Food Safety Quality Assurance Supervisor

$60,000 - $75,000 yearly
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  • Waterloo, IA, USA
  • Nov 14, 2023
Full time Manufacturing

Job Description

Job description

We invest in our team members and their success by providing resources like BENEFITS ON DAY ONE OF EMPLOYMENT and FREE EDUCATION!


Benefits include: medical/Rx, dental, and vision coverage; 9 paid holidays; 4 weeks of paid vacation upon hire; 401(k) with employer match; stock purchase program; product purchase program, and much more.  We also offer CAREER GROWTH!


Whether you are seeking a job for right now or a career for forever – We have what you are looking for!  We have a committed track record of promoting from within because we believe our Team Members can grow into the best leaders. If you are looking to make an impact in a meaningful way, join us at where we are raising the world’s expectations for how much good food can do!  We create quality products in a safe work environment. Waterloo KPR produces fully cooked, ready-to-eat products, and operates 6 days a week. 


We are looking to fill 2 Roles:

  • 1 on 1st Shift 4:00 AM to 1:30 PM

  • 1 on 2nd Shift 1:00 PM to 11:00 PM/12:00 AM,

  • Working 5-6 days a week, depending on production schedule. 

  • Hiring salary starts at $60,000 but can be more depending on experience.  

  • Must be willing to work weekends.  


Job Responsibilities:

  • Responsible for food safety, food quality, and policy and legal compliance with quality standards of products produced 

  • Provides supervision to FSQA Technicians

  • Verifies production paperwork

  • Performs production floor checks

  • Performs Good Manufacturing Practices (GMP) and housekeeping audits

  • Responsible for team member food safety training

  • Establishes priorities, coordinating with others

  • Performs physical and visual inspections of product and plant systems, documents/records and calculates results accurately, takes corrective action when necessary (i.e., alert appropriate personnel to adjust process, identify, segregate, and isolate non-conforming product), and reports results to management

  • Interacts with management, USDA Officials, maintenance, and production personnel

  • Will be cross-trained in other QA positions/duties

  • All team members are responsible for safety, including but not limited to, personal safety and food safety

  • Complies with all company and USDA policies/guidelines and reports known or suspected violations

  • Performs other duties, as assigned.


Job Requirements:

  • High School Diploma or General Education Degree (GED) required; Bachelor’s degree preferred

  • Minimum of two (2) years of food quality experience in a food manufacturing environment; production of ready-to-eat meat products preferred

  • Must have broad knowledge of HACCP, USDA, GMP, and SSOPs

  • Prior supervisory experience preferred

  • HACCP certified preferred

  • SAP knowledge preferred

  • Accountable to self and to others – owns and demonstrates support for business decisions

  • Strong leadership skills – ability to lead by example and motivate the hourly workforce

  • Strong computer skills – MS Office (Word, Excel, Outlook) and ability to navigate systems and perform data entry

  • Strong attention to detail, accuracy, and thoroughness

  • Ability to work professionally and respectfully with others while demonstrating positive interpersonal skills, and communicates effectively with all team members

  • Ability to identify and correct conditions that affect team member safety and/or food quality/safety

  • Ability to identify, act with a sense of urgency, and resolve problems/inconsistencies

  • Ability to perform accurate calculations by performing addition, subtraction, multiplication, and division

  • Ability to read, understand, and interpret product specifications

  • Must function well under stress

  • Ability to report to work as scheduled and work scheduled hours to meet job expectations, and work weekends

  • Ability to climb up and down stairs to get to/from work areas, and work at elevated levels

  • Ability to work in an environment where extreme temperatures range seasonally from hot/warm (80-90°F) to cold (20-40°F), where conditions may be damp and/or wet, and concrete floors may be slippery in some areas

  • Ability to lift, carry, push, and pull up to 45 lbs. below waist, at waist level, and above shoulder level 

  • Ability to bend, stoop, twist, reach above, reach across, reach below, and perform repetitive motions

  • Ability to wear personal protective equipment (PPE), including hard hat, safety glasses, ear protection (plugs or muffs), hair net / beard guard, gloves, and steel-toed boots

  • This role does not offer Sponsorship

  • Must be willing to work weekends.  

  • This role is onsite at our Waterloo Plant, in Waterloo , IA