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FSQA

Location: 

Hazleton, PA, US

Job Type:  Food Safety & Quality Assurance

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 15 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:

  • Understanding of and demonstrating Aspire Bakeries core values and acts with integrity takes ownership in their work, proactively identifies the needs of our customers, generates creative and new ideas, and promotes an environment where our people and foods are safe.
  • Understanding of the Food Safety and Quality Objectives and Global Food Safety and Quality Policy.
  • Verifies all applicable Aspire Bakeries, international, national, state, and local food regulations and complies with the Global Food Safety Initiative (GFSI) standards (i.e. BRC, SQF).
  • Ensure that our foods meet Aspire Bakeries standards and specifications.
  • Understanding and identification of non-conforming raw materials, semi-finished and finished foods. (Training will be provided)
  • Report food safety and quality non-conformances and deviations to FSQA Manager.  Placing food or equipment on hold physically and in SAP for further evaluation.  
  • Communicate any human, food or equipment safety concerns to Supervision immediately.
  • Support the Hazard Analysis & Risk-Based Preventive Controls Food Safety Team in the implementation of an effective Food Safety plan focused on the elimination of biological, chemical, physical and economically motivated hazards from our foods.
  • Complete sensory, physical, and packaging evaluations on finished food and report the results to bakery management.
  • Conduct sampling, testing, and documentation including procedures and records.
  • Understanding and verification of 21 CFR 117 Subpart B Current Good Manufacturing Practices (cGMPs), a basic understanding of 21 CRF 117 Subpart C Preventive Controls, Prerequisite and Preventive Control Programs and Critical Control Points (HACCP).
  • Performs pre-operational inspections and reports any inadequacies to FSQA Manager.
  • Participate in physical bakery observation audit inspections on a weekly basis.
  • Verify proper receiving and shipping procedures are followed by warehouse team(s) and can be called to investigate non-conformance of raw materials. Any deviations shall be reported to FSQA Management.
  • Participates in the Environmental Monitoring Programs (i.e. collecting swab samples, using the ATP system)
  • Participates in the planning and implementation of new equipment and/or processes
  • Verify finished food case labels are accurate
  • Understanding of the Food Safety Flow Diagram and Verification that manufacturing is adhering to CCP monitoring checks.
  • Trained as Qualified Individual for the Verification of Key Preventive control and CCP records. 
  • Verification of the Manufacturing and Visual aids.
  • Basic training and understanding of SPC and QCP check recorded in MII, including the quality dashboard.
  • Proficient with trend reviews and implementation or follow-through of corrective actions, as needed.
  • Trained in and verification of AIMS Net Weight Policy and MAV limits.
  • Verification of lot traceability, how packaging and raw ingredients are coded, coding of finished foods, and recipe verification against the manufacturing specification.
  • Verification of Document Control and Record Completion Procedures.
  • Verification of Aspire Bakeries Programs (i.e.  GMP, Hygiene and Personnel Practices Program,  Allergen Control and Preventive Control Program, Non-conformance Program).
  • Verification of Cross-traffic is controlled. Designated walkways are being used as control measures as outlined in Access and Movement of Personnel. Traffic plans and zoning maps are followed by all employees, management, visitors, and contractors.
  • Effective Completion of required Alchemy training as outlined in the FSQA Training Curriculum Map. (Training Provided)
  • Assists with the training (shadowing) and support of FSQA Technician I and II.
  • Participation in New foods or trials, assist in data collection and sample evaluation.
  • Provide clear and appropriate communication of food safety and quality issues to management and colleagues at shift change
  • Perform other duties as assigned or required

 

Qualifications:

  • High School Diploma required
  • 2 years of Manufacturing Experience
  • Equipment and food knowledge and troubleshooting ability
  • Ability to operate scales, metal detection and imaging devices, ovens and other instrumentation and measuring devices
  • Must be 18 years of age

 

 

 

 

Aspire Bakeries is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability or veteran status.