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Food & Safety Quality Assurance Supervisor (Day Shift + Weekends)

companyPerricone Farms
locationVero Beach, FL, USA
PublishedPublished: 6/14/2022
Full Time

Job Description

Description:

Perricone Farms, a leading citrus juice supplier located in Vero Beach, Florida. We’re seeking a Quality Assurance (QA) Supervisor to join our team. The QA Supervisor will uphold our standards of product quality excellence. This position offers long-term, consistent employment with a competitive benefits package and bonus opportunities.

Responsibilities:

Ensure Compliance: Oversee compliance with all product and Plant, State and Federal process specifications (Quality Standards) to maintain consistent product quality excellence. Monitor and report product and process performance metrics.

Regulatory Compliance: Act as a liaison for local regulatory agencies (FDA, USDA, state, and local agencies) regarding food safety, health, agricultural, and environmental compliance. Assist in maintaining facility permits, registrations, and certifications.

Quality Programs: Ensure adherence to cGMP, SSOPs, Organic, non-GMO HACCP programs, and GFSI (SQF) systems to uphold food safety standards.

Audit Participation: Participate in 1st, 2nd and 3rd party audits of company facilities. Establish, communicate, and document corrective and preventive actions as necessary.

Communication: Alert and provide guidance to the FSQA Manager immediately regarding quality issues, customer complaints, and technical matters.

Issue Resolution: Investigate, respond to, and document product quality issues under the direction of the Food Safety Quality Assurance (FSQA) Manager.

Reporting: Regularly report conformance with Quality Standards to the FSQA Manager as directed.

Team Supervision: Supervise hourly employee(s) scheduling and training needs within the QA team. Must be able to make day to day adjustments for technicians depending on production needs.

Continuous Improvement: Maintain ongoing awareness of industry trends, regulations, and best practices to continuously improve quality processes.

Requirements:

Requirements / Qualifications:

  • Bachelor's degree in food science, Microbiology, Biology or related field preferred.
    • Highschool diploma or GED is required.
  • Minimum of 5 years of experience in quality assurance within the food industry.
  • Knowledge of cGMP, SSOPs, Organic, Non-GMO, HACCP, and GFSI standards.
  • Proficient with Microsoft Office (Excel, Word, PowerPoint, Outlook)
  • Strong communication and leadership skills.
  • Ability to work in a fast-paced, physically demanding production environment.
  • Ability to problem solve independently but escalate when necessary.
  • Bilingual would be a plus, but not a requirement.
  • Ability to work hours outside of normal business hours, weekends, and holidays.

Environment: This position will primarily involve working in production areas with limited office time.

  • Regular exposure to moving mechanical parts.
  • Frequent exposure to wet and/or humid conditions; extreme heat
  • Occasional exposure to high, precarious places; fumes or airborne particles; toxic or caustic chemicals; outside weather conditions; extreme cold.
  • Moderate noise level in the work environment.

A Thirst of Knowledge of:

  • Beverage and Juice Pasteurization related Processes, Sanitation Systems, QA Laboratory equipment, Microbiological/Analytical testing methodologies
  • Evaluation Techniques of Beverage/Juice sensory and shelf-life

If you're interested in joining our team and ensuring the highest standards of product quality, please submit your resume and cover letter. We look forward to you joining the Perricone Farms family!

United Juices / Perricone Juices is an Equal Opportunity Employer, and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, creed, mental, religion, sex, gender, genetic information, national origin, disability, uniform service, veteran status, age, or any other classification protected by Federal, state, or local law.

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