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Plant SQF Practitioner (Hourly)

Company Name: LaHabra Bakery
Position Type: Employee
FLSA Status: Non-Exempt



Position Summary:

Maintain food safety and safe quality food (SQF) programs in the plant. Perform all jobs safely, efficiently and accurately to maintain and improve the performance of the entire plant in the areas of Safety, Quality, Reliability (SQR) and our Customer 1st strategy. Provide leadership that embodies our 7 Kroger Manufacturing High Performance Work System principles. Demonstrate the company’s core values of respect, honesty, integrity, diversity, inclusion and safety.

Essential Job Functions:

  • Develop and execute in-plant procedures and implement corporate procedures/templates to achieve and sustain compliance with Kroger Manufacturing food safety and quality requirements, including level 3 SQF system requirements
  • Oversee compliance with and maintenance of SQF systems through a process that effectively reviews, monitors and reassesses the effectiveness of all elements of the program (e.g., commitment, verification, validation, pre-requisite programs, document control, procedures, training) to ensure ongoing compliance and certification
  • Be the site’s backup contact for the SQF certification bodies and during certification audits with the certification auditor
  • Assist in conducting an annual in-house SQF self-audit using the SQF audit form to review SQF program status, level of participation and commitment at plant level
  • Develop and maintain an action register to manage audit follow-ups
  • Verify employee food safety training is conducted in a timely manner with proper documentation/verification
  • Provide guidance and leadership where potential risks have been identified that could impact food safety or quality
  • Perform project related tasks as assigned by facility senior quality leader
  • Follow established programs, policies and practices to produce safe, quality foods that meet regulatory and company requirements
  • Support the development, implementation, maintenance, and ongoing improvement of the SQF 2000 Systems
  • Accountable to the Kroger Manufacturing Food Safety and Quality Principles
  • Must be able to perform the essential functions of this position with or without reasonable accommodation

Minimum Position Qualifications/Education:

  • High School Diploma or GED
  • Effective oral and written communication skills
  • Proficient Microsoft Office skills
  • Ability to record testing data
  • Ability to work well with others and communicate issues

Desired Previous Job Experience:

  • Knowledge of microbiology and experience in a dairy/bakery or food plant
  • Associates/bachelor’s degree in the areas of food science or microbiology, dairy/bakery or food science


Education Level: High School Diploma/ GED Required
Required Certifications/Licenses: None
Position Type: Full-Time 
Shift(s): Day

Regions: West


Jobs at Kroger Manufacturing: Through quality products, strong individual commitments and team spirit, Kroger has been established as a leader in the manufacturing industry. Kroger Manufacturing provides career development programs aligned with aspirations in Engineering, Process Management, Information Systems, Quality Assurance, Operations Management, Human Resources, Finance and Procurement. Our work force programs provide technically challenging rotations with cross-functional teams, plants and locations to allow our Associates to learn from some of the brightest minds in the business. Experience and training combined with mentoring and guidance from plant sponsors prepare our Associates with the skills and leadership behaviors needed to achieve a successful career at Kroger.


Company Overview: Kroger Family of Companies employs nearly half a million associates who serve over 11 million customers daily through a seamless shopping experience under a variety of banner names.  At The Kroger Co., we are Fresh for Everyone™ and dedicated to our Purpose: To Feed the Human Spirit®.  We are committed to creating #ZeroHungerZeroWaste communities by 2025.  Careers with The Kroger Co. and our family of companies offer competitive wages, flexible schedules, benefits and room for advancement.


 Posting Notes:  CA || La Habra || 850 S. Cypress St. || 90631 || LaHabra Bakery || None || Auditing || Employee || Non-Exempt || Full-Time || None 

Nearest Major Market: Orange County
Nearest Secondary Market: Los Angeles

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