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HACCP Coordinator in Mount Pleasant, IA at West Liberty Foods, L.L.C

Date Posted: 4/15/2019

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Job Reference Code: 006937-Mt. Pleasant



About West Liberty Foods

West Liberty Foods was formed in 1996 under the guiding principles of the Iowa Turkey Growers Cooperative. Carrying on Iowa’s rich farming tradition, our grower/owners are committed to animal health and welfare while delivering superior-quality turkeys — a philosophy that has helped family farms grow and thrive for generations. The continued success of West Liberty Foods is due to the dedication, enthusiasm and support of our grower/owners.

Our mission is to be a leading food manufacturer by converting needs, ideas and expertise into value for our members, business partners and consumers.

West Liberty Foods manufactures hundreds of meat and poultry products that can be found in well-known grocery stores and top restaurant chains nationwide. Recognized as one of the top protein processors in North America, we have the capacity to produce over 650 million pounds of food products per year across our facilities. We are The Surprisingly Big Company®, and we’re right in your backyard.

Build your career with West Liberty Foods and be a part of an exciting, collaborative team environment! 

We are currently hiring for a HACCP Coordinator for our Mount Pleasant, Iowa facility.

Job Summary: 

As a HACCP Coordinator you will support and help ensure that all organizational policies and procedures are followed in the safety of our products.  You will be responsible for making sure corrective actions are taken and preventative procedures are completed. 

Primary Responsibilties 
  • Reviews all HACCP CCP and prerequisite program records to ensure they are complete, correct in compliance with current HACCP plan and USDA guidelines.
    • Does HACCP-product reconciliation to make sure all finished products are accounted for on paperwork.
    • Making sure all required observations/monitoring are being correctly documented.
    • Is responsible for making sure corrective and preventative actions are completed.
  • Maintains sorting, filing and shredding system for all HACCPs, Pre-shipment reviews, QA AQLs, and operations paperwork for entire plant.
    • Makes sure paperwork is kept up to date.
    • Verifies and updates label approvals
    • Makes sure USDA has correct accessibility of plant paperwork.
    • Makes sure all updates are recorded correctly.
  • Helps facilitate the implementation of new HACCP programs and plant training.
    • Flow Charts-Walks the process to make sure flow chart represents actual process.
    • Helps trouble shoot and brain storm new process implementation needs.
  • Constantly improving current processes by justifying needs and obsolete steps to increase productivity.
  • Reviews and suggests changes/updates to current forms, reports and paperwork as needed – carries out any approved changes.
  • Keeps good working relationships with USDA, R&D, operations, accounting, the CI group and sanitation to help make sure process are the most efficient on a daily basis.
  • Inventories QA Lab and QA tech supplies through EAM to make sure POs are made and approved as needed at each facility.
    • Main contact for QA plant vendors
    • Troubleshoots all QA Lab and QA tech equipment before being sent for repair.
    • Orders new equipment when needed.
  • Maintain new CCP/HACCP training & licensing program to be used throughout plant.
  • Assist in preparation and participation in all 3rd party audits.
  • All other duties as assigned. 


Job Requirements

  • Associate’s Degree in related field is preferred.
  • Previous experience in a lab or Quality Assurance experience is preferred.
  • HACCP certificationis preferred.
  • Prior experience in a manufacturing environment is beneficial.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
  • Must be able to work independently without constant supervision.
  • Must be able to problem solve.
  • Must be able to work in a fast paced environment.
  • Ability to adjust quickly to changing demands.
  • Good customer service skills are a must.
  • Advanced computer skills including Google Suite.
  • Must be able to work extended hours and weekends if needed.
  • Candidates must successfully pass post-offer/pre-employment drug test and background screen.
  • Food Safety Certification through Iowa State University-required (WLF paid).

West Liberty Foods/Liberty Cold is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, or protected veteran status and will not be discriminated against on the basis of disability. 


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