FSQA Supervisor

  • The Judge Group
  • Byron, Minnesota
  • Aug 06, 2022
Full time Office and Administrative Support

Job Description

Location: Byron, MN


Job: FSQA Supervisor

Key Responsibilities:

• Support and maintain all raw material and packaging specifications and proofs of conformance

• Coordinate and maintain the Company s hygiene and food safety policies & procedures

• Supervises all FSQA systems such as laboratory testing, swabs, and process adjustment recommendations that interact with Production.

• Supervises all FSQA Technicians, assigning responsibilities as necessary, managing their time-off and schedule

• Coordinates with and/or leads staff from other departments to resolve compliance issues found during daily production through testing results

• Assists with the investigation of customer complaints providing information and Root Cause Analysis where required for FSQA Manager to respond to customers

• Supervises/ensure the Hold/Rework log is accurate and up to date

• Maintain updated Food Defense plan

• Monitor all finished product to customer specific quality parameters

• Train and maintain all Food Safety & Quality Training Matrix

• Maintain the Raw Material intake program - including inspections, sampling, and follow on Supplier Non-conformance control

•Work with production to implement corrective actions

• Develop and maintain work instructions & procedures to drive continuous improvement

• Monitor and maintain all processing, warehouse and FSQA documents

• Maintain finished product specifications and formulation documentation per BRC requirements

• Maintain and oversee calibration program

• Maintain and oversee all BRC requirements and compliance with assistance of FSQA Managers

• Participate in the Risk Management Program as applicable

• Verifies activities of production line for product and packaging specifications, sanitation effectiveness, and line efficiency

• Oversee COA creation for customers on finished product based on their specific requirements

• Communicate test results, audits and complaint follow up with customers as needed

• Oversee the facility s on-going environmental swabbing program. Participates in Lab Proficiency testing program.

• Supports FSQA Manager on external audits (Federal, State, BRC, Organic, Halal, Kosher, customers, RSPO, etc.) and their respective Corrective Actions.

• Reviewing over the day to day paperwork to be sure all is complete and compliant

• Provide production assistance if any formula issues arise

• Tracks and trends the data regarding the quality systems in the plant

• Informs upper management of any food safety risk and/or significant non-conformances and takes action to maintain the integrity and efficacy of the Food Safety and Food Defense programs

• Provides back-up for FSQA Managers and Leads as necessary

• Addresses unsafe acts, unsafe conditions, and hazards in their respective work area


  • Preferred college degree in Food Science, Food Chemistry or Microbiology
  • Knowledge and experience with HACCP concepts, implementation and coordination
  • Knowledge of GFSI audit and BRC audit in particular is a must for this position
  • Understanding of lab operations including equipment maintenance and calibration
  • 3-5 years of Quality Assurance experience with at least 1 year in a supervisory capacity preferred

2+ years experience in a food manufacturing, environment, or experience in a technical support area

  • Must have ability to effectively discipline and encourage team members to meet customer expectations for quality and safety
  • Knowledge of food industry trends and concepts
  • Excellent people skills with ability to work with individuals from different disciplines
  • Excellent verbal, analytical, and organizational skills
  • Must have experience with writing quality and food safety documents such as standard operating procedures and policies as they relate to these programs
  • Must be able to effectively develop, implement and improve programs serving the food safety and quality of products
  • Must have very flexible schedule and be able to work extended hours if needed per business needs
  • Ability to apply common sense understanding to carry out instructions given in written, oral or diagram form


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