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Posted on: July 22, 2021 • Category: Manufacturing, Food Safety

Food Safety Specialist

American Foods Group - Cimpl Meats

Apply By: August 12, 2021
No. of Jobs: 1
Job Type: Full-Time
Pay Type: Hourly
Compensation: DOE/DOQ
Education: High School

Phone 1: 605-660-1710
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American Foods Group - Cimpl Meats
1000 Cattle Drive
Yankton, SD 57078
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Cimpl’s, LLC, an American Foods Group Company has opportunities for a Food Safety Specialist to join our dynamic QA team in Yankton, SD.

We are looking for someone with the ability to work in a fast-paced manufacturing environment with a dedication to quality. Join the AFG family where you can be a part of providing quality beef products to over 40 countries around the world and advance your career.

As our Food Safety Specialist, you will:

  • Maintains and monitors all identified critical control points in the Harvest, Fabrication, RTE, receiving and warehouse areas to reduce the risk associated with each control point.
  • Verify that all HACCP training for all employees involved in HACCP functions are current and documented.
  • Work with plant management and customers to successfully resolve customer concerns involving food safety and/or quality.
  • Always ensures regulatory compliance.
  • Lead the implementation of the SQF system to include coordinating and leading Internal Audit team.
  • Work with plant management to strategically coordinate continuous improvement efforts and programs related to food safety and quality processes and systems.
  • Prepares and participates in all customer and third-party audits.
  • Coordinate SQF meetings as fitting with the Food Safety Team and the Food Quality Team to discuss and report issues, concerns, and improvements to maintain the integrity of the SQF system.
  • Responsible for overseeing the employee training processes to ensure the successful completion and implementation of all required trainings.
  • Responsible for staying current on all SQF updates and changes and communicating these changes to the Food Safety and Food Quality Team.
  • Maintains record retention for production and FSQ records.
  • Required to communicate and work together with management and production workers to develop and maintain systems that promote quality and a food safety culture.
    • Assumes personal responsibility to insure safe and healthy workplace for everyone.
    • Adheres to all safety policies and procedures and incorporates safety and health in all jobs and tasks.
  • Adheres to Quality work practices, follows GMP's, maintains sanitary conditions and ensures that product quality is maintained. Reports to management any conditions or practices that may adversely affect food safety and quality.
  • Act as backup for person for Food Safety and Quality Coordinator.
  • Perform other duties as assigned.


Basic Qualifications:

  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills. Must be able to communicate with Government personnel and other designated personnel.
  • Ability to analyze statistical data and trend indicators.
  • Ability to work in cold, wet, noisy, hot, and humid environments.
  • Ability to work extended scheduled hours Monday through Saturday with frequent overtime.
  • Safe Quality Foods (SQF) Program knowledge with the ability to achieve SQF Practitioner status.
  • Knowledge of sanitation practices.
  • Must be fluent in English (speaking, reading, and writing).
  • Knowledge of Microsoft applications, including Word, Excel, Power Point, Outlook.
  • High School Diploma or GED.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Science in Biology, Microbiology, Food Science, or other related biological sciences. Degree in other areas will be considered.
  • HACCP certification or SQF/ BRC.

Other Information:

Cimpl’s, LLC an American Foods Group Company is a privately held meat processing company located in Yankton, South Dakota. We appreciate our employees and reward them for a job well done.  As a member of the team, you will find yourself challenged and contributing in a significant way to the success of the business, and you will be rewarded for that success. If you want to feel appreciated for a job well done and be part of something bigger, then consider joining American Foods Group, a “hire to retire” type of company.

What we offer:

  • Competitive pay
  • Excellent benefit plan.  Benefits include: Health, Dental, Vision, Life Insurance, Flex Spending Accounts, Voluntary Benefits, PTO, 401k, Short Term Disability, Discount Meat Purchase Program, and more!  
  • Training, growth and advancement opportunities that will make this the best and last company you work for.

Check Out the Yankton, SD Area!

Improve your quality of life by residing in Yankton, South Dakota, a rural city located on the banks of the Missouri River.  An abundance of recreational areas and amenities make it easy to stay active in Yankton.

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