Job Description

Gemstone Foods, LLC is seeking an experienced Food Safety Quality Assurance (FSQA) Technician for our poultry processing plants in Decatur, AL. Currently seeking candidates for 1st and 2nd Shift.

Our Mission

The mission of Gemstone Foods, LLC and affiliates (“Company” or “Gemstone Foods”) is to provide the value-added food service and wholesale poultry market with products that exceed our customers’ expectations. Using the collective poultry experience of our management, we are dedicated to earning the trust of our customers by adhering to strenuous federal and local food and worker safety standards. We also strive to become a premier employer in the community, enriching the local families of our workers, owners, and business partners.

Summary

Under the direction of the FSQA Supervisor, will assist in the execution of all plant food safety functions to support the company’s food safety goals and ensures compliance with all regulatory agencies. Ensures all products produced meet or exceed all customer, regulatory and company requirements as they relate to food safety and Quality.

Principal and Essential Duties & Responsibilities

Documents and implements food safety/quality processes and procedures to ensure product safety/quality is always monitored and maintained.

Assists with all food safety and regulatory efforts at the plant.

Enforces the company’s food safety standards as outlined in the plants HACCP, Quality Manuals and other programs. Maintains the required documentation.

Serves as the catalyst for leading continuous improvement through technology and scientific research in an effort to take the plants food safety program(s).

Partners as an active member of all project teams to ensure food safety/quality concerns are addressed at assigned plants.

Provide feedback to customers concerns by working with operations to meet or exceed customer expectations.

Maintains open communications with FSQA Management, operation management, and sales staffs to ensure each are aware of any potential food safety related concerns with product or product requirements and specifications.

Develops a professional working relationship and acts as a plant liaison with USDA staff.

Develops staff through appropriate mentoring and continuing education efforts. Ensures the company’s food safety programs are properly communicated and plant associates have a working knowledge of the programs through training and mentoring.

Provides timely, accurate and relevant data and analysis to plant management.

Experience Requirements

1 – 3 years experience. Experience in a HACCP, QA or food safety role. Good analytical and both oral and written skills. Experience in further processing may be required. Knowledge of poultry and food processing principles. Understanding of management principles and team concepts. General knowledge of plant functions, i.e., production, maintenance, warehouse, shipping and sanitation.

Experience Preferred

Previous experience as Food Safety/Quality Assurance Technician in poultry processing environment.

Environmental Factors and Physical Requirements

Position is mostly sedentary but may require occasional moving to other offices or buildings. When in a plant environment: Exposure primarily consists of wet and moist floors which include metal and plastic grating surfaces. May be exposed to temperatures of 28 degrees to 100 degrees Fahrenheit with both ambient and 100% humidity. May handle product 25 degrees to 50 degrees Fahrenheit. May be exposed to noise ranges of 50 db. to 110 db. May be exposed to all chemicals used in poultry, food, processing facility. Must wear and use protective and safety equipment required for the job as directed by the Company.

For immediate consideration apply in person at our plant located at 805 McEntire Lane, Decatur, AL 35601.

Job Type: Full-time

Job Type: Full-time