2nd Shift QA Lead (Bacon)

Quality Assurance & Food Safety Ottumwa, Iowa


Position at JBS USA

QA Lead Bacon Complex

Ottumwa IA


Our Company, Your Opportunity:    
Nearly 150 years ago, Gustavus Swift founded Swift & Company. He was a true pioneer whose passion and innovative spirit transformed the meat industry. This commitment to transformation mirrors that of JBS Prepared Foods today. JBS Prepared Foods (formerly Plumrose and Swift Prepared Foods) is the prepared foods arm of JBS USA, one of the world’s largest meat companies. This is a unique opportunity to be in a start-up environment, with the backing of a Global CPG Powerhouse. This is a role for someone who is looking for an entrepreneurial challenge in a company with aspirations to be leaders within the CPG world. The position will have both strategic and tactical elements and the person may wear different hats. This is an opportunity for people who want to think Big, dream Big and work to make Big ideas a reality.
Our Mission:
To be THE BEST in all we do. We are 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.

Functions & Responsibilities

  • 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.
  • Ability to communicate effectively in English, both written and verbally.
  • Excellent customer service skills.
  • Prior QA experience, 2+ years preferred
  • Production experience preferred in a food processing facility.
  • High School degree or equivalent required.
  • Bachelor’s Degree in applicable field preferred. 


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.