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Hershey Microbiology & Food Science Job – Candidates Apply Online

Hershey Microbiology & Food Science Job – Candidates Apply Online

This position is responsible for supporting the Quality Assurance and Sanitation programs that meet food safety and sanitation standards throughout the Hershey Technical Center Community. The position develops, implements, maintains and enforces programs in the areas of Food Safety, Sanitation, Pest Control, Product Excellence (PEP) and GMP’s in laboratory, kitchen, sensory and Pilot Plant areas.

Job Title: Specialist QA & Operations

Location: Hershey, Pennsylvania, United States


  • B.S. in Food Science, Microbiology, or related field or equivalent related experience
  • Minimum of ¬3+ yrs. of related experience (including internships)
  • Ability to effectively plan and execute multiple priorities while being flexible and adaptive to change.
  • Ability to effectively work with Product Development and Engineering to understand new product innovation, ingredients, and processes.
  • Superior communication skills in verbal and written forms.
  • In-depth understanding of a production/manufacturing environment.
  • Demonstrated knowledge and implementation of Sanitation Principles to food processing equipment and environments including Pest Control Principles.
  • Advanced problem solving/troubleshooting skills.
  • Detailed knowledge of regulatory and quality system requirements – PEP, HACCP, Good
  • Manufacturing Practices (cGMP), GFSI/SQF Standards, Food Safety Modernization Act and Preventive Controls, etc.
  • Proficiency in computer programs/software such as Microsoft Word, Outlook, Excel,
  • Access, PowerPoint, SAP, Database Systems, etc.
  • Ability to repeatedly bend, stoop, and stretch, and spend a major portion of the work shift standing and walking.
  • Ability to lift 50 lbs.

Job Summary:

Position must keep current in food safety regulations, policies and issues, and provide support to project activities in the Pilot Plant. The Technical Center EMMP (Environmental Microbiological Monitoring Program) will be maintained and performed by this position.

Role Responsibilities:

QA Support – 30-40%

Work with Engineering, Product Development, Food Science, Facilities and Pilot Plant Operations personnel to ensure that all projects and activities are performed in a manner that meet and support all Federal standards for Good Manufacturing Practices, HACCP and Food Safety Modernization Act. Review established policies and procedures specific to the Pilot Plant are appropriate and aligned with relevant corporate PEP standards. Provide support during Pilot Plant product runs for consumer testing and sales samples. Review the necessary documentation and records related to quality assurance and sanitation policies, programs and procedures, including Food Safety Plans and process preventive controls for established pilot scale production lines. Provide support during the creation of Food Safety Plans and HACCP for all TC products.

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