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Food Safety Quality Supervisor in Laurens, IA at Jack Link's

Date Posted: 11/19/2018

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Job Description

Jack Link’s Protein Snacks began with treasured family recipes passed from generation to generation, transforming a small North Woods business into one of the fastest-growing meat snack manufacturers in the world. Over the years, as consumer demand for convenient, high-quality snack foods increased, so has the company’s product offerings. Today Jack Link’s is the fastest-growing meat snack manufacturer in the world and sells more than 100 different meat snack products in more than 40 countries. The Link family principles and traditions remain the same: hard work, integrity and a commitment to earn consumer respect by delivering the best-tasting meat snacks in the world.

We are seeking a Food Safety Quality (FSQ) Supervisor’s for our Cold Craft line of business. As our FSQ Supervisor, you will make sure product specifications are met, that our organization complies with all regulating authorities, and all quality issues are identified, investigated, and addressed. Specifically, you will:

  • Build and support a culture of openness and accountability within (and out-side) the assigned department.
  • Follow Good Manufacturing Practices (GMPs), Hazard Analysis and Critical Control Point (HACCP) training, along with company pre-requisite programs, Standard Operating Procedures (SOP’s), and Standard Sanitation Operating Procedures (SSOP’s).
  • Assist the FSQ Manager to:
    1. Ensure all local, state, and federal regulatory issues are identified and adhered to.
    2. Work with agency personnel and respond to issues in a timely manner.
    3. Product research and development projects to ensure test objectives are met and new products are implemented smoothly during scale up.
    4. Plan, coordinate and evaluate facility quality systems functions as they relate to achieving Quality and Food Safety objectives which may include responsibility to conduct audit/training sessions to achieve related objectives.
    5. Moisture, water activity, and fat analysis on all samples taken.
    6. Communicate with USDA/FSIS concerning regulatory issues
    7. Ensure compliance with 9 CFR, Chapter III, Part 417 – Hazard Analysis and Critical Control Point (HACCP) Systems & Part 416 – Sanitation
      • Process Control and Laboratory.
      • Ensure specification database accuracy.
      • Net weight monitoring, corrective actions, record keeping, and reporting.
      • Consumer complaint investigation, corrective actions, record keeping, and reporting.
      • Monitor Return-to-Vendor (RTV) items, investigate issues, determine disposition, and follow up with corrective action, record keeping, and reporting.
      • Defective material investigation, corrective actions, record keeping and reporting.
      • Ensure compliance with raw material and supply, and final product Acceptable Quality Level (AQL) standards.
      • Monitor and supervise Quality Systems Laboratory capable of conducting chemical testing of in process and finished products and required by corporate Food Safety and Quality objectives.
      • Audit operational records for content and accuracy.
      • Compile, store, and retrieve Production/Quality data, including process monitoring, testing, verification, and corrective action

Job Requirements

  • High School Diploma or GED
  • 1 year of FSQ experience (preferred)
  • 1 year of Lead or prior supervisory experience (preferred)

While performing the duties of this job the employee is regularly required to sit, use hands to finger, handle, or feel and talk or hear. The employee is occasionally required to stand, walk and reach with hands and arms. The employee must occasionally lift and/or more up to 25 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision.

EEO Statement:

Jack Link’s provides equal employment opportunity (EEO) to all persons regardless of age, color, national origin, citizenship status, physical or mental disability, race, religion, creed, gender, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity and/or expression, genetic information, marital status, status with regard to public assistance, veteran status, or any other characteristic that is protected by federal, state or local law. 

Jack Link’s is participant in the federal E-Verify program to confirm the identity and employment authorization of all newly hired employees. For information about the E-Verify program, please visit:


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