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Food Safety Supervisor

Company: Dairy Farmers of America
Location: Saint Albans
Posted on: July 9, 2024

Job Description:

Supervise and lead a team of individuals, in conjunction with the Quality Manager, to build and maintain an effective culture of food safety and quality within the facility. Partner with Operations to ensure finished product is food safe, meets finished product specifications, and results in a high level of customer satisfaction. Provide expertise and governance in establishing/executing food safety, sanitation and hygiene programs for the facility. Support continuous improvement activities through risk assessment and problem-solving initiatives.--Job Duties & Responsibilities:Comply with regulatory requirements and internal FSQ programs/standardsAssist Quality Manager in the development, implementation and maintenance of food safety and quality programs at the facility to ensure compliance with regulatory requirements, corporate standards, and customer expectations Partner with Operations to continuously build and strengthen the facility's food safety and quality cultureProvide expertise and governance for cleaning/sanitation of production equipment and facility to meet regulatory requirements, DFA corporate standards and customer expectationsPartner with Operations, Maintenance, and Warehouse teams to write, review, implement and maintain cleaning/sanitation SOPs, master sanitation schedules (MSS), and cleaning validation/verification protocolsProvide regular training, instruction, and guidance to the facility concerning matters of food safety, quality, sanitation, and hygiene, and maintain close surveillance of testing and inspection procedures to ensure the success of employees involved in the regular inspection of finished parts, products, or raw materialsProvide oversight for the plant's integrated pest management (IPM) program; manage relationship with the facility's pest control operator and partner with plant teams to develop/implement corrective actions to address events and unfavorable trendsAssist QA Manager and Partner with Operations for the hygiene and pathogen environmental monitoring program including oversight of sample collection, investigation/corrective actions, and mitigation activities Monitor and report key performance indicators related to food safety, quality sanitation and hygiene to identify opportunities for continuous improvementPartner with Engineering and Maintenance teams during capital projects and maintenance activities to assist with verification of design standards that comply with sanitary/hygienic design; support development/execution of cleaning validations, food safety risk assessments and product protection plans for these projects/activitiesLead and direct cross-functional plant teams in the development of the facility's food safety plans, food defense plans and quality plansAnalyze and diagnose parts, processes, and equipment problems to expedite corrective action; develop and implement action to prevent recurrences and interruption of production processesLead in plant cross-functional internal audit teams to assess compliance with internal procedures, corporate guidelines, and regulatory/customer requirementsInitiate and drive continuous improvement activities, and partner with plant cross-functional teams during problem solving exercises to resolve persistent challenges while supporting the implementation of new procedures or processes--Customer Centric Support customer, regulatory and third-party quality and food safety audits.Investigate, find solutions, and implement remedies to food safety issues and customer complaints.Support process to achieve/maintain certifications such as SQF, Kosher, Halal, and Organic.--Leadership Supervise hourly employee's activities to meet or exceed the standards and specifications established by Quality Assurance and the organization.Ensure all process, product, or infrastructure changes are understood by employees in a timely fashion.Identify and retain highly effective personnel through proper selection, training, and establishing expectationsEnsure good business communication practices are engaged at all levels to ensure key stakeholders are well informed and can appropriately respondServe as a backup for QA Manager in his / her absence.-- Foster a positive and effective work culture with direct reports --Quality Control Collaborate with the laboratory team for sampling and testing requirements to support food safety compliance, including cleaning verification/validation and hygiene/pathogen environmental monitoring programSupport the analysis of food safety data to assess product performance and utilize SPC tools to identify and react to unfavorable trendsAssist operations management in the analyze and diagnose parts, processes, and equipment problems to expedite corrective action; develop and implement action to prevent recurrences and interruption of production processesAssist in the Quality Assurance inspection activities as they may be related to work in progress; integrate required revisions to testing procedures for products or processes as necessaryThe requirements herein are intended to describe the general nature and level of work performed by employee, but is not a complete list of responsibilities, duties, and skills required.--Other duties may be assigned as required.

Keywords: Dairy Farmers of America, New England , Food Safety Supervisor, Other , Saint Albans, Northeast

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