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Director of Quality Assurance & Food Safety

Company: DeLallo Foods
Location: Penn
Posted on: July 2, 2024

Job Description:

DeLallo's is currently seeking a qualified Director of Food Safety and Quality Assurance responsible for overseeing the Food Safety and Quality Systems for the various facilities of the George DeLallo Company.Essential Functions:Specific duties include but are not limited to: Primary Penn Facility Responsibilities:
Create and oversee the required components of a Food Safety and Quality System for the Penn Production Facility of the George DeLallo Co. Inc.
Create and assimilate all updates to the HACCP plan and serve as the HACCP Coordinator
Maintain SQF Practitioner Certification
Coordinate FSMA Preventive Controls Program
SQF System for Manufacturing, Food Defense and Food Quality
Interact regularly with the Site Managers
Oversee Food Safety Managers in all DeLallo Facilities
Oversee the creation and maintenance of all pre-requisite programs such as GMP'S, Allergen control, Sanitation, SOP'S, SSOP'S, Recall, Traceability, Food Security, Raw Materials Testing, and Finished Product Testing.
Coordinate all audits including Internal, Regulatory, 2nd Party and 3rd Party audits
Serve as primary contact for all regulatory agencies and accompany regulatory inspectors
Serve as the primary contact for all second and third party audits to include customer audits and SQF audits.
Determine the "Release or "Hold" of Finished Goods
Remain current on updates to State and Federal Food Safety Regulations; and notify upper management of changes affecting DeLallo operations
Oversee the Penn Production facility operations to ensure control is maintained over the process; both directly and indirectly through the Quality Control Specialist
Educate, direct oversee all duties of the Quality Control Specialist
Educate Production Staff and Management regarding Food Safety, HACCP, GMP'S, Personal Hygiene, Food Borne Illness, SOP'S, Principles of Sanitation, and Food Security
Coordinate Chemical and Sanitation training for Sanitation Staff
Update and oversee proper methods and sanitation of production facility
Oversee and assist the Q.C. Specialist in reviewing labels and tags for all DeLallo items
Meet regularly with Plant Operations Manager and Supervisors regarding strategic planning, new projects, new items, updates to food safety and quality systems, daily issues, change control, complaints.
Conduct evaluations of vendors by conducting on-site audits.
Perform Daily QC checks on the production line to support the QC Specialist or as a backup.
Perform Shelf Life Studies on perspective new products and work with Product Development to ensure food safety measures are considered for new items
Obtain Nutrition Facts for all new items
Provide microbiological testing when appropriate for Environmental Listeria, Salmonella, Coliform, Aerobic Plate Counts, Yeasts and Molds
Company-Wide Responsibilities:
Create and oversee the Raw Materials Testing Program instituted at the New Stanton Warehouse; and provide technical expertise and decision making for the Raw Materials
Manage the company-wide complaint system; including responding to consumers; conducting follow-up investigations, and determining compensation
Provide technical expertise to the company Administration and Sales Department regarding all Food Safety and regulatory issues to include those involving the Jeannette Store, New Stanton Warehouse, and Olive Production Facility in California.
Primary responder to technical questions raised by Corporate Customers of DeLallo to include all major chains and their regulators
In cooperation with the QC Specialist; completing all information requests by our customers and our Sales Team.
Working with New Product Development Team and Anthony DiPietro to qualify new products and discuss options with potential new vendors.--
Visit production facilities of new vendors
Arrange for chemical and/or microbiological testing with private laboratories when appropriate
Coordinate Mock Recalls, and Recalls for the entire company
--Qualifications Required Skills: Ability to communicate clearly and effectively, both verbally and in writing Must be able to understand scientific technical writing along with government regulations Must be able to communicate in a professional manner with customer representatives, auditors, government officials, and all departments and levels of management and personnel within the George DeLallo Company Ability to read, write and make calculations as they pertain to the job task Must be able to organize daily work and tasks of staff in an efficient manner.Required Education: Minimum of a Bachelor's Degree in a science field such as Biology, Chemistry, Food Science, or related fields of study Preferred advance degreeWork Environment, Equipment and Physical Demands:Must have a reliable means of transportation and be on assigned job task at the appropriate times according to the needs of the production facility.-- Required to maintain a professional attitude at all times and comply with all company policies and procedures.-- The Food Safety Director must wear appropriate clothing for the job, which may include protective clothing or equipment needed to perform the job.What We Offer: Competitive Wages 401(k) Matching Advancement Opportunities Paid Time Off Paid Holidays Eligibility to participate in benefits after 14 days of employment, including medical, dental, vision, and other great benefits Employee DiscountsCompany Overview:The George DeLallo Company was founded with the ideals of offering true authentic Italian foods with unmatched quality and consistency. The company has maintained a constant presence in the Specialty Food industry for over 70-years and is dedicated to offering the highest quality products on the market today as well as exceptional service. Whether it is found on traditional Italian grocery items such as olive oil, pasta, vinegar, tomatoes, or on our complete line of cured olives and antipasti, the DeLallo label guarantees consumers authenticity, quality, and consistency.If you enjoy being part of a great team, demonstrate a strong work ethic, and excel at providing excellent customer service, we want to talk with you!We are an Equal Opportunity Employer--

Keywords: DeLallo Foods, Penn Hills , Director of Quality Assurance & Food Safety, Executive , Penn, Pennsylvania

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