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SEABOARD FARMS Quality Assurance Supervisor 2nd Shift in Saint Joseph, Missouri

This position is responsible for delivering food safety, quality assurance, and RandD products and services. These services include, but are not limited to; developing and maintaining all USDA regulatory policies and procedures including HAACP, SOP's, SSOP's, and GMP's, adhering to Daily's Premium Meats policies and procedures, regulatory compliance with USDA, customer requirements, customer complaints, design of plant systems, 3rd party audits, SQF level 2 audits, micro and ATP testing, pest control, development and training of QC techs, and assessing needs and facilitating communication among employees and management. ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES: To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty and other duties as assigned, satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. * SUPERVISION. Will be responsible for the direct supervision of 6-10 Quality Technicians on two shifts. Will train QC technicians on all of Daily's FSQA plans and systems. Will be responsible for the day to day activities of all QC techs and plant quality activities including scheduling, discipline, auditing checks and paperwork, interaction and communication across departments. * POLICIES and PROCEDURES. Develops, communicates, and trains direct reports on written policies and procedures. Formulates and recommends new policies or changes to current policies to management. Conducts a continuing review of all GMP's, SQF, QA, SSOP's, and Food Safety policies, programs and practices. Supports operations in ensuring that training, testing, and new product development is done in compliance with applicable USDA, customer, and company standards. * USDA. Interact with USDA on all levels concerning issues with plant policies, facility, and programs. Daily interaction and direction of subordinates with respect to local representative and higher officials. Maintain and update all required records and non-compliance issues. * APPRAISALS. Will be required to conduct annual performance appraisals on all QC Technicians as direct reports. Communicates performance standards to associates, recognizing and rewarding individual and team accomplishments and counseling performance problems.COMPLIANCE. ENSURES COMPLIANCE WITH ALL USDA AND COMPANY FOOD SAFETY AND QA POLICIES AND PROCEDURES. RESPONSIBLE FOR ASSIGNED LOCATIONS WHICH ENSURE THAT MANDATORY INFORMATION IS MAINTAINED PURSUANT TO COMPANY POLICIES AND PROCEDURES. CONDUCT INVESTIGATIONS WITH SUPPORT OF OPERATIONS AND SUPPORT DEPARTMENTS, TO ENSURE CONSISTENCY. ENSURES THAT THE COMPANY\'S PRODUCT HOLD POLICIES AND PROCEDURES ARE COMMUNICATED TO PLANT STAFF AND RECOMMENDS, AS APPROPRIATE, THE SUSPENSION OF PRODUCTION OR THE RELEASE OF PRODUCT WHEN QUALITY STANDARDS ARE NOT ACHIEVED. * TRAINING and ORIENTATION. Develops and performs training programs relating to all areas of HACCP, food safety, and QA policies and procedures. Conduct semi-annual training on QA and food safety related topics to ensure compliance with USDA, customer, and management development topics. * FEDERAL and STATE COMPLIANCE. Works closely with operations to assist in ensuring compliance with USDA requirements. * COMMUNICATIONS. Responds to questions regarding the understanding, interpretation, and implementation of food safety, QA, and RandD policies and procedures. Will be required to hold QC departmental meetings with the QC Staff on a regular basis. Meets with vendors, customers and quality representatives and other company staff to discuss and resolve quality issues. * ELECTRONIC SOFTWARE. Will be responsible to aid in the configuration and implementation of the companies ERP system. Will aid in configuration and maintenance of plant's CAT squared production and tracking systems and HAT QC systems. Must be able to create required training through PowerPoint. Strong abilities with Word, Excel and Office. QUALIFICATION REQUIREMENTS: