Quality Assurance & Food Safety Ottumwa, Iowa


Position at Swift Prepared Foods

Position at Plumrose


QA Lead Bacon Complex, Ottumwa, IA





  • Monitor facility and personnel for compliance with GMP's and SSOP's
  • Monitor quality levels and regulatory compliance on finished product
  • Pre-op inspection with microbial sampling
  • Monitor and verify HACCP's, CCP's and perform pre-shipment review
  • Monitor HACCP records
  • Develop and collect samples for Lab and for new and existing customers
  • Record all results/data from all inspections, monitoring activities
  • Train and support QA technicians in all the different tasks on the floor.
  • Conduct internal audits including but not limited to GMP’s, Glass and Brittle plastic, foreign material.
  • Work closely with bacon management to conduct foreign material investigations, quality product shows.
  • Conduct, along with FSQA Supervisors, operations employee training.
  • Fill in for FSQA Supervisors and help cover vacations and absences.
  • Review and organize operations and food safety records.
  • Conduct quality audits on bacon product. Communicate deficiencies with operations.
  • Work closely with maintenance to identify and repair food safety hazards on the floor.


Physical Demand Strength Rating (with Explanation)

- Constantly standing, walking, performing material handling that can involve heavy objects.
- Must tolerate temperatures that average 35- to 45-degrees F, and occasional temperatures near 0-degrees F
- Must check the weight of individual packages.
- Must check for the proper vacuum seal and for discoloration of the meat.