FSQA Coordinator

Location: 

Brantford, ON, CA, N3S 7X6

N3S 7X6
Job Type:  Food Safety & Quality Assurance
N3S 7X6

Aspire Bakeries is a North American baking company with a leadership position in specialty frozen baked goods. Formed from leading bakery companies, its innovative food portfolio includes breads, artisan breads, buns, cookies, donuts, muffins and pastries from beloved brands like La Brea Bakery®, Otis Spunkmeyer®, and Oakrun Farm Bakery®. With 13 bakeries in North America, we are committed to driving innovation, predicting upcoming consumer trends and flavors, and exceeding our customers’ expectations. Aspire Bakeries champions the values of Integrity, Ownership, Customer Focus, Creativity and Care to help us deliver on People Safety, Food Safety, Quality and Collaboration.

 

 

Responsibilities:

  • Completion and coordination of micro testing and follow-up to ensure full compliance with corporate microprogram including:
    • Fryer validation, allergen testing, water testing, environmental testing
    • Coordination of ATP/APC with QA technicians to verify sanitation processes
  • QA records compliance audits, reviews, and follow up and maintain internal food and raw material specifications
  • Trending, evaluation, and summary of QA and QC data as required to support bakery teams and customers (e.g. Excel, Minitab)
  • Support of bakery nonconformance program:
    • Complete SAP transactions to hold and release finished food and raw materials
    • Maintain Regrade Log and associated documentation
  • Assist in the new food development process
    • Liaise with internal and external customers in the creation and approval of new case labels, support bakery teams with label implementation
    • Product sampling and specification and visual aid guide development
    • Update bakery programs to reflect changes arising from new products (e.g. HACCP Plans, allergen information, cleaning, and changeover matrices)
  • Coordinate and document shelf-life evaluations for existing foods while maintaining customer database systems, including the SPEQ system.
  • Primary contact with Kosher certifying body, coordinate and participate in routine Kosher audits, complete associated follow-up from Kosher audits
  • Maintain and model the required hygiene, safety, and quality standards on the production floor
  • Provide vacation coverage within the FSQA department and perform other duties assigned

 

Qualifications:

  • Post-secondary education required, Bachelor of Science/Food Science/Microbiology preferred. 
  • Minimum of 2-3 years of experience in quality assurance within the food industry, preferably in a bakery industry or similar environment.
  • Training in HACCP (Hazard Analysis & Critical Control Points) preferred
  • In-depth knowledge of food safety standards and regulations (e.g., HACCP, GMP, FSMA).
  • Knowledge of internal audit processes and experience conducting audits is preferred.
  • Demonstrates strong writing, analytical, and critical thinking skills alongside an effective work ethic and excellent communication abilities.
  • Detail-oriented, organized, and possess strong computer skills

 

 

We thank each applicant for taking the time and effort to submit your resume, however, only candidates to be interviewed will be contacted. Our organization is committed to promoting the independence, dignity, integration, and equality of opportunity of persons with disabilities by ensuring the accessibility of our facilities and services. Accommodations are available for all parts of the recruitment and selection process. Applicants need to make their required accommodations known in advance.