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QA Director – Case Ready West

At Pilgrim’s, Safety Is A Condition , which means the safety of our team members comes first - always.

We have implemented safety measures to prevent the spread of COVID-19. We are working to ensure social distancing within our facility. We have installed physical barriers throughout our facility such as plexi -glass or plastic barriers between team member work stations. Each day, temperature screens are performed for each employee and visitor before entering the facility. Face coverings are provided and required over the mouth and nose at all times when inside the facility, and enhanced cleaning and sanitation is regularly performed.


This position is responsible for the Food Safety & Quality Assurance activities for the Case Ready West Business U nit.


Bachelor of Science Degree in Food Science, or similar field; or five (5) years related experience and/or training, or equivalent combination of education and training.


  • Strong management skills.

  • Food Safety/Quality auditing experience preferred.

  • Ability t o critically examine and audit technical procedures for both food safety and quality . Preference for excellent problems solving skills .

  • Ability to collect and analyze data using basic statistics, draw conclusions ba sed on facts, and write succinct reports.

  • Ability to work in an environment of changing priorities and levels of intensity.

  • Ability to work independently and with limited supervision, as well as with others as a member of a team.

  • Preference to experience presenting and communicating scientific data to audiences.

  • Must have good computer skills (Excel, Word, Outlook, etc). SAP e xperience a plus.

    • Must be able to communicate with USDA, customer, consumers and internal partners in a professional/courteous manner at all times.


  • Provides direct supervision for the Plant QA Managers.

  • Ensures that plant QA are running efficiently while maintaining a safe workplace. Work with QA Managers on optimization of time/space/resources

  • Generate reports describing QA activities, trend s, and expenditures as well as communicate findings and action plans to necessary/appropriate parties

  • Interact with and guide plant personnel when questions relating to food safety & quality arise

  • This position is considered on call . Directed activities ther efore could occur on nights, weekends & holidays

  • Travel expected at 75%

  • Case Ready West Plant Locations: Lufkin Texas, DeQueen Arkansas, Cold Spring Minnesota, Aibonito Puerto Rico.

  • O ther duties as assigned.


    The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those a team member encounters while performing the essential function of this job. While performing the duties of this job, the team member will be exposed to both an office environment and the production environment of wet and/or humid conditions and moving mechanical parts. The noise level in the production environment is usually loud.