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Principle Responsibilities:

  • Run quality control area and delegate tasks within the area

  • Organize and train all people within the quality assurance area

  • Implement government regulations (FDA/USDA) regarding quality control and food safety in all areas of the plant

  • Maintain effective communication channels between USDA/FDA 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 for all meat and meat alternative products in the plant and company wide

  • Adhere to specific customer requests and specifications in reference to quality of all meat and meat alternative products

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

  • Oversee all raw material claims and product/ingredient receiving procedures

  • Knowledge, background and expertise in meat and/or meat alternative operations is critical. Areas of knowledge must include HACCP, specification adherence to incoming raw materials, brine mixing procedures, ingredient and allergen control, trimming, chilling, styling & packaging specs, packaging modified atmosphere characteristics, final box/package configuration and shelf-life

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

  • Constantly review and update product quality control programs

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

  • Work tasks will fluctuate depending on direction of government officials (FDA/USDA), plant conditions and business objectives

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

  • Develop, maintain and implement any programs relating to customer, or 3 rd party requirements, to include leading audits and maintenance of British Retail Consortium (BRC) certification

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

  • Work closely with operations to ensure regulatory compliance, customer specifications and performance metrics are maintained

  • Knowledge, background and expertise in the British Retail Consortium (BRC) standards. Able to lead cross-functional teams across the facility in order to prepare and maintain the facility BRC compliant.

  • Responsible for maintaining the facility “audit ready” at any given time, in more specific terms: customer audits, BRC, USDA/FDA/FSIS and Organic audit.

Working Conditions:

  • Conduct walk through inspections, and meetings in a cooled environment

  • Typically work 50-60 hours per week M-F plus some Saturday when necessary


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


  • Minimum 5-7 years of experience in the quality control area