulting from deficiencies found during plant self-audits

  • Ensure calibrations for all equipment is being maintained as needed


Master’s degree in a biological science with 5+ years’ experience in a USDA RTE facility; or a Bachelor’s degree with 8+ years’ experience in a USDA RTE facility. In addition, candidates for this position should have/be:

  • Minimum 3 years of supervisory experience

  • SQF certified

  • HACCP certified

  • Ability to make decisions without guidance

  • Ability to multi-task

  • Must have excellent problem-solving abilities

  • Must have excellent customer service skills

  • Must have excellent communication skills

  • Must have ability to mentor and train individuals

  • Must be able to read and comprehend regulations, correspondence, instructions, rules and regulations as well as fill out forms and write reports

  • Team player with leadership skills

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

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

  • Detail oriented and strong analytical skills

  • Highly organized

  • Spanish/English bilingual desired but not required

Physical Demands/Work Environment:

  • Frequent sitting, standing and walking, which may be required for long periods of time

  • Maintaining composure in dealing with authorities, clients, staff and the public, occasionally under conditions of urgency and in pressure situations.

  • Must undergo and meet company standards for background and reference checks, controlled substance testing.

  • Required ability to handle multiple tasks concurrently.

  • Handling and being exposed to sensitive and confidential information.

  • Responding on an on-call basis to emergencies and incidents at all hours.

  • May be exposed to stressful situations.

  • May be required to work additional hours/overtime without advance notice.

  • Seeing, hearing and speaking clearly in order to communicate effectively.

  • Occasional lifting and/or moving up to fifty (50) pounds unassisted.

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.