SQF PRACTITIONER

Full Time
Sanborn, IA 51248
Posted Today
Job description

AMPI owns eight Midwest-based manufacturing plants where 10 percent of the nation’s American-type cheese, processed cheese and butter is produced. The cooperative’s award-winning cheese, butter and powdered dairy products are marketed to foodservice, retail and food ingredient customers. In 2019, the co-op launched its Dinner Bell Creamery brand and accompanying Co-op Crafted promise, highlighting more than 50 years of dairy farm families partnering with skilled buttermakers and cheesemakers.


ESSENTIAL RESPONSIBILITIES:

This list of duties and responsibilities is not all inclusive and may be expanded to include other duties and responsibilities as management may deem necessary from time to time:


  • All AMPI employees have an obligation to report employee safety, food safety and food quality issues to personnel of authority.
  • This position has a heightened food safety and food quality responsibilities.
  • Lead the development and implementation of Food Safety Fundamentals as outlined in the SQF code.
  • Maintain, verify, and validate the Food Safety Plan as outlined in the SQF code and FSMA.
  • Oversee the development, implementation, review and maintenance of the SQF Code and FSMA requirements.
  • Take appropriate action to maintain the integrity of the SQF and FSMA food safety plans. This includes initiating an annual review by senior management, documenting all changes to the food safety plans, and validating those changes.
  • Communicate to relevant personnel all information essential to ensure the effective implementation and maintenance of the food safety plans.
  • Verification and Validation activities are the responsibility of the SQF Practitioner.
  • The SQF Practitioner will establish a frequency schedule and methods for verifying and validating the following programs:
    • Pre-Requisite Programs (review and sign-off)
    • Critical Food Safety and Quality Limits
    • Preventative and Process Controls
  • Monitoring Activities for:
    • Pre-Requisite Programs
    • Critical Control Points
    • Critical Quality Points
    • Other Food Safety Programs
    • Preventative and Process Controls
  • Scheduling and Conduction of Internal Audits
  • This position must follow, at all times, all GMP, safety, and other plant policies and procedures

An individual in this position must be able to successfully perform the essential duties and responsibilities listed above. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions of this position. The above list reflects the general details necessary to describe the principle and essential functions of the position and shall not be construed as the only duties that may be assigned for the position.

EDUCATION / EXPERIENCE:

  • High School Diploma or General Education Degree (GED) required.
  • Bachelors’ degree in dairy science, food science, or a biological science or related field preferred.
  • One to three years of relevant work experience preferred.
  • Experience with GFSI, FSMA, HACCP and GMP’s as they relate to food safety programs.
  • Technical knowledge of dairy industry is preferred.
  • Prior experience in manufacturing is a plus.

BENEFITS/REWARDS:

AMPI offers competitive starting pay, PTO, 401k, short-term disability, health, dental, vision, life insurance, flexible spending accounts, employee assistance programs and more.

Associated Milk Producers Inc. (AMPI) is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, or status as a protected veteran.

Military and veterans are encouraged to apply.

Education

Preferred
  • High School or better

Equal Opportunity Employer/Protected Veterans/Individuals with Disabilities

The contractor will not discharge or in any other manner discriminate against employees or applicants because they have inquired about, discussed, or disclosed their own pay or the pay of another employee or applicant. However, employees who have access to the compensation information of other employees or applicants as a part of their essential job functions cannot disclose the pay of other employees or applicants to individuals who do not otherwise have access to compensation information, unless the disclosure is (a) in response to a formal complaint or charge, (b) in furtherance of an investigation, proceeding, hearing, or action, including an investigation conducted by the employer, or (c) consistent with the contractor’s legal duty to furnish information. 41 CFR 60-1.35(c)

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