Pinnacle Foods

  • Quality Assurance/SQF Supervisor

    Location US-PA-Berlin
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  • 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.


    Snyder of Berlin®, a division of Pinnacle Foods, has been producing fresh and tasty snacks in the little farm town of Berlin, Pennsylvania since 1947.   We are looking for a Quality Assurance/SQF Supervisor to supervise the laboratory and technicians and oversee our Quality programs, driving all aspects of quality, SQF certification, governmental requirements and continuous improvement programs within the operation. 


    • Responsible for the daily activities of the QA lab to ensure support of food safety and quality processes for the facility. 
    • Serves as SQF Practitioner for the facility, managing internal audits and compliance for SQF, including overseeing corrective actions. 
    • Prepares for and leads a team through third party Food Safety/GMP audit. Participates in all internal and external audits relative to the Quality Assurance Department.
    • Verifies and audits policies, SOPs, and Food Safety/SQF compliance. 
    • Ensures Food Safety in all actions and responsibilities, following Food Safety practices and all applicable requirements of the SQF System.
    • Ensures QA staffing for all shifts, filling in for technicians on occasion, for example, during absences.  
    • Reviews and approves daily QA data, ensuring accuracy and adherence to specifications
    • Maintains compliance with FDA and other governing bodies (city/ state/ health department). 
    • Implements and works with department managers on continuous improvement programs. 
    • Leads and delivers Food Safety Training.
    • Develops and assists in developing quality programs and procedures. Maintains, leads, and administers plant programs and procedures, along with auditing and evaluating plant operations to improve food quality and safety as well as process productivity. Drives the facility to the next elevated level for food product quality and food safety
    • Anticipates and solves quality-related issues through logical risk assessments, to include evaluation of ingredients, materials, process, and finished products.
    • Maintains plant Hold and Release program; ensures any and all non-conforming (or suspect non-conforming) product or equipment is identified, segregated and handled according to direction of Quality Assurance Manager.
    • Assists facility leadership team to ensure all operations are conducted in accordance with OSHA regulations and regularly participates in plant safety programs as scheduled.
    • Leads initiatives for compliance to certificates of analysis and internal specifications through participation in the inspection, testing and evaluation of raw materials, work in progress materials, and finished products while maintaining proper records of results
    • Equips and supplies quality assurance laboratory including the standardization of instruments, compliance with approved methodologies used for chemical and physical attribute analysis, and completion of accurate and efficient testing and reporting of product safety and quality.
    • Ensures proper maintenance and compliance to documented Standard Work Instructions; identifies and addresses any non-conformances found. Maintains an active leadership role in continuous improvement programs through the ongoing development of standardized work
    • Provides technical expertise regarding KPIs, GMPs, HACCP, customer complaints, and Quality systems services to management team to help prevent or resolve product, production and/or process-related issues
    • Maintains Master Control documents, quality data collection, trending, and reporting projects
    • Maintains systems for checking and verifying process compliance, including but not limited to SPC, HACCP, SQF, Quality Systems, Formula Control, Corrective or Preventive Actions, and Quality Assurance Manuals for corporate and the plants
    • Other duties as assigned to support over all departmental and corporate initiatives.


    • Bachelor’s degree in food science, biology, chemistry, environmental science or related field.
    • 1-3 years of Quality Assurance supervisory experience in a food facility.
    • Must be SQF and HACCP certified.
    • Must be able to work independently as well as in a team to identify and resolve issues.
    • Must be able to communicate effectively both verbally and in writing with all levels of the organization.
    • Must have excellent computer skills, including proficiency in Microsoft PowerPoint, Excel and Word.
    • Must be able to resolve complex problems, to analyze data and information, and to make effective and timely decisions.
    • Must have great project management, multi-tasking and prioritization skills.
    • Must be detail oriented, organized, reliable, and resourceful.
    • Must be able to influence peers and subordinates in correct application of QA systems and procedures.

    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.


    About Snyder of Berlin®: The Snyder family chip business began in 1920 in the home kitchen of Edward Snyder II and his wife, Eda, in a small town in Pennsylvania, using a recipe based on a snack that Edward had seen at a hotel in upstate New York.   As the popularity of their chips grew, they began to expand toward Pittsburgh. Potato buyers and farmers in the Laurel Highlands got together with the Snyder family and determined it made sense to build a self-sustaining chip factory amid their fields where the potatoes were being grown. For more information and to see the full line of Snyder of Berlin® products, visit




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