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Quality Assurance and Food Safety Specialist

Company: DeLallo Foods
Location: Mount Pleasant
Posted on: April 2, 2024

Job Description:

Job Description:The Quality Assurance (QA) and Food Safety Specialist is a key position that spans responsibility for testing and overseeing the quality and safety of raw materials and imported products. A primary function of this position is to evaluate suppliers from a food safety and quality perspective and to maintain appropriate documentation related to supplier approvals. The individual will also be responsible for monitoring incoming raw materials and products for adherence to specifications and food safety requirements. The specialist will be cross trained in order to monitor food safety and quality during the production of finished goods, including the pre-operational and operational, and sanitation processes of food production in our facilities.----Essential Functions:--
Ensures compliance with FSMA Foreign Supplier Verification Program requirements--
Critically analyzes food safety and quality data in order to determine adherence to supplier approval program for new and existing suppliers--
Continuously monitors supplier performance using key performance indicators--
Inspects and approves incoming product deliveries based on pre-defined criteria--
Works with purchasing department to resolve gaps in required food safety or quality documentation--
Communicates closely and efficiently with the Director of Quality and Food Safety, Production, Purchasing and R&D regarding acceptance, rejection and disposition of raw materials and finished products--
Identifying and assessing key risks to QA and food safety policies and procedures--
Provides necessary support to operations to ensure consistency and maintenance of high-quality products, as well as proper food safety and quality performance--
Assists Food Safety and Quality Manager and Director as needed; act as Substitute SQF Practitioner--
Creates and updates SOPs and Food Safety programs--
Works closely with third party laboratories to ensure satisfactory completion of testing-- --Qualifications Required Skills:
Strong written and verbal communication skills.--
Superior proofreading, organizational, time management and analytical skills.--
Advanced customer service and problem-solving skills.--
Strong management and leadership skills.--
Knowledge of food product development and processes, food safety and allergens.--
Ability to multitask and thrive in a fast-paced environment.-- --Required Education & Experience:--
Bachelor's degree in food science or technology, Biology microbiology, chemistry or related field--
Prior experience in Supplier Approval or Food Manufacturing Quality Assurance and Food Safety--
Must have extensive knowledge of GFSI, FDA, USDA, and FSMA including FSVP food regulations and documentation requirements.--
Appropriate Certifications for HACCP, PCQI, FSVP, SQF or other GFSI benchmarked program.-- --Additional Eligibility Qualifications:--
Must have a valid driver's license without restrictions.-- --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 OverviewThe 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 , Quality Assurance and Food Safety Specialist, Other , Mount Pleasant, Pennsylvania

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