Food Safety Quality Assurance Manager - Production
Location: 13502 Hamburger Lane, Baldwin Park, CA
Job Posting Location - City, State:
Baldwin Park, CA
Job Posting Location - Street:
13502 Hamburger Lane
Work Type:
Quality Control

Description & Requirements

Come join our family at In-N-Out Burger!  

We have an excellent opportunity for a fulltime Food Safety Quality Assurance Manager for meat and spread production based currently based in our Baldwin Park, CA Warehouse. This position will be permanently based in our new 26-acre Chino, CA Warehouse opening in early 2023. The FSQA Manager - Production reports to the FSQA Department Head, serves as a subject matter expert, and has responsibility in all areas of FSQA for meat and spread production throughout the company. This includes food safety, quality assurance, laboratory operations, regulatory affairs, sanitation, and research and development activities across three production facilities.  This individual is responsible for associated budgets, Associate development, and related program regulatory compliance.  This role also serves to benchmark vendor performance and evaluates process controls to identify means of continuous improvement. Skills required for this position include analytical and deductive reasoning, critical thinking, problem solving, team oriented leadership, and excellent verbal and written communications.

General Responsibilities
  • Monitor food safety and regulatory compliance of all production items including meat and spread
  • Oversee laboratory methodologies, replacement of/upgrades to equipment, and various reports   
  • Quality Assurance via process controls, as well as oversight of programs and vendor feedback on incoming raw materials
  • Research and development of new packaging, products, equipment, and software related to production and food safety
  • Conduct third-party reviews, bringing in experts to review findings and make improvements
  • Visit suppliers’ facilities/sites regularly to inspect and review processes, procedures, and quality standards, and report and review findings
  • Maintain and keep current on food safety regulations, processes, and best practices and ensure compliance in the company’s processes and procedures
  • Provide complete and timely communication to the FSQA Department Head and the Director of Meat and Spread Operations on any items that may impact the management of the overall meat & spread operations group 
  • Analyze and evaluate process controls to identify opportunities for continuous improvement
  • Perform other job-related duties as required
Work Schedule + Benefits
  • Full-time position, (Exempt)
  • Monday-Friday 
  • Weekends and nights as needed 
  • Travel between  production sites on a monthly basis (20%-50% Travel)
  • Excellent Benefits, to include Medical, Dental, Vision, Life Insurance, Profit Sharing Plan and 401(k) Plan 
  • Minimum of 10 years’ experience in meat operations or beef-focused facility
  • HACCP certification
  • Knowledge of USDA-FSIS, and regulatory affairs is required
  • A working knowledge of molecular genetics, epidemiology, and regulatory affairs is preferred.  
  • Minimum of a master’s degree in animal science, microbiology, food science, statistics, sanitary equipment and facility design, or other closely related field
  • Excellent verbal and written communications 
  • Proven relationship building and leadership experience in a team setting  
  • Strong time management and prioritization 
  • Strong computer skills, including trending and statistical analysis
  • Demonstrated analytical, critical thinking, deductive reasoning, and problem-solving  

Physical Demands/Requirement
  • Ability to lift a minimum of 70 pounds
  • Occasionally exposed to working in high, precarious places; tight, constricted areas; outdoor weather conditions; fumes or airborne particles.  
  • Position requires frequent lifting, walking, reaching, standing, climbing, stooping, bending, kneeling, working near moving mechanical parts
  • Cold working conditions: Ability to withstand prolonged work assignments in temperatures as low as 36 degrees Fahrenheit 
  • Frequently exposed to wet humid conditions (non-weather)
ABOUT In-N-Out Burger

In-N-Out Burger was founded in 1948 by Harry and Esther Snyder in Baldwin Park, California, and remains privately owned and operated. Under the direction of the Snyder family, the company has opened restaurants throughout California, Nevada, Arizona, Utah, Texas, Oregon, and Colorado. In-N-Out Burger’s menu has remained the same since 1948, and we have maintained a simple philosophy – serve only the highest quality product, prepare it in a clean and sparkling environment, and serve it in a warm and friendly manner. We have built a reputation for fresh, made-to-order foods prepared and served by friendly, well-trained Associates.

In-N-Out Burger offers a competitive salary and comprehensive benefit package. We are an Equal Opportunity Employer by choice. Should there be a need, In-N-Out Burger will provide a reasonable accommodation to complete the interview process upon request.