Peco Foods, Inc. is seeking a Quality Assurance Supervisor for our processing plant in Canton, MS.

Summary Description:

Supervises QA Technicians. Performs, records, and reports test results standards for all requested tests in all company areas. Assists poultry plants in assuring microbiological quality.

Essential Job Functions/Duties:

  • Performs microbiological and other quality assurance tests.
  • Assures accuracy of testing with quality assurance lab checks and known standard comparisons.
  • Promotes good manufacturing practices and HACCP compliance
  • Assists QA technician in contacting, performing test for and reporting of results to outside lab clients and USDA (towards gaining USDA Recognized Status).
  • Widely uses SPC method in evaluation of results.
  • Performs tests according to standards, which include but not limit to pathogen identification, bacterial quantification, sample collection, fat rancidity tests and shelf-life studies.
  • Assists lab technician and QA Manager in developing microbiological standards and determine causes and corrective actions for deviations from standards.
  • Performs all supervisory duties including assiting the QA Manager in recruiting, hiring, educating, motivating, and evaulating QA technicians.

Secondary Functions/Duties:

  • Assists in response to customer complains regarding microbiological weaknesses.
  • Assists lab manager in developing an efficient lab budge.
  • Substitutes for absences of technicians when necessary in order to complete priority projects
  • Assist technicians in assorted projects beyond routine tests, including but not limited to: research product development, consultation visits to plant facilities, continuing education courses, plan personnel education programs, performing special tests/reports, and attending meetings.
  • Other duties as assigned.


Assigns and directs work of QA technicians. Recommends hiring and firing authority; reviews performance. Receives infrequent instructions and works independently. Refers non-routine situations to manager.


  • One to three years experience in microbioloy lab.
  • Quality assurance experience in poultry processing plant preferred.
  • Must demonstrate successful supervisory skills, writing skills, creative and effective problem solving skills, basic knowledge of computers and related software.

Educational Requirements:

BS degree in Biological Sciences, Food Technology, Poultry Sciences or closely related field.

Physical/Mental Requirements:

  • Must be able to life 40 pounds, work under pressure, sand and walk for long periods of time.
  • Must be bale to make an independent judgment in routine tests.
  • Tests often require exposure to cold and damp environments.


Canton, MS


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