Description Position at Pilgrim's POSITION SUMMARY : The Quality Assurance Specialist completes activities concerned with the application and maintenance of quality standards for manufacturing processes and finished feeds. The QA Specialist also supports the Feed Mill Manager and his staff with additional activities as deemed necessary. SAFETY IS A CONDITION : At Pilgrim’s, Safety Is A Condition , which means the safety of our team members comes first - always. We have implemented safety measures to prevent the spread of COVID-19. We are working to ensure social distancing within our facility. We have installed physical barriers throughout our facility such as plexi-glass or plastic barriers between team member workstations. Each day, temperature screens are performed for each employee and visitor before entering the facility. Face coverings are provided and required over the mouth and nose at all times when inside the facility, and enhanced cleaning and sanitation is regularly performed ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES include the following. Other duties may be assigned - Initiates Pilgrim’s standards and methods for inspection, testing, and evaluation based on the prescribed requirements of the Food Safety Plan, Quality Assurance Manual and 5S principles - Assists facility management in maintaining the Standard Operating Procedures and work instructions necessary to achieve quality standards in manufacturing and finished feeds. - Observes the Pilgrim’s prescribed programs to evaluate the precision and accuracy of manufacturing equipment, measurement, and analytical equipment in the facility facilities. Communication with Transportation partners on customer account issues especially COD accounts. - Observes the Pilgrim’s prescribed programs to analyze, inspect and grade inbound ingredients and manufactured feeds. - Initiates and implements Pilgrim’s prescribed methods and procedures for disposition of non-conforming material and observes the methods to adequately reject, dispose or rework non-conforming products. - Reviews the Pilgrim’s prescribed tabulation of data concerning ingredients, products, or process quality and reliability. - Assists the Feed Mill Manager in maintaining FDA and other agency required records. - Interfaces with other departments and the Director of Quality Assurance to develop and implement training programs as required. - Determines corrective actions and communicates those needs to the Feed Mill Manager and Director of Quality Assurance. - Trains employees to identify and report Food Safety and quality issues. - Manages all the Quality Assurance responsibilities of the facility and is responsible for reporting performance and achievements to facility management in regards to all prescribed QA, 5S and Food Safety goals. - Other duties as required EXPECTATIONS – all Team Members - Observe & enforce all company personnel, quality, safety, and food safety policies. - Maintains a positive work atmosphere by acting and communicating in a manner so that you work effectively and cooperatively with customers, clients, coworkers, and leadership teams. - Participates in process improvement and problem solving utilizing continuous improvement and rational thinking methodologies such as Six Sigma, and participates in or supports the E$P program - Recognizes and acts on incidents and safety risks. Consistently practices, and enforces safe work habits and drives those habits throughout the organization KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS and ABILITIES - A degree in Poultry Science or Milling Technology is preferred. - Work related experience in the manufacturing of feeds is required. Work related experience in Quality Assurance methods for animal feeds is preferred. - Must be able to communicate effectively, orally and in writing. - Knowledge of Microsoft Excel. - Ability to work days and hours as determined by the facility-manufacturing schedule and supervisory needs. - To perform this job successfully, applicant must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. SUBMITTING YOUR APPLICATION : Applications accepted until Friday, June 11, 2021 EOE/M/F/VET/DISABLED
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