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Company: Ajinomoto Foods North America
Location: Lampasas
Posted on: April 2, 2024

Job Description:

Position Summary Position will be responsible for coordinating the monitoring and execution of Food Safety & Quality Assurance (FSQA) programs throughout the plant and providing leadership to the FSQA technicians. This is accomplished through coordinating the activities of the FSQA technicians, conducting audits and training FSQA and production employees. Responsibilities will include making decisions to accept or reject area, equipment, products or materials when deemed insanitary, possibly contaminated, or if the product is determined to be out of Ajinomoto Foods North America, Inc. (AFNA) specifications. When any deficiency in requirements occurs, it is the responsibility of the FSQA Lead technician to take appropriate action.
Position Essential Duties and Responsibilities
Coordinates the activities of FSQA Technicians and verifies all required duties/areas are covered.
Train FSQA Technicians to assure that they understand their duties and are competent in performance.
Assists in special projects related to food safety and product quality.
Responsible for insuring that FSQA activities are completed within the allotted time and are accurate.
Assist R&D in setting up specifications and control standards for products (especially new ones). Provide input to the development of product specifications as needed.
Consolidate the findings of the DPCE and report non-conformance identified from the reports.
Keeps accurate and complete records of all inspections, tests, evaluations, and deviations.
Interact with, and address concerns of, local USDA inspection toward manufacturing and food safety concerns.
Performs data entry as needed.
Position Qualifications
A College degree in Food Technology, Food Science or its equivalent is desirable. Meaningful education and experience may be substituted for the degree requirement.
Experience in food manufacturing Food Safety and Quality Assurance and/or food plant production operations.
General understanding of FSQA/procurement budgeting and cost control functions.
Ability to independently perform, technical analysis of supplier performance.
Excellent verbal and written communication skills, including technical writing and presentation skills.
Ability to define problems, collect data, establish facts, draw valid conclusions and make appropriate recommendations independent of supervisor.
Working knowledge of Microsoft based software, including Excel, Word and Outlook. WORKING CONDITIONS/PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS: While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to sit or stand, reach, bend, and move about the work environment, plants, or offices. The employee is required to reach with hands and arms, climb, or balance. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, color vision, and the ability to adjust focus. Lifting requirements are up to 75 lbs. Exposure to loud industrial-type environments is commonly found in plants. Varied temperatures from hot and humid to very cold. Ajinomoto Foods North America, Inc. (AFNA) is an Equal Opportunity Employer. AFNA does not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, sex, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, age, physical or mental disability, national origin, veteran status, or any other basis protected by stated, federal, or local law. All employment is decided on the basis of qualifications, merit, and business need.

Keywords: Ajinomoto Foods North America, Georgetown , FSQA Lead, Other , Lampasas, Texas

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