Food Safety Quality Assurance Supervisor
QA/Food Safety - Plant
600 Benjamin Dr., Springfield, Ohio
This role is with the Dole Fresh Vegetables (DFV) division. DFV will provide INTERNAL CANDIDATES priority and consideration of their success in existing and prior roles as valid experience.
GENERAL DESCRIPTION / PRIMARY PURPOSE:
Coordinate and supervise salad manufacturing facility FSQA functions. May require support for FSQA teams at external cooler facilities depending on location. Soledad based position may relocate to Yuma for part of the season.
MAJOR RESPONSIBILITIES AND TASKS/DUTIES OF THE POSITION:
Ensure that all FSQA programs and procedures are being implemented correctly
Ensure compliance to Federal, State and local regulations
Increase awareness and evaluation of GMP's within internal operations
Enforce operational FSQA standards
Monitor, enforce and further develop plant FSQA program
Provide support for FSQA teams at external cooler facilities
Follow all food safety requirements and GMP's as applicable for this position
Ensure the integrity and continued operations of the food safety system in the event of organizational or personnel changes within the company or associated facilities
Support special projects and other duties as assigned
JOB SPECIFIC COMPETENCIES:
2+ years of experience in FSQA role, Food Safety research or laboratory experience
1-3 years of supervision experience preferred, preferably in a processing or quality environment.
Preferred supervisory and training skills:
Working experience with Good Manufacturing Practices (GMP)
Hazard Analysis and Risk-Based Preventive Controls (HARPC)
Preventive Controls Qualified Individual (PCQI)
Statistical Process Control (SPC)
Strong analytical and problem-solving skills required
Knowledge of related Federal and State regulations
Competency in computer word processing (MS Word), Spreadsheet (Excel) and database Software (Access) required.
Excellent communications skills.
Ability to work in a dynamic, fast-paced environment.
Ability to maneuver around an array of equipment, bend, stoop, climb stairs and lift up to 25 pounds. Will have some exposure to fumes and airborne particles;
Ability to occasionally work in a cold environment (35F on plant floor)
WORK HOUR & TRAVEL REQUIREMENTS:
Ability to work overtime, weekends, rotating shifts preferred/required.
Flexible work schedule is required; some weekend work required.
EXPERIENCE & EDUCATION:
Bachelor's Degree in Food Science, Chemistry, Microbiology, Postharvest Physiology or related field is strongly preferred.
We are an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, sex, color, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, protected veteran status, or on the basis of disability.