Sysco Corp Food Safety & Quality Assurance Lead in Houston, Texas

Company: Buckhead Meat of HoustonLocation: US-TX-HoustonZip Code: 77038Minimum Level of Education: High School or EquivalentMinimum Years of Experience: 1Position Type: Travel Percentage: 0

Food Safety & Quality Assurance Lead

SUMMARY: Supervise implementation of Food Safety & Quality Assurance (FSQA) support/evaluation programs and inspection/audit procedures (including Technicians) to ensure compliance of products and processes to corporate and regulatory requirements at Buckhead Meat & Seafood of Houston. Manage line implementation of regulatory agency directions including FDA/State/Local authorities relative to food safety or quality matters. In addition, incumbent will assist with FSQA execution of source supplier approval, product sourcing functions, produced products, plant sanitation and FSQA related regulatory interaction for the company.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES: Supervise Implementation of FSQA programs including:

  • HACCP Program

  • Sanitation Standard Operating Procedures

  • Pest Control

  • Good Manufacturing Practices

  • Approved Supplier Program

  • Foreign Material Control

  • Plant Sanitation

  • Chemical Control

  • Product Quality Assurance

  • FSQA Customer Complaints

  • Food Defense and Security

Assist Employee Training of FSQA Programs, Policies and Procedures

Assist Recall and Traceability Programs including Mock Recalls

Implementation of Independent FSQA Audit Program – SQF Audits

OCCASIONAL/MARGINAL JOB DUTIES: Provide assistance when necessary for product evaluations, plant visits, and supplier/customer communication to assist other staff members. Assist as needed in any manner capable of during emergency situations the plant President or GM determines are paramount to the business.

ORGANIZATIONAL RELATIONSHIPS: Frequently interacts with the following: SSMC/SSSC Personnel, Operations, Sales, Transportation and Maintenance as well as Sysco Operating Companies, and supplier/customer personnel at the line level, as well as frequently with CFIA/FDA/FSIS/State and Local regulatory authorities at the plant line level.

QUALIFICATION REQUIREMENTS: To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

EDUCATION and/or EXPERIENCE: High school diploma or equivalent with 1-5 years seafood industry FSQA experience at a FDA seafood processing plant.

LANGUAGE SKILLS: Incumbent must demonstrate ability to write reports, basic business correspondence, as well as to effectively present information and respond to questions from managers.

MATHEMATICAL SKILLS: Incumbent must demonstrate ability to add, subtract, multiply, and divide in all units of measure, using whole numbers, common fractions, and decimals, as well as have ability to compute rate, ratio, and percent and to draw and interpret bar graphs.

REASONING ABILITY: Incumbent must demonstrate ability to define problems, collect data and establish facts. Incumbent must demonstrate ability to interpret an extensive variety of technical instructions.

CERTIFICATES, LICENSES, REGISTRATIONS: Valid driver’s license required. SQF Practitioner or equivalent GFSI scheme experience, Seafood HACCP Certified preferred.

OTHER SKILLS AND ABILITIES: Ability to use personal computer, lab equipment, food preparation equipment and office communication equipment.

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 job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to talk or hear. The employee frequently is required to use hands to finger, handle, or feel objects, tools, or controls. The employee is occasionally required to stand; walk; sit; reach with hands and arms; stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl; and taste or smell.

The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 100 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and the ability to adjust focus.

Plant audits and inspections may require lifting of products up to 100 pounds and inspection requires working in a production environment on a moving line, lifting cartons, and visual inspection. Corrected vision required for sensory analysis to identify color, clarity. Warehouse and plant audits also require close and distance vision to judge GMPs; peripheral vision and depth perception mandatory for safety.

WORK ENVIRONMENT: The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is frequently exposed to fumes or airborne particles. The employee occasionally works near mechanical parts and in high, precarious places and is occasionally exposed to wet and/or humid conditions, extreme cold, and risk of radiation.

The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate. Plant audits/inspections and working at remote in-transit processing facilities and Sysco Operating Companies contain both moderate/loud noise and exposure to fumes and mechanical hazards.

COMMENTS: Formal job training in TQM principles, SPC, HACCP concepts, FDA regulations would be beneficial. Formal quality and sensory analysis training would be helpful. Raw meat industry experience will be accepted in lieu of seafood experience.

Applicants must be currently authorized to work in the United States.

Sysco is proud to be an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action employer, and considers qualified applicants without regard to race, color, creed, religion, ancestry, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, disability, veteran status or any other protected factor under federal, state or local law.

This opportunity is available through Sysco Corporation, its subsidiaries and affiliates.

Employment Type: Full Time