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Internal QA & Food Safety Auditor - Prepared Foods 1

Date:  Apr 7, 2021

Concord, NC, US, 28025

Req ID:  33306
Job Function:  Food Safety/Quality Assurance

Perdue Foods is part of Perdue Farms, a family-owned company heading into its second century of growth and innovation. With a goal of becoming the most trusted name in premium proteins, we create products for consumers and for retail and foodservice customers around the globe, while changing the way animals are raised for food.


The Internal Auditor will conduct internal auditing verification activities at the assigned Perdue Prepared Foods facility to assure continued compliance to required British Retail Consortium (BRC), Process Verified Program (PVP), Organic, Gluten Free, and Perdue quality and food safety policies.

Principal and Essential Duties & Responsibilities

Conducts audit activities utilizing Perdue internal audit instruments for Perdue certification programs and compliance with Perdue quality and food safety policies.

Generates reports of findings and assure plant responses are completed within the required timeline and approve responses based on appropriate root cause identification and elimination for all non-conformances.

Creates, maintains and modifies audit instruments as needed.

Updates and maintains trend reports and audit schedules.

Communicates trends and issues to the Director of Operations and QA Manager as needed.

Participates in annual reviews of programs and 3-year reviews of the BRC standards for revisions to programs and audit tools to assure continued compliance and acceptable external audits.

Some travel may be required for training or to assist other Perdue locations.

Generally Monday-Friday, however, weekend work may be required as needed, or if within an audit scope. This position will also work a split shift that starts at 10:00 am.

Minimum Education

High school or equivalent required.  Some college-level courses with an Associate of Arts Degree or Bachelor of Science or Arts degree preferred.

Environmental Factors and Physical Requirements

The environmental factors and/or physical requirements of this position include the following: Exposed to climate-controlled office environments, outside conditions and processing plant conditions.  Physical ability to travel to other Perdue complex locations and inspect facilities.  Requires occasional out of town travel and overnight trips.  Work in wet and damp environments with temperatures of 34°F to 85°F and at times below 0°F.  Exposure to Sodium Hydroxide residues (caustic), Ammonia (NH4), Iodine (I), Carbon Dioxide (CO2), and Chlorine (Cl2).  Noise levels of 95.1 dB and at times over 3%.  Continuously standing and walking on slippery concrete.

When in a plant environment: Exposure primarily consists of wet and moist floors which include metal and plastic grating surfaces. May be exposed to temperatures of 28 degrees to 100 degrees Fahrenheit with both ambient and 100% humidity.
May handle product 25 degrees to 50 degrees Fahrenheit. May be exposed to noise ranges of 50 db to 110 db. May be exposed to dust, feathers and all chemicals used in poultry, food, processing facility. Must wear and use protective and safety equipment required for the job as directed by the Company. Occasional exposure to carbon dioxide vapors 10ppm and chlorine less than 20 ppm. Able to stand for several hours. Work may include lifting (up to 50 lbs), reaching, bending, pushing boxes on conveyor assembly.

Experience Requirements

Must have experience in Manufacturing Facilities, previous auditing or continuous improvement experience, and be familiar with Microsoft computer software. 3 plus years experience preferably in an auditing or Continuous Improvement type position.  

Experience Preferred

Experience in food quality and/or safety. Preferred 3+ years experience in an auditing or Continuous Improvement role.



Perdue Farms, Inc. is an Equal Opportunity / Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, or protected veteran status.


Nearest Major Market: Charlotte
Nearest Secondary Market: Concord