Quality Assurance & Food Safety Columbia, Missouri


Position at JBS USA



Position Title: Quality Assurance (QA) Supervisor

Type of Job Description: New Job Description

Position Type: Fulltime

Job Catalog Position Title: QA Supervisor

FLSA Status: Salaried

Department: FSQA

Location: Columbia, MO

Business Unit: Principe Foods

Reports to: Quality Assurance (QA) Manager

Years of Experience: 3 years in USDA Facility & 2 years supervisor experience;

Number of employees Supervised: 4



The primary function of this position is to assist the QA Manager with ensuring the company has the highest product quality that is safe for human consumption.


Salary Range: $58,000 - $70,200



Assistant to and direct backup for QA Manager

Directly supervises QA technicians and coordinates their activities with assistance from QA Manager

Responsible for ensuring implementation of SQF Program protocols and standards.

Works with QA Manager to help maintain HACCP program and all records associated with it, including the monitoring of the CCPs.

Ensures all records and proper documents for SQF, HACCP and all pre-requisite programs are properly organized and maintained.

Collaborates with Lab Manager on scheduled testing

Follows up on any maintenance requests that are generated

Documents all sanitation requests that are needed.

Interacts with USDA on any NRs and any other concerns of the inspectors.

Responsible for Internal pest control program supplementing the outside pest control program

Coordinates internal audits (GMP, glass and brittle plastic).

Assists Lab manager on any samples that need to be taken for analysis

The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by people assigned to this job. They are not intended to be an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties, and skills required of personnel so classified. May perform other duties as assigned


Bachelor’s degree in a biological science with 3+ years’ experience in a USDA RTE facility

Minimum 2 years of supervisory experience

HACCP certified

Ability to make decisions without guidance

Ability to multi-task

Must have excellent problem-solving abilities

Must have excellent customer service skills

Must have excellent computer skills

Must have excellent communication skills

Must be able to read and comprehend regulations, correspondence, instructions, rules and regulations as well as fill out forms and write reports




Must be able to make decisions related to area of responsibility without guidance






Frequent sitting, standing and walking, which may be required for long periods of time

Maintaining composure in dealing with authorities, clients, staff and the public, occasionally under conditions of urgency and in pressure situations

Must undergo and meet company standards for background and reference checks, controlled substance testing


Slippery floors, cold temperatures, and loud ambient noise

Required ability to handle multiple tasks concurrently

Handling and being exposed to sensitive and confidential information

Responding on an on-call basis to emergencies and incidents at all hours.

May be exposed to stressful situations

May be required to work additional hours/overtime without advance notice

Seeing, hearing and speaking clearly in order to communicate effectively

Occasional lifting and/or moving up to fifty (50) pounds unassisted


More about us:


Since 1945, Principe has combined its Italian heritage with true craftsmanship to deliver the best Italian meats and charcuterie in the world. To meet growing consumer demand for great-tasting, high-quality Italian meats and charcuterie, Principe Foods is opening a new facility, combining old world traditions with innovative recipes, and expanding the authentic artisan offerings of Principe in the United States.

JBS Prepared Foods, a division of JBS USA, the leading global supplier of diversified, high-quality food products, acquired Principe Foods in February 2022.  

Now it is your turn to join a company with the mission to use these 100-plus years of knowledge to be the BEST in all we do; completely focused on our business, ensuring the BEST products and services to our customers; a relationship of trust with our suppliers and profitability for our shareholders.  All this, we do to provide an opportunity for a better future for all of our TEAM MEMBERS.


Opportunity for career growth – we prefer to promote internal employees into management roles as they are ready for new responsibilities

Comprehensive benefits package for full time employees including Medical, 401(k) and free tuition to select schools

Charitable involvement across Mid-West communities (Hometown Strong)

Company Culture (Purpose & Culture)