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Assistant QA and Food Safety Manager in West Chicago, IL at OSI Group

Date Posted: 9/26/2018

Job Snapshot

Job Description

  • Assist in the development, implementation, and monitoring of the HACCP, SSOP, EV, GMP and other Quality Assurance and Food Safety programs to assure safe food handling practices, quality products, and regulatory compliance.
  • Leads and represents plant’s Quality Assurance and Food Safety Department in absence of QA & Food Safety Manager.
  • Provide necessary technical resources and information to all Plant Department Managers, and report all quality deviations to the QA & Food Safety Manager and appropriate staff.
  • Provide necessary documentation to assure that established standards of quality and food safety are met.
  • Responsible for staffing of and continuous improvement of the QA & Food Safety Department - Manage, train, coach, lead, and supervise all plant QA & Food Safety staff.
  • Communicate with purchasing and /or raw material suppliers, on product quality deviations and supplier audit information.
  • Investigate all product complaints and document and recommend corrective action.
  • Perform and/or oversee HACCP and GMP audits of the process as well as employee training in these areas.
  • Utilize SPC and other statistical tools to improve areas within the QA function.
  • Assist in the maintenance of a complete stock recovery program acting as the Plant’s Alternate Crisis Coordinator.
  • Oversee and assist in working relationships with third party laboratories.

Job Requirements

  • Knowledge of SPC, HACCP, USDA regulations, GMPs, Quality Assurance, and Food Microbiology
  • Bachelor’s degree in Food Science, Animal Science, Meat Science, Biology, or related field required.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
  • Ability to travel a minimum of 10% of time required. 
  • English language skills (reading and writing)
  • 2+ to 5 years relevant work experience in the food industry, preferably in meat or meat processing.

OSI believes all persons have the right to be treated with dignity and respect. It is the policy of OSI  to provide equal employment opportunity (EEO) to all persons regardless of age, national origin, gender, race, color, religion, pregnancy, gender identity, sexual orientation, protected veteran status, disability, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local law.  All applicants will receive consideration for employment based on merit, qualifications and business needs. OSI participates in the E-Verify program.