SQF Practitioner

Location: Hensall

Zone: Ontario

Type: Operations

Posted: 07-13-2023

Expires: 10-31-2023

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Hensall Co-op is seeking a dynamic individual to become an integral member of our team! The SQF Practitioner is a member of the quality team and provides support to other roles within the department as required. This position is full-time, working out of the Hensall location.


Job Duties and Responsibilities:
  • Acts as SQF Practitioner and maintains SQF certifications for Hensall, Exeter, and Mitchell and/or assigned facilities by following SQF planning checklist items
  • Assists QA Manager with all required internal and external quality audits at assigned facilities
  • Maintains and updates HACCP plans and quality systems documentation at Hensall, Exeter, and Mitchell locations and/or assigned facilities
  • Provides quality training sessions as per the training plan/matrix and customer requirements. Responsible for new employee quality training
  • Documents and audits the collection of production and shipping samples/records daily
  • Assists Quality Team in investigating food safety incidents for root cause and ensure corrective actions are followed through; analyze trends for non-conformance; discuss issues and prepare plans for improvement
  • As assigned, conducts SQF internal quality audits, traceability audits, mock recalls, etc
  • Conducts monthly premises inspections for assigned facilities
  • Coordinates monitoring of finished product inventory and edible beans to maintain quality and undertakes periodic checks for high moisture and deterioration
  • Performs on-site audits of processing and bagging areas and evaluates Good Manufacturing Practices as part of premises inspections
  • Performs calibration and check critical equipment (scales, moisture meters, platform scales, screens, lighting, magnets, etc.)
  • All other duties assigned by the QA Manager


Job Requirements:
  • General knowledge of agriculture products (grains, beans, etc.)
  • Basic understanding of quality systems and sampling processes
  • Ability to lift up to 100lbs and climb up to 150ft
  • Strong computer skills including proficiency in MS Suite


Required Qualifications:
  • Post-secondary education in related field with a minimum of 2 years of quality control experience
  • Previous experience with processing and shipping of edible beans is an asset
  • Experience in HACCP and SQF (SQF Practitioner Certification preferred)
  • Valid G Driver’s License with a clean driver’s abstract
  • Seed Grader License considered an asset


If you are interested in applying for this position, please submit your cover letter and resume through our online portal.


Hensall Co-op is committed to employment equity and encourages members of the four designated groups to apply.

Accommodation will be made upon request.