Associate Quality Specialist job Cedar Rapids Iowa
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Associate Quality Specialist Job

Employer Name: SpiderID: 8746337
Location: Cedar Rapids, Iowa Date Posted: 6/18/2019
Wage: Negotiable Category: Manufacturing
Job Code: POSTING-3-12409-2218

Job Description:

Employee Type:

Full time


IA Cedar Rapids

Job Type:


Job Posting Title:

Associate Quality Specialist

Job Description:

Position Overview:

Implement quality programs within the plant. Support management in the implementation of relevant quality processes and procedures and the daily execution of related activities. Participate on cross functional teams to ensure effective implementation of quality initiatives and processes. Brings forward to manager observed needs for Quality improvement. In event of this person's absence, coverage will be provided by Quality Technician and Plant Quality Manager.


  • Maintain Plant Food Safety Plan. Perform Food Safety Plan verification and validation activities. Perform Food Safety Plan Hazard Analysis on any new ingredients or processes.
  • Manage the GMP program. Inspect the plant on a routine schedule. Monitor deficiencies and track corrective actions from the routine plant inspections. Lead Food safety team with GMP and Food Safety focused projects. Inspect Distribution Centers quarterly.
  • Provide leadership, support and backup for Quality Technicians. This may involve working off shifts and weekends as needed.
  • Coordinate non-conforming product issues including identification, segregation, disposition, tracking, and corrective action of non-conforming product.
  • Establish and maintain plant sanitation program including detailed written procedures for the cleaning of all processing equipment and facilities. Perform verification and validation activities on the program.
  • Coordinate elements of the allergen control program including ingredient labeling, segregation, storage, cleanup process, verification of cleanups, and validation of cleanups.
  • Coordinate microbiological program: track, verify, and validate environmental program at plant.
  • Manage integrated internal and external pest management programs for bird, rodent, insect, and weed control issues and develop plans for exclusion or elimination of the source of problems. Lead Heat Sterilization process for insect control. Supervise external PCO vendor.
  • Provide monthly reports, as part of activities verification, on Food Safety Prerequisite programs, FOOD SAFETY PLAN program, and other projects as needed.
  • Represent the Department as needed in special projects, supplier programs, process improvement projects. Support and lead TreeHouse initiatives (TPS) and Global Food Safety programs. (SQF)
  • Provide leadership in training for food safety and quality related topics.
  • Assist with Regulatory audits, 3rd Party inspections, corporate audits, customer inspections when necessary.
  • Respond promptly, effectively and accurately to consumer complaints
  • Maintain effective working relationships with all employees, working closely with managers and Group Leaders. Serve as backup to Quality Manager or Quality Leader as needed.
  • Serve as positive emissary through interactions with suppliers, customers, vendors, commercial laboratories, custom packagers, government agencies, and warehouses.
  • Provides back-up for Manager Plant Quality and Quality Technicians

Disability Assistance
TreeHouse Foods is an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer and offers opportunities to all job seekers, including those with disabilities. If you need a reasonable accommodation to assist with your job search or application for employment, please contact us by sending an email to In your email please include a description of the specific accommodation you are requesting and a description of the position for which you are applying.

EEO Considerations

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, citizenship, disability or protected veteran status.


Job Criteria:
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Position Type: Full-Time Permanent
Years of Experience Required:
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Contact Information:
Contact Name: TreeHouse Foods, Inc. Company Type:
Company: TreeHouse Foods, Inc.

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