Plant SQF Practitioner (Admin)

Company Name:Riverside Creamery
Position Type:Employee
FLSA Status:Exempt

Position Summary:
Maintain food safety and safe quality food (SQF) programs in the plant. Perform all jobs safely, efficiently and accurately to maintain and improve the performance of the entire plant in the areas of Safety, Quality, Reliability (SQR) and our Customer 1 st strategy. Provide leadership that embodies our 7 Kroger Manufacturing High Performance Work System principles. Demonstrate the company's core values of respect, honesty, integrity, diversity, inclusion and safety.
Essential Job Functions:

  • Provide leadership for the implementation of SQF 2000 System
  • Develop and execute in-plant procedures and implement corporate procedures/templates to achieve and sustain compliance with Kroger Manufacturing food safety and quality requirements, including level 3 SQF system requirements
  • Oversee compliance with and maintenance of SQF systems through a process that effectively reviews, monitors and reassesses the effectiveness of all elements of the program (e.g., commitment, verification, validation, pre-requisite programs, document control, procedures and training) to ensure ongoing compliance and certification
  • Be the primary contact for SQF certification bodies and during certification audits with the certification auditor
  • Assist in conducting an annual in-house SQF self-audit using the SQF audit form to review SQF program status, level of participation and commitment at plant level
  • Develop and maintain an action register to manage audit follow-ups
  • Verify that employee food safety training is conducted in a timely manner with proper documentation/verification
  • Provide guidance and leadership where potential risks have been identified that could impact food safety or quality
  • Perform project related tasks as assigned by facility senior quality leader
  • Follow established programs, policies and practices to produce safe, quality foods that meet regulatory and company requirements
  • Support the development, implementation, maintenance, and ongoing improvement of the SQF 2000 Systems
  • Accountable to the Kroger Manufacturing Food Safety and Quality Principles
  • Must be able to perform the essential functions of this position with or without reasonable accommodation
Minimum Position Qualifications/Education:
  • Bachelor's degree in a food science related field or related experience
  • 2 years of experience in the food industry
  • Effective oral and written communication skills
  • Proficient Microsoft Office skills
  • Ability to record testing data
  • Ability to work well with others and effectively communicate issues
Desired Previous Job Experience:
  • Associates/bachelor's degree in the areas of microbiology, dairy/bakery or food science
  • Knowledge of microbiology and experience in a dairy/bakery or food plant

Education Level: Bachelor's Required
Required Travel: Up to 50%
Required Certifications/Licenses: None
Position Type: Full-Time

States: Arizona; California; Nevada

Jobs at Kroger Manufacturing: Through quality products, strong individual commitments and team spirit, Kroger has been established as a leader in the manufacturing industry. Kroger Manufacturing provides career development programs aligned with aspirations in Engineering, Process Management, Information Systems, Quality Assurance, Operations Management, Human Resources, Finance and Procurement. Our work force programs provide technically challenging rotations with cross-functional teams, plants and locations to allow our Associates to learn from some of the brightest minds in the business. Experience and training combined with mentoring and guidance from plant sponsors prepare our Associates with the skills and leadership behaviors needed to achieve a successful career at Kroger.

Company Overview
Kroger Family of Companies employs nearly half a million associates who serve customers in 2,782 retail food stores under a variety of local banner names in 35 states. Our Family of Companies also operates 2,268 pharmacies, 274 fine jewelry stores, 1,489 supermarket fuel centers and 38 food production plants in the United States. Kroger is dedicated to our Purpose: to Feed the Human Spirit™ by serving America through food inspiration and uplift and creating #ZeroHungerZeroWaste communities by 2025. Careers with The Kroger Co. and our family of companies offer competitive wages, flexible schedules, benefits and room for advancement.

Posting Notes: CA||Riverside|| 1500 Eastridge Ave. ||92506 || Riverside Creamery||None||Manufacturing; Quality Assurance ||Employee|| Exempt || Full-Time|| None

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