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FSQ Systems Tech III

Location: McKinney, TX, United States
Date Posted: Jul 10, 2024

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Description

Summary – The Food Safety and Quality Systems Tech III will support the maintenance and improvement of FSQ programs, procedures, & policies. Regularly assess the effective completion and documentation of the FSQ systems through audits, trainings, validations, and verifications. This position requires an individual that works independently and can effectively communicate their findings to multidisciplinary teams. Blount Fine Food Facility produce USDA and FDA products, which include RTE hot-filled soups, sauces, and sides. In event of position absence, daily duties could be filled by FSQ Specialist or FSQ systems supervisor.
Shift: 1st Shift
Essential Duties and Responsibilities include the following. Other responsibilities w/ similar skill and work conditions as assigned.
· Receives leadership and daily direction from FSQ Management and ensures completion of assigned tasks.
· Contribute to a multidisciplinary team regarding the safety and quality risks of new processes, or special projects where FSQ representation is needed.
· Daily reviews the facility programs related records to assure conformance to requirements.
· Generates and maintains reports and KPIs related to FSQ, outlining areas of opportunity and constraint.
· Possesses knowledge and understanding of the policies and standard operating procedures throughout the facility to audit, inspect, coach, and ensure compliance.
· Must have through knowledge of Blount’s HACCP Plans (Hazard Analysis Critical Control Point) and comfortable assessing HACCP plan compliance & training to the HACCP plans
· Contributes to the editing, reviewing, and training on standards and changes to food safety programs prior to implementation.
· Assists with generating and answering noncompliance records (NCR/RCA/FSI/RA/Customer Complaints) for Facility
· Assists in the maintenance of finished product ON HOLD database and disposition product.
· Assist FSQ Management with collecting and inputting data and draw conclusions via data analysis to assist with the generation of reports.
· Carrying out studies, verifications, and validations in efforts to continuously improve programs and processes related to Blount FSQ.
· Support FSQ Management with commercialization of new products to meet customer and consumer expectations; including but not limited to raw material and HACCP review.
· Other duties with similar skill, responsibility, and work conditions as assigned.
· As required, may assist with other external auditing needs.
· Leads by example of all Blount policies including adhering to all GMPs
· Performs the work of inline or lab technologist when necessary.
· Responsible for completing required paperwork accurately and honestly.
· Assists in the training of all FSQ employees in their essential duties, as well as keeping them
informed of any changes to the system.
Responsibilities for Food Safety
· As required, may assist with other external auditing needs.
· Able to train on Blount HACCP programs and documentation.
· Responsible for completing required paperwork accurately and honestly.
· Leads by example of all Blount policies including adhering to all GMPs
· Performs the work of inline or lab technologist when necessary.
· Assists in the training of all FSQ employees in their essential duties, as well as keeping them informed of any changes to the system.
· Completes training reviews for FSQ, provides daily guidance in regard to projects or changes, gives positive/ negative feedback on where technicians stand.
Education and/or Experience
· Highschool diploma (or GED equivalent);
· 2+ years related work experience in FSQ food manufacturing experience.
· Experience working FSQ in a USDA facility strongly preferred.
Language Skills
· Ability to read and interpret documents in English such as safety rules, operating and maintenance instructions, and procedure manuals, reports, and graphs.
· Ability to write routine reports and correspondence.
· Ability to speak effectively before groups of managers or employees of organization.
Mathematical Skills
· Ability to apply concepts of basic algebra and geometry, such as discounts, interest, commissions, area, circumference, and volume.
· Ability to compute basic statistical knowledge such as proportions, percentages, averages. Knowledge of standard deviation and AQL calculations is preferred.
Reasoning Ability
· Ability to solve practical problems and deal with a variety of concrete variables in situations where only limited standardization exists.
· Ability to interpret a variety of instructions furnished in written, oral, diagram, or schedule form.
Computer Skills
To perform this job successfully, an individual should have knowledge of
· EMP inventory control systems (e.g., Sage, Redzone)
· Spreadsheet software (excel, mini tab)
· Microsoft office software (word, power point, excel, teams)
· Must be able to adapt to utilizing new forms of technology.
Certificates, Licenses, Registrations
· This position requires a valid driver’s license, pre-employment and annual screening of Motor Vehicle Record and personal automobile insurance coverage in accordance with the Blount Fine Foods Employee Handbook.
Other Skills and Abilities
· No known food allergies or dietary limitations.
· Strong attention to detail.
· High level of honesty and integrity
· Able to self-lead
Physical Demands
· The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
· While performing the duties of this Job, the employee is frequently required talk; hear; stand; walk; sit and taste or smell. The employee is occasionally required to use hands to finger, handle, or feel; reach with hands and arms; climb or balance and stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, depth perception and ability to adjust focus and be able to stare at a computer screen for multiple hours. The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 50 pounds.
Work Environment
· The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
· While performing the duties of this Job, the employee is occasionally exposed to wet and/or humid conditions; moving mechanical parts; high, precarious places; toxic or caustic chemicals and extreme cold. The noise level on the floor is moderately high requiring PPE at all times.
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