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Most of our creations contain all natural ingredients, no color additives, no artificial ingredients, no preservatives, and many of our gourmet products are Gluten Free and Kosher Certified. If you want to work with healthy ingredients and a great company, we want to hear from you!

We Are Hiring, We Will Train!

SQF PRACTITIONER

Build your career at Safie Specialty Foods Inc. where we make great food every day in extraordinary ways, which is why we are creating meaningful job and career opportunities for the best and the brightest. If you are attending school and looking for additional income or have completed your degree and looking for a career: Safie Specialty Foods Inc. provides extraordinary job opportunities for growth with competitive salaries and benefits in an exciting, fast-paced workplace!

OVERALL RESPONSIBILITIES

The SQF Practitioner/Food Safety and Quality Assurance Manager will provide assistance and technical backup to the food safety and quality programs. This person should possess the background and capacity to master the testing and analysis of raw ingredients and finished product, understand the processing system, seek appropriate training, and contribute as a technical team member. The successful candidate is expected to develop capacity to provide limited QA oversight for extended hours of production or in the absence of technical personnel. This person will participate in the verification of the company’s programs regarding regulatory compliance issues, preventive controls and third party safety and quality requirements.

SPECIFIC RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Reports to the General Manager of Operations
  • Coordinates with the Quality Assurance Supervisor, Processing Supervisor, the Warehouse Supervisor, the Maintenance Supervisor, the Food Safety Manager and the Sanitation Supervisor in daily operations
  • Provides assistance to the Quality Assurance Supervisor, the Food Safety Manager and completes other responsibilities as assigned.
  • Performs daily product quality checks and maintains records of analysis.
  • Keeps the laboratory supplied with current unexpired supplies and reagents and maintains the laboratory in a safe, sanitary and orderly manner
  • Inspects and approves the quality and suitability of incoming raw produce, ingredients, and packaging and ensures they meet purchasing specifications.
  • Maintains daily processing and production records and verifies that they are complete, properly filled out and that the recorded data is within parameters.
  • Verifies that all record-keeping documents are filled out completely and turned in at the end of the day
  • Maintains records in an organized manner in the laboratory
  • Verifies the accurate documentation, labels and codes before finished product is sent to the warehouse
  • As necessary, takes immediate control when there is glass breakage anywhere in the plant or warehouse to stop production, supervise cleanup of the site, ensure the proper disposition of uncovered product or containers, and documents the incident prior to allowing production to continue.
  • Trains operators and utility personnel on the job, as assigned.
  • Serves as a member of the Food Safety Committee, participating in meetings and providing feedback as requested.
  • Helps complete the QA Monthly Self Audit and corrects any non-compliances, when requested.
  • Assists with production temporarily, when necessary, when it does not conflict with other assigned responsibilities.
  • Reports any concerns and needs to the General Manager of Operations.

SKILL/EXPERIENCE JOB REQUIREMENTS

  • SQF Certification
  • Prefer HACCP, PCQI and SQF qualifications, as well as experience conducting and documenting laboratory tests.
  • Must be a self-starter with the ability to work cooperatively as a strong team member, possessing the skills to read, write, and communicate clearly.
  • Ability to work in the processing plant safely and to maneuver in the area, with the capacity and stamina to work overtime, when required.

CONDITIONS THE WORKER WILL BE SUBJECT TO IN THIS POSITION

  • The worker is subject to inside environmental conditions: Protection from weather conditions but not necessarily from temperature changes.
  • The worker is subject to extreme heat: Temperatures above 100 degrees for periods of more than one hour.
  • The worker is subject to noise: There is sufficient noise to cause the worker to shout in order to be heard above the ambient noise level.
  • The worker is subject to hazards: Includes a variety of physical conditions, such as proximity to moving mechanical parts and exposure to high heat.
  • The worker is subject to atmospheric conditions: One or more of the following conditions that may affect the respiratory system of the skin: fumes, odors, dusts, mists, gases, or poor ventilation.
  • The worker is required to wear all safety protective equipment required by Safie’s and/ or by the State of Michigan-Department of Labor.
  • Wet work environment.
  • Safie Specialty Foods Company Inc. is an Equal Opportunity Employer and Prohibits Discrimination and Harassment of Any Kind: Safie Specialty Foods Co., Inc. is committed to the principle of equal employment opportunity for all employees and to providing employees with a work environment free of discrimination and harassment. All employment decisions at Safie’s are based on business needs, job requirements and individual qualifications, without regard to race, color, religion or belief, national, social or ethnic origin, sex (including pregnancy), age, physical, mental or sensory disability, HIV Status, sexual orientation, gender identity and/or expression, marital, civil union or domestic partnership status, past or present military service, family medical history or genetic information, family or parental status, or any other status protected by the laws or regulations in the locations where we operate. Safie’s will not tolerate discrimination or harassment based on any of these characteristics. Safie’s is an at-will employer.

Job Type: Full-time

 

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