Reporting to the QA Supervisor with secondary reporting to the QA Manager, the Product Integrity Auditor is responsible for ensuring all product codes meet the customer specifications by leading and performing line audits on a sample of products, and acts as the liaison between the Quality Assurance and Operations for any products found to be out of compliance. This position also serves as support for our internal defect rate.
The following list of duties and responsibilities of the Product Integrity Auditor is not intended to be an all-inclusive list of the job described; rather they are intended only to describe the general nature of the job. Under the supervision of Quality Assurance Supervisor, the Product Integrity Auditor shall:
• Work cooperatively and respectfully with operations personnel to ensure finished goods meet customer specifications and quality standards.
• Work cooperatively and respectfully with operations personnel to ensure finished goods that do not meet customer specifications are quantified and reviewed daily to eliminate reoccurrence.
• Monitor whole muscle or grinds operations adherence in meeting product specifications and quality standards. Follow up with line leads or supervisors at the point of non-conformity.
• Work with Operations on other functions as needed, including but not limited to; intervention of bone-in products, film performance, label performance, and tray performance.
• Adhere to and enforce company and facility GMP guidelines.
• Understand and apply safe work practices and principles. Ask questions if unsure.
• Identify potential hazards and either work to remedy them (if possible) or bring them to supervisor’s attention for action.
• Bring a ‘safety first’ attitude to work.
Key Skills and Competencies:
• Strong organizational and communication skills
• Proven leadership skills
• Ability to work independently with minimal supervision
• Ability to multitask and be flexible to various areas of operations
• Experience in the meat industry, quality assurance or auditing/inspection preferred, but not required
• Ability to speak, read, and write in English language required. Bilingual (English/Spanish) a plus.
The hours and days of work are established as needed by operations and at the discretion of management and may be adjusted (increased or decreased) by management as required. Must be able to work flexible schedule as necessary. Protective equipment is provided. Exposure includes:
• Very cold temperatures (32° – 36° F) and a variety of odors
• High noise levels, with potentially wet and slippery floors
• Work in close proximity to industrial equipment, saws, conveyors, forklifts, and mechanized equipment.
• Hours of work may exceed 12+ hours per day in some cases
• Exposure to products of beef and pork
• Frequent reaching, standing, lifting, bending, or stooping
The preceding job description has been designed to indicate the general nature and level of work performed by employees within this classification. It is not designed to contain or be interpreted as a comprehensive inventory of all duties, responsibilities, and qualification required of employees assigned to this job.