Food Safety/Quality Assurance

Perdue Farms | Milford, DE

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Posted Date 3/16/2020
Description

Perdue Foods is part of Perdue Farms, a family-owned company heading into it's second century of growth and innovation. With a goal of becoming the most trusted name in premium proteins, we create products for consumers and for retail and foodservice customers around the globe, while changing the way animals are raised for food.

Summary

Our food safety and QA associate monitors production processes of the facility to ensure all products meet company quality and food safety requirements during plant operations to ensure compliance with all company, regulatory and Global Food Safety Initiative (GFSI) standards. Duties include but is not limited to, grade and inspect product to company specification, utilize decision-making skills to reject product, and must be able to communicate effectively with all levels of associate within facility. Candidates must be able to work independently with little or no direct supervision, and be flexible to meet needs of customers. Current knowledge of grading specification is a plus.

This is a position on Night Shift

Principal and Essential Duties & Responsibilities

  • Ensures product meets internal and customer specifications and takes appropriate actions when a non-compliance is noted.
  • Accurately conducts product reviews for compliance to include grading, packaging and weights.
  • Performs and accurately records quality checks on product and regulatory checks as specified within company programs and USDA regulations.
  • Monitors associates' work practices and addresses any deficiencies noticed immediately while continually evaluating potential for foreign material contamination while in assigned work areas.
  • Inspects equipment for cleanliness and proper working condition prior to start up and records findings.

Minimum Education

  • High school or equivalent.

Experience Requirements

  • 0 -2 years work experience.
  • Good communication (both oral and written) and math skills.

Experience Preferred

  • Experience in food quality and/or safety.

Environmental Factors and Physical Requirements

  • Ability to work for 8 hours or more in a stationary position or travel on a wet, moist, dry, greasy floors which may include metal or plastic grating surfaces with up to 4 hours in a single interval.
  • Ability to work from various types of ladders and/or stairs.
  • Exposure to and work in temperatures of less than -40 degrees and 75 degrees with ambient humidity. Noise exposure of 110 db, and light intensity range of 50 to 100 foot candles.
  • Bending, twisting, lifting up to 50 lbs, reaching, sitting, and grasping varies in repetitions, distance, degrees, angle, weight, heights, longest interval of time, objects grasped, and body positions depending upon the maintenance task required. Exposure to chlorinated water (50 ppm, ammonia vapors ) 5 ppm, dry ice, caustic detergents, lubricating oils, hydraulic oils, and other chemicals found in a poultry processing plant.
  • Must use and / or wear protective and safety equipment required for the job.

Perdue Farms, Inc. is an Equal Opportunity / Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, or protected veteran status.

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