Quality Assurance and Sanitation Supervisor

at Shearer's Foods
Location Massillon, Ohio
Date Posted April 29, 2024
Category Default
Job Type Full-time


Shearer's is a leading contract manufacturer and private label supplier in the snack industry in North America. Headquartered in Massillon, Ohio, Shearer's has 17 state-of-the-art, geographically diverse manufacturing facilities in Ohio, Texas, Arkansas, Arizona, Minnesota, Pennsylvania,  Virginia, Iowa, Ontario and Alberta, Canada, including one of the industry's first Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design platinum LEED certified facilities in Massillon, Ohio. The Company is known for producing the highest quality snacks in assorted flavors and sizes, including kettle cooked potato chips, traditional potato chips, tortilla chips, cheese curls and other extruded snacks, and corn chips, as well as cookies, crackers, and wafers.


Day Shift: 7am to 4pm Monday thru Friday (off shift hours as needed)

Your seat at the table

The Quality Assurance and Sanitation Supervisor position is accountable for the efficient coordination of team members aiming to conduct quality verification of finished products, through effective execution in directing and monitoring the quality assurance process. This position also supervises the safe and timely cleaning of the facility and equipment in accordance with all Company, Customer, Certification and Regulatory requirements and supports facility compliance with records verification. This position partners with other areas of the operation and external vendors to coordinate and continuously improve the facility Master Sanitation Schedule (MSS) and Integrated Pest Management (IPM). Appreciating and conveying the core values of the company through daily behavior is key.

  • Supervises and monitors the activities of employees engaged in conducting verification of finished products
  • Ensures behaviors, practices, and the work environment supports a safe and food safe workplace by enforcing safety, Good Manufacturing Practices, and sanitation rules and principles
  • Ensures product quality via periodic auditing of specification adherence
  • Communicate issues and developments identified during quality assurance and sanitation activities along with corrective actions
  • Customer complaint investigation and root cause analysis
  • Coordinating cross-functionally the MSS and IPM schedules and needs
  • Planning, launching and modifying work schedules, assignments, and sanitation sequences to meet performance standards and MSS requirements
  • Monitoring chemical inventories and sanitation equipment to ensure hazardous materials and/or wastes are handled properly
  • Coordinate new hire orientation and annual training for employees relating to quality, sanitation, and food safety programs
  • Utilizes metrics/data to evaluate and improve quality assurance and sanitation procedures and processes, as well as efficiencies
  • Oversees calibration, maintenance, and repair of quality assurance and sanitation equipment
  • Monitor, support, and enforce all food safety processes and procedures including SQF, AIB, and customer specific standards
  • Maintains a working knowledge of government and industry quality assurance codes and standards
  • Trained as PCQI, conducts verification/validation of preventative controls
  • Trained as SQF Practitioner
  • Participation in Internal Audits and Food Safety inspections
  • Conducts reviews of non-conforming material (finished product) and ensures product control is maintained and corrective actions are developed
  • Support recall program activities (trace exercises, mass balances, training)
  • Serve as HACCP Coordinator
  • Assists in implementing quality assurance and sanitation improvement plans to improve quality assurance and sanitation procedures
  • Plans and establishes work schedules, assignments, and production sequences to meet performance standards
  • Coordinate direct report scheduling to satisfy facility needs
  • Utilizes standard work processes to ensure repeatable performance
  • Monitors quality assurance and sanitation goals and levels to make sure they are consistent with performance standards
  • Confers with other supervisors to coordinate operations and activities within or between departments
  • Observes quality control equipment and product to ensure that employees conform to quality assurance standards
  • Supporting policy compliance, procedure execution and records collection to ensure consistently successful audits and inspections
  • Tracks employees’ work performance and attendance to ensure performance metrics are met
  • Directs employees involved in the quality assurance and sanitation process

What you bring to the table

Education and Work Experience

  • High school or equivalent degree required; a two-year technical or bachelor’s degree is preferred
  • 2+ years of experience in a quality assurance and/or sanitation management or supervision role, preferably in the food processing industry. Experience may be used as a substitute for education
  • RCA/CAPA experience
  • Sanitation experience is a plus

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

  • Food Safety training or certifications such as HACCP, PCQI, SQF, BRC
  • Chemical management, application, and safe handling practices
  • Knowledge of adult-learning methods for training and coaching individuals and groups
  • Knowledge of techniques for maximizing the balance of production, maintenance and sanitation for a manufacturing operation
  • Computer skills such as Excel, Word, Power Point, Share Point, Email, and data management programs such as Access, Cleanz, Maintenance Connect or other comparable system
  • Time management skills; personal and team
  • Organizational skills; personal and team
  • Interpersonal skills
  • Decision-making skills
  • Mechanical aptitude for proper assembly, use and repair of equipment and communication with equipment vendors
  • Ability to work within an integrated operating enterprise
  • Ability to manage hourly team members in executing complex programs
  • Ability to work a variable schedule
  • Knowledge, skills, and abilities consistent with the essential duties and responsibilities

We Offer a Feast of Benefits

Medical, Dental, Vision, Life, Flexible Spending Account, Retirement Savings Plan with Match, Short Term Disability, Long Term Disability, Group Critical Accident Insurance, Group Critical Illness Insurance, Employee Assistance Plan and numerous opportunities to volunteer in the communities in which we operate.


You will be considered for employment in our inclusive workplace

Because at Shearer’s, we are committed to providing equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, age, disability, genetic information, marital status, amnesty, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.


This is your invitation to apply now!

location: 2255 Phoenix Ave SE Massillon, Oh 44646

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