Plant SQF Practitioner (Hourly)

    • La Mirada, CA

Department: MFG Quality Assurance
Post End Date: 12/06/2019
Position Type:Employee
Position Reports To: Plant Senior Quality Leader
Position Supervises: N/A
Pay Level: Hourly
FLSA Status: Non-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:

  • 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, training) to ensure ongoing compliance and certification
  • Be the site's backup contact for the 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 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:
  • High School Diploma or GED
  • Effective oral and written communication skills
  • Proficient Microsoft Office skills
  • Ability to record testing data
  • Ability to work well with others and communicate issues
Desired Previous Job Experience:
  • Knowledge of microbiology and experience in a dairy/bakery or food plant
  • Associates/bachelor's degree in the areas of food science or microbiology, dairy/bakery or food science

Maintain food safety and safe quality food (SQF) and Organic programs in the plant.

Leadership Behaviors: Achieves Results through Teamwork, Coaches and Develops Others, Communicates Effectively and Candidly, Executes with Excellence, Leads Change and Innovation, Leads through Positive Influence, Provides Clear and Strategic Direction, Puts the Customer First. For more information on the Kroger Leadership Behavior model, click here .

Education Level: High School Diploma/ GED Required
Required Travel: None
Required Certifications/Licenses: None
Regions: West

States: California
Keywords: SQF Practitioner

Nearest Major Market: Orange County
Nearest Secondary Market: Los Angeles
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