Quality Assurance Supervisor

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To save time applying, Jennie-O Turkey Store does not offer sponsorship of job applicants for employment-based visas for this position at this time.  A requirement of a position with Jennie-O Turkey Store is to be legally authorized to work in the United States without sponsorship.

ABOUT JENNIE-O TURKEY STORE INC. – Food that inspires you to live well.

Jennie-O Turkey Store, Inc., based in Willmar, Minn., is one of the largest and most beloved turkey brands in the world. A wholly owned subsidiary of Hormel Foods Corporation (NYSE: HRL), Jennie-O Turkey Store offers an array of more than 1,500 high quality fresh, frozen, refrigerated and deli turkey products that are distributed throughout the United States and 40 countries worldwide. Jennieo.com

ABOUT HORMEL FOODS – INSPIRED PEOPLE. INSPIRED FOOD.™

Hormel Foods Corporation, based in Austin, Minn., is a global branded food company with over $9 billion in annual revenues across 75 countries worldwide. Its brands include SKIPPY®, SPAM®, Hormel® Natural Choice®, Applegate®, Justin’s®, Columbus®, Wholly®, Hormel® Black Label®, Columbus® and more than 30 other beloved brands. The company is a member of the S&P 500 Index and the S&P 500 Dividend Aristocrats, , was named on the “Global 2000 World’s Best Employers” list by Forbes magazine for three straight years, is one of Fortune magazine’s most admired companies, has appeared on Corporate Responsibility Magazine’s “The 100 Best Corporate Citizens” list for the 12th year in a row, and has received numerous other awards and accolades for its corporate responsibility and community service efforts. The company lives by its purpose statement — Inspired People. Inspired Food.™ — to bring some of the world’s most trusted and iconic brands to tables across the globe. For more information, visit www.hormelfoods.com and https://csr.hormelfoods.com/.

Job Responsibilities

  1. Supervises the quality assurance function to assure all QA personnel, procedures, and processes meet or exceed the generally recognized industry standards for quality, process knowledge, technology, food safety, and sanitation.
  2. Supervision and maintenance of the SSOP, HACCP and ARC/Donated Commodity programs to assure that all USDA and company requirements are met while maintaining a good working relationship with Plant Management, local grading service personnel, and local USDA personnel.
  3. Assistance in the development and application of statistically designed experiments of lot acceptance, product quality assurance, in-process controls, and yield control programs.
  4. Provide proper and effective communication with the QA Manager to keep all parties informed of issues and conditions in the area that will require more detailed attention.
  5. Accurate and complete record keeping within means of assigned responsibility.
  6. Daily supervision and training of QA Technicians.
  7. Handle QA plant activities during the absence of the Quality Assurance Manager.
  8. Through leadership, development of competencies, training, and effective role modeling, personally embrace our Cultural Beliefs to create experiences, beliefs, and actions that will drive our key results.

Minimum Qualifications:

  1. High School Diploma or equivalent and knowledge of food safety initiatives
  2. Discipline, forward thinking and self-motivated
  3. Strong organization, written and verbal communication skills
  4. Highly developed interpersonal skills, including leadership and decision-making
  5. The ability and initiative to identify problems and opportunities, and to develop, recommend, and implement effective solutions and courses of action
  6. The ability to work independently with limited supervision
  7. A pattern of initiative and leadership
  8. Open to 2nd shift hours and weekends as needed

Preferred Qualifications:

  1. Bachelor’s degree with an emphasis on management, food manufacturing, or quality

Position available:

  • Immediately

Location:

  • Pelican Rapids, MN

Compensation/Benefits:

  • Competitive salary
  • Relocation Assistance Program to eligible applicants
  • Benefit package including health, dental, vision, life & disability insurance, PTO, 401K, pension, Profit Sharing program, continuing education and much more. Eligible for health care plans after 30 days of employment!

To be considered, please submit a resume during the application process.

At Jennie-O Turkey Store we invite difference and diversity in all aspects.  We offer a space of support, understanding, and community.  We are committed to the journey!  Learn more about our progress here: https://www.hormelfoods.com/about/diversity-and-inclusion/

Jennie-O Turkey Store is an equal opportunity employer.  All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, or veteran status.

To save time applying, Jennie-O Turkey Store does not offer sponsorship of job applicants for employment-based visas for this position at this time.  A requirement of a position with Jennie-O Turkey Store is to be legally authorized to work in the United States without sponsorship.

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Our company is an Equal Opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, national origin, age, sex, religion, disability, sexual orientation, marital status, veteran status, gender identity or expression, or any other basis protected by local, state or federal law.

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