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FSQA Coordinator

Location: 

L9G 3L1, ON, CA, L9G 3L1

L9G 3L1
Job Type:  Food Safety & Quality Assurance
L9G 3L1

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 14 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:

  • Responsible for meeting all applicable food regulations (international, national, state, and local)
  • Responsible for complying with the Global Food Safety Initiative (GFSI) standards (i.e., BRC)
  • Responsible for sampling, testing, and documentation of the Quality Management System (QMS) including procedures, records, Good Manufacturing Practices (GMPs), and Hazard Analysis and Critical Control Points (HACCP)
  • Responsible for creating and maintaining the document control management
  • Ensure all records are maintained and accurate
  • Assist and support in the preparation and execution of third-party audits of all kinds
  • Investigate root causes of customer and consumer complaints
  • Works to maintain the safety, legality, and quality of each food and the processes used in their manufacture.
  • Promote awareness on issues relating to good personal hygiene and GMP requirements throughout the plant facilities
  • Responsible for delivery of food safety related trainings and orientation to new and existing employees.
  • Lead and conduct food safety inspections, zone inspections/audits, etc. then takes appropriate action to ensure effectiveness of AIMS program.
  • Maintain facility management workbook to ensure that corrective and preventative measures are driven to completion and sustainable.
  • Responsible for environmental monitoring program (air, water, compressed air, Listeria, Salmonella, etc.) and RCAs and implementation of corrective action for non-conformances
  • Responsible for verification of COAs, new and revised packaging for incoming raw and pack materials
  • Provide technical assistance for sanitation issues and ensure conformance to food safety program
  • Responsible for supplier quality approval program (SQA)
  • Responsible for food safety and quality of inbound raw and pack materials by collecting and analyzing supplier performance data including SNCR management
  • Preparation of food and quality-related local procedure and work instructions that ensure standards are accurately represented in the AIMS program.
  • Responsible for managing non-conforming (expired, block, write-offs, etc.) raw and packed materials and products
  • Performs record review and on-site verifications of the critical food safety tasks related to pre-requisite programs
  • Responsible for allergen, cleaning, and disinfection verifications and validations
  • Assist in maintaining food safety and quality standards of all finished products as per AIMS and Customer requirements
  • Review, evaluate, and analysis of verification activities trending to highlight opportunities for improvement.
  • Responsible for leading/assisting in all food safety investigations/risk assessments and completing all necessary documentation requirements in a timely manner
  • Undertake any special assignment or project as part of continuous improvement
  • Participate in external audits and assist in creating and implementing corrective actions
  • Ensures follow-through and completion of non-compliance and deviation investigations conducted by QA Technicians
  • Effective communication of program requirements to relevant personnel and departments to ensure implementation of CFIA/FDA, HACCP, and BRC requirements
  • Provides food safety support and expertise to Production, R&D, Purchasing, Shipping, Maintenance and Sanitation.
  • Ensure that all employees are aware of their responsibilities specific to food safety, legality, and quality
  • Submits maintenance notification in SAP for the repair and maintenance of equipment with follow up
  • Prepares reports and maintains records for due diligence of sanitation procedures and continuous improvements
  • Lead and support Operational Excellence for FSQA pillar
  • Adhere to food safety practices and ensure they are being followed
  • Researches and stays well-informed of changes to applicable regulations
  • Coordinates any special cleaning and disinfection projects
  • Hands-on participation in cleaning and sanitizing programs to adhere to Food Safety requirements
  • Other duties as assigned

 

Qualifications:

  • Post-secondary education in Microbiology or Chemistry or equivalent by having completed a recognized food processing continuing education program required. 
  • Bachelor of Food Science, Microbiology, Chemistry or Human Ecology preferred.
  • A minimum of 3 years of related work experience in either Quality or Manufacturing operations.
  • Knowledge of GMP and HACCP programs and procedures
  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills
  • Solid quality orientation with experience and understanding of Food Safety principles
  • Solid computer skills along with excellent analysis, problem assessment, problem-solving, attention to detail, and leadership required
  • Ability to get things done with minimal supervision and the willingness to work flexible hours, including weekends, when required.

 

 

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.