Dedicated and decisive FSQA professional skilled in leading fast paced detailed environment. Food safety supervisor with over 14 years experience in the meat industry, including record keeping, scheduling, government regulations, and cost reduction. HACCP certified with in depth knowledge of GMP's and SSOP's. Demonstrated ability to train and motivate team members to achieve FSQA objectives.
Experienced in food safety and quality assurance
Compliance with GMP's and SSOP's
Skilled in answering non compliance reports
Cost reduction and containment
Experience in assisting with customer claims and complaints
Skilled in Microsoft Word, Excel and ADP
Good verbal and written communication
Effective at multi-tasking, organizing and prioritizing
Self-directed and motivated
Capable of independent action
Strong problem solving skills
Exceptional work ethic
Food Safety Supervisor11/2014 to CurrentIowa PremiumTama, Iowa
I currently supervise eight ( ) food safety technicians. As supervisor I diligently follow and enforce a safe and clean
working environment at all times. I proactively implement and maintain food safety standards and quality assurance
policies and procedures as set forth by my company and USDA regulations. This includes HACCP and SSOP
compliance and the execution of these programs. I have an excellent working relationship with FSIS. I prepare daily
food safety reports to provide information to my manager, the general manager and harvest superintendent. I am
proficient at performing daily document review for the harvest and cut floor, this includes pre-shipment review and
product release. I answer non compliance reports for both hot and cold production areas. Another detail of my job is
providing written corrective actions for all CCP & SSOP deviations. On a daily basis I look to improve production
efficiency by troubleshooting food safety issues. Other duties I perform are daily attendance reports, ADP and employee
retention. Monthly I perform the sanitation performance standards audit. I have developed and currently maintain a
strong clear communication and rapport with all plant personnel.
My job as food safety supervisor entails training as well as developing and counseling employees into a high performing
team. As a supervisor I assign structured employee tasks and schedules. I am also trained and perform training with my employees and
production employees in dentition and identification of specified risk materials. Another task I am responsible for is
training FSQA technicians on document review, pre-shipment review and product release.
I have prepared for and participated in several successful audits including Food Safety, EIAO, BRC, AMI Animal Welfare
and SRM-BSE. I am trained in humane handling, proper stunning procedures, dentition, and identification of specified
risk materials. I am skilled in Microsoft Word, Excel and ADP. I have front line leadership training as well.
Production01/1999 to 08/2010Farmland FoodsMonmouth, Illinois
Responsible for hourly documentation of critical control point monitoring and verification. Fulfilled hourly zero tolerance inspections and documentation. Another task I carried out was organic acid mixing along with ensuring correct concentration, proper application and documentation. Performed and documented hourly product inspections. Another aspect of my job was weekly sanitation standard operating procedure checks and documentation. I also performed product weight and label verification. Dry ice monitoring and documentation ensuring the proper amount of dry ice was applied to combos and boxed product. I was trained and certified in humane handling and correct stunning procedures. I monitored the harvest production floor for any issues that may result in a non compliance and controlled the problem before an NR was forthcoming. I was also qualified and performed numerous production jobs.
Production work11/1996 to 06/1998Farmland FoodsDenison, IowaHarvest production employee. Jobs included separating and piping black gut. Most of my production experience was cutting casings/small intestines. I also boxed, weighed and labeled product per specifications.
Education and Training
Atlantic High School, Atlantic, Iowa
Trained in humane handling
Trained in proper and effective stunning procedures