Palmer Candy Company Quality Assurance & Safety Coordinator job in Sioux City, IA

Palmer Candy Company
Job Title
Quality Assurance & Safety Coordinator
Job Type
2600 Hwy 75 North
Sioux City, IA 51105
Last Active
+30 days

Quality Assurance & Safety Coordinator

We have a full-time opening for a Quality Assurance & Safety Coordinator.

Must be able to work various shifts per week.

  • Must have 3 or more years experience.
  • Background check required.

Additional Info

Minimum Age
16+ years old


Quality Assurance & Safety Coordinator
Palmer Candy Company- Sioux City, IA

Non Exempt

Reports to
Quality Assurance & Safety Manager



Responsible for the maintenance of the company Quality Assurance and Safety programs.  Ensures ongoing compliance with all policies and procedures related to QA and Safety and continuously updates the programs when necessary.

Essential Job Functions
Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
* Support and assist in the development, implementation, review, verification and validation activities of the SQF System, including food safety fundamentals and the food safety plan.
* Take appropriate action to ensure the integrity of the SQF System.
* Drive the sampling program for outside lab analysis.
* Coordinate and help manage the retained samples program on all finished good products and appropriate raw materials
* Assist with 3rd party audits (GFSI, SQF, etc.), regulatory agencies (FDA, State Food and OSHA), customer audits, insurance safety agents and inspectors.
* Create, update and maintain needed programs to match FDA and customer needs.
* Create, update and maintain required OSHA policies and programs such as Lock Out Tag Out, Confined Entry, Hazardous Waste, etc.
* Assist the sanitation team by overseeing outside providers (pest control) and ensure the MSDS program is up to date. 
* Assist in conducting ongoing Team Member training on Safety, GMPs and food related issues.
* Update and test recall procedures including tracking and notification.
* Assist in organizing and leading Safety/Sanitation meetings.
* Inspect plant for ongoing safety hazards and practices.
* Help with R & D activities.
* Maintain compliance with product specifications, labeling, and regulatory standards.
* Assist with implementing HACCP, SQF, GMP, BRC and other food safety and quality programs for the plant.
* Other duties as assigned. 

Required Education and Experience
* Bachelor's degree in Food Science, Food Microbiology or similar field preferred.
* Minimum of three years of relevant experience preferably in a food manufacturing environment or an FDA regulated industry.
* HACCP and/or SQF certification preferred. If certifications are not attained prior to accepting the positon, candidate must acquire both certifications within first year in the position.

Other Duties
Please note this job description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities that are required of the employee for this job. Duties, responsibilities and activities may change at any time with or without notice.

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Posted: 2018-07-25

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