Associate Quality Specialist in Carrollton, TX at TreeHouse Foods

Date Posted: 12/4/2020

Job Snapshot

  • Employee Type:
    Full-Time
  • Job Type:
  • Experience:
    Not Specified
  • Date Posted:
    12/4/2020

Job Description

Employee Type:

Full time

Location:

TX Carrollton

Job Type:

Quality

Job Posting Title:

Associate Quality Specialist

Job Description:

Implement quality programs within the plant. Support management in the implementation of relevant quality processes and procedures and the daily execution of related activities. Participate on cross functional teams to ensure effective implementation of quality initiatives and processes. Brings forward to manager observed needs for Quality improvement.  In event of this person’s absence, coverage will be provided by Quality Technician and Plant Quality Manager.

Responsibilities:

  • Maintain Plant Food Safety Plan.  Perform Food Safety Plan verification and validation activities. Perform Food Safety Plan Hazard Analysis on any new ingredients or processes.  
  • Manage the GMP program.  Inspect the plant on a routine schedule.  Monitor deficiencies and track corrective actions from the routine plant inspections.  Lead Food safety team with GMP and Food Safety focused projects. Inspect Distribution Centers quarterly.
  • Provide leadership, support and backup for Quality Technicians.  This may involve working off shifts and weekends as needed.  
  • Coordinate non-conforming product issues including identification, segregation, disposition, tracking, and corrective action of non-conforming product.
  • Establish and maintain plant sanitation program including detailed written procedures for the cleaning of all processing equipment and facilities.  Perform verification and validation activities on the program. 
  • Coordinate elements of the allergen control program including ingredient labeling, segregation, storage, cleanup process, verification of cleanups, and validation of cleanups.
  • Coordinate microbiological program: track, verify, and validate environmental program at plant.
  • Manage integrated internal and external pest management programs for bird, rodent, insect, and weed control issues and develop plans for exclusion or elimination of the source of problems. Lead Heat Sterilization process for insect control. Supervise external PCO vendor.  
  • Provide monthly reports, as part of activities verification, on Food Safety Prerequisite programs, FOOD SAFETY PLAN program, and other projects as needed.
  • Represent the Department as needed in special projects, supplier programs, process improvement projects.  Support and lead TreeHouse initiatives (TPS) and Global Food Safety programs. (SQF)
  • Provide leadership in training for food safety and quality related topics.
  • Assist with Regulatory audits, 3rd Party inspections, corporate audits, customer inspections when necessary.    
  • Respond promptly, effectively and accurately to consumer complaints
  • Maintain effective working relationships with all employees, working closely with managers and Group Leaders.   Serve as backup to Quality Manager or Quality Leader as needed.
  • Serve as positive emissary through interactions with suppliers, customers, vendors, commercial laboratories, custom packagers, government agencies, and warehouses.
  • Provides back-up for  Manager Plant Quality and Quality Technicians

Qualifications/Education/Experience/Skills:

  • Education:  BS Degree in Food Science, Microbiology, Biology, Chemistry, Entomology, or related area required with experience in the Food Industry preferred.
  • Experience: work experience in food processing quality, sanitation, and pest control preferred.
  • Candidate must possess strong interpersonal skills along with verbal and written communications.  Strong teamwork, influence management, and project management skills.  Required to work some off hours and weekends to accomplish certain duties and responsibilities.

SPECIALIZED KNOWLEDGE:

                Safe Quality Foods (SQF) Program with the ability to achieve SQF Practitioner certification / status

                Food Safety Plan Training / certification

                GMPs for the Food Industry

                Pest Control in Food Industry

Physical Demands:

  • The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
  • Must be able to sit at a desk for extended periods of time and lift up to 25 pounds periodically.
  • Ability to travel up to 10%.  Must be able to use computer keys. 
  • Must be able to talk, hear, climb, reach, walk, sit, stand and use specific vision abilities.
  • Work environment is a production facility involving moderate to loud noise levels. 
  • Must be able to maintain focus and accuracy in a work area that can involve multiple distractions.

Equipment Operation:

Must be able to use standard office equipment including copier, scanner, mobile / handle held device, and personal computer.  Will also use equipment related to the profession.  Will learn the operation of all production equipment in the plant and ensure all food safety matters are given full consideration and especially when new equipment is introduced.    

Disability Assistance
TreeHouse Foods is an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer and offers opportunities to all job seekers, including those with disabilities.  If you need a reasonable accommodation to assist with your job search or application for employment, please contact us by sending an email to disability-accommodations@treehousefoods.com. In your email please include a description of the specific accommodation you are requesting and a description of the position for which you are applying.

EEO Considerations

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, citizenship, disability or protected veteran status.

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