Peco Foods, Inc. is seeking a Food Safety and Quality Assurance Manager at our plant in West Point, MS.

General Responsibility:

This position is responsible for the leadership and guidance of all activities of the FSQA department to include food safety programs, specification adherence, and product quality for products within their assigned division. In addition, the FSQA Manager will oversee all special projects as assigned, departmental budgets, turnover, and safety.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Validation of production practices including raw material receiving requirements; pre-operational and operational sanitation; finished product quality and Food Safety Systems;
  • Validating that all Client FSQA policies and procedures are followed;
  • Validating monitoring verification and the associated documentation with adherence to government regulations; developing, implementing and maintaining the HACCP, PCQI, SOP, GMP and SSOP based programs; Maintain communication with in-plant FSIS personnel with regard to plant regulatory compliance.
  • Validating that finished product conforms to customer product and label specifications;
  • Follow-up on product issues and audit results with the plant, plant management, corporate sales, and/or operations;
  • Coordinating with customers and their agents for product showings, plant tours, and audits; visits to customer facilities; initial product runs and investigation response to quality related customer complaints;
  • Monitoring and verifying that microbiological results are being responded to correctly;
  • Verifying that facility food safety and quality programs are being executed properly and providing facility QA Management with assistance in selecting, training, and managing FSQA Supervisors;
  • Assisting both the Food Safety and Foreign Material teams at facilities on an as needed basis;
  • Completing required internal, regulatory, and customer audits
  • Verifying the management of Hold Release inventories at plant level.

Job Qualifications and Requirements:

  • Education: Knowledge associated with food safety, animal science, natural science or technical field normally acquired through a bachelor’s degree or higher in academic study, or related job experience essential to the job.
  • Computer Skills: Standard computer skills required; generating spreadsheets and developing templates for use by plant management and corporate FSQA, sales and operations.
  • Communication Skills: Excellent communication skills required, both written and verbal, demonstrating the proven ability to correspond with all levels - line team members to corporate management.

Preferred Skills:

  • Experience: Minimum 5 years of prior industry experience to fully grasp regulatory, production and manufacturing concepts preferred. Experience with FDA and USDA regulated products. SAP Experience a plus.

Physical Demands:

  • Working in a cold/wet/damp environment and a normal room temperature environment.
  • Standing/sitting/walking 100% of the workday.
  • Lifting various weights on an as needed basis.

This job description is not a comprehensive list of duties or responsibilities that may be required of the employee. Management may change or add duties and responsibilities at any time without notice.


West Point, MS


Peco Foods, Inc. provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment and prohibits discrimination and harassment of any type without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, national origin, disability status, genetics, protected veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local laws.

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