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FSQA Specialist

Location: 

Winnipeg, MB, CA, R2X 1R2

R2X 1R2
Job Type:  Food Safety & Quality Assurance
R2X 1R2

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.

 

The FSQA Specialist is a contributing member of the team-oriented FSQA process, including responsibility for protecting the food by conducting food safety and quality sampling, testing and completing required documentation to meet Aspire Bakeries Integrated Management System Program (AIMS) requirements.

 

Responsibilities:

  • Understanding of and demonstrates Aspires 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 expectations are met.
  • Ensure that our foods meet Aspire Bakeries standards and specifications.
  • Understanding and identification of non-conforming raw materials, semi-finished and finished foods.
  • Report food safety and quality non-conformances and deviations to FSQA Manager. Placing food 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 participation of an effective Food Safety plan focused on the elimination of biological, chemical, physical and economically motivated hazards from our foods
  • Conduct sampling, testing, and documentation of the Aspires Integrated Management (AIMS), including procedures and records.
  • Implement and work in accordance with GMP (Good Manufacturing Practices) regulations.
  • Participate in Pre-operational inspections with a cross-functional team. Physical bakery inspections, such as GMP and Hygiene, Food Safety, Foreign material, Glass and Hard Plastics, etc.
  • Complete sensory, physical, and packaging evaluations on finished food and report the results to bakery management.
  • Verify finished food case labels are accurate.
  • Trained in and follow the Critical to Quality Control Points as identified in AIMS 5.0 Quality Flow Diagram and verified that manufacturing is adhering to monitoring checks.
  • Understanding of the Food Safety Flow Diagram as outlined in AIMS 7.0 HACCP Food Safety and Preventive Control Program and verification that manufacturing is adhering to CCP monitoring checks.
  • Verification of the Manufacturing and visual aids.
  • 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 and understanding of AIMS Document Control and Record Completion Procedures.
  • Verification and understanding of AIMS Programs (i.e. 8.0 GMP, Hygiene and Personnel Practices Program, 19.0 Allergen Control and Preventive Control Program, 11.0 Non-conformance Program).
  • Understanding and verification of Cross traffic (Raw to RTE) 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 AIMS and Alchemy training as outlined in the FSQA Training Curriculum Map and Aspire Bakeries Cares Training Calendar.
  • Performs other duties as assigned or required.

 

Qualifications:

  • A high school diploma or equivalent is required
  • Post-secondary education in Food Science, Microbiology, or Food Chemistry or experience in the food industry is preferred
  • 1-2 years of related experience is preferred
  • Proficient computer skills including experience in MS Outlook & Excel. SAP knowledge is helpful
  • Good English oral and written communication skills.
  • Able to work with minimum supervision and in a team environment.

 

 

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.