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JBS USA GROUND BEEF LEAD QA TECHNICIAN - MID SHIFT in Plainwell, Michigan

GENERAL SUMMARY: MID SHIFT

The GB Lead Technician is responsible for: developing and implementing QA policies, continuous improvement of QA processes and systems, shaping the location’s food safety culture, leading talent management practices, and ensuring JBS and customer requirements are met. This position will be a key member of the Plainwell QA leadership team.

POSITION RESPONSIBILITIES

  • 20% - Ensure compliance of regulations/policies – ultimate accountability for all QA compliance across multiple existing and new product lines at the Plainwell facility. Analyzes, reviews, interprets QA policies, regulations. Implements predefined customer and supplier standards, monitors regulatory activities, ensures plant compliance, and acts as liaison with regulatory authorities at local level.

  • 20% - Perform prevention activities and issue resolution – act as customer interface, manage QA audits, respond to customer questions/complaints, proactively identify risks, take action to prevent QA issues across location.

  • 20% - Develop, implement, and assess process/systems – plans and directs all QA programs and management of change, implements product specification systems, drives continuous improvement, provides input to location leaders related to base/non-base capital needs to maintain food safety leadership position in one or more locations

  • 20% - Shape food safety, quality and regulatory culture/reputation - interface with managers/supervisors and represent QA as part of location management team; act as liason between customer and operations to ensure standard/expectations are met, build and develop effective engaged QA workforce, lead implementation of Plainwell QA strategy/tactical plans.

  • 20% - People and resource management – lead talent management of employees in QA organization for Plainwell facility. Accountable for selection, training, development performance management; engagement for direct/indirect reports, develop/implement short range (tactical) QA plans in alignment with BU and local plans, actively participates in development of QA initiatives, key member of location leadership team.

WORK CONDITIONS

  • Work 40+ hours per week on production floor

  • Should be flexible to cover both shifts when needed

  • Possible exposure to slippery floors, extreme temperature variations, loud noise, chemicals, sharp objectives (knives), machinery, and vehicles

REQUIREMENTS

  • Education: High school diploma or equivalent

  • Minimum 6 months Technical Services, Quality Assurance, Food Safety or auditing, etc.

  • Strong understanding of USDA requirements (HACCP). Able to rethink and improve business for continued growth

  • Able to prioritize actives. Capable to provide leadership/motivation to engage employees in the business

  • Strong computer skills

  • Good attendance record (Less than 4 points)

SPECIAL SKILLS:

  • Problem solving, root cause analysis, team building and good communication skill

  • Meat processing experience.

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