Quality Assurance & Food Safety Greeley, Colorado


Position at JBS USA Food Company

JBS USA is a leading global provider of diversified, high-quality food products, including a portfolio of well-recognized brands and innovative, easy-to-use food solutions. We process, prepare, package and deliver fresh and value-added premium meat, poultry and retail-ready food products for customers in approximately 100 countries on six continents. We are also the majority shareholder of Pilgrim’s, the largest poultry company in North America. JBS USA employs more than 100,000 team members, and our corporate office is located in beautiful Greeley, Colorado, where our 1,200 team members onsite enjoy more than 300 days of sunshine a year.

This position is responsible for maintaining various quality programs, specifications, food safety SOP’s, quality SOP’s, USDA labeling, and using regulatory knowledge to ensure product meets customer and USDA requirements.


  • Manage maintenance of specifications in the SAP PLM database or other databases as needed
  • Manage the internal labeling approval process & submit labels for USDA approval [Will provide training if needed]
  • Perform annual audits at all manufacturing facilities to observe a production run and focus on AQL’s.
  • Track manufacturing facility performance based on complaints and the number of pounds supplied weekly.  Share this information monthly with cross functional team.
  • Handle communication between customers and manufacturing facilities
  • Perform product cuttings on products from manufacturing facilities to determine quality performance
  • Collaborate with all business segments, customers, suppliers and the USDA.
  • Work with the Contact Manufacturing operations, Marketing, R&D, and Procurement to help find potential supplier/ co-packers.
  • Screen suppliers and co-packer abilities to meet Guidelines and Expectations.
  • Assist with writing various SOP’s.
  • Collaborate on the update to the co-packer/supplier Guidelines and Expectations, the accompanying audit, and the Outside Supplier Survey as regulatory and internal needs mandate.  Keep aligned with the current GFSI auditing standards.
  • Maintain and update the approved supplier and co-packer list and contact information, including protocols for addressing issues that could lead to potential recalls.
  • Request and maintain current supplier & co-packer documents.  Keep them posted on the QA portal so they are readily available to our facilities for their auditing needs. 
  • Assign co-packer ID to each co-packer/ supplier for traceability identification in SAP where needed.
  • Assist with completing customer GFSI audit requests, supplier quality/food safety questionnaires and supplying BRC and other 3rd party audit results.
  • Other duties as assigned


  • Education: Bachelor’s Degree in Animal Science, Meat Science, Food Science or other food related field minimum requirement.
  • Experience: 3-5 years of food/meat industry experience, preferably in a food safety and/or quality role
  • Willingness and ability to learn and become proficient at USDA regulations and labeling
  • Demonstrated experience working with cross functional teams (ex: marketing, sales, product development, packaging and commercialization): 1-year minimum
  • Demonstrated experience working with meat/food plant operations (1-year minimum)
  • Ability to execute quality system programs & audits. Previous auditing experience preferred.
  • Strong organizational and accuracy skills.
  • Self-starter and highly motivated
  • Computer Skills: Microsoft Office applications, Power Point, Excel and Word.
  • Willingness and ability to learn new computer systems
  • Communication Skills: Excellent verbal and written skills.
  • Ability to travel 25% time

The applicant who fills this position will be eligible for the following compensation and benefits:

  • Benefits: Vision, Medical, and Dental coverage begin after 60 days of employment;
  • Paid Time Off: sick leave, vacation, and 6 company observed holidays;
  • 401(k): company match begins after the first year of service and follows the company vesting schedule;
  • Base salary range of $70,000 - $90,000; and
  • This position is eligible to participate in the Company’s annual bonus plan, the amount of bonus varies and is subject to the standard terms and conditions of the incentive program;

The Company is dedicated to ensuring a safe and secure environment for our team members and visitors. To assist in achieving that goal, we conduct a drug, alcohol, and background checks for all new team members post-offer and prior to the start of employment. It is a job expectation that all new employees have, at minimum, the first dose of the COVID-19 vaccine in advance of their first date of employment. If you need assistance in obtaining a vaccine, the Company can help schedule you with one of its healthcare partners following a conditional job offer, if one is made. The Immigration Reform and Control Act requires that verification of employment eligibility be documented for all new employees by the end of the third day of work.