FSQA Associate – Chicago
SUMMARY: This is an entry-level position that both leads and helps facilitate the daily activities of the Food Safety and Quality Technical Services Department. The candidate will lead and assist other teams with the hands on development, ingredient substitution and innovation related projects from concept to commercialization, including bench top and pilot plant work. The successful candidate will lead technical project teams and provide technical support to other functional groups within Tyson Foods. This candidate must also be familiar with critical steps in executing experiments and collecting data and in basic formulations and computer software used by the Technical Services group. This person will lead/support the Technical Services managers. The position will assists in launching new products/changes using current line processes or working with corporate and operations to implement the needed changes to launch a product, packaging format, etc.; maintains/Completes the manufacturing instructions for the product specification system; lead the Technical Services team in the utilization of the SLIM tool for project management; verify that during first production that operations is following the correct manufacturing instructions; assists supply chain in understanding plant capabilities through plant testing to verify product performance, labor and yields; leads project teams through rolling and hard cut offs for the Bill of Material changes, Specifications and communication with the Plant Operations team; helps facilitate Product Transfers by assisting the plants in qualifying Finished Goods, components, and packaging and verifying the specifications are complete and the Bills of Materials are available prior to the qualification runs; as an innovations team member work, with team members to ensure that test designs are completed and communicated to plant operations for a successful tests; manages product and process development projects; applies knowledge of research methods, food science, and process technology to develop new or improved products, improve existing processes and generate cost savings; provides service to manufacturing and technical services for trouble-shooting and problem resolution. Collect data, run tests, and conduct experiments to develop resolution to problems; interacts with Corporate R&D, Marketing, Engineering, Purchasing and Manufacturing to move projects from the concept stage to pilot plant, test market, and then to successful launch; documents, summarizes, and recommends status and next steps.
Education: Bachelor's degree in Food Science, Meat Science, Biology, Chemistry or other related discipline
Experience: Some experience in Quality, Food Safety, R&D or plant operations preferred
Communication: Good communication and interpersonal skills
Computer Skills: Experience of the use of Microsoft Office tools and willingness to learn enterprise wide software
Communication Skills: Good written and verbal communication skills.
Computer Skills: Strong computer skills, experience with Microsoft office
Special Skills: Must have strong organizational and leadership skills; good problem solving skills; demonstrate leadership in the areas of food safety and regulatory affairs; possess a thorough understanding of FDA and/or USDA inspected manufacturing facilities; comprehensive experience with FDA and/or USDA Rules and Regulations.
Travel: Ability to travel up to 50%To view a full job description and submit your resume for consideration, click APPLY TO THIS POSITION below and follow the prompts.