Quality Assurance & Food Safety Olympia, Washington


Position at Empire Packing

  • Effectively manages assigned personnel, ensuring optimal performance. 
  • Leads through effective goal setting, communication, and coaching. 
  • Directs and assigns personnel, providing assistance as needed.   
  • Trains and advises employees on current daily needs.  Leads personnel to improve performance and productivity.   
  • Evaluates, formulates, and implements employee corrective actions. 
  • Notify Production Management when problems arise. 
  • Maintain an open dialogue with assigned team. 
  • When approached with feedback and concerns resolve the problem in the most direct and positive way possible. 
  • Ensure all company policies are followed.  
  • Monitor and supervise all aspects of quality. 
  • Supervise personnel ensuring work standards are followed. 
  • Ensures product meets or exceeds quality incoming and outgoing product specification, agreed upon by the customers and suppliers. 
  • Works with customers and USDA to ensure labels meet regulatory requirements.  
  • Assures compliance with all company safety rules and GMPs. 
  • Ensures that random audits are performed on approved suppliers, verifying that the supplier is meeting or exceeding expectations. 
  • Assumes responsibility for quality and continuous improvement. 
  • Leads all third-party audits to include formal responses and corrective actions as required. 
  • Liaison between USDA and the production team. 
  • Ensure products are produced to customer specification and are defect free. 
  • Ensure that scale labels have all regulatory requirements set forth by USDA and the customer. 
  • Ensures technicians are trained on proper work standards, maintain all proper documentation and are in their assigned areas monitoring product or defects. 
  • Ensure that temperature checks are being performed on product. 
  • Perform plant audits and inspections as related to Quality of product and needs to produce a quality product. 
  • Provide assistance when necessary with product evaluations. 
  • Ensures all administrative tasks are completed timely and accurately. 
  • May assume other duties as assigned. 
  • Bachelor’s Degree in Occupational Health & Safety, Business, or related field preferred but not required. Certified Safety Professional (CSP) or Certified Industrial Hygienist (CIH) is highly desired. 
  • Certification Required: Safety, SQF training, GMP, HACCP, SOP, and Food Defense. 
  • Minimum of 5 years of Health and Safety experience required 
  • Minimum of 3 years of supervisory experience in a plant environment required 
  • Strong computer skills including the ability to prepare spreadsheets and use Microsoft Office Products (Word, Outlook, Excel, Power Point, and/or Access) to analyze data and trends 
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office suite 
  • Ability to speak, read, and write English 
  • Good verbal and written communication skills 
  • Bilingual Spanish (preferred)