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Smithfield Foods Food Safety & QA Supervisor in Wichita, Kansas

This job was posted by https://www.kansasworks.com : For more information, please see: https://www.kansasworks.com/ada/r/jobs/11286411 Food Safety & QA SupervisorID 2020-15160Job Locations US-KS-Wichita Category QA/Food Safety Type Full-Time FLSA Status Exempt Shift 1st ShiftYour OpportunityAre you an ambitious, compliance-focused Food Safety/Quality Assurance professional that excels in highspeed work environments; evaluating processes, and identifying opportunities to mitigate deficiencies? Then join Smithfield Foods, a $15 billion global food company and the world's largest pork processor and hog producer! For more information, visit www.smithfieldfoods.com, and connect with us on Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, and Instagram. As part of our FS/QA team, you would conduct routine sanitation checks, ensuring that HAACP and USDA regulations are strictly enforced. Providing technical expertise to track product from start to finish, and develop corrective actions when needed. You will be responsible for ensuring that we are able to safely deliver the best Smithfield, Eckrich, Nathan's Famous, or any of our product brands to customers and consumers. Position is responsible for overseeing the food safety and quality programs in specific production departments within the plant. This role has the overall accountability of ensuring the applicable food safety and quality programs are fully implemented and documented to ensure USDA regulatory compliance and the production of safe and wholesome products. Masters and applies all QA/FS policies and procedures in daily interactions with plant production and quality employees. Is accountable for the plant's Food Safety and Quality System within specific production departments and must provide solid leadership, training and improvement strategies to achieve company, plant, and department goals. May assume FS/QA Manager duties when needed.Core ResponsibilitiesQuality, Food Safety and SQF Verification and ComplianceWithin specific departments verifies that all Food Safety, Quality Assurance, SQF and Regulatory programs are functioning as designed, being followed and correctly documented thus ensuring the facility has the evidence required to prove the products being produced are safe, wholesome and meet Smithfield (and/or customer) quality specifications. Able to quickly and thoroughly investigate a product/process failure, determine the root cause and take prompt corrective actions; while minimizing product exposure and production down time.For assigned departments must demonstrate ownership and practical knowledge of all applicable QA and Food Safety programs and applies them throughout daily responsibilities to make sound decisions and execute food safety & quality oversight.Develops and fosters a strong working, no-nonsense relationship with plant management, production employees and the USDA. Food Safety and Quality ImprovementPrevents HACCP, SSOP, process and product quality specification failures by working with FS-QA staff members and Operations to drive continuous improvement of product through attention to process details, product specifications and production department programs.Required to serve and actively participate on special company and plant committees and task forces; such as the Health and Safety Committee. SanitationRequired to conduct operational and pre-operational sanitation inspections, including micro sampling, inspection of cleanliness of equipment to verify the effectiveness of sanitation activities. The duties may include regular completion of Food Safety, CCP and sanitation paperwork that should ultimately result in no FS deviations. Conducts FMP and Sanitation audits as directed with documented corrective actions and follow-up, as necessary.Investigates and takes action in response to negative micro and Shelf Life data to drive i mprovement.SQFAssists in creation and maintenance of SQF Plan.Completes reassessments of SQF Plan if:Addition or removal of processing steps.Introduction of new product with processing steps not in currently includedAt a minimum SQF Plan is reassessed annually.Takes appropriate action to maintain the integrity of the SQF System.Communicates to relevant personnel all information essential to ensure the effective implementation and maintenance of the SQF System.Personnel ManagementResponsible for managing the work assignments and the training of specific food safety and quality assurance staff members.AbsenceIn the absence of key personnel the employee's supervisor or qualified designee (one that has been trained in the key employee's duties) is responsible to complete or delegate the completion of all required tasks and responsibilities. The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by people assigned to this job. They are not intended to be an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties, and skills required of personnel so classified. May perform other duties as assigned.QualificationsTo perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individua

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