Pinnacle Foods

  • Quality Specialist

    Location US-IA-Fort Madison
    Job ID
  • Overview

    At Pinnacle Foods we are at the top of our game and the key to our success is clear. Everything we do is driven by our purpose: unleashing brand potential, dynamically evolving and improving our already beloved products to bring more convenience, taste, nutrition, and joy to today's consumers.
    The results: Our well-recognized products are found in 85% of American households and are leaders in their respective categories, holding the #1 or #2 market share position in 10 of the 14 categories in which we compete and we're just getting started. We are committed to adding value through strategic growth that synergizes our portfolio of "Leadership" and "Foundation" brands and plays to our strengths in R&D, consumer insights, and senior management experience.






    This position is responsible for the development and implementation of quality assurance programs to ensure regulatory compliance and company policies are adhered to. The position will work directly with operations personnel in addition to regulatory personnel to ensure quality and food safety standards are upheld. Additionally, this position has a high degree of emphasis on continuous improvement initiatives to help drive our business unit forward to maintain a competitive balance in the global marketplace.

    To perform this position successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty and responsibility satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions of this position.

    • Responsible for coordinating HACCP programs at the facility.
    • Responsible for performing daily record reviews to ensure all quality and regulatory requirements are met
    • Handling all quality and food safety production holds, reconciliation and product release
    • Assisting with all 3rd party audits
    • Data analysis and entry for statistical process control initiatives
    • Leading root-cause analysis efforts and implementing corrective actions and preventative measures
    • Completing special projects, duties and assignments as needed
    • Leading facility personnel in continuous improvement initiatives
    • Training quality assurance technicians on proper procedures
    • Maintain systems for checking, validating and verifying process compliance
    • Assisting with raw material and finished product analytical chemistry and microbiological testing
    • Maintain, update, develop and implement quality policies and procedures
    • Monitor food safety and food quality trends through data analysis and implement appropriate corrective actions and preventative measures
    • Ensure efficient and accurate testing, reporting and monitoring of product safety and product quality
    • Develop and deliver effective food safety and food quality training for facility team members
    • Facilitate the development of analytical methods and sampling procedures







    • Undergraduate Degree, required.
    • Bachelor of Science in Food Science or a related discipline, preferred.



    • Entry level candidates with internship experience, preferred.
    • Experience within packaging/food products industry, preferred.
    • Experience with continuous improvement methodologies, preferred.
    • Prior HACCP experience preferred.



    • Ability to maintain high expectations for self and others, demonstrating a dedication to achievement of results.
    • Proficient in Microsoft Word, Power Point and Excel.
    • Ability to analyze data and information, and to make effective and timely decisions.
    • Ability to use innovative approaches to resolve complex problems.
    • Ability to work under pressure and to react to situations with a strong sense of urgency.
    • Strong written and verbal communication skills, with the ability to effectively communicate throughout all levels of the organization.
    • Solid problem solving, project management, multi-tasking and prioritization skills.
    • Detail oriented, organized, reliable and resourceful.
    • Ability to work effectively both independently and within a team environment.

    Pinnacle Foods is an Affirmative Action/EEO Employer –
    qualified applicants will be considered for employment without regard to
    protected veteran or disability status, race/color, religion, gender, national
    origin, age, sexual orientation, gender expression, gender identity or any
    other legally protected basis.






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