JBS USA FSQA LEAD - DAY in Cold Spring, Minnesota

POSITION SUMMARY: The FSQA Lead is responsible for 1) individual execution and coaching of facility FSQA Technicians for consistent of verification activities and 2) manage team equipment and supplies. Duties are primarily performed in a production environment out on the plant floor. ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES include the following. Other duties may be assigned

  • . Lead employees in FSQA organization for processing facility to meet performance goals. Participates in selection, training, development performance management, and engagement for direct reports

  • . Manage FSQA Team equipment and supplies

  • . Participate in team and company events to promote our company mission and values.

  • . Continuously improve technical skills in food safety, regulatory, and/or quality.

EXPECTATATIONS – all Team Members

  • Observe & enforce all company personnel, quality, safety, and food safety policies.

  • Maintains a positive work atmosphere by acting and communicating in a manner so that you work effectively and cooperatively with customers, clients, coworkers, and leadership teams.

  • Participates in process improvement and problem solving utilizing continuous improvement and rational thinking methodologies such as Six Sigma, and participates in or supports the E$P program

  • Recognizes and acts on incidents and safety risks. Consistently practices, and enforces safe work habits and drives those habits throughout the organization


  • High School diploma/GED required. Associates degree in technical area (lab, micro, chemistry, quality) preferred

  • Ability to pass a Prove It test

  • Knowledge of quality systems, food safety, SPC, problem solving

  • Ability to coordinate resources, plan, and budget

  • Ability to coach and develop team members

  • Ability to understand and operate basic product testing equipment

  • Must be proficient at using multiple software applications such as personal computer skills including email, routine database activity, word processing, spreadsheets, and graphics

  • Ability to write routine reports and correspondence in English

  • Ability to solve practical problems and deal with a variety of unknowns in situations

  • Good math and organizational skills

  • Ability to read and interpret procedures, specifications, and other documents

  • Ability to interpret and closely follow a variety of instructions furnished in written, oral, diagram, or schedule form

  • Must function well under stress and possess strong interpersonal communication skills in order to effectively communicate with supervisors and/or respective personnel regarding production status and problems encountered

  • Willingness to travel to other locations as needed

  • Must have command of all five senses: sight, hearing, touch, smell and taste

  • Food company experience, in quality, preferred

An Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer

Minorities, Females, Protected Veterans and Disabled Encouraged to Apply

Pilgrim’s enforces a policy of maintaining a drug-free workforce, including pre-employment substance abuse testing.