USDA Compliance Career Careers in the United States

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Food Safety and Quality Manager

Here at Flying Food Group (FFG) we produce exceptional food destined for customers in the airline catering, grocery, food service and specialty markets. Our customers include over 70 premier airlines?primarily international carriers?and leading food retailers. Flying Food Group produces over 300,000 meals and snacks daily for retail and airline customers. Its network of 18 US kitchens stretches from Honolulu to New York City, which assures freshly made retail products with maximum shelf life and minimal distribution costs. Airline catering kitchens are located close to terminals of major US airports. FFG also maintains a busy kitchen in China. Our company has approximately 4000 employees worldwide. FFG has implemented a Preferred Employer Plan, which has been designed to provide our employees with careers, not just employment. The Company recruits, trains and develops management and other specialized employees as part of an integral career development plan designed to attract and retain highly qualified personnel. Title : Food Safety & Quality Manager Reports To: Regional FSQ Manager and dotted line reporting relationship with General Manager Location : 4330 N Trans World Rd, Schiller Park, IL 60176 Job Description : Have working knowledge and understanding of food borne pathogens; methods of cleaning and sanitizing to minimize risks. Have working knowledge of HACCP concepts, MSDS sheets, government and industry FSQ codes and standards. Familiarize with company standards, practices, and procedures. Communicate FSQ requirements to various employee groups. Have ability to motivate and build a team Have good communication skills both written and orally. Conduct audits of vendor facilities and product ingredients. Conduct management training regarding FSQ requirements to ensure compliance. Reviews reports regarding regular inspections, sanitation violations, and corrective actions to resolve deficiencies; Ensure appropriate actions are taken on a timely basis. Support corporate efforts to facilitate uniform quality standards for food safety quality. Audit ?Good Manufacturing Process" training and compliance for the facility. Oversee that FDA and USDA standard requirements are documented to maintain compliance. Regularly audit that sanitation requirements are maintained in all areas of the facility. Passing and improving audit results related to Food Safety Quality. Achievement of corporate objectives for corporate policies and goals. Consistently set expectations and hold subordinates accountable to key duties and standards....

HUD Section 184 Indian Housing Underwriter(Remote)

TAKE YOUR CAREER TO NEW HEIGHTS IN 2014 WITH SUN WEST MORTGAGE, INC. Freddie, Fannie, and Ginnie Direct. Privately Held Since 1980. Never Lose Touch with Your Customer: We Service 99.9% of All New Originations. Custom Non-Agency Prime Jumbo Products ARM and FIXED. Common Sense Underwriting. Agency and Government Loans are Not Subject to Investor Overlays and Investor FICO Restrictions. 20 Day Closings. Sun West Mortgage Company, Inc . (www.swmc.com) is a full service, mortgage banker established in 1980. Our excellent service and fast turn times have made Sun West a multi-billion dollar national originator. As a result, Sun West is a leader in offering a diverse set of products at excellent pricing. Sun West is a HUD approved mortgagee (FHA & HECM), VA LAPP approved, USDA lender, Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac Seller/Servicer, and Ginnie Mae Issuer. Sun West is a national leader in HMBS, residential, and commercial securitization. Sun West is well recognized for its stability, capitalization, and technological superiority. We are growing rapidly in this unique market and we are inviting top-notch professionals to participate in our success. WHY YOU SHOULD JOIN SUN WEST: Comprehensive Mortgage Lending Program Offerings ?FHA Section 184 Native American Program ?Manufactured Homes ? FHA, VA, 203K, Conventional Streamline ?HECM Reverse Mortgage ? Purchase and Refinance ?Property Flip Waiver Program ?FHA Jumbos ?Repair Escrow Hold Backs ?Home Path ?Multi Family and Health Care Facility ?All VA and USDA programs ?Non-Conforming Jumbo ?All Conventional Programs ?Non Agency Prime Jumbo up to $3 million. (ARM and Fixed) ?High Balance Conforming ?VA Jumbo up to $3 million ?Competitive base salary plus commissions. ?Sun West is Licensed in over 45 states. ?Quick and efficient funding & closing your loans. Work from home. Job Description: Review and evaluate information on mortgage loan documentation to determine if borrower and/or property meet loan standards. Complete a thorough analysis of loan files to determine compliance with company and government guidelines and standards. Evaluate the entire credit package and collateral for residential mortgage loans and ensure quality loan product. Meet or exceed established production goals. Communicate decision (approval, suspense, denial) on loans to appropriate parties....

Quality Assurance Technician - Compliance / Food Safety Manager

Quality Assurance Technician - Compliance / Food Safety Manager Job Description Quality assurance professionals?are you looking for a rewarding new position with an established and respected company? Join our team at Biery Cheese Company! For over 80 years, we have built our reputation on providing top quality cheese products to all sectors of the cheese business: retail, food service, and industrial. Producing quality products is not merely our job; it?s our commitment to providing "The Finest Cheese in All the Land." We are currently seeking experienced Quality Assurance Technicians to support our plant food safety and quality programs. We offer a very competitive compensation package, including full benefits. If this sounds like the kind of opportunity you?ve been waiting for, and if you meet our qualifications, we want to talk with you. Contact us today! Quality Assurance Technician - Compliance / Food Safety Manager Job Responsibilities As a Quality Assurance Technician, you will be responsible for implementing QA/QC procedures, processes, and controls in accordance with regulatory requirements and customer specifications. This will involve completing thorough inspections and generating written documentation, when necessary, in order to detect and rectify deficiencies in a timely manner. Your specific duties will include: Training, coaching, mentoring, empowering, and developing good GMP practices with all team members Maintaining compliance throughout all internal departments and handling all non-compliance and deviations in a swift manner Monitoring packaging operations for compliance issues Developing, advising on, and coordinating continuous improvement initiatives Preparing organization for USDA audits, third-party audits, military, and organic audits Creating, maintaining, and investigating in-house microbiological testing Developing and implement SOPs, work instructions, and form documents Supporting QC personnel needs on the production line Investigating customer complaints and responding with appropriate corrective actions, including written communication and complete training with associated personnel Supporting vendor approval program and cheese grading programs Conducting and submitting monthly internal audits Conduct daily sensory reviews and customer document requirements...

Laboratory Supervisor

Job Description: We are currently seeking a Laboratory Supervisor, in the Visalia/Tulare Area in California. This position will be responsible for developing and coordinating product testing activities to ensure HNC is in compliance with government regulations (USDA), 3rd party regulations (ISO 17025), Proficiency Testing Program (FAPAS, AOCS, AOAC, Almond Board of California) The pay Range will be between $35,000-$50,000, based on experience. Essential Duties and Responsibilities include the following. Other duties may be assigned. ? Assist & coordinate with laboratory audits ? Develop & oversee testing activities ? Assist to perform scientific researches ? Updating testing results ? Generate laboratory corrective actions report ? Perform monthly and quarterly Proficiency Testing ? Assist to maintain laboratory Accreditation & Audit Services (Internal, USDA & ISO 17025) ? Perform & monitor Environmental Control Program ? Maintain laboratory documentation ? Oversee the functions and job performances of all laboratory technicians within the facility. Assure laboratory employees conduct job in safe environment and correctly. ? Communicate with Quality Assurance Manager, to maintain compliance with FDA, USDA, ISO 17025 standards & customer requirements ? Assist & monitor training program ? Review product specifications to assure job duties are being done accurately. ? Assist to manage laboratory accreditation & audit services ? Assure laboratory to stay in compliance with ISO 17025, USDA and customer requirements. ? Assist laboratory personnel with non-compliance issues that may arise. ? Assist with special projects as needed. ? Assure laboratory Technicians have the proper supplies and tools necessary to do their job properly. ? Assure laboratory Technicians properly document, store and maintain records and equipment properly. ? Help reduce cost through reduction of overtime, waste....

Education Program Consultant (SMP#1)

LOCATION: Grimes State Office Building WORK UNIT: Department of Education; Division of School Finance and Support Services; Bureau of Nutrition and Health Services DESCRIPTION: This Education Program Consultant position works with the USDA Child Nutrition Programs, specifically National School Lunch Program (NSLP), School Breakfast Program, and Summer Food Service Program administered by the Bureau. The Consultant is responsible for conducting program evaluations for compliance with all Federal and State regulations. This includes but is not limited to: Scheduling reviews, completion of required review forms, identifying needed corrective action, conducting an exit conference, follow-up letter, and monitoring for compliance with required corrective action; General consultative and technical assistance services during the course of the review; Nutrient analysis of menus as required for School Meal Programs by the USDA; This position assists the Administrative Consultant with audit procedures which may include: Determining which organizations (CACFP/RCCI/SFSP/Nonpublic schools) require an audit. Receive and track required audits Screen audits for findings to be addressed by consultants. Assist Administrative Consultant in communication and follow up with organizations. Works closely with the Education Consultant for SFSP on various functions including but not limited to: Identifying and recruiting eligible sponsors. Preapproval visits and reviews Providing training and technical assistance to sponsors. Facilitating development of partnerships to support SFSP. Assists with identification and/or development of resources for use by SFSP sponsors to support the development of healthier nutrition and physical activity habits by participating youth. This position also participates in education opportunities sponsored by the Bureau and partners. This includes but is not limited to: Assist with teaching and staff development for Schools in relation to the child nutrition programs which may be delivered through ICN workshops, webinars, small group training, large group training in a statewide short course setting; Writing articles for newsletters and/or items for posting on the web; Assisting with development and updating of resources for program participants; Provides technical assistance to participants in the USDA School Child Nutrition Programs at times other than the formal review as requested and the schedule allows. This assistance is provided in a variety of ways from on-site visits, to phone conversations, e-mails, referral, or by providing reference material This position requires travel Tuesday through Thursday approximately 75% of the year possibly to all areas of the state. The candidate must be willing to undergo periodic nights and occasional workweeks away from the home location. The Position is based out of the Grimes Building in Des Moines or there is the possibility of regionally based working out of the successful candidate?s home if located in an area with limited staff coverage. This will be determined by the Department of Education. There may be some weekend and overnight travel to in-state and out-of-state meetings/conferences. Federal resources fund this position....

Production Supervisor

Jackson, Ga Area: POSITION SUMMARY: Supervises the associates in the value added production plants. The supervisor will provide leadership and direction to their team to achieve performance results in the area of safety, quality, cost control (overhead, productivity, and yield) and service. Supervisors will identify and implement corrective actions to drive continuous improvement of performance. The supervisor is responsible for the leadership and development of the associates in the team. The supervisor will provide coaching, training, communication/feedback. The supervisor will be responsible to comply with the USDA-FSIS regulations and the programs; including the adherence to SOP, review and verification of documents, HACCP and Food Safety Program, and monitoring of associates for compliance to thes POSITION RESPONSIBILITIES: Comply with the Safety system, including facilitation of safety meetings, safety audits, injury investigations, and correcting unsafe conditions and behaviors. Conduct pre-shift planning, including but not limited to review of raw & finished inventories, development of daily production schedule, review of line/equipment readiness and condition, determination of staffing requirement. Facilitation of pre-shift exercises and meeting with team members. Frequent review of production schedule and order, and adjusting the plan as required ensuring compliance to service expectations, while minimizing dump/donations to goal. Frequent monitoring to ensure the proper line/equipment operation, and GMP compliance. The supervisor will review performance objectives (throughout, yield productivity, waste, etc.) a minimum of every 2 hours and make appropriate changes to achieve performance goals. The supervisor will be expected to be on the floor a minimum of 75% of the time. 25% planning, process, administrative and meetings. Complete daily administrative tasks. These items include completion of performance management reports, labor reconciliation, associate-scheduling etc. Assure that all data information for key indicators, RPDMS, and JDE work orders are accurate and completed ontime. Review the department?s performance results versus goal. Identifying and implementing corrective actions to continually improve the department/line?s performance. Ensuring the integrity of the line/equipment by submitting and monitoring work orders and coordinating the PM schedule with the Department Manager and Maintenance Supervisor. Ensuring good housekeeping of the work place, and providing feedback to the sanitation team on equipment sanitation. Maintain proper staffing levels. This includes requisitioning, interviewing orienting and training new associates. Conduct regular team meetings with associates to communicate news and results and to develop team-based action plans to improve the department. Provide coaching, training, and feedback for each member of the team to ensure each person is achieving their performance expectations. Support each associate by addressing his or her specific needs. Complete the progressive disciplinary process as required to correct performance/behavioral issues. Daily review and verification of forms to comply with HACCP, Food Safety Program, and SSOP Verification of Package Certification to assure product identity; verification of Bowls and case labels code information for accuracy of information Assist, monitor, and verify the Pre-Operation and Operational inspections to prevent non-compliance from USDA inspectors Review processing areas, associate practices, ingredients, and processing lines for compliance to Bistro Bowls program; make recommendations to changes as needed Involved with the development of corrective actions and preventive measures when responding to non-conformances. Other tasks assigned. Must be cross trained in the various functions of the Quality Assurance department and must be knowledgeable on the QA standard operating procedures. Must have knowledge of food safety programs (HACCP, GMPs, Sanitation, Pest Control, Safe Quality Food (SQF), and Organic Guidelines. e programs...

Mortgage Loan Processor

Union Savings Bank is seeking a full time mortgage loan processor for our Cincinnati Corporate Office. In this position the individual will a nalyze applicants? financial status and property evaluation to determine the feasibility of approving loans. The ideal i ndividual must be able to process residential mortgage applications with the understanding of all documentations needed for approval. This process will include conventional, FHA , USDA- RD and VA loans. This individual must apply established guidelines, under Fair Lending, HMDA reporting and will ensure the loan meets all regulatory requirements Additionally, he or she will ensure compliance with Bank, FHA, USDA- RD VA, Fannie Mae, Freddie Mac and secondary market standards while using prudent processing judgment. This individual will render processing decisions and subsequent clearing conditions to ensure credit guidelines are met and will be proactive in communicating to the loan originator the status of their loans as well as serving as a resource to residential mortgage personnel on any processing questions. ....

CSC-Operations Supervisor (896-574)

LSG Sky Chefs is the world?s largest provider of in-flight services. These include airline catering, in-flight equipment and logistics, as well as the management of onboard service and in-flight retail. The group is also the industry leading expert in managing the in-flight service supply chain for several airlines. LSG Sky Chefs partners with more than 300 airlines worldwide and operates some 200 customer service centers in 50 countries, producing around 460 million airline meals a year. In 2010, the companies belonging to LSG Sky Chefs Group achieved consolidated revenues of ? 2.2 billion.In addition to in-flight services, LSG Sky Chefs operates in several adjacent markets (non-airline) such as retail and catering for passenger trains, educational and healthcare facilities. These business areas are fast-paced environments characterized by a strong entrepreneurial spirit. Our teams identify customer needs proactively, respond to them very quickly, and coordinate internally to ensure a high-quality delivery.We are seeking candidates who have the desire and commitment to help us achieve our mission, as well as develop our adjacent markets around the world. Role Purpose Statement: The job incumbent manages a shift, an area and/or a department within the Customer Service Center (CSC). Also monitors and engages employee safety within the CSC. Duties and Responsibilities Supervisor Responsibility Supervise daily area / department activities in the CSC Conduct daily work group meetings Manage allocated labor to maximize productivity Schedule and control employees to meet labor productivity and overtime targets Ensure compliance with all government regulatory agencies standards (example: Food and Drug Administration (FDA), United Stated Department of Agriculture (USDA), Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), Environmental Protection Administration (EPA), Department of Transportation (DOT), Hazard Analysis and Critical Control Points (HACCP), etc.) Document and follow up on all department processes in order to implement improvements Ramp and Dispatch / Account Management Conduct daily safety audits (A1s) Ensure compliance with customer specifications, quality standards, FDA, HACCP and other regulations Ensure on-time and accurate production and/or catering of all flights Monitor and ensure compliance with ramp safety regulations Account management responsibilities 30% or less of job Equipment and Sanitation Supervise personnel to maintain proper cleanliness of dish-room Responsible for the delivery system to the other departments Maintain the equipment storage room Oversee the loading of carts with beverages and equipment Materials Supervise personnel to maintain proper requisition and return processing, as well as handling of product through issuance to production Ensures food cost control Participate in determining par levels and order quantities based on airline specs, menu, and vendor lead-time Tracks product usage, waste, and yield in relation to requisition requirements Participate in end of month inventory process Food Production Supervise personnel to ensure food is produced and assembled in accordance with FDA, USDA, HACCP and airline specification Ensure on-time and accurate food production to meet Kitchen Ready Times Conduct daily manpower planning and adjust as necessary to ensure efficient allocation of labor. Maintain Knife Log and ensure compliance with Knife Policy Leadership Ensure that the area of responsibility is properly organized, staffed and directed Guide, motivate and develop the subordinate employees within the Human Resources Policy Participates in coaching the expanded Global Performance System (GPS) process, as well as additional career development activities to enhance the effectiveness and potential of the team Make the company''s values and management principles live in the department(s) Plan / Implement and control the cost budget in the area of responsibility; initiate and steer corrective actions in case of deviations Participate and support company sponsored initiatives such as GQS, HACCP, Lean Manufacturing, Employee Safety and CBase Key Performance Indicators Cost and productivity Quality score (GQS) Food cost if applicable Frequency and severity of work accidents Days on Hand if applicable Absenteeism rate Customer satisfaction...

Quality Assurance Manager

Johnson Service Group is searching for an experienced Quality Assurance Manager for a food manufacturing and food processing plant located near Evergreen Park, IL. This is a contract - hire opportunity offering a competitive hourly rate, full benefits and a 401k. QUALITY ASSURANCE MANAGER RESPONSIBILITIES - Quality Assurance Manager will ensure compliance to local, state, and federal food safety standards through the execution of Company food safety standards. - Quality Assurance Manager will manage company compliance in an FDA, GMP, HACCP environment through training, annual review, monitoring, and mentoring - Quality Assurance Manager will supervise, train and led a team of Quality Technicians (12 total) on regulatory food compliance, testing, safety and documentation. Will also manage Sanitation department and set guidelines for teams to follow. - Quality Assurance Manager will work closely with the Quality Director to help development and maintain quality programs, coordinate inspection and develop testing requirements - Quality Assurance Manager will maintain, review, and file Quality and Food Safety paperwork on a daily basis in accordance to company guidelines - Quality Assurance Manager will perform root cause analysis, implement corrective actions, manage all quality documentation for food compliance (USDA, FDA, GMP, SQF, HACCP etc.) - Quality Assurance Manager will work with Director to perform internal GMP audits, create SOPs and record all findings for analysis...

Senior Specification Specialist

projects OTIF.Work and interact with supply chain teams, business team, co-pack manufacturing team, and greater R&D function supporting the business needs.Directs local specification team contractors in driving data integrity in a common way of working in NA.Works with global counterparts on global specifications. Key Duties and Responsibilities: Specification Support: Supports SMT team in ingredient specification maintenance process. Key focus on ingredient and directing contractor workload to support. Ensure ingredient specification integrity to support business claims and product objectives. Empowers local NA-FS and NA-Retail businesses will fulfilling global mandates. Responsible for advanced database queries and searches in support of business need. Implements Global specification standards. Label Compliance Support: Key SMT team liason with Label Compliance activities as they relate to a fundamental understanding of regulatory (CFIA, FDA, USDA) and the requirements in ingredient specifications. Team lead in managing ingredient Kosher requirements. Primary funnel and coordinator in projects between FLC & SMT groups, as well as other external R&D groups. Ensure component specification integrity to enable Label Compliance in Canada and the US. Individual: Actively understand and support the development and deployment needs in Foodsolution and NA retail Food category businesses. Drive continuous improvement in business processes as well as in their own work habits. Execute agreed SMT project resource allocation in area of expertise. Actively engage the business and communicate kosher and ingredient status. Maintain good, open, internal communication with specification writers, FLC, packaging, food scientists, and graphics group to ensure projects are delivered OTIF. Engage external component vendors with productive interactions....

US Department of Agriculture (USDA) District Stability Framework (DSF) SME

VT Group currently has a contingent job opportunity for a US Department of Agriculture (USDA) District Stability Framework (DSF) SME The Subject Matter Expert (SME) will possess relevant and real world experience in Afghanistan, and a superior knowledge of Pashtunwali, agnatic rivalries and segmentary lineage in Pashtun tribes, Pashtun tribal culture and history/sensibilities and aspirations, specifically oriented toward western Afghanistan. The SME will work closely with a team in support of the Village Stability Operations (VSO) training requirements for the RAVEN Mission Rehearsal Exercise (MRX) Program. The SME will support the planning, influencing and replication of village harmonics found in theater. The SME will support instruction guiding trainees in the four lenses that drive the data requirements within the DSF methodology to enhance situational awareness, analysis of that data, and the design of stability programs. The ideal candidate will be a well experienced individual with a deep understanding of the USDA policies with excellent public speaking skills and capable of learning all aspects of the CASE?s processes, procedures and methodologies. Duties and Responsibilities: Plan and teach courses on DSF to SOF and MARSOC forces. Provide input to the Raven MRX scripting process on meaningful sources of instability (SOI) that shall support the RAVEN VSO scenario development. Employ DSF tools (i.e., matrixes, spreadsheets and database) to provide input to the scripting process. Provide formal instruction (in a classroom environment with presentation capabilities) as well as informal instruction (in a field environment with no electronic presentation capabilities) on development issues in Afghanistan and organizations involved in this area (government and non-governmental). Provide scripting input on development issues and vignettes that should be exercised. Participate in scripting conferences. Assist in the preparation of written formal After Action Reviews following the completion of each exercise, and provide notes and input to lessons learned collections. Minimum Qualifications: Minimum five (5) years of exercise support and/or training experience. Must possess a strong understanding of the U.S. military; SOF knowledge and experience preferred. Level 2 certified as Senior Trainers per the Office of Military Affairs (OMA) U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) requirements. Clearance: Secret. Preferred Skills and Abilities: Proven experience providing training and instruction. Proven experience responding to new and changing requirements as directed. Must have experience in the conduct of stability operations and employment of the DSF in the Raven exercise/training area of responsibility (Afghanistan). Meaningful and recent experience in Afghanistan as a USDA representative. Experience as a USDA representative shall fall within one year of the last tour in Afghanistan. Experienced engaging Afghans at the district and village level in dealing with development issues. Knowledgeable on development (agriculture and livestock) programs in Afghanistan as well as knowledge on Afghan government agencies responsible for development. Knowledgeable on inner workings of the District Stability Team (DST) and be able to play the role of the USDA SME within the DST. Excellent verbal and written communication skills required. **This position is contingent upon award of contract.**...

Applied Genetics Associate

How do you create chemistry? At BASF, is the world?s leading chemical company, we do it through the power of connected minds. Our portfolio ranges from chemicals, plastics, performance products and crop protection products to oil and gas. We combine economic success with environmental protection and social responsibility. Through science and innovation, we enable our customers in nearly every industry to meet the current and future needs of society. And our products and solutions contribute to conserving resources, ensuring nutrition and improving the quality of life. We have summed up this contribution in our corporate purpose: We create chemistry for a sustainable future. BASF Corporation, headquartered in Florham Park, New Jersey, is the North American affiliate of BASF SE, Ludwigshafen, Germany. BASF has nearly 17,000 employees in North America, and had sales of $19.4 billion in 2013. To learn more about how we are creating chemistry in North America, visit www.basf.us. At BASF, we value the differences in our workforce as they are key to the success of our business and to the achievement of our status as a "partner of choice." Consistent with our values, BASF has an inclusive environment that promotes respect and dignity for all people and their ideas. BASF is proud to be an Affirmative Action and Equal Opportunity Employer. We are the world?s leading chemical company because we offer intelligent solutions for our customers and for a sustainable future. We link and develop people with diverse talents all over the world. For you, this means a variety of ways to advance. Not only your performance but also your personality matter to us. At BASF, careers develop from opportunities. BASF ? the Chemical Company ? consolidated its plant biotechnology activities in BASF Plant Science (GB) in 1998. Today, about 800 employees are working to optimize crops for more efficient agriculture, renewable raw materials and healthier nutrition. With this international network of expertise, GB is especially well equipped to be a leader in plant biotechnology. Leadership, creativity, teamwork and passion, combined with our unique plant biotechnology expertise are the foundation for our success. The Applied Genetics Associate is a member of the Development team within the BASF Plant Science organization. Under supervision of the Senior Applied Genetics Manager, conduct a local USDA-regulated seed production program. This program supports the testing needs of a high throughput, multi-target trait pipeline supporting primarily maize, soybean, rice and canola. Responsibilities may include : Seed preparation for planting. Operation and maintenance of planting equipment, plot maintenance. Tissue sampling Data and regulated tissue sample collection. Hand pollination to produce seed. Hand harvest and delivery of seed, tissue and/or grain samples to the processing and analytics labs Responsible for local execution of BPS and USDA Regulatory Compliance measures including; maintenance of isolation distances, training for part-time staff, transgenic seed containment, and volunteer monitoring and management. Hiring and day-to-day management of up to 40 part-time employees during peak seasonal workload (i.e. hand pollination and harvest). ***This position is not eligible for relocation assistance.***...

Director of Quality Assurance

Director of Quality Assurance Established in 1943, the SK Food Group is a leader in the food manufacturing and wholesale food sales industry. We produce a complete line of products for many different market segments including retail, convenience stores, vending and the transportation industry. In addition, we pride ourselves on the sub-contract manufacturing and private labeling capabilities our company offers to customers throughout the United States. Please visit http://www.skfoodgroup.com for more information. We are looking for an experienced Director of Quality Assurance to join our team. The Director is responsible for ensuring company quality standards at multiple facilities by implementing required cross-departmental plans and training. This position will be located in Groveport, OH but will support multiple company locations in the United States and Canada, some travel will be required. Essential Duties: Monitor all regulatory agency activities and ensure that the company has adequate controls, programs, and organizational structure in place to comply with all regulations, such as HACCP, SQF, SOP, GMP, USDA, FDA, and AIB. Perform staffing responsibilities to include interviewing, hiring and training employees, planning, assigning and directing work; appraising performance, rewarding and disciplining employees; addressing complaints and resolving problems. Develop and control the laboratory and Quality Assurance department budget. Evaluate the cost/benefit of establishing in house lab capabilities. Ensure that appropriate records are maintained with well documented tracking and recall programs, orient and train employees on all aspects of the program, and how to handle a recall program should it be necessary. Work with product development to qualify suppliers and approve raw materials. Develop, maintain and monitor sanitation processes and procedures. Establishes goals and priorities for the department and balances manpower and resources to achieve those goals. Manages annual performance evaluations, continuity planning and career progression for direct reports and for the department as a whole. Ensure that staff participate in training activities to stay current with regulatory and industry requirements. Provide technical expertise to all departments in the area of training, continuous process improvement, and new product development. Interface with all regulatory agencies and customers, ensuring optimum support. Liaison with USDA for label approvals. Write, maintain, and ensure compliance with new product specifications. Design and implement tests and procedures to provide statistically significant controls for safe manufacture of products. Responsible for coordination and presence at all customer and 3 rd party audit of all SK Food Group facilities. Travel as needed to other company facilities, to inspect supplier/vendor facilities, attend industry trade association meetings, and attend corporate meetings....

Shift Manager

A contract manufacturer of ready-to-eat sausage products in Denmark, WI has an immediate opportunity for an experienced Production Manager to oversee all operations and sanitation-related activities on 3rd shift! The Shift Manager will monitor and track production performance and key metrics, lead process improvements throughout the manufacturing operation, and be a driver for a culture of cost savings and efficiency. The Manager will also provide expertise, mentoring, and direction to support manufacturing goals and objectives. This position will ensure shift compliance with all safety, food safety, quality, SQF, GMP, and USDA-FSIS requirements. This direct-hire opportunity offers a competitive salary range of $60-75K, depending on experience, as well as a comprehensive benefits package. 3rd shift hours are typically 10:30 PM - 6:30 AM, Sunday - Thursday. During the summer months, employees are expected to work Fridays as well (6 days/week). Responsibilities: Oversee production operations across blending, stuffing, packaging, sleeving, and palletizing areas to ensure an efficient production process Manage shift supervisors; provide guidance and direction in managing their shift performance and personnel Coordinate continuous improvement efforts; evaluate operations processes and methods and provide the Operations team with recommendations for improved process and method approaches Collaboratively develop or revise Standard Operating Procedures and Standardized Work Instructions, and ensure compliance to procedures Help identify and eliminate root causes and diminish non-conformance occurrences in the manufacturing processes Ensure routine, standard communications of the daily production schedule and other pertinent information in pre-shift meetings Oversee the daily and weekly staffing needs, based on the production schedule to ensure optimal staffing levels, and review temporary staffing utilization Review daily shift production and operating reports; resolve production, operations, and maintenance issues in a timely manner to ensure minimum cost impact and prevent operational delays Oversee and address production needs, changes, and schedules Monitor and track downtime Compile weekly production metrics; present operational results weekly Oversee production supply usage, monitoring incoming and outgoing supplies and finished goods Identify training and development needs of personnel on 3rd shift, and ensure training is provided in a timely manner Oversee the performance management process, ensuring performance reviews and disciplinary actions are completed appropriately and in a timely manner Oversee the sanitation and Master Sanitation activities on the shift Oversee the completion of Accident and Near Miss incident investigations; ensure resolution of all safety issues and concerns from a corrective actions and preventive measures standpoint Promote and ensure compliance with all established safety policies and procedures Foster a positive work environment...

Quality Assurance Specialist (2031-935)

POSITION PURPOSE : Perform Quality Assurance and Quality Control audits and inspections of Food Safety Systems for Woodstock Farms as well as private label brands. Evaluate, revise, and apply quality assurance protocols/methods to inspect, audit, and test new item formulations, in-process and finished products. Assist with the development of Standard Operating Procedures (SOP?s) and Statistical Process Control methods for monitoring and auditing food services. Ensure compliance with both company quality assurance standards and applicable government regulations. . ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS AND BASIC DUTIES : Responsible for providing support for the company's Quality Assurance Quality Control Program. Assists manager with the establishment and implementation of Food Safety System, Product Recall, HACCP, Allergen Control, Organic Control, Sanitation, and Pest Control Programs, as well as COA (Certificate of Analysis) requirements for all products from every vendor. Organizes and coordinates various suppliers and vendors related to product quality. Plans, establishes, and prioritizes an auditing schedule to ensure that designated suppliers are audited on a regular basis to ensure good quality standards and practices are met. Performs analysis and identifies trends in the inspection of Food Services and recommends corrective actions when necessary. Recommends new policies or procedures as necessary to assure high quality of product or service. Ensures established inspection, auditing and statistical process control procedures are followed. Develops approaches for ensuring output of high quality service. Ensures compliance to in-house and/or external specifications and standards, such as FDA, USDA, and NLEA regulations. Prepares activity and progress reports recommending improvements in policies and procedures. Assists with the development of new and/or improved processes and programs. Monitors safety systems and communicates and resolves supplier-related problems as they occur. Evaluates suppliers? internal functions to assess their overall performance and provides feedback in assessment of their operation. Organizes, documents, and interprets Quality Assurance support documents and records in support of SOP?s (Standard Operating Procedures). Perform duties in accordance with Hazard Analysis Critical Control Points (HACCP) and Safe Quality Food (SQF) policies and procedures, as appropriate for location P ERFORMANCE MEASUREMENTS : All service, productivity, accuracy and safety measures are well coordinated and delivered in accordance with Company policies and procedures. Compliance with all Federal, State and Local laws. Quality Assurance records and documents are current, accurate, and well organized. Maintains positive internal and external customer relations. Management is informed of area activities and of any significant problems....

Director, Regulatory Affairs, North America (Biologicals)

The Director of Regulatory Affairs North America Biologicals provides leadership for all regulatory activities for licensed US biological products in support of Merial strategic objectives and in alignment with Business Operations, Industrial Operations, and R&D. The incumbent is responsible for the development and implementation of registration strategies in the area of defense, maintenance and extension of all US licensed biological marketing authorizations. The incumbent is expected to have in-depth knowledge of animal health products in general (own and competitors?) and to remain current with regard to pertinent laws, regulations, guidelines and policy to anticipate changes which may impact Merial and recommend appropriate action to protect company interests. Major responsibilities: ? Manage a team of professional regulatory affairs experts responsible for lifecycle management of licensed Merial biological products. Supervise and coach the team members in fulfillment of their functions. Promote functional excellence in the lifecycle management biological team with the goal to foster innovation, optimize time to market and reduce project and portfolio risks. ? In conjunction with other functions and in alignment with overall Merial strategies, set working priorities within the team and communicate them routinely. ? Manage official contacts with the US authorities for licensed biological products. Maintain open dialogue with USDA contacts and work with the Center for Veterinary Biologics to implement priorities as agreed and in alignment with Merial objectives. Provide representation and point of contact, as assigned, for local, state, and federal regulatory inspections. ? Supervise, develop and implement regulatory strategies necessary to: (1) optimize the position of Merial products in the market by regulatory means; (2) implement manufacturing strategies; and, (3) maintain the products throughout the lifecycle in line with agreed priorities including routine regulatory activities and taking into account the possible future evolution of the regulatory environment. ? Lead communications and serve as principle point of contact with Business Operations, Industrial Operations, and other departments as regulatory strategies are developed and implemented in order to achieve business and manufacturing strategies while accounting for regulatory threats, opportunities, constraints, and future changes. ? Ensure regulatory compliance of licensed Merial biological products throughout their lifecycle, ensuring proper regulatory management of changes, deviations, exemptions, notifications, etc. in close collaboration with Industrial Operations, Quality Assurance, R&D, Pharmacovigilance, Business Operations, and others. ? Prepare core regulatory documents for product renewals, variations, country extensions, etc., as assigned. ? Ensure regulatory compliance of labels by establishing and maintaining the regulatory files for labels and preparing labels and submissions based on applicable regulations in cooperation with Business Operations, Supply, and others as appropriate. ? Manage regulatory submissions and all necessary follow up. ? Provide or supervise regulatory expertise and advice, as appropriate, to other functions or interdisciplinary project teams (in-line product management, launch teams, etc.) ? Review draft regulatory texts, appropriately comment and propose amendments to draft requirements in alignment with Merial?s needs. ? Maintain tools (records, schedules, reports, database, etc.) for timely management of regulatory activities. ? Provide advice on continuous improvement for the department and regulatory affairs in order to maintain Merial excellence. ? Incorporates Merial?s agenda into relevant trade associations and external forums. Represents Merial?s interests in trade associations, regulatory forums and other initiatives. Influences activities of these associations in a manner supportive of Merial?s interests. MERIAL GRADE: 14...

Food Safety and Quality Supervisor -New London, 3rd Shift

POSITION SUMMARY: The Food Safety and Quality Supervisor is responsible for ensuring that product meets standards set my food safety programs and federal regulatory authorities. This person may review quality and safety policies and manage audits by third party inspectors. In addition, this person may train QA employees, oversee lab functions and/or production processes. As part of their daily duties, food quality assurance supervisor may inspect facilities for compliance with standards, determining methods to resolve any issues that arise. Flexible hours required, dependent on departmental needs. RESPONSIBILITES Supervise (facility) microbiology lab monitoring programs. Maintain compliance of HACCP, SSOP plans and QA and Manufacturing programs for the plant. Execute process control audits and recognize deviations. Work with USDA and production to resolve any issues. Complete HAACP verification and reviews for all areas of plant. Execute process control audits and recognize deviations. Organize SQF training, to include scheduling weekly QA trainings and ensuring the trainings and training register are up-to-date for the Quality Department. Implement processes to review Standardized Work to align with Quality and Food Safety policies and procedures. Coordinates and clarifies the QA policies and procedures. All duties as needed....

QA Technologist

POSITION SUMMARY Responsible for execution, implementing, and maintaining all quality measurements and quality systems to assure that raw material supply and finished products meet or exceed standards, customer standards, regulatory expectations, and industry standards. Key Responsibilities include but are not limited to the following: (i.e., Policies, procedures, etc. for which you are responsible.) Assists Quality Assurance Manager in the development, implementation, and monitoring of the HACCP, SSOP, EV, GMP and other Quality Assurance and Food Safety programs to assure safe food handling practices, quality products, and regulatory compliance. Perform all quality testing as outlined in Quality Programs and ensure regulatory requirements are met Support with raw material, finished product holds, records, disposition and root cause analyses Sensory coordinator and manage sensory program as required CIP and Pest Control monitoring and record keeping Manage, provide guidance and support to the BBS/BBQ program Corrective /Preventive actions knowledge and understanding Provide necessary technical resources and information to all Plant Department Managers and report all quality deviations to appropriate staff. Perform and/or oversee HACCP and GMP audits of the process as well as employee training in these areas as needed. Utilize SPC and other statistical tools to improve areas within the QA function. Assist in overseeing the execution of all microbiological and chemical sampling, submission to third party lab and review and reporting of results. Act as plant representative to USDA personnel as needed. Covers duties in the absence of QA Supervisor; Trains crew leader to assume supervisory position in the event of absence or promotion. Assist in the preparation for and execution of customer, corporate, and third party audits. Produce and distribute reports analyzing QA, Food Safety and Microbiological data and trends of raw materials and finished products. Provide recommendations to management where unacceptable QA or Food Safety results have been identified. Provide technical assistance on projects and in the execution of specialized product tests. Perform other duties as assigned by Quality Manager Able and willing to work overtime and week-end when needed (Please see reverse)...

Quality Assurance Manager - DuBois, PA

POSITION DESCRIPTION: This high visibility position is responsible for leading and -managing the Quality program at the DuBois, PA facility. Also leads the Quality Improvement Program and acts as the plant liaison in dealings with regulatory agencies and client companies. Certified as SQF Practitioner, experienced in HTST and UHT processing and reporting, well versed in FDA, CFR, Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA), Grade A and PMO regulations and is responsible for assuring excellent performance within the SQF program at DuBois (Food Safety and Food Quality). Knowledge in the USDA NOP is beneficial. RESPONSIBILITIES: Continuously improves food safety and food quality performance at the plant. ? Manages the internal audit program of the facility to verify that procedures mandated by the company and State and Federal governmental agencies are being adhered to. This includes GMP?s, Sanitation, HACCP, Preventative Maintenance and Safety. Installs appropriate controls, hold/release system modifications, code rotation, batching and processing controls and other production systems where problems might exist. Troubleshoot quality problems associated with production; investigate root cause, develop and implement corrective actions, prevent reoccurrence through development of long term solutions. Implement and ensure conformance to Corporate Quality assurance programs to prevent food quality or food safety issues to include Environmental monitoring, Pest control, sanitation, GMP?s, etc. Install and manage the plant?s quality systems. Coordinate and manage sampling plans as per the corporate standards to monitor finished product quality, raw materials, and compositional results to ensure standards of identity are maintained. Oversees the management of all aspects of the Quality Control Laboratory, including microbiological, chemical, physical and sensory aspects of all food products manufactured at this facility. This also includes coordination of the sampling and testing effort with Production needs. Manages the food safety programs (ie. pest control, allergen, sanitation) and quality programs (ie. IQS) in the facility. Develops and maintains a plant specific QA/QC manual of Standard Operating Procedures based on the Corporate Quality Manual. Initiates and maintains the weight control program of all processing lines in the facility, as well as other loss-control programs. Participates in troubleshooting events associated with production, ensuring root cause/corrective actions are appropriate and are fully implemented. Manages the development, updates, and implementation the plant HACCP, Food Safety, and SQF programs. Manages the reviewing and maintenance of all required processing records and regulatory inspections and reports. Develops tools to monitor deficiencies and quickly implement corrective actions when necessary. Acts as plant liaison with regulatory agencies and client company representatives and auditors. Manages regulatory issues to include Federal and State inspections, Kosher inspections, etc. Coordinate corrective actions with Corporate QA, plant and operations management. Leads the Quality Improvement Program through training of new and existing employees, including the Quality Control Technicians and Management. This also includes coordination of consumer complaints and prevention programs. Helps develop and maintain a Quality budget. Assures that plant is audit- and inspection-ready at all times. Coordinates QA efforts with R&D, Technical Services, and plant involving new product launches, trials, and installations. Coordinates all research and development testing on associated projects. Stays current with all key regulatory and certifying agency guidelines. Manages regulatory issues within assigned region. Ensures annual permits and certifications are renewed and kept up to date. Improves the quality metric tracking program and develops site-specific metrics relevant to DuBois, PA operations. Delivers company and facility performance targets in areas of food quality attributes, food safety metrics, and cost. Manages release of product following verification of conformance to specifications Supervisory responsibilities: Provides work leadership to more junior level staff doing the same type of work; may assist in training and checking work of more junior level staff. Provides direct supervision to subordinates, including making hiring/firing decisions, providing training and development opportunities, and conducting performance reviews and coaching sessions....

Maintenance Mechanics

Maintenance Mechanic Are you interested in exploring a growing company that offers excellentgrowth opportunity? Food manufacturing company in the Southwest Suburbs is seeking Maintenance Mechanics to join their leading company! We have openings on 2 nd (3:00pm-11:00pm)and 3 rd (11:00pm- 7:00am) shift available. Pay : $21-$25/HR Summary : Inspecting,diagnosing, troubleshooting, repairing and maintaining food processing andpackaging machine, mechanical/utility equipment, buildings and office facilitiesin USDA environment. Specific Duties and Responsibilities: Perform all work as assigned while adhering to established standards associated with workmanship and safety. Responsible for the safe and dependable operating condition of all equipment in the facility. Set-up, troubleshoot and repaid of high speed wrapping, check-weighing, cartooning, case packing, UPC bar coding, boxers, erectors and conveyor equipment. Dismantling and re-assembly of equipment to perform repairs, cleaning and lubrication according to established maintenance schedules. Testing, troubleshooting and repair of 110/230/460 volt electrical equipment including motors, started, relayed, timers, panels, breakers, conduit and wiring. Able to read and interpret Electrical Control schematics for trouble shooting purposes. Minor programming and troubleshooting of PLC?s. Understands and adheres to established safety programs (ex/lock out/tag out, ladder safety, etc.) Communicates effectively at all levels in the maintenance and operating departments. Provides rapid response when equipment malfunctions or breaks down. Ensures that all equipment is ready prior to production. Ensures the building in maintained in compliance to city and fire regulations. Assists in coaching and training of maintenance and operating personnel. Fabricates parts and modifies equipment as required. If interested in these DIRECT HIRE opportunities, submit your resumetoday for immediate consideration. You can also apply online at www.qualityplacementauthority.com under Career Search for immediate consideration....

Maintenance Mechanic (20120872)

Inspecting, diagnosing, troubleshooting, repairing and maintaining food processing and packaging machines, mechanical/utility equipment, buildings and office facilities in a USDA production environment. Perform all work as assigned while adhering to established standards associated with workmanship and safety. Responsible for the safe and dependable operating condition of all equipment in the facility. Set-up, troubleshoot and repair of high speed wrapping, check-weighing, cartoning, case packing, UPC bar coding, boxers, erectors and conveyor equipment. Dismantling and re-assembly of equipment to perform repairs, cleaning and lubrication according to established maintenance schedules. Testing, troubleshooting and repair of 110/230/460 volt electrical equipment including motors, starters, relays, timers, panels, breakers, conduit and wiring. Able to read and interpret Electrical Control schematics for trouble shooting purposes. Minor programming and troubleshooting of PLC?s. Understands and adheres to established safety programs (ex/ lock out/tag out, ladder safety, etc). Communicates effectively at all levels in the maintenance and operating departments. Provides rapid response when equipment malfunctions or breaks down. Ensures that all the equipment is ready prior to production. Ensures the building is maintained in compliance to city and fire regulations. Assists in coaching and training of maintenance and operating personnel. Fabricates parts and modifies equipment as required....

Residential Mortgage Underwriter

POSITION: Residential Mortgage Underwriter Location: Addison, TX Company Overview: Headquartered in Addison, Texas, CountryPlace Mortgage, Ltd has been in the lending and servicing business since 1995. The company specializes in originating single family, owner occupied, home mortgages (first mortgages) Reports to: VP Operations Products: FHA, VA, USDA, Conventional, Construction Loans Job Description: ? Analyze and evaluate all aspects of borrower credit, employment, income and asset profile ensuring that all bank, investor and regulatory standards are met. ? Evaluate the entire credit package and collateral to ensure an investor quality loan product. ? Communicate decision on loans to appropriate parties both verbally and in writing. ? Complete a thorough analysis of loan files to determine compliance with company and investor guidelines and standards. ? Use independent discretion and judgment to make final decision on acceptance or decline of loan request. ? Review title commitment, appraisal and validate required disclosures meet investor guidelines and standards. ? Review and clear all conditions of approval prior to issuing clear to close. ? Display a high level of customer service to your internal and external customers while conducting yourself in a professional manner. ? Work all loan applications in a manner to maximize acceptance of profitable loans while minimizing acceptance of unprofitable loans. ? Takes and active role by making recommendations for continuous process improvement within the underwriting process....

Sanitation Supervisor - 3rd Shift

The Sanitation Supervisor will perform functions to lead the activities of the sanitation department and produce results that meet the highest standards as established by the company and other regulatory agencies. This position is located in our South Holland, IL facility. Primary Responsibilities: Directs sanitation activities and is accountable for results as measured by pre-op/post-op testing which includes microbial and bioluminescence swabbing Develops, updates and insures that programs, policies, and documentation for sanitation procedures and SSOP plans for the facility and plant equipment are compliant with company and regulatory product quality standards, sanitation standards, food safety standards, employee safety standards, and environmental standards Investigates and identifies root causes for SSOP deviations; defines and insures implementation of corrective action plan Drives employee safety programs and is accountable for conducting training, inspections, policy/procedure compliance, and follow up of all safety programs. Drives continuous improvement and total employee involvement by providing training sessions for safety, SOP?s. chemical usage, and sanitation procedures for sanitation employees Enforces GMP?s, implements HACCP processes and procedures, and maintains pathogen prevention and control Implements the Master Sanitation Schedule Participates in all federal and third party food safety audits, providing corrective actions an needed Tracks departmental budget and takes appropriate actions to control sanitation costs including chemicals, equipment, supplies and labor Serves as liaison with USDA and local regulatory officials Collaborates with Third Shift and QA managers to define and improve sanitation and food safety programs Performs other duties as assigned S upervisory/Management Responsibilities: Maintains staff by orienting and training employees on company rules, safety, and job functions Coaches, counsels, motivates, and disciplines Enforces systems, policies, and procedures consistently and fairly Monitors and processes employee attendance records/timecards and PTO in a timely manner Oversees employee participation and adherence to food safety and employee safety programs and policies Resolves personnel issues in accordance with company guidelines and policies in conjunction with the Operations Manager and HR Department...

Assistant Plant Manager

Dairy Farmers of America is all about milk and the 16,000 dairy farm members who produce it. We are proud to be a cooperative, owned and operated by the dairy farmers whom we serve. We are one of the country's most diversified U.S. manufacturers of dairy products, food components and ingredients. We are a leader in formulating and packaging shelf-stable dairy products in can and glass. We are one of the most vertically-integrated and future-focused co-op and food companies in the industry. We are an organization with over 4,000 employees. We are DFA-the premium provider of market opportunities for farmers and a value-added supplier of innovative dairy products and food components for customers around the world. The Assistant Plant Manager assists the Plant Manager in the development and execution of plant priorities and overall operation. Directs plant operations (Production, Shipping/Receiving, Maintenance and Sanitation) to optimize efficiency and cost within Company standards, governmental regulations, and customer requirements. Supports the commitment and continual improvement to Food Safety and Quality programs. Delegates work assignments and sets expectations, motivates others, develops subordinate's skills and promotes diversity. Duties and Responsibilities: ? Directs production, shipping/receiving, and maintenance functions to ensure administration and enforcement of Company policies/procedures, governmental regulations, and customer requirements ? Leads the operations in development of long and short range plans and objectives ? Develop, train and sustain continuous improvement skills and tools to support sustainability of processes and systems ? Ensures that training of employees is conducted in accordance with OSHA regulations and Company policies and procedures ? Identifies, recommends and implements programs, modifications, new equipment, labor reduction/reassignment, and capital projects to improve efficiency and reduce costs, while maintaining efficiency, quality and safety standards ? Ensure the plant is operating in compliance with all customer and government regulations (USDA, State, FDA, OSHA, EPA) ? Ensures efficient production, shipping/receiving, and maintenance labor utilization, production efficiency, production yields, rework generation control, variable and fixed overhead costs, production related materials and costs, HACCP, and quality to meet standards for Food Safety, Quality and Service ? Attend seminars to develop skills need to improve job performance ? Expected to work the required hours needed to execute the duties and responsibilities of the position and set an exemplary example for all of the employees ? Approves job bids, leaves of absence, and discipline in accordance with all Company policies ? Supports, via budget and human resource allocation, food safety and quality program development, maintenance and improvements ? Conduct meeting with the staff to ensure all operational issues are being communicated and addressed ? Identifies and recommends expenditures in support of food safety and quality ? Responsible for accurate control and monitoring of inventories of finished goods, rework and raw materials ? Reports food safety and quality issues to the plant manager in an expeditious manner ? Any and all other duties assigned by the plant manager...

Maintenance Manager

Great benefits, growth, established..now all they need is YOU! Bring your skills and talents in the manufacturing industry to this well known company! ?Involved in the investigation and resolution of plant problems. ?Works closely with operational teams to identify root causes of plant under performance and to develop cost effective solutions. ?Assists in the modification of technical specifications, and the supervision, testing, and commissioning of new installations. ?Must posses a practical knowledge of the daily issues faced at a production facility and must be able to offer innovative and cost-effective solutions to problems. ?Must be able to design and modify layouts in regards to machinery and equipment placement to ensure efficiency. ?In cooperation with the staff, develops installation schedules to minimize downtime and effect on production schedules. ?Coordinates mechanical, electrical, plumbing, and other contractors during equipment installation. ?Works with service technicians and industry experts in developing a regular service plan for all company equipment and machinery. ?In coordination with the staff, overlooks specifications for acquisition of new equipment. ?Responsible for the oversight of the maintenance supervisors and maintenance department in its entirety. ?Develops relationships with employees to ensure a team oriented environment. ?Responsible for operation of plant refrigeration systems and maintenance of program requirements. ?Active role as a Safety Committee Member, includes day to day safety observations and safety action items. ?Planning and Establishing work schedules to meet maintenance departmental labor requirements. ?Responsible for developing a written Preventative Maintenance program for plant equipment and systems. ?Ensures that individual supervisors and mechanics complete all tasks associated with programs and other assigned duties related to maintenance programs. ?Maintain an effective training program ?Maintain an effective part inventory and ordering system. ?Other tasks as necessary Skills requested: Education Requirements ? Bachelors Degree in mechanical engineering or related field. Computer Requirements ? Basic computer skills utilizing programs such as Microsoft Word, Excel, and Outlook. Must posses an intimate knowledge of all systems in the plant, including, but not limited to pneumatics, hydraulics, electrical, mechanical, refrigeration, and so on. A minimum of 5+ years of related food manufacturing experience. Must possess strong verbal and written communication skills. USDA experience a plus. Physical Requirements - Bending, climbing, lifting, etc. Work Environment ? All plant environments, including, but not limited to, cold storage warehouse, dry storage warehouse, and high noise environments For consideration please submit your cover letter, resume, and references to Kim Tate with the Act-1 Group of Companies. We are an equal employment opportunity employer and will consider all qualified candidates without regard to disability or protected veteran status....

R&D Food Scientist

R&D Food Scientist We are seeking a Food Scientist to join our R&D team. This opportunity will be providing technical expertise in new product development, process and product improvements, quality control, food safety, and compliance. Must have experience formulating and working with chicken, beef, pork, and turkey meats. Hot pack canning experience is preferred. Position Responsibilities: Ability to generate product prototypes, line extensions, document in various software tools to communicate progress or changes to various departments. Maintain accurate project files, formulations, specifications and product/ project data. Able to run production tests to check if a product is commercially viable and/or reformulate current products to improve quality. Work with a formulation system to create or adjust product formulations when necessary. Work with cross functional teams such as Sales, Purchasing, Scheduling, Quality Assurance and Finance, to improve or to provide product development. Able to improve product development skills though appropriate training, understanding USDA/ FDA regulations and hands-on working in projects....

Mortgage Funder / Servicing Coordinator

Mortgage Funder / Servicing Coordinator West Town Savings Bank is currently seeking a Mortgage Funder / Servicing Coordinator. The position will be based out of our Frederick, Maryland office and will report to the Mortgage Operations Manager. The Mortgage Funder / Servicing Coordinator is responsible for reviewing final closed loan packages for accuracy, compliance and HMDA as well as finalizing wiring documentation prior to initiating the wire, post government payments and registering MERs. Duties and Responsibilities: Responsible for tracking closed loan packages to ensure they are returned to WTSB in a timely manner Coordinate with accounting to charge any late delivery fees Responsible for reviewing closed loan packages and ensuring that all loan documents and closing instructions have been properly executed according to WTSB funding checklist(s) Responsible for reviewing final HUD 1 and WTSB's approved HUD 1 for any discrepancies Verifies application information and review final 1003 for accurate information Verify HMDA tracking information Ensure all prior to fund loan conditions have been met Prepares funding status and conditions for any outstanding items Balance final wire instructions, review wire request forms and initiate wire; Communicates with accounting, underwriting, processing, closing agents, shipping, post-closing and management Post any applicable government payment / request and process USDA checks; VA funding fees have to be posted same day as closing. LGCs must be pulled prior to funding a VA loan Activate any conventional MI certs - do not transfer MI post-closing will transfer Register MERs Places calls to settlement agents to obtain proof of disbursement and upload to applicable file Responsibilities encompass both forward and reverse mortgages...

3rd Shift Sanitation Supervisor

Position Statement : Responsible for supervising all activities necessary for the cleaning and sanitizing of production, packaging, storage areas and production equipment & ensuring that all duties are performed in accordance with USDA (U.S. Department of Ag), SSOP (Standard Sanitation Operating Procedures), HACCP (Hazardous Analysis Critical Control Points), FDA (Food & Drug Administration), GMP (Good Manufacturing Practices), all safety policies and procedures and any other established policies and requirements necessary. Essential Functions: ? Schedule and supervise a crew of hourly sanitation workers to ensure plant operations meet mandatory sanitation requirements for machinery, equipment, and facility. ? Train sanitation and plant employees to achieve and maintain sanitation objectives. ? Meet cleaning frequencies established in the Master Sanitation Schedule. ? Make recommendations for improvements and lead improvement teams. ? Work with the Quality Assurance Manager to troubleshoot issues. ? Make recommendations on hiring, firing, discipline, and promotions. ? Explain hazards and safety measures to employees and monitor compliance. ? Maintain chemical inventory quantities on an ongoing basis, and interact with the chemical supplier for advice on training or issues related to sanitation. ? Participate in the development and auditing of SSOP?s. ? Maintain the sanitation program with minimal supervision. ? Strictly enforce safety and GMP policies, and maintain superior plant cleanliness. Safety: ? Understands and follows all food and personal safety policies, reporting any safety hazards to supervisor or member of management immediately. ? Knowledgeable about safety practices and adheres to safety policies. ? Attends all required safety meetings. Follows all safety and OSHA regulations at all times. Quality: ? Has in depth knowledge of safety regulations, company policies and procedures. Works with all employees to create world class safety results. ? Adheres and promotes all food and personal safety policies reporting any safety hazards to Supervisor immediately. ? Complies with Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) requirements for the position at all times. ? Ensures safe work environment and safe behaviors for self and coworkers. Provides Work Direction To: ? Sanitation Laborers...

Director or Sr. Director of Quality and Technical Services

Scope of Position: TheDirector / Sr. Director of Quality / Technical Services willbuild and lead the Quality department and the organization to achievement ofworld class standards, achieving SQF Certification and sustainable quality andcontinuous improvement programs. This role must operate with integrity, be self-motivated, consistently learning and assessing the impact of new regulations, identifying risks and opportunities, presenting ideas and strategy to peers and leaders, setting overall direction of the Quality organization. Oversight includes QC, QA, Quality Systems, document control, laboratories, testing, etc., overall a team of 20+ in the department, with multiple direct reports, with accountability for the correct team composition. In this role, the Director, or Sr. Director will serve as the primary point of contact to the FDA and USDA, preparing the organization for inspections. You will act as a Change Agent charged with improving the reputation of Quality in the organization and should be a leader in the Industry, potentially active in pertinent associations, with established contacts at the regulatory agencies Candidates with experience overseeing other large groups in the organization such as, but not limited to, R&D, new product development, or marketing will be of higher interest....

Compliance Specialist

Princeton University is a vibrant community of scholarship and learning that stands in the nation"s service and in the service of all nations. Chartered in 1746, and known as the College of New Jersey until 1896, it was British North America"s fourth college. Department: Research Integrity & Assurance - 51704 Position Summary: Reporting to the Assistant Director in the office of Research Integrity and Assurance (RIA), this position provides administrative and operational support for the Human Research Protection Program, which consists of an Institutional Review Board (IRB), a Quality Improvement Program, an Educational Program and a Compliance Review Program. RIA team members are responsible for formulating and implementing research compliance programs in accordance with federally mandated regulations and Princeton University policies. Among other areas, the office ensures compliance and promotes ethical conduct of research in the areas of Institutional Review Board for human subject (IRB), Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee (IACUC), and Institutional Biosafety Committee (IBC). The successful candidate will perform complex duties to facilitate the Institutional Review Board's review and approval process to ensure the protection of human research participants. Additionally, this individual is expected to appropriately interpret and apply relevant federal and state laws, regulations, guidelines institutional policies and procedures while facilitating ethical research. S/he will utilize well-developed interpersonal skills, a collaborative style, exceptional oral and written skills, and a reputation for successfully working with faculty, staff, and students to share in the vision of RIA and implement new policies, procedures and programs. Duties and Responsibilities ? Serve as a resource to the IRB & Chairs, Board members, investigators, and staff to assure adherence to regulatory requirements with federal regulations, guidelines state and local laws, applicable institutional policies and IRB policies and procedures ? When applications require IRB review, determines appropriate level of review and assigns protocols to IRB members for review by the convened IRB or to designated members for expedited review procedures ? Compose and distribute letters and correspondence to researchers that accurately document the determinations of the IRB and describe any revisions that are required ? Serve as back up in the absence of the compliance administrator with management of the Full Board meetings, producing minutes, and other related duties ? Attend IRB meetings and take notes on agenda items, document discussion, vote count and IRB actions as needed ? Manage preliminary review process by independently performing administrative reviews to ensure applications qualify for level of requested review, verify application completeness, ensure accuracy of each new protocol and responses to required requests in accordance with IRB policies and procedures and federal regulations for all applications for initial review, continuing review, modifications, and submission of reportable events ? Independently work with PIs to request revisions to IRB submissions identified during the preliminary review ? Manage expedited review process by ensuring all eligible submissions are assigned, reviewed and approved in a timely manner, per internal procedures ? Independently conduct regular follow-up with PIs on all outstanding issues resulting from review for all new expedited items and responses ? Provide timely and accurate guidance to investigators on preparation and submission of all applications including but not limited to initial applications, unanticipated problem reports, continuing review, protocol amendments, and/or changes in study status, consent form revisions and associated documents ? Monitor IRB email inbox and independently consult with faculty, research staff, students, and Board members while exercising sound judgment and working with highly sensitive and confidential information...

Director

AVI FOODSYSTEMS, Inc. is currently seeking a Director to oversee our entire foodservice operation at an account in Marietta, OH Responsibilities: Participates in the development and adherence of policies and procedures that direct food preparation, distribution and service, purchasing, sanitation, safety practices, performance improvement, and staff education and development, USDA National School Breakfast Program , National School Lunch Program, National Summer Feeding Program, Smart Snacks and After School Snacks and USDA compliant meal benefit processes and records. Oversees the food safety aspects of the operations to ensure full compliance with federal, state and other regulatory agencies. Achieves culinary operational objectives by contributing information and analysis to strategic plans and reviews, develop standardized recipes and menus compliant with USDA standards. Maintains friendly, efficient, positive, hospitable customer service attitude toward customers, clients and team members. Is responsive to customer needs. Builds and maintains a positive relationship with the clients. Develops action plans and timelines. Establishes and maintains a proactive human resource function to ensure employee motivation, training and development, wage/benefit administration and compliance with established labor regulations. Perform other duties and responsibilities as necessary. Responsible for continuing education on USDA NSBP, NSLP, SS and any other area changed or developed by the USDA....

Commodity Representative

JOIN ONE OF THE MOST MILITARY FRIENDLY COMPANIES IN THE FOOD INDUSTRY! YOUR EXPERIENCE IN THE MILITARY COUNTS WITH APF! AdvancePierre Foods , a leader in the food industry, is a rapidly growing company that values a talented, diverse and dedicated workforce. We have an opening for Commodity Service Representative . Our rapid growth allows us to provide a wide array of developmental opportunities, and we reward associates who are results-oriented, live up to their commitments, and who can align their work activities with the goals of the organization. GREAT BENEFITS! (Medical, Dental, 401K Match) COMPETITIVE SALARY! GENERAL JOB SUMMARY Receive, verify and process commodity orders and maintain accurate, detailed records and files for each. Excellent customer service is required for this position. To communicate in a timely manner with commodity unit, brokers, RSMs, customers, production, shipping and warehousing as needed in the receiving, processing, and fulfillment of commodity orders. To resolve problems and respond to inquiries related to USDA Foods commodity orders. To complete all aspects of preparing commodity bids. ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS Orders for USDA Foods Recognize and execute appropriate value pass thru method(s) used for each customer. Verify orders received from broker/RSM/customer for item approval, availability of commodity pounds, customer authorization, shipping information and adding internal data ? i.e.: PO#, Customer #. Communicate with brokers and/or FSDs regarding less than minimum quantities or EPDS holds providing options for other items if needed. Enter order and shipping data into system. Organize shipments of finished goods and communicate details to brokers/distributors/state warehouses providing the required notification format such as an excel spread sheet. Troubleshoot and manage orders throughout order/shipping process (changes, addition, etc.) Maintain accurate files on pricing information and insure correct invoicing to customer. Verify orders against proof of delivery and submit for credit memo when needed. Submit request for payments on missed yields, lost or damaged USDA product. Set up commodity customers required info in Pro.Link: co-op, broker, sales rep, market group Enter allocation and maintain error free balances for each school in Pro.Link to reflect accurate liability. Enter purchase orders for inbound UDSA trucks for assigned states. Handle ?short-fuse? situations related to commodity orders. Keep supervision and other related associates well informed of issues, identifying those which are unresolved. Handle communication with assigned state offices. Maintain organized files of all documents pertinent to processing USDA Foods (state generated information/diverted trucks/orders/bids, etc.) Bids Read commodity school/state bid in its entirety, for feasibility of submission. Work with brokers and regional sales managers to compile pertinent bid information and competitive pricing. Coordinate with broker/RSM selected items to bid, confirm compliance with specifications, and submit samples. Obtain documents from various departments as required for the bid. Accurately prepare paperwork, secure authorized pricing, authorized signature and submit bid timely. KNOWLEDGE SKILLS AND ABILITIES Must be proficient in Excel ? intermediate to advanced. Excellent math skills. Excellent attendance record required. Strong communication skills with customers and co-workers. Demonstrated accuracy and attention to detail. Resourceful, persistent, conscientious. Proven problem-solving skills. Excellent follow-through skills. Motivated to achieve. Flexible, ability to work in a fast-paced environment. Ability to read and interpret documents and correspondence from government and industry as it relates to USDA Foods program. EDUCATION/EXPERIENCE Accounting/bookkeeping experience required. Excellent customer service. Some college preferred or equivalent experience. Two (2) to three (3) years relevant experience. If you are interested in this great opportunity with a competitive salary, please apply now! PI82516120...

Trade Compliance Analyst

Fruit of the Loom, an independent, wholly owned subsidiary of Berkshire Hathaway Inc. & leading international basic apparel company, has an immediate opening for a Trade Compliance Analyst at its corporate headquarters in Bowling Green, KY. The Trade Compliance Analyst is responsible for the appropriate documentation and classification of merchandise and materials for the Company. The position also provides support and oversight to the Company?s Customs brokers and provides Customs support to various internal departments. Responsibilities/Duties Classification of the Company?s imported merchandise for all divisions (Spalding, VFB, Fruit, and Russell Athletic). This includes analyzing and researching various types of products (apparel, yarn, fabric, inflates, systems, machinery, etc.) in order to determine the proper classification, as well as interpreting any Customs regulations pertaining to those products. Respond to internal requests for duty rates and classifications from Sourcing, Cost Accounting, and Finance. Prepare requests to US Customs for binding classification rulings as needed to ensure proper classification. Utilize weekly report to determine which styles need a computed value statement and create the value statement in relevant system. Main contact for daily Customs broker support. Respond to questions/requests pertaining to proper entry of imported goods. This will include simple requests such as need for documents, but at times will encompass more challenging issues such as determining Food & Drug (FDA) requirements, troubleshooting and determining the root cause of broker and/or vendor errors in either documentation or processes, and developing an action plan to correct. Review invoices from manufacturing plants for materials returned to the US, such as packaging, fabric, elastic, etc. Also, review and organize documents sent to . Obtain invoices for Assists from Product Development, Sourcing and Merchandising, create/maintain a log of all assists, and track to make sure all are declared with relevant goods upon importation. Periodically meet with these groups to ensure understanding of the process and ensure all invoices are received. Respond to all Customs Requests for Information (CF28) or other government agency requests, such as FDA, FCC or USDA. This includes researching and analyzing documents to verify Free Trade Agreement qualification and preparation of government forms when required. Other responsibilities as assigned by Manager or Vice President....

CHB Compliance Team Lead

Company Summary: A CUSTOMS BROKERAGE, INC., YOUR CARGO CONCIERGE, is a growing international customs brokerage and logistics management company. Our professional staff, personal service, network of partners, and expert knowledge has made us a leader in the industry for over 35 years. We are seeking a customer service and detail-oriented team member for the position of: CHB Compliance Team Lead . This individual should be responsible, energetic, proactive and highly concerned with timely and compliant customer service. CHB license a plus....

Sanitation Engineer

Sanitation Manager Summary The Sanitation Engineer will assure that the manufacturing facility remains in compliance with all regulatory agencies (FDA, USDA, and SQF) from a sanitation standpoint, as well as being responsible for maintaining all sanitation and pest control programs. The Sanitation Manager will provide support to continuous improvement program activities on enhancing quality assurance in the plant on matters that impact quality, hygiene, and food safety. The role will require collaboration skills with other department to maintain the highest level of sanitation and food safety readiness as well as adherence to the strictest standards of health, safety and hygiene. Essential Duties & Responsibilities Accountable for holistic plant sanitation program direction and results for plant, warehouse and plant grounds. Ensures compliance with all food safety policies and procedures. Ensures plant in proper sanitary condition at all times, including allergen control and pest control. Evaluates facility sanitary conditions visually and analytically, assesses risk based on food safety and public health principles and prioritizes corrective actions. Observes the sanitation processes and continually evolves procedure to reduce food safety risk. Sets the direction for ongoing sanitation verification activities and validation testing. Works with the Quality Assurance Manager to assess and mitigate food safety risks associated with construction and major maintenance. Develops cleaning protocols that adhere to the best ?wet" and ?dry" methods suited to the specific area or equipment. Ensures cleaning assignments are completed as required in areas of the Master Sanitation Plan. Maintains and updates master cleaning schedule for plant meeting GMP and Corporate guidelines. Monitors completeness of Master Sanitation Schedules for all areas of the facility. Directs sanitation crew to assist with cleaning after operational failures. Directs sanitation crew to assist with cleaning after mechanical repairs. Solicits recommendations from plant resources for improving sanitation efficacy. Ensures all safety requirements related to sanitation are met including proper chemical storage, MSDS, PPE?s and procedures. Completes all paperwork and checklists as required. Performs miscellaneous duties as assigned. Supervisory Responsibilities Responsible for the direction, supervision and continued development of the plant janitorial and sanitation employees. This also includes any other individuals assigned to assist with plant sanitation activities....

QA Regulatory Supervisor

This position provides specialized support to QA, R & D, Marketing and Operations by ensuring all packaging regulatory aspects are in compliance with USDA and FDA labeling guidelines, and ensures all material and product specifications are accurate and current. Must manage project timelines to ensure projects stay on track, while also verifying all necessary QA and Operations details as they relate to product specification. DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES: Conduct nutritional calculations. Supervise direct reports. Proof packaging materials. Manage projects/timelines. Stay current on regulatory trends and changes. QUALIFICATIONS/EXPERIENCE: A.A. /A.S. or B.A. /B.S, preferred, and/or a minimum of 5 years of supervisory or management experience. Proven leadership. Versed in FSIS, USDA and FDA regulations. Proficient in MS Office, Word, Excel, PowerPoint. Ability to manage multiple projects/tasks. Knowledge of FSIS, USDA and FDA labeling policies. Ability to use a variety of software and databases to manage projects. Ability to multitask. Ability to interact and maintain effective communication thought the organization. Strong organizational and communication skills....

Human Resources Manager

TITLE: HUMAN RESOURCES MANAGER (30 hRs/week/ ExEMPT) SUMMARY The Human Resources Manager is responsible for developing, implementing, and administering strategies, policies, and programs for all human resources functions striving for positive employee relations and employee retention. The Manager will follow the Human Resource standards of performance established by the Executive Director, the Personnel Committee, and in compliance with relevant state and federal law. JOB COMPONENTS 1. Plan and implement Human Resources activities to support The Food Bank?s Strategic Plan. Establish, meet and measure specific Human Resources performance goals. 2. In conjunction with hiring supervisors, coordinate all aspects of hiring processes including recruitment , selection , and orientation schedule. 3. Develop, implement and oversee effective on-boarding / orientation program for new hires. 4. Administer compensation program to ensure internal equity and competitiveness with non-profit market. Counsel management on appropriate compensation levels for existing employees and new hires. 5. Oversee performance management to ensure effectiveness, compliance, and equity within organization; including annual performance reviews, performance improvement plans and disciplinary action. 6. Manage workplace injury claims and lost time accidents with workers compensation insurer and medical professionals. Maintain appropriate records and ensure ongoing communication with appropriate personnel and affected parties. Determine and recommend employee relations practices necessary to establish a high level of employee morale. Keep the organization informed of best practices and new developments. Manage all aspects of work place investigations related to EEO, discrimination or harassment. Work with Directors and Managers to identify, develop and implement training options that address organizational needs and promote employee development and organizational effectiveness. 9. Collaborate with accounting on personnel matters with fiscal implications and to ensure accurate payroll and benefit transactions are processed timely and in accordance with policy. Respond to inquiries regarding HR policies & procedures ; provide coaching and counseling as appropriate. Make policy and program recommendations. Prepares employee separation documentation and coordinate exit procedures with appropriate personnel. Conducts exit interviews. Manage the maintenance of up-to-date records and tools such as HR Policy Manual, Employee Handbook, Supervisory Manual, various forms & checklist and job descriptions. 13. Maintain employee personnel and medical files and respond to information requests as appropriate. Maintain DOT Drug and Alcohol Testing compliance by keeping abreast of any changes to DOT regulations. Keep abreast of legal requirements and government reporting regulations; minimize exposure and ensure compliance by advising/training supervisory staff, posting requirements, employee notifications, EEO reporting, etc Serve as liaison and provide documentation to Personnel Committee, such as personnel policies and proc edures, be nefits, and provide research as requested. Serve as liaison to staff committees 18. Occasional supervision of consultants and interns. 19. Perform other duties as assigned by the Executive Director....

Quality Control - Line Inspector

Quality Control person needed for line inspection. Hours are 3:30pm-12:30am with possible overtime. Must be able to work weekends as necessary. Food manufacturing background a plus but not necessary. Essential Duties and Responsibilities include the following. Other duties may be assigned: Responsible for judging the quality of the materials used in the manufacture of product and to ensure that substandard product is retained until corrected or rejected. Responsible for ensuring sanitation standards are upheld throughout all areas of the facility. Ensures compliance with all food safety and quality policies and procedures and documents findings. Works well with Associates to encourage them to follow procedures and is able to educate them when necessary to improve product quality or safety. Is capable of confronting associates when necessary, to correct or stop production when quality or safety of product have been compromised.. Works with supervisors to ensure USDA, FDA, NYS and other regulations are followed. Ensures the entire facility is maintained in accordance with Rosina?s specifications, and in compliance with all applicable government and agency regulations. Must be knowledgeable of and perform all duties in compliance with existing USDA, Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), State, Federal, and company regulations, policies and procedures including Good Manufacturing Practices (GMP?s), Hazard Analysis Critical Control Point (HACCP) and safety regulations, including using all required Personal Protective Equipment (PPE). Responsible for food safety. Maintains a positive work atmosphere by behaving and communicating in a professional manner with associates at all levels of the organization. Works as a team player, helping to meet departmental and company goals and objectives. Perform other related duties and assignments as required....

Animal Colony Operations Manager

Hill's Pet Nutrition is a $2.3 billion, global division of Colgate-Palmolive and the maker of Science Diet®, Prescription Diet® and Ideal Balance® brand pet foods. Our mission is to help enrich and lengthen the special relationship between people and their pets by providing the best, leading-edge pet nutrition technology, products and expertise to pet owners, veterinary professionals and other key pet professionals worldwide. Our company is a globally recognized Best Place to Work. Job Summary The Animal Colony Operations Manager is responsible for the effective leadership of all aspects of the Animal Colony. The primary accountability's include strong people management skills, organizational development, managing financial performance, EOHS, ensuring data integrity and partnering with veterinarians to ensure USDA/regulatory compliance. In addition, this role leads and guides short- and long-term operations to meet internal animal testing demands and initiatives, allowing Hill?s to maintain leadership in companion animal health and nutrition. Principal Duties and Responsibilities Functions as a member of the Technical Services Leadership Team Leads day-to-day operations, activities, and personnel in the Animal Colony Establishes clear direction and continuous improvement for Colony operations to increase efficiencies and effectiveness Provides resources to meet internal customer demands Ensures decision making processes are consistent with guiding principles Develops people, teams and organizational capabilities within the Colony, including mentoring Team Leaders in personnel decisions, performance evaluations and other personnel related issues Leads the Canine and Feline Colony to ensure data integrity and records related research, animals, equipment and supplies are accurately maintained Partners with Animal Colony veterinarians to monitor colony populations, plan for future growth and staffing needs and ensure compliance with Hill's Global Animal Welfare Policy, USDA regulatory requirements and existing Standard Operating Practices Partners with Animal Colony veterinarians to manage behavior modification programs to enhance research and change animal behavior Accountable for meeting or exceeding safety and quality standards and regulations Develops, justifies and implements capital expenditure and change management projects Monitors operations of facility and ensures compliance with established budget guidelines Assists with tours, as needed, and ensures continual maintenance of the facilities to provide a clean and visually appealing presentation Hill?s offers: - Highly competitive pay - Great employee, domestic partner, and family benefits that start the first day of employment (medical/dental/vision) - Short-term and long-term disability - Life Insurance - Retirement Income Program/Savings & Investment Plan with company contributions and matching - Healthcare and dependent care reimbursement accounts - Annual tuition reimbursement up to $10,000 - 14 paid holidays - Annual paid vacation - Discounts on pet insurance - On-going training - Opportunities for advancement - Highly professional, ethical, drug free environment At Colgate-Palmolive/Hill's Pet Nutrition, we care about people. Attracting, developing and retaining exceptional talent are key global priorities. We proudly offer global career opportunities and a world-class People Development Program including mentoring; training and work/life balance programs that ensure all employees have access to professional and personal development opportunities. We continuously strive to become a great place to work. For more information about Hill's and Colgate, go to our websites at: http://www.hillspet.com/ and http://www.colgate.com/ Equal Opportunity Employer Colgate-Palmolive is an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law....

F: QA Opportunities

Plant Quality Assurance (All levels) Heinz North America Across the US At Heinz, to be the BEST food company, growing a BETTER world is more than a dream ? it?s our vision. To be the best, we want the best ? best brands, best processes and most importantly the best people . Heinz is on a path to revolutionize the food industry ? we will be the most profitable and most efficient food company powered by the most talented people with unwavering commitment to our communities, leading brands and highest product quality in every category in which we compete. The Common Ingredients Done Uncommonly Well? Individuals looking for a job ? not a career ? need not apply. If you are looking to do something special, something big ? look no further. Heinz has a laser focus on hiring top talent who have a passion for delivering extraordinary results and want to experience an unlimited career anchored in meritocracy. Our talent demonstrates high degrees of ownership, works with a sense of urgency and takes the results of our organization personally. We are empowered to deliver results and continuously raise the bar for ourselves and our teams. We unapologetically expect to win. The opportunities for growth and rewards are earned by the exceptional leaders at every level who deliver results with values. Hungry for more? Heinz is searching for a Quality Assurance/Control professionals at all levels to join our Manufacturing teams across the US. Plant Quality Assurance professionals will provide expertise, and continuous improvement to the Quality Assurance function in the factory. Lead the development, implementation, and maintenance of the factory Quality Management System in compliance with the Heinz North America Quality Management System. Assure that all products processed, packaged, stored, and distributed are manufactured in compliance with all Regulatory, Customer, and Heinz requirements. - Develop and administer the factory Quality Management System in accordance with current protocols and provisions, as defined in HNA Quality Management System Program. - Communicate the factory Quality Management System expectations to all personnel and defined stakeholders, and provide training accordingly. - Provide technical support to Operations, Maintenance, Sanitation, Logistics, Procurement, and Sales / Marketing. - Manage the factory Pre-Requisite Programs (PRPs), Operational Pre-Requisite Programs (OPRPs), and Critical Control Points (CCPs), as defined in the Food Safety Program. - Participate in the QRMP yearly audit and assist in the development of procedures and corrective actions. - Oversee and lead the implementation of the QRMP (Quality Risk Management Process) system and operational standards as outlined in the plant accountability list in order to achieve targeted RCR. - Verify and Validate manufacturing processes comply with regulatory requirements. - Represent the factory on the communication and interaction with local, state, and/or federal regulatory agencies(v.gr: Health Department, FDA, and USDA). - Represent the factory with interfaces with customers. - Retain and maintain documentation and records associated with HNA and factory Quality Management Systems, Quality Risk Management Process, and Food Safety Systems Certification (FSSC 22000). - Train personnel in techniques and procedures for the Food Safety Program, Quality Assurance activities, Quality Control activities, Raw Materials and Finished Goods Inspections, and Sensory Taste Panels. - Responsible for the administration, execution and maintenance of the internal audit program. - Manage and maintain the factory microbiological and analytical laboratories. - Review all Process Sheets and Specifications for acceptance or variance to capability. - Serve as the factory primary contact for all customer?s and third party audits, including management, preparation, and corrective actions. - Represent the factory in the New Product Development Process (NPD) to ensure factory capability for new products and line extensions. - Champion quality improvement initiatives and waste reduction projects to center line processes and reduce variation. - Manage and report on key issues, trends, customer / consumer complaints, and incident investigations to local and HQ Quality and Food Safety management. - Communicate and report on key quality performance metrics as defined by HNA Quality and local management. - Develop and manage the department?s operating budget. - Assure that all non-conforming products are managed (including identification, segregation and timely final disposition) in accordance with current applicable policies. - Interface with contractors (pest control, cleaning chemicals, engineering, etc.) and raw material suppliers to ensure compliance with quality and food safety requirements. - Partner with business leaders on implementation of process improvement (Six Sigma / Lean/Heinz Global Production System (HGPS)), including leading change initiatives, planning, and facilitation. - Manage and evaluate the Quality Assurance staff including but not limited to performance management and employee development, etc. - Develop and manage the department?s operating budget. - Leverage Six Sigma tools and processes. - Other duties as assigned. Minimum Qualifications REQUIREMENTS - B.Sc. in Food Science, Food Technology, Microbiology, Food Business or other related science based discipline. - Knowledge of Food Safety, Food Microbiology, and Sanitation - Skills in leadership, strategic thought leader, role model leader, analytical decision making, and effecting change. - Excellent communication skills in verbal, written, and presentation communications. - Demonstrate continuous learning in competencies related to Quality Assurance and Food Safety - Preferred competencies include: o Certified Quality Auditor or Certified Quality Manager by ASQ o Six Sigma, Lean Six Sigma, or Design for Six Sigma o Implementation of GFSI audit scheme o Experience in managing in a USDA regulated manufacturing plant KNOWLEDGE - Must demonstrate strong knowledge of the following core competencies: o Quality Management Systems o Food Safety Risk Management o HACCP o Sanitation and Environmental Monitoring o Training o Internal Auditing o Statistical Process Control and Data Analysis o Technical problem solving (root cause analysis and corrective/preventive action development) - Must demonstrate moderate knowledge of the following: o Managing raw material suppliers and incoming materials o Allergen Management o Food regulations o Customer centricity o The applicable processing method at the factory; e.g.: LACF, Acidified, High Acid, Frozen/ Chilled, Aseptic, and/or Pasteurization o GFSI audit scheme implementation o Incident Investigation and Reporting - Must demonstrate basic kn...

Manufacturing Maintenance Supervisor

Job is located in San Antonio, TX. Manufacturing - Maintenance Team Leader Department: Dairy Plant Location: San Antonio, Texas H-E-B Company is one of the largest, independently owned food retailers in the nation with hundreds of stores throughout Texas and more than 75,000 Partners (employees). Described by industry experts as a daring innovator and smart competitor, H-E-B has led the way with creative new concepts, outstanding service and a commitment to diversity in our workforce, workplace and marketplace. H-E-B offers a competitive compensation and benefits program and comprehensive training that lead to successful careers. OBJECTIVE: Achieve plant preventive and predictive maintenance of equipment and facility, development and maintenance of a repair manual library. Provides continued support to Plant teams for the achievement of superior self-manufactured products through high quality. Responsible for the development and training of our People and continually meeting our commitment to achieve superior service levels. Essential Functions / Process Responsibilities include the following; other duties may be assigned as necessary People - Provide coaching, training and development for non-exempt Partners - Administers Partner Certification in preventive and predictive maintenance - Identifies and remains actively involved in critical situations; provides updates to the appropriate Leader and takes appropriate action as needed - At a team level, monitors established practices to ensure compliance with internal and external policies, procedures, guidelines and governance. - Assists and supports Technology Leader in the development and implementation of a comprehensive skills and training program for Maintenance Partners. - Assist with formulating and communicating tactical and strategic plans/initiatives to Partners that typically impacts the maintenance team members and gain their support/ commitment to those plans - Gives input to Technology Leader on staffing levels and gains commitment from Team - Ensures Partner compliance with the Plant Safety Program - Identify/develop Maintenance Team Coordinators - Becomes personally involved in each and every Partner injury - Initiates job requisition, sources and interviews candidates - Assures work instructions and standards are followed by Partners to maintain equipment and the facility - Routinely offers performance feedback and administers HEB Performance Management Appraisal as required Quality - Ensures that the facility and equipment comply with all local, state, and federal regulations. - Assures work instructions and standards are followed by Partners to maintain equipment - Assures compliance with work instructions, standards, and product specifications Service - Creates, executes and audits the Preventive & Predictive Maintenance Program to improve and move toward a total plant maintenance concept - Creates and executes preventive maintenance schedule to ensure proper maintenance of equipment to meet customer demand in an efficient and effective manner - Assures that all preventive maintenance is done timely and accurately and meets the highest maintenance standards - Ensures correct ordering and inventory of parts to conduct the scheduled maintenance - Ensures production and ancillary equipment are maintained in "like new condition" - Generates reports to effectively communicate maintenance status and scheduled activities - Knowledge the operating statement, inventory reports, regulatory reports, CIP computer systems, PLC system, TINA, and general computer operations Profit - Implement/enhance plans as needed to achieve Team goals - Coordinate the efforts of Partners to meet Team goals - Review daily labor schedule requirements and balance staffing levels and overtime as necessary - Review results daily with Team - Eliminate barriers that prevent Partners from achieving Team goals - Provide input to Operations Leader/Technology Leader on staffing levels - Identify and eliminate Muda (i.e. the wastes of over production, excess transportation, excess inventory, excess motion, waiting, over processing, defects, underutilized people)...

Maintenance Technician

Proliant is the world's largest and most experienced manufacturer of animal-derived proteins, producing a variety of grades of Fraction V Bovine Serum Albumin (BSA). We manufacture BSA in large volumes with the highest level of CONSISTENCY, TRACEABILITY AND QUALITY available on the market today. We are the only manufacturer of BSA that controls the entire process, from collection, through transport and processing. Our COMPUTER-FACILITATED manufacturing employs a STATE-OF-THE-ART, modern, efficient, CLOSED SYSTEM that closely parallels the environmental and process controls found in traditional pharmaceutical manufacturing. Our commitment to quality also extends well beyond facility and process design. Proliant maintains an extensive Quality Assurance TEAM that is fully committed to documentation and statistical process control. Standard Operating Procedures (SOP's) are built into every step in the process, from raw materials entering the manufacturing site, through processing, packaging, testing and process improvement. Proliant's traceability and unparalleled attention to excellence in current Good Manufacturing Practices (cGMP) ensures that our BSA products meet the exacting standards and specifications demanded by diagnostic, biopharmaceutical and research customers worldwide. We have a new opportunity for a Maintenance Technician to join our Maintenance team at our production facility in Boone, IA. This position will assist in the maintenance of equipment and systems used in the fractionation of bovine plasma into high purity scientific products for the diagnostic, pharmaceutical and research markets in compliance with Proliant CGMPs, FDA, USDA, and OSHA regulations. Job Duties: Strictly adhere to Proliant Biologicals Good Manufacturing Practices (GMP?s), Standard Operating Procedures (SOP?s) and all safety guidelines for production of products and maintenance of a controlled manufacturing environment. Understanding of basic FDA and USDA regulatory requirements as they relate to maintenance of bio-processing and utility equipment. Assist in the maintenance of the necessary documentation to ensure compliance with regulatory requirements in bioprocessing operations. Assist with mechanical and electrical troubleshooting and repair of all the plant equipment including pumps, motors, centrifuges, valves, air compressors, boilers and refrigeration systems. Performance and documentation of daily equipment preventive maintenance including calibrations on temperature transmitters, pH probes, conductivity probes and chart recorders. Support Bio-Process Technicians and Assistants-- if needed-- in performance of their duties and improvement of bioprocessing operations. Assist in the maintenance of documentation records and evaluation of data that permits the analysis of production efficiencies and trends. Maintain a clean manufacturing environment by performing routine cleaning of the manufacturing facility and preventative cleaning/maintenance on equipment as needed. Assist to develop, schedule, perform and maintain preventative maintenance work on building and equipment. Contribute to continuous improvement of maintenance methods and processes. Operate company vehicle and forklift as required....

Supervisor, EPA/Dish Room (Unit 302) Req ID:4168

Supervisor, EPA/Dish Room (Unit 302) Discover the Difference You Can Make at Gate Gourmet Gate Gourmet, a gategroup company, is the world?s largest independent provider of catering and provisioning services for the airline industry. For the past 70 years, we have served over 250 carriers in more than 30 countries. Gate Gourmet combines culinary expertise with the highest standards of food safety and production to deliver delicious, healthy, and affordable meals to over 270 million travelers around the globe. We are currently looking for an EPA/Dish Room Supervisor to join our flight kitchen operations team located at Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport in Atlanta, Georgia. Reporting to the Unit Director of Interior Operations, the EPA/Dish Room Supervisor is responsible for supervising thirty plus employees in a unionized environment to ensure security, safety, quality assurance of products, sanitation, HACCP, USDA and FDA regulations are followed and are responsible for labor and material cost controls. Essential Duties and Responsibilities: Ensures quality production standards are followed and maintained in accordance to airline requirements. Ensures employees adhere to HACCP, FDA, USDA and safety regulations and compliance with Company policies and procedures. Responsible for safety, quality and compliance to customer specifications and regulatory requirements and Company policies and procedures. Ensures specifications, airline diagrams, and other standards are accurate according to the airline specifications. Maintain production standards. Ensures that all products are coded according to Gate Gourmet procedures. Conducts inventory of Gate Gourmet products and customer materials to ensure proper usage and minimization of waste. Ensure flights are tagged and packed to specifications. Works with maintenance staff to ensure preventive maintenance of machinery according to schedules, reports maintenance and repair issues in timely manner. Controls material cost, controllable costs, and labor costs. Maintains all financial goals related to productivity, overtime, labor goals and hours per flight. Works with management staff to improve performance of the unit. Prepares management reports (ex. attendance, HACCP and labor) as required. Trains and monitors employees on proper work procedures to ensure maximum productivity with minimum labor and food costs. Responsible for performance evaluation, coaching, counseling and preparing corrective action for employees and liaises appropriately with HR and other support functions. Manages work flow balancing - the division of responsibilities amongst employees on each shift. Manages daily manpower planning including assignment of responsibilities and workstations. Determines when and whether to call employees in to cover staffing needs (ex. sick calls, vacation relief, medical leaves, volume changes, etc.) In conjunction with department leaders, determines number of employees needed by shift. Responsible for employee retention and monitors employee turnover. Performs other related duties and responsibilities as assigned. Minimum Requirements :...

Laboratory Technician / Senior Graphic Designer / Manufacturing Supervisor

Laboratory Technician Supporting the production department, this position is responsible for assisting with laboratory procedures in particular bacteriology as well as reporting results into our laboratory information management system. Follow SOP?s in an efficient and accurate manner. Successfully and accurately communicates results to supervisor. Assist with projects, order laboratory supplies and maintain lab and equipment. Incumbent will promote safety in all areas of work and follow Good Laboratory Practices and will be responsible for troubleshooting and /or modify SOP?s. Ability to work with minimal supervision. Requirements : Degree preferred in related field or industry experience will be considered. Manufacturing Supervisor- Myco/Bacterin Manufacturing Responsible for providing supervisory leadership to manufacturing employees. Monitors all phases of manufacturing within the department to ensure proper and acceptable laboratory practices are adhered to in addition to monitoring all phases of manufacturing to ensure compliance with approved production outlines. Oversees that all records and documents used in the manufacturing process are properly filled out and maintained in addition to ensuring that all manufacturing employees are properly trained with regards to good and safe laboratory practices and procedures. Oversees that all manufacturing equipment is properly maintained and ensures compliance with applicable regulatory agencies including the USDA, OSHA, Federal, State and Local Agencies Requirements : Bachelor?s degree in biological science in addition to industry experience. Previous experience with managing a department is preferred. Senior Graphic Designer Responsible for conceptualization and design of graphic solutions which will aid in the sales and marketing objectives. Develops effective marketing campaigns to meet company sales objectives as well as content for marketing materials to be technically accurate and meet USDA guidelines. Assists with fulfillment and analytics of marketing campaigns. Ability to work independently on strategic issues, capable of managing fairly complex projects and work with all departments. Needs to demonstrate strong technical knowledge of how web-based technologies apply to web design such as HTML, Flash, CSS, and AJAX. Responsible for create superior, original designs for the web and print media by being fluent in current graphic design practices and web production software, such as Adobe Photoshop, Adobe Illustrator, Adobe InDesign. Creates online visual design, including typography, visual concept, logo and icon design for the internet and print formats and leads the creative aspects of a project and interacts with printing companies and magazine publications to produce the final product. Requirements : Bachelor?s degree in Graphic Design or related field with a minimum of four years related experience. Strong knowledge of digital photography, perform photo shoots and digital photo processing. Requires strong analytical skills and the ability to meet tight deadlines in a fast-paced environment. Please apply: www.newportlabs.com Click on ?about us" > careers at Newport...

Nutrition & Account Specialist I & II

These positions serve as in-house and client service experts on child nutrition. The nutritionist aligns federal, state and local child nutrition regulations and guidelines with menu design and meal planning. The Nutritionist validates school menus to meet USDA guidelines, monitors internal data bases and training programs to organization and client staff and students. It advises company management regarding appropriate meal management and supports various departments with effective value-added program execution at client schools. This position is the liaison that delivers positive attributes of the organization's services. ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES General Responsibility Coordinate and monitor programs and services for assigned clients and represent the client's needs and interests within the Company. Nutritionist is the internal 'voice of the customer' Act as a liaison between Company, Clients and community by attending meetings, working with various school staff (teachers, nurse, etc.) and participating in nutrition and health related events Works closely with Sales and Marketing Departments to develop and implement customer focused programs and initiatives Serves as in-house content expert on child nutrition regulations and programs Participate in company nutrition standards development and implementation Occasional over-night travel required Perform other duties as assigned Financial Adhere to Company standards and service levels to increase sales and minimize costs Assist in developing, planning and executing programs that generate additional revenue sources Menu Planning and Analysis Conduct nutritional analysis of elementary, secondary and special menus to include all nutritional information on products and data verification Verify and approve student menus to ensure USDA compliance Create menus for students with special diets as necessary Assist with the selection and evaluation of food products for menus through taste testing Maintain nutritional data base accuracy Client Management Consults with the clients and serve as the Company's expert for nutrition education Establish effective working relationships with appropriate personnel of assigned client schools Responsible for understanding the Client's organization and structure; staying aware of Client's needs and satisfaction level Coordinate the promotion of special events throughout the year, including but not limited to National Nutrition Month, National Lunch and Breakfast Weeks Evaluate each client school's food service program to determine its effectiveness in achieving program goals and compliance with the federal, state, and local rules and regulations Client Retention Establish and promote goodwill with assigned accounts Develop and implement nutrition education programs Monitor and resolve client issues relating to services received...

Bistro Production Supervisor 2nd Shift

Responsible for the operation of a production department or line. The supervisor will provide leadership and direction to their team to achieve performance results in the area of safety, quality, cost control (overhead, productivity, and yield) and service. Supervisors will identify and implement corrective actions to drive continuous improvement of performance. The supervisor will provide coaching, training, communication and feedback to the associates. POSITION RESPONSIBILITIES: Comply with the Ready Pac Safety system, including facilitation of safety meetings, safety audits, injury investigations, and correcting unsafe conditions and behaviors. Conduct pre-shift planning, including but not limited to review of ingredients & finished inventories, development of daily production schedule, review of line/equipment readiness and condition, determination of staffing requirement. Facilitation of pre-shift exercises and meeting with team members. Frequent review of production schedule and order, and adjusting the plan as required to ensure compliance to service expectations, while minimizing dump/donations to goal. Frequent monitoring to ensure the proper line/equipment operation, GMP compliance, and USDA/ State Agriculture standards. The supervisor will review performance objectives (throughput, yield productivity, waste, etc.) a minimum of every 2 hours and make appropriate changes to achieve performance goals. The supervisor will be expected to be on the flow a minimum of 75% of the time. 25% planning, process, administrative and meetings Complete daily administrative tasks. These items include completion of performance management reports, labor reconciliation, associate-scheduling etc. Review the department?s performance results versus goal. Identifying and implementing corrective actions to continually improve the department/line?s performance. Ensuring the integrity of the line/equipment by submitting and monitoring work orders and coordinating the PM schedule with the Department Manager and Maintenance Supervisor. Ensuring good housekeeping of the work place, and providing feedback to the sanitation team on equipment sanitation. Responsible for properly interacting and communicating with USDA Inspectors. Maintain proper staffing levels. This includes requisitioning, interviewing orienting and training new associates. Conduct regular team meetings with associates to communicate news and results and to develop team-based action plans to improve the department. Provide coaching, training, and feedback for each member of the team to ensure each person is achieving their performance expectations. Support each associate by addressing his or her specific needs. Complete the progressive disciplinary process as required to correct performance/behavioral issues. Other tasks as assigned. ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS: Ability to lift 25 pounds Capable of climbing stairs Ability to stand for an extensive periods of time...

Quality Assurance Supervisor

The J.R. Simplot Company is a diverse, privately held organization with roots firmly planted in agriculture and agriculture-related businesses. These endeavors have been around for centuries and will continue to be a vital part of the global economy. We currently have a Quality Assurance Supervisor position available at our FG Plant in Grand Forks, ND. SUMMARY This position directs and coordinates all functions within the Plant Quality Assurance Department and oversees the auditing of Q.A. programs at the plant level. Facilitates and/or participates in developing, implementing, and maintaining quality assurance related programs such as HACCP, SSOP s, GMP s, PQC, SPC, etc. . Assure USDA/FDA directives are followed. It supervises the functions of product audits and cuttings, the development and maintenance of Division procedures and specifications. This position uses skills and knowledge to oversee the development of new equipment strategies as well as the development of extensions to existing line products. Statistical and processing knowledge are used to support all departments in the continued building of quality and production strategies. NATURE AND SCOPE: The incumbent reports to the Plant Q.A Manager. Knowledge is required in the area of statistics, quality standards, production methods, microbiology, food safety, and budgeting and employee relations. May entail working early morning and night shifts. RESPONSIBILITIES Ensure compliance to state, federal, and local regulations. Dotted line responsibility for approximately 20 employees (QA technicians, Micro Technicians) in the monitoring and testing of a wide variety of ingredients and finished product. Execute programs, communicate effectively, anticipate and react to problems so as to minimize product loss or deviations from established standards. Supervise the maintenance of records and distribution of analysis information. Ensure that the interface with other support groups is conducted in a manner that is conducive with the operations goal. Conduct oneself in a professional manner and ensures personal appearance meets the standards necessary to perform the job function while representing the Company. Ensure that additional accountabilities, as may be required by management, are handled in a manner necessary to meet operational and Division standards. Supervise microbiology laboratory and interpret results. Responsible for lab safety. Coordinate plant and laboratory equipment calibration and certification programs. Maintain systems for checking and verifying process compliance, including, but not limited to: SPC, HACCP, Quality Systems, Formula Control, etc. REQUIREMENTS Bachelor's degree (B.A.) from four-year college or university. Equivalent combination of education and experience may be considered for meeting the minimum requirements. Degree in food science (or related discipline), chemistry, biology, or microbiology preferred. Three plus years related experience and/or training. Thorough knowledge of HACCP program and USDA SSOPs. Knowledge of state, federal, and local regulations. Also have basic knowledge of the budget process. HOW TO APPLY Visit www.simplot.com/careers Select Job Search Select Current Opportunities Select All Open Positions Apply to Job #1907 Please prepare a cover letter outlining your interest and qualifications and submit with your resume via our online application process described above. For best results, please upload your resume as a Microsoft Word or Adobe PDF document. This process includes additional job relevant questions, so plan on at least 20 minutes when you apply. Please Note: When a position is in the interview stage or has been filled, it will no longer appear on our Simplot Careers website. If you experience difficulty applying, please contact our Employment Center for assistance at We greatly appreciate your interest. *The J.R. Simplot Company is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.*...

Certified Mortgage Underwriter (DE LAPP SAR)

Underwriter Overview : The Underwriter is responsible for providing consistent, accurate, and quality loan decisions in accordance with CrossCountry Mortgage, Inc. and secondary market investor standards. This position is responsible for evaluating loans in order to maximize organizational profit and minimize risk or loss, and examines loan documentation for accuracy and completeness. The Underwriter will collaborate with loan originators, branch managers, and or production staff to secure all required documents. The Underwriter is responsible for validating income, asset and collateral documents including self-employed tax returns. The Underwriter may be involved in one or several types of mortgage lending (conventional, government-backed, etc.). Lending authority to include conventional, government, and jumbo loan programs. Excellent phone and communication skills and a value of providing superior customer service to internal and external customers required. Essential Responsibilities : Evaluates loan applications for risks and various criteria such as investor requirements, accuracy, consistency and completeness Review new loan files to ensure loan meets investor and program criteria. Minimum standard of 60 loans per month and a turn time of 24 hours required Review transmittal & 1003 to make sure it is accurate and complete, compare to findings to verify that all information matches Review credit report and compare to liabilities on 1003. Verify the investor guidelines for outstanding derogatory items and requirement payment or satisfaction if needed. Request updated mortgage history if needed Calculate income using documentation required per investor, questioning any large changes in income Review assets statements to compare to required assets. Require documentation and source for any recent large deposits Review title to verify our borrower has ownership on a refinance transaction and that the seller has ownership for purchase transaction. Check that chain of title meets investor requirements. Verify there are no unpaid liens or judgements and that all mortgage liens being paid off through the transaction. Compare tax figures to 1003 Review appraisal to ensure the value is supported and that the appraiser has provided complete accurate appraisal. Order value review on loans considered high risk Review file to make sure compliance has been met; regulatory, state compliance and federal (patriot act) Calculate net tangible benefit for those states that require this test Verify that the rate lock matches the underwriting file with the correct program, LTV, credit score and pre-payment penalty Review final conditions turned in for Underwriting Final Approval within 24 hours Review a minimum number of files per day of 6-8, to include new submissions, re-submissions & final conditions Maintain current and fluid knowledge of investor and agency guidelines Approves loan with proper documentation or recommends further action Communicates effectively and engages proactively with loan originators, processors, branch managers, funders and post-closers in regards to loan decisions, assignment of loan conditions, investor guidelines/documentation requirements and possible loan scenarios Applies knowledge of underwriting and pre-underwriting to best serve loan applicant and investor needs Performs other related duties as assigned...

Mortgage Loan Underwriter

SUMMARY & PURPOSE OF POSITION: The Underwriter underwrites mortgage loans ensuring compliance with appropriate company and secondary market investor standards. This position is responsible for evaluating loans in order to maximize organizational profit and minimize risk or loss, and examines loan documentation for accuracy and completeness. This position requires the employee to collaborate with loan originator or production staff to secure all required documents. The Underwriter has authority to withdraw and decline loans and the ability to validate income, asset and collateral documents including self-employed tax returns. The Underwriter may be involved in one or several types of mortgage lending (conventional, government-backed, etc.). Lending authority to include Conventional and government loan programs. Excellent phone and communication skills and a value of providing superior customer service experiences to internal and external customers is required....

Mgr QA (Salem)

The Plant Quality Assurance Manager is responsible for safely leading, managing, and successfully executing all aspects of the Ventura Foods Quality and Food Safety Systems at the plant level. This will include coordinating with the Regional Plant Quality Assurance Manager and other Ventura plant QA Managers to manage the execution, communication, and training for all policy systems that relate to Ventura systems, customer systems, and all aspects of maintaining adherence to the FDA Food Safety and Modernization Act (FSMA), as well as USDA (if applicable), and other regulatory agencies. This role will also coordinate projects and training support to the Operations teams and be a liaison with company functional groups of Technical Services, Operations Excellence, R&D, HS&E, Sales, Marketing, HR, and Finance. The Plant QA Manager ensures responsiveness and timelines of projects, programs, and management of personnel to delight our customer's customers expectations. Provides the leadership and management for the Ventura Foods Quality and Safety systems. Leads all aspects of managing plant systems for SOP's, SSOP's, training, and adhering to total product specifications. This includes key Must Do's, Right First Time processing, and Total Product Containment. Maintains company and facility policies, procedures, and programs supporting food safety and quality systems. This includes managing special focus for key customer specification requirements, HACCP/GMP's, and SQF II requirements. Includes all second party audits and third party audits to confirm compliance to all food safety and quality systems. Manages and ensures direction and training for QA staff. Responsible for budget and costs associated with overseeing the Quality Department. This includes compliance and schedules for training, Food Safety and Quality Systems audits, and testing methodologies. Leads by example in conducting and analyzing company Quality Assurance plans as it relates to HACCP/GMP's; identifying gaps to improve critical control points and preventative measures. This includes working with the Technical Services and R&D teams in establishing relevant specifications, monitoring and reviewing analysis, corrective actions, and verification procedures. Manages statistical evaluation of results to help improve processing and/or product performance. Manages projects to reduce costs, eliminate variation, and/or standardize methods. Participates as part of the Plant Management team in the budgeting, people planning, and capital expenditure review process. Maintains department staff reviews and annual performance goals for individuals and self. Responsible for overseeing all specifications as it relates to finished goods, processing, raw materials, and packaging. Includes coordination of Kosher and Halal requirements. Manages with Operations team complaint review and corrective action resolutions. This includes working closely with the Regional and HQ team to monitor and track complaints with the goals to reduce through continuous improvement plans. Is primary plant technical point person for new products and/or test runs. Coordinates new project work with Regional QA, Technical Services and/or R&D. Also oversees and monitors any processing projects for the facility so that product quality is not compromised. May represent Plant Manufacturing Manager or Regional Quality Assurance Manager at company and/or industry events....

Experienced- Loan Officer

TAKE YOUR CAREER TO NEW HEIGHTS IN 2014 WITH SUN WEST MORTGAGE, INC. Freddie, Fannie, and Ginnie Direct. Privately Held Since 1980. Never Lose Touch with Your Customer: We Service 99.9% of All New Originations. Custom Non-Agency Prime Jumbo Products ARM and FIXED. Common Sense Underwriting. Agency and Government Loans are Not Subject to Investor Overlays and Investor FICO Restrictions. 20 Day Closings. Sun West Mortgage Company, Inc . (www.swmc.com) is a full service, mortgage banker established in 1980. Our excellent service and fast turn times have made Sun West a multi-billion dollar national originator. As a result, Sun West is a leader in offering a diverse set of products at excellent pricing. Sun West is a HUD approved mortgagee (FHA & HECM), VA LAPP approved, USDA lender, Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac Seller/Servicer, and Ginnie Mae Issuer. Sun West is a national leader in HMBS, residential, and commercial securitization. Sun West is well recognized for its stability, capitalization, and technological superiority. We are growing rapidly in this unique market and we are inviting top-notch professionals to participate in our success. WHY YOU SHOULD JOIN SUN WEST: Comprehensive Mortgage Lending Program Offerings ?FHA Section 184 Native American Program ?Manufactured Homes ? FHA, VA, 203K, Conventional Streamline ?HECM Reverse Mortgage ? Purchase and Refinance ?Property Flip Waiver Program ?FHA Jumbos ?Repair Escrow Hold Backs ?Home Path ?Multi Family and Health Care Facility ?All VA and USDA programs ?Non-Conforming Jumbo ?All Conventional Programs ?Non Agency Prime Jumbo up to $3 million. (ARM and Fixed) ?High Balance Conforming ?VA Jumbo up to $3 million ?Competitive base salary plus commissions. ?Sun West is Licensed in over 45 states. ?Quick and efficient funding & closing your loans. Top producers can earn up to $10,000-$30,000 per month . UNLEASH YOUR EARNING POTENTIAL! Aggressive Comp Plan ?A true six figure ?plus" income opportunity that is compliant with all new laws. Accurate and fast underwriting / closing times ?Each step occurs in-house, from processing to funding. NO INVESTOR OVERLAYS - We service our own loans. Competitive mortgage rates... just ask to see them! Proprietary, cutting-edge SunSoft technology. Access your pipeline, rates, and view the details of your loans to communicate in real time with your team anywhere / anytime! RESPONSIBILITIES: Identify partnership opportunities and develop strong business relationships through company-sponsored events. Develop knowledge of Company products, policies, procedures, and underwriting requirements. Analyze detailed financial and credit data, matching customer needs with an appropriate loan program and level of risk. Develop and maintain a high degree of visibility for SWMC in the marketplace....

Default Delinquency Reporting Analyst

Who is Cenlar? You are. Employee-owners have made Cenlar one of the nation?s largest mortgage subservicers. We have achieved success by empowering people with company ownership, real programs that provide avenues for advancement, and a great atmosphere that makes everyone look forward to the workday. Get your share of our success by considering the opportunity to join our team as a Default Delinquency Reporting Analyst. Within this position you will: Prepare/submit monthly reporting for the Home Affordable Modification Program (HAMP), as well as delinquency reporting for GSEs, FHA's SFDMS, VA, USDA, and MI reporting for the company; ensure process is carried out in a controlled, timely and accurate manner. Accurate reporting in accordance with applicable government entity guidelines (includes monthly and interim reporting obligations). Assist in the review and population of required data in the applicable government entity reporting fields, including delinquency codes, HAMP data, etc., to determine if current coding is accurate as per guidelines. Update delinquency status or review data in HSSN, SLA, FHA Neighborhood Watch, HAMP Treasury System, Valeri, RD-USDA or respective MI website and resolve any errors. Monitor results of all reporting entities; ensure correct data is reported, corrections are made as needed, and error codes are researched and resolved. Make exception corrections within allotted time frame from the various entities to ensure compliance with accurate coding; timeframe for corrections must be strictly adhered to. Ensure Scorecard status for various governmental programs is closely monitored and all corrections to data fields and improvements to internal processes are implemented as needed. Review, prepare and maintain any new coding or enhancements to current coding process; ensure current process can accommodate change and will be effective to report accurately; if necessary, meet with appropriate department to align process to the new reporting requirement, to ensure greater efficiency and accuracy. Ensure all monthly reporting files are scheduled and set to transmit during correct times. Ensure modification reporting to Treasury and MI companies is completed. Other duties as assigned....

Underwriter - Team Lead

POSITION SUMMARY: The Underwriting TPO Lead assists the Underwriting Manager in maintaining underwriting standards and best practices for specified programs; and for directing the TPO Underwriting team to ensure that assigned program underwriting results are consistent with established guidelines. ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS AND RESPONSIBILITIES: To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS Lead and review numbers and performance and report to management team: Responsible for reviewing SLA?s (Service Level Agreements, data integrity and turn time reports; allocating resources to meet goals; communicating needs to Underwriting Manager; identifying processes and procedures to meet goals; identifying associates requiring additional training. In cases of overflow/volume, Review and Re-underwrite test case loans for Underwriters in training to receive FHA, VA, FHA 203K, and/or USDA certifications. (Senior UW Lead function). Review all finalized researched QC data from all sources and determine training needs; develop and implement training as needed and required. Work with Senior Underwriting Lead on development of staff. Track and answer overflow e-mails and phone calls regarding TPO underwriting loan scenarios. Provide guidance, direction and leadership support to the TPO Underwriters & Retail Underwriting Coordinators. Authority to approve loans up to $1,000.000. Review and track employees PTO, Time Force, and monitor/manage overtime hours of TPO underwriting staff. Assist Underwriting Manager with other tasks as needed and required. Assign new loan files and monitor loan reports for underwriter assignment, assigning the tasks, the daily work for each underwriter based on loan type, source, capacity etc. Work with and oversee each underwriter?s conditions for capacity with the Underwriting Coordinators. Attend Management Team meetings with the Underwriting Manager, assess information compiled, distribute as necessary. Work with TPO Sales Managers to promote an engaged working relationship between Sales and Ops. Monitor and maintain acceptable Service Level Agreement (SLA) for turn times/customer service & accuracy. Review broker pipelines to identify training issues, monitor business, provide feedback to AE in order to increase time effective underwriting overall, chart & report findings. Review all test cases for all new proposed Delegated Correspondent partners. Perform all other duties as requested or assigned. OTHER FUNCTIONS Desire to take personal responsibility to complete tasks and solve problems. Ability to perform tasks and complete projects with minimal supervision. Represent Stonegate Mortgage Corporation in a professional manner by dressing professionally daily while in the office or when attending events. Practice Stonegate Mortgage Corporation Core Values: We are accountable for results and we deliver. We act with integrity and show respect. We are passionate about our business. We are accessible. We adapt to and create change in pursuit of our success. EDUCATION AND/OR EXPERIENCE To perform this job successfully, an individual must have the following education and/or experience: Bachelor?s degree from an accredited institution preferred; relevant experience will be considered in lieu of a degree. Five + years? underwriting experience, preferably in manual/traditional processing, and/or underwriting areas. Must possess a thorough knowledge of Stonegate Mortgage Corporation?s product mix, appraisals, tax returns, disclosure compliance, and AUS underwriting engine. Experience in underwriting FHA, DE, VA, VA SAR, VA LAPP, USDA, Agency, High Balance Agency, and Jumbo Level 2. Experience in underwriting 203k, 203k(s), and Homestyle. Mortgage industry and/or Financial Services experience is a plus. KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND ABILITIES The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skills, and/or abilities required to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. Solid written and verbal communication skills. Ability to multitask and effectively manage time. Desire to take personal responsibility to complete tasks and solve problems. Ability to perform tasks and complete projects with minimal supervision. Ability to communicate effectively ? both in written and verbal form. Desire to have a basic understanding of the mortgage process/industry. PHYSICAL DEMANDS The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this position. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. Ability to stand and sit for periods of time and to move intermittently throughout the workday. Strong speaking and listening skills. Ability to interact with others, both in person and through phone, e-mail, and written correspondence. Ability to perform focused work with close attention to detail. OTHER REQUIREMENTS Employees are expected to carry out all reasonable requests by managers/supervisors, which the employee is capable of performing. Maintain equipment and supplies to avoid waste, damage to areas and equipment, and to prevent accidents. Maintain confidentiality of employee and company information. Employees must record all hours worked accurately and honestly in Stonegate Mortgage?s timekeeping system. This job description is designed to provide guidelines and direction for accomplishing company, departmental, and individual goals and objectives. It covers the essential responsibilities and activities involved in the effective execution of this position. It is not meant to be all-encompassing or all-inclusive. All job duties and responsibilities must be performed within the guidelines of the Stonegate Mortgage Corporation Employee Handbook as well as established policies and procedures....

Quality Assurance Manager - Dairy Manufacturing

My client, an industry leader in dairy products, with locations across the US, has asked me to assist them in filling a full time QA Manager position for their facility located in Syracuse, NY. I am working directly with the hiring manager to set up interviews with qualified applicants ASAP. QUALITY MANAGER POSITION DESCRIPTION: This high visibility position is responsible for leading and -managing the Quality program as well as the Quality Improvement Program and acts as the plant liaison in dealings with regulatory agencies and client companies. Certified as SQF Practitioner, experienced in HTST and UHT processing and reporting, well versed in FDA, CFR, Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA), Grade A and PMO regulations and is responsible for assuring excellent performance within the SQF program at plant RESPONSIBILITIES: ? Continuously improves food safety and food quality performance at the plant. ? Manages the internal audit program of the facility to verify that procedures mandated by the company and State and Federal governmental agencies are being adhered to. This includes GMP's, Sanitation, HACCP, Preventative Maintenance and Safety. ? Installs appropriate controls, hold/release system modifications, code rotation, batching and processing controls and other production systems where problems might exist. Troubleshoot quality problems associated with production; investigate root cause, develop and implement corrective actions, prevent reoccurrence through development of long term solutions. ? Implement and ensure conformance to Corporate Quality assurance programs to prevent food quality or food safety issues to include Environmental monitoring, Pest control, sanitation, GMP's, etc. ? Install and manage the plant's quality systems. Coordinate and manage sampling plans as per the corporate standards to monitor finished product quality, raw materials, and compositional results to ensure standards of identity are maintained. ? Oversees the management of all aspects of the Quality Control Laboratory, including microbiological, chemical, physical and sensory aspects of all food products manufactured at this facility. This also includes coordination of the sampling and testing effort with Production needs. ? Manages the food safety programs (ie. pest control, allergen, sanitation) and quality programs (ie. IQS) in the facility. ? Develops and maintains a plant specific QA/QC manual of Standard Operating Procedures based on the Corporate Quality Manual. ? Initiates and maintains the weight control program of all processing lines in the facility, as well as other loss-control programs. ? Participates in troubleshooting events associated with production, ensuring root cause/corrective actions are appropriate and are fully implemented. ? Manages the development, updates, and implementation the plant HACCP, Food Safety, and SQF programs. ? Manages the reviewing and maintenance of all required processing records and regulatory inspections and reports. Develops tools to monitor deficiencies and quickly implement corrective actions when necessary. ? Acts as plant liaison with regulatory agencies and client company representatives and auditors. Manages regulatory issues to include Federal and State inspections, Kosher inspections, etc. Coordinate corrective actions with Corporate QA, plant and operations management. ? Leads the Quality Improvement Program through training of new and existing employees, including the Quality Control Technicians and Management. This also includes coordination of consumer complaints and prevention programs. ? Helps develop and maintain a Quality budget. ? Assures that plant is audit- and inspection-ready at all times. ? Coordinates QA efforts with R&D, Technical Services, and plant involving new product launches, trials, and installations. Coordinates all research and development testing on associated projects. ? Stays current with all key regulatory and certifying agency guidelines. Manages regulatory issues within assigned region. Ensures annual permits and certifications are renewed and kept up to date. ? Improves the quality metric tracking program and develops site-specific metrics. ? Delivers company and facility performance targets in areas of food quality attributes, food safety metrics, and cost. ? Manages release of product following verification of conformance to specifications ? Supervisory responsibilities: o Provides work leadership to more junior level staff doing the same type of work; may assist in training and checking work of more junior level staff. o Provides direct supervision to subordinates, including making hiring/firing decisions, providing training and development opportunities, and conducting performance reviews and coaching sessions....

Executive Director

Our client, United States Dry Bean Council,seeks to hire a full-time administrator as its Executive Director . This position is responsible for theorganization?s consistent achievement of its mission to include but limited tostrategic planning, maintaining the interface between the Board and staff,preparation of financial plans, budget, implementing and maintaining policiesand procedures, overseeing USDA program contracts, assist and superviseinternational Consultants, develop and oversee all legal documents foroperation, preparation and submission of grants and contract proposals, and coordinatingevent efforts. Duties 1. Mission a. Align organizationalresources to support the mission and goals of the USDBC b. Embrace and engage incontinuous improvement to insure high qualitycontributions 2. Board Governance a. Providethe USDBC Executive Committee, Board and Officers with information to support decisionmaking. b. Assistthe Board in strategic planning. c. Maintainand develop the interface between the Board and USDBC staff. d. Prepareand present operating and financial plans to the Board for review and approval. e. CoordinateUSDBC meetings of the Executive Committee and Board as well as Standing andSpecial Committees. f. Serveas liaison between USDBC committees and Executive Committee. g. Provideadministrative support to USDBC Committees and representatives. h. ImplementBoard policies and directives. i. Serve as Parliamentarian advising the Presidenton the interpretation and application of these Bylaws. j. Solicit, produce and distribute Board-and ExecutiveCommittee-agendas and reports, supporting documents and related information tothe affected Members and as appropriate, others; and arrange for archivalservices for all temporary and permanent records of the organization. 3. Program Management a. Oversee all USDA programcontracts (MAP, FMD, QSP, EMP) insuring consistency and accuracy in satisfyinggoals and objectives, fiscal responsibility, program outcomes, and reporting. b. Assist international Consultantsand USDBC representatives in the conduct of their efforts on behalf of theUSDBC. c. Oversee and evaluate all USDBC programmaticefforts, as directed by the Executive Committee. d. Withthe assistance of and consistent with the various committee missions, assist the various Committees in theachievement of their goals. 4. Human Resources Management a. Ensure that the USDBC complies with all Federal, State, and localemployment statutes b. Identify needs and make recommendations for staff development andtraining c. Coordinate and oversee staff employment 1. Manage staffing procedures, including development of job descriptions, screening,salary/appointment, evaluation, promotion/discharge and meritreview 2. Consult with the Executive Committee and/or other Board-designated personnelas needed to effect staffing decisions d. Superviseinternational Consultants and complete periodic re-bidding process per federalrequirements. e. Develop and maintaina sense of teamwork within the Council staff 5. Other Operations Management a. Develop and/or oversee the development of all legal documentsnecessary for operation of USDBC. b. Identify and recommend risk management issues and procedures,including their redress through 1. Association property-casualty liability insurance, addressing bothdomesticand international perils 2. Internalpolicies and procedures c. Supervision and coordination of USDBC Directors in the areas ofCompliance and Reimbursement, Marketing and Nutrition Outreach, GovernmentAffairs, and International Marketing, and their staff. 6. Financial Management a. Supervision of the systems and reports relating to accounting andfinancial practices and reporting, including internal- and/or other- audits b. Review and oversight of all USDBC revenues collections andexpenditures. c. Assists in the coordination of Committee-level budgeting andmonitoring thereof, in coordination with the related Directors and CommitteeChairpersons d. Preparation and submission of grants andcontract proposals in support of the USDBC Mission and Objectives 7. Communications a. Oversee organizational communications relating to Members andexternal constituencies b. Act as liaison among and between Members and Staff, theExecutive Committee and Members, and between the formerand external constituencies c. Coordinate Convention/Events efforts administratively d. Oversee records systems relating to Membership development and communication e. Maintain and implement a technology plan to ensure effectiveand efficient communication systems...

Facilities Project Manager (1910)

Position Summary: Assist Facilities Director and Associate Facilities Director with the Residential site maintenance, enhancement and development of all MHCD and Sabin facilities presently owned and operated throughout the City and County of Denver to maintain the properties in a safe, clean and healthy manner. Essential Job Functions Assist with capital budget development for renovating and upkeep of all residential properties. Oversee remodel renovation and construction process in existing facilities and the development of new residential facilities. Assist in the operations and maintenance of all residential facilities. Develop PM schedules for all properties. Coordinate duties to ensure safe, clean and healthy facilities. Assist with all aspects of the janitorial requirements for all residential facilities to ensure proper cleanliness and housekeeping. Primary function would be to advise outside management contracts. Assist in maximizing comfort and working condition in all facilities by keeping all heating and air-conditioning in good operating condition. Oversee the administration of outside contracts in accordance with MHCD?s facility goals and objectives. Responsible for the security at all residential locations, including alarms, panic buttons, surveillance cameras, entry systems, etc. Coordinate with architect and engineer consultants on various residential projects. Ensure proper and current insurance is available on all residential properties. Stay current on all fire, state, city and HUD physical condition regulations and ensure properties are up to said regulations. Attend all REAC and compliance inspections at residential sites as required by funders or regulating authorities. Performs other duties as assigned....

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North Dallas Food and Dietary Supplement Manufacturer - The company is a large privatelyheld manufacturer of branded and private label nutritional and dietarysupplement products. Thesenutraceuticals are produced and distributed to major retail and club chainsthroughout North America. The corporateheadquarters and manufacturing operations are located in the North Dallas areaof Texas. The company has earned areputation and is committed to making the highest quality products possible andproviding world class customer service. Lead or assist with new product formulation development orimprovement of existing formulations and/or processes for Nutraceuticals, FunctionalFoods, and Dietary Supplements. RESPONSIBILITIES Follow all standard operating procedures and safety regulations in accordance with cGMPs. Follow all standard operating procedures in accordance with cGLPs. Assist in planning, organization, and implementation of projects designed to result in new products and improved quality or reduced costs of existing products and processes. Interface with sales department, customers, and vendors on a regular basis. Conduct bench-top, pilot trials, and scale-up trials. Prepare and communicate test plan, formulas, specifications, formula costs, and other required documentation. Obtain raw material pricing and develop raw material costs for developed formulas. Work with raw material suppliers to source, identify, and qualify new raw materials for cost reduction. Effectively work with suppliers to obtain or develop ingredients or formulation solutions. Maintain awareness of technical developments in the field and of product/process improvements and opportunities. Enter and maintain nutritional data on the Genesis system and verify label data for finished products produced. Check raw ingredients for stability for processing, and finished products for stability, safety, quality, and nutritional value. Study methods to improve aspects of products such as chemical composition, flavor, color, texture, nutritional value, and convenience. Demonstrate products to customers. Develop and maintain effective organization and time management through use of effective record keeping. Meet safety requirements in accomplishing responsibilities of this position in compliance with all policies or regulations....

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Carrington Mortgage Services, a subsidiary of Carrington Mortgage Holdings, is a fully integrated mortgage company with mortgage lending and servicing operations and an affiliated real estate brokerage. We service several billion in mortgages and are licensed to arrange financing in a majority of states in the U.S. We are actively recruiting an experienced Underwriting Manager who will add value to our team of mortgage professionals. You are the highest-level underwriter designation within the underwriting team. This includes ensuring that loan requests meet program and product specifications or counteroffer to a different product and/or program when appropriate. In addition, you will communicate decision (approval, suspense, denial) to appropriate individuals. Extensive knowledge of USDA, Conventional, VA and FHA Underwrites residential loans ensuring compliance with appropriate company and secondary market investor standards. Has to be able to think on their feet with authority Examines loan documentation for accuracy and completeness. Works with loan originator or production staff to secure all required documents. Works with more senior underwriters on loan exceptions. Have authority to withdraw and decline loans. May be involved in one or several types of mortgage lending (conventional and government-backed, etc.) May be involved in one or several types of mortgage lending (conventional and government-backed...

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POSITION TITLE: Night Sanitation General Laborer IMMEDIATE SUPERVISOR: The Night Sanitation General Laborer reports directly to the Breaker Plant Sanitation Manager. POSITION DESCRIPTION: The Night Sanitation Lead Person works with both the Breaker Plant Clean-Up and the Egg Grader Clean-Up Crew. Overall duties include sanitation of both dry and liquid processing areas in compliance with USDA standards. In addition, cleanliness standards must meet a specified RAF checklist for overall sanitation. All duties should be performed in an exemplary and professional manner. ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS: (non-exclusive list) Work efficiently with all breaker plant and egg grader clean-up personnel. Familiarize and insure that ones self complies and adheres to Good Manufacturing Practices Handbook (GMP) policies. Responsible for familiarization and compliance with all company polices and regulations, and all tasks as requested by supervisor. Perform and properly log, dispense, and use chemicals as required in a SAFE manner. Performs sanitation of all Breaker Plant rooms (i.e., floors, walls, and pipes in transfer room and breaking machine rooms). Insures job performance meets Breaker Plant compliance with all Federal, State, and Local directives and regulations. Assists other co-workers as needed. Alert (within a reasonable time frame) the Manager of any urgent, or emergency situations, which require immediate attention or approval. Perform any other duties deemed necessary or vital to Rose Acre Farms operations or interests. Must be able to lift 65 lbs. Must be able to reach areas only accessible by ladder. Must be able to climb to and perform repairs on equipment in hard-to-reach areas. Insure housekeeping duties are routinely completed. Perform all job duties in the safest manner in compliance with safety requirements. Must wear safety gear at all times. Must report any unsafe acts and or situations to sup...

Product Safety and Quality Director

Product Safety and Quality Director Dare to be different. FONA International ? where experts, teamwork and technology deliver a competitive advantage to you and your products. A place where honesty, transparency and confidentiality build trusting, long-term partnerships. A place where you are the focus of everything we do. Are you SQF certified with a strong flavor, ingredient or food Safety and Quality Management background? We are looking for a Product Safety & Quality Director to manage and maintain the processes and systems necessary for compliance to all applicable product safety regulations and the maintenance of the SQF Level 3 certification through performance of hazard analysis for product safety and quality on raw materials, intermediates and finished products, annual reviews, internal auditing, and detailed interaction with the operations team and broader organization. Responsibilities encompass both product safety and quality. This position may be assigned to off shift hours (second or third shift or a combination of both) and be required to work on weekends if needed. FONA Culture and Development ? Active participation in sensory panels both formal and informal in support of customer projects ? Active demonstration of willingness, ability, growth, future potential, financial contribution, and commitment to FONA ? Continued growth and development through continuing education and learning opportunities offered through FONA and outside professional organizations ? Ongoing maintenance of the Food Safety Systems including HACCP plans, Quality plans, prerequisite programs, critical control point and critical quality point oversight. ? Review and revision of FONA Product Safety & Quality Policies and Procedures ? Tracking, trending, and reacting to results as applicable ? Maintenance of all scientific support used to supplement FONA food safety and quality systems ? Investigation and root cause analysis to include problem solving activities with other departments within the organization as appropriate ? Verification of critical quality point information and appropriate corrective actions of deviations ? Interpretation and implementation of changes to regulations or GFSI compliance requirements ? Implementation of new programs and procedures throughout the organization to meet the changing needs of customers, regulators, auditors, and internal requirements Job Description: General Summary The Product Safety & Quality Director manages and maintains the processes and systems necessary for compliance to all applicable product safety regulations and the maintenance of the SQF Level 3 certification through performance of hazard analysis for product safety and quality on raw materials, intermediates and finished products, annual reviews, internal auditing, and detailed interaction with the operations team and broader organization. Responsibilities encompass both product safety and quality. This position may be assigned to off shift hours (second or third shift or a combination of both) and be required to work on weekends if needed. Principle Accountabilities ? Ongoing maintenance of the Food Safety Systems including HACCP plans, Quality plans, prerequisite programs, critical control point and critical quality point oversight. ? Review and revision of FONA Product Safety & Quality Policies and Procedures ? Tracking, trending, and reacting to results as applicable ? Maintenance of all scientific support used to supplement FONA food safety and quality systems ? Investigation and root cause analysis to include problem solving activities with other departments within the organization as appropriate ? Verification of critical quality point information and appropriate corrective actions of deviations ? Interpretation and implementation of changes to regulations or GFSI compliance requirements ? Implementation of new programs and procedures throughout the organization to meet the changing needs of customers, regulators, auditors, and internal requirements. ? Documentation and recordkeeping FONA Culture and Development ? Active participation in sensory panels both formal and informal in support of customer projects ? Active demonstration of willingness, ability, growth, future potential, financial contribution, and commitment to FONA ? Continued growth and development through continuing education and learning opportunities offered through FONA and outside professional organizations Job Competencies ? Ability to work on multiple projects simultaneously while maintaining the ability to redirect efforts based on shifting demands ? Ability to collaborate and network with business colleagues to build constructive, proactive working relationships across all facets of the organization ? Sharp analytical skills used to discern / diagnose trends and issues and use past historical references as a guide ? Well organized and able to exercise sound judgment in decision making ? Ability to follow all safety requirements and Good Manufacturing Practices (GMPs) when in the manufacturing environment ? Proficiency in Microsoft Excel, Word, PowerPoint, etc. or ability to learn needed software system(s) ? Working knowledge of SQF, FDA and USDA regulations, HACCP principles and food manufacturing ? Ability to manage, track and trend data in a proficient and accurate manner for continuous improvement ? Diligent in meeting all timelines, tracking progress to achieve milestones, and strict attention to detail ? Self-directed with the ability to coach and teach others ? Ability to work well independently, within a team, or as the leader of a team ? Good writing skills for filing reports and drafting routine correspondence ? Effective verbal communication skills . Required Experience: Education / Experience: ? Bachelor?s Degree in Sciences (biology, chemistry, food science, etc.) with 10+ years flavor industry experience or equivalent. ? Knowledge of and experience with Food Safety Systems including Hazard Analysis and Critical Control Points, Policies and Procedures, Pre-requisite Programs required ? Knowledge of and experience with Global Food Safety Initiative (GFSI) bench marked schemes (preferably Safe Quality Foods (SQF)) required ? Experience with root cause problem solving tools and corrective action and preventive measure programs desirable...

FEDERAL JOB - Food Inspector

FEDERAL JOB - Food Inspector Greenville, SC Help ensure meat,poultry and egg products that reach the consuming public are safe and wholesome! Become a Food Inspector with the USDA,Food Safety and Inspection Service!...

Shift Supervisor

Come and start your career with us!! Expand your skills and your horizons with a GREAT company! Salm Partners, a contract manufacturer of ready-to-eat sausage products, has an immediate opportunity for a 3 rd shift production supervisor to oversee and coordinate stuffing & packaging operations & sanitation activities, and supervise production personnel assigned to the shift. Accountable for worker safety, food safety, quality, & production operations, and effectively communicating shift performance metrics. Key responsibilities will be to: Facilitate all production activities & manage shift personnel to ensure safe and efficient operations. Conduct regular shift meetings to communicate pertinent production information. Ensure ongoing compliance with all production, sanitation and food safety requirements. Ensure compliance with GMP requirements. Analyze and resolve production issues utilizing root cause problem solving methods. Maintain production records, & report shift performance results daily. Oversee & coordinate the daily, weekly & end of week sanitation activities on the shift. Provide coaching and performance feedback through the training and review process. Identify training needs and promote ongoing development of personnel. Address and resolve personnel and performance issues. Monitor daily and weekly staffing; communicate temporary staffing needs based on the weekly production schedule. Promote a positive, supportive and inclusive work environment. Actively promote & maintain a high level of safety awareness, & identify and resolve potential safety issues; ensure compliance with established safety policies & procedures. Assist with the development of standard work processes and documentation in support of Lean Manufacturing....

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