Quality Assurance & Food Safety Gainesville, Georgia


Position at Pilgrim's


  • Make sure that all phases of the HACCP and SSOP programs are being carried out according to the written procedures and formats which have been established. 
  • Review HACCP and SSOP records for completeness and correctness. 
  • Coordinate answers for NRs with plant supervision and management. 
  • Do PSR’s every hour or as required. 
  • Make changes to the SSOP and HACCP plans when necessary. 
  • Ensure employees are abiding by the GMP rules. 
  • Weekly and monthly reports and graphs. 
  • Annual review of the HACCP and SSOP plans 
  • Do a monthly walk through of the plant and conduct a GMP audit. 
  • Assist in the administration of the Quality Assurance department, to include overseeing Quality Assurance Technicians and appropriate QA compliance, in conjunction with QA Manager. 
  • Any additional tasks assigned by QA and plant management on an as needed basis.


  • Minimum of 2 years HACCP experience in a Poultry environment.
  • Must be familiar with plant sanitation standards, guidelines and overall sanitation operations in a slaughter packaging operation.
  • Thorough working knowledge of USDA food safety regulations (pertaining to HACCP/SSOP/Labeling/ Nutrition/etc.) and auditing preferred.
  • HACCP Certification is required. Training available to acquire.
  • SQF training and/or SQF Practitioner preferred.
  • Strong knowledge of Microsoft Office Suite (Word, Excel, Outlook, etc).  SAP experience preferred.
  • Effective technical reading and writing skills.
  • Strong interpersonal communication and oral presentation skills.
  • Good math and analytical skills.
  • Strong integrity and work ethic.
  • Flexible and able to adapt to a rapidly changing work environment.


EDUCATIONAL REQUIREMENTS: High School Diploma/GED; Associates Degree required.  College degree in related field strongly preferred.