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Assistant Quality Control Manager

Ref ID: REF13956S
Department: Technical Services & Regulatory Control
Location: Farmerville, LA
Employment Type: Full-time
Shift: Varies

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Company Description

Foster Farms has been a family-owned and operated company for four generations. Since our founding days back in 1939, we have always been committed to providing consumers with the highest-quality, best-tasting poultry products available. The hope is that our commitment to excellence, honesty, quality, service, and our people will shine through in everything we do.

We are always looking for talented individuals to join the Foster Farms team. We offer the experience of a large organization, but operate like a family business. More than half of our job openings are filled by internal promotion, and we encourage employees to gain a variety of experiences across different functional groups.

Job Description

Purpose of Position:

Monitor, maintain and improve the quality control and food safety systems. To insure compliance with company quality standards and USDA regulatory requirements. Supervisor, train and motivate QC Reps to achieve departmental goals.

Research and improve regulatory compliance in regards to HACCP programs, SSOPs, Audit preparation and ensuring employee compliance to GMPs.

Essential Functions:

Assist QC Manager in development and improvement of HACCP Plans, SSOP compliance, preparation for audits, response to NRs and NOIEs as needed.  This position has the authority to hold product that does not conform to customer agreements, finished product specifications, or legal requirements and is also authorized to make decision regarding product disposition including release

Assist in implementing, maintaining, evaluating, enforcing, and updating USDA regulatory, Corporate Guidelines and QC Programs.

Interface with Production Supervisors and hourly employees on production, food safety, quality procedures

Responsible for training and professional development of QC Staff

Work with USDA personnel to handle regulatory issues

Maintain Quality Reporting Systems

Departmental Administrative Duties (i.e. Time cards, employee paperwork, safety audits)

Provide Training for production, sanitation, maintenance, and quality control groups.  Training includes but no limited to product quality standards, GMP’s, Food Safety Issues, HACCP.

All persons employed or associated with Foster Farms are responsible for the quality and food safety of company products. The food safety and quality policies are summarized and communicated in a company handbook and at training sessions. Each new employee is provided a handbook and attends a food safety training session before beginning work. All employees attend a refresher training session at least once per year. Records are maintained reflecting the distribution of employee handbooks and attendance at the training sessions.



BS Degree (preferably Food Science or Meat/Poultry Science)

Minimum of 2-5 years Food Processing and Quality Management Experience.

Must be detailed oriented. Have strong mathematical and analytical aptitude.

Must have the ability to make sound judgment and good decisions regarding quality and wholesomeness of product.

Strong Leadership. Managerial Skills and the ability to coach and develop employees

Able to prioritize/adjust quickly to changing work environment with minimal supervision to meet changing plant needs.

Experienced in USDA Regulations, HACCP, GMP’s SSOP’s, SPC

Able to work flexible hours

Reliable transportation in order to attend off-site meetings. Ability to travel due to business needs.

Proficient use of PC including Excel, Word, Access, and Power point


Additional Information

All your information will be kept confidential according to EEO guidelines.

Foster Farms is an Equal Opportunity Employer – Minorities, Females, Veterans and individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply.

Foster Farms participates in E-Verify during the hire process at all locations for all new employees.