Quality Assurance Supervisor – Swing Shift
Ref ID: REF976S
Department: Technical Services & Regulatory Control
Location: Kelso, WA
Employment Type: Full-time
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
Hire, train and supervise department employees to insure optimum competency, commitment and performance
Maintain and adjust Quality/Regulatory systems to insure conformance with established standards of performance. 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
Actively participate in projects and activities to modify and improve standards of performance from both a quality and regulatory perspective. Actively participate in learning, cross – training and implementing all quality, food safety, and regulatory elements associated with RTC/Fresh and RTE/Cooked Foster Farms products and processes.
Advise production and quality management of current issues un a timely manner
Assist with training production employees in quality criteria, GMP, food safety and other quality related issues
Special projects or assignments as specified by supervisorQualifications
Must have a BS or BA in Animal or Food Science or related field
1-2 years of experience in food processing and/or quality preferred
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.
Some Leadership 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
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.