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Purfoods Food Safety Specialist in Grinnell, Iowa

The Food Safety Specialist does pre quality assurance work involving coordination and movement of prepared food into and out of the Cryo-cabinet & Blast Chill machine and into the production holding Ready to Eat (RTE) area where it is staged for the Production Room, labeled, and marked.

Shift available:

  • 3rd: Monday to Friday, 11pm to 7am (includes shift differential pay)

  • Facilitates the proper chilling of cooked products through Cryocabinet (when appropriate) and through the Blast Chiller within HACCP timelines and regulations

  • Use digital thermometers to repeatedly check food in Blast Chiller. Stir, move trays and carts, etc. to ensure food temps out within allotted time frame

  • Document temperatures and weights

  • Correctly weigh and label all finished product leaving Blast Chill

  • Move product to RTE and determine if food will remain on tray or placed in totes

  • Ensure all carts and totes are properly bagged/covered and make/place labels with comps/subcomps, dates, and allergens on them

  • Work with RTE Runners to organize and stage food for Pack Room

  • Use all required safety equipment/procedures and consistently follow all food-related safety and sanitation guidelines

  • Take initiative to assist with general cleaning tasks in the work area

  • Confer with Quality Assurance as needed

  • Performs other duties as assigned

  • High school diploma or equivalent

  • Must be able to read/write/speak English

  • Careful attention to detail

  • Basic math, weights & measurements skills

  • Demonstrated commitment to following Good Manufacturing Practices (GMPs) and other food safety rules

  • 1+ years in a food manufacturing or industrial kitchen environment preferred

  • ServSafe certificate or knowledge/training in HACCP would be helpful

  • Regularly required to use hands to feel, grab, or operate objects, tools, and controls while reaching with hands and arms

  • Frequently required to stand, communicate, and listen

  • Occasionally required to walk, stoop, kneel or crouch

  • Occasionally lift and/or move up to 50 pounds

  • Visual perception to perform job including peripheral vision, depth perception, and the ability to adjust focus

  • Able to perform repetitive movements

  • Able to work in variable temperatures (cold/hot)

Mom’s Meals, a PurFoods Company is a home-delivered meal service providing fully prepared, refrigerated meal solutions direct to homes nationwide for over 20 years. We provide seniors, patients recovering post-discharge and those managing a chronic condition with tailored nutrition solutions to manage their specific needs. If you are passionate about the well-being of others and have a strong sense of community, Mom's Meals could be the place for you! We are a family operated business looking for fun, compassionate, and friendly people who want to make a difference in the lives of others.

Mom’s Meals complies with all applicable federal and state non-discrimination laws. All qualified applicants shall receive consideration for employment without regard to race, religion, national origin, ancestry, color, gender, age, disability, sexual orientation, or military status.

ID: 2021-2714

External Company Name: Mom's Meals, a PurFoods Company

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Street: 810 Blakely Circle