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Quality Assurance Team Leader, Deli - Lakeland

Apply Job Req. ID 10550BR Date Posted 12/10/2019 Location Lakeland, Florida

In Quality Assurance (QA), Team Leaders serve as a critical resource to associates and managers within Publix manufacturing facilities by being on-the-floor work participants with associates and covering for vacations and unplanned absences. This includes performing tasks and assuming specific responsibilities of the Department Manager in his/her absence, and planning and conducting job skill training for all associates. Team Leaders report to the Quality Assurance Department Manager.

Additional Responsibilities include:

  • HACCP Plan development, monitoring and data verification for all products and processes
  • maintain Food Safety and Quality Programs including SQF, allergens, SSOPs and other prerequisite programs
  • interaction with regulatory and external auditors (Florida Department of Agriculture, FDA, USDA and 3rd party auditors) which can include accompanying the auditor and corrective action plan follow up
  • interaction with plant management which includes assisting departments in researching quality-related issues
  • act as QA department point of contact in the absence of the QA manager
  • monitor and verify QA department responsibilities
  • effectively communicate food safety and quality programs using job instruction training techniques to QA as well as other department associates as needed
  • perform tasks in the work area (when necessary) which include:
  • being an on the work floor participant with production associates (when necessary)
  • cover for unplanned absences
  • schedule associate labor needs
  • promote and enforce associate quality and food safety standards
  • verify the maintenance of equipment, preventive maintenance and work orders
  • understand production and ability to execute department requirements
  • maintain Good Manufacturing Practices within the facility
  • be a role model for plant associates
  • track customer complaints, investigation and correspondence
  • lead and drive improvement of plant operations through continuous improvement projects
  • study and analyze KPI’s and data and apply to departmental improvement
  • plan and respond to out of the ordinary events
  • other duties as assigned

Required Qualifications
  • high school diploma or its equivalent
  • must be at least 18 years old
  • ability to lift in excess of 50 pounds, extended walking/standing (up to 14 hours a day), bending, squatting, and climbing ladders
  • knowledge of Good Manufacturing Practices (GMPs)
  • knowledge of Safety Data Sheets ( SDS), Lock-Out/Tag-Out (LOTO), Personal Protective Equipment (PPE)
  • working knowledge of Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, and Outlook)
  • ability to demonstrate safe working habits
  • ability to learn and perform all positions
  • ability to work in a fast-paced environment
  • understanding of highly complex industrial/manufacturing equipment
  • ability to work well with others and be a team player
  • ability to work any shift, nights, weekends, holidays, and extended hours
  • willingness to assist other team members in other areas
  • ability to perform steady and productive work for an extended period of time
  • ability to work efficiently with little or no supervision
  • possess basic math skills
  • excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • obvious enthusiasm, initiative, and pride in work and
  • a commitment to Publix and our mission.
Preferred Qualifications
  • Some college coursework in Business, Engineering, and/or Food Science
  • knowledge of laboratory (chemical and microbiological) and ability to be a resource to all departments
  • knowledge of food safety and regulatory compliance and ability to provide assistance to all departments
  • knowledge of HACCP and SSOP Programs and ability to train all associates in this area
  • department experience related to the position and
  • knowledge of general Publix and Manufacturing policies and procedures.
Frequency of Pay Weekly Hours of Work Start time ranges between 2:00pm and 10:00pm; End time ranges between 10:30pm and 6:30am; rotating days Travel Frequency 0% Work Environment Temperatures range from 35 to 90+ degrees Year End Bonus To reward associates for their contributions to the company for the calendar year, Publix provides a Holiday Bonus in November. In the first year of continuous employment the bonus is equal to 15 hours of pay, and in the second year of continuous employment the bonus is equal to one week’s pay if associate remains employed through issue date of the bonus check. In subsequent years, the bonus is equal to two weeks’ pay. Address 345 N. Galloway Rd. City Lakeland Region FL between Orlando and Tampa Potential Annual Base Pay 43,680 - 60,320 Other Compensation Information Night differential - A $.50 per hour night differential is paid to associates regularly scheduled to work any hours between midnight and 3:00 a.m.


Benefits ▪ Employee stock ownership plan that contributes Publix stock to associates each year at no cost
▪ An opportunity to purchase additional shares of our privately-held stock
▪ 401(k) retirement savings plan
▪ Group health plan (with prescription benefits)
▪ Group dental plan
▪ Group vision plan
▪ Sick pay
▪ Long-term disability insurance
▪ Company-paid life insurance (with accidental death & dismemberment benefits)
▪ Tuition reimbursement
▪ Vacation pay
▪ Free hot lunches (buffet-style) at facilities with a cafeteria
▪ Paycheck direct deposit
▪ Credit union
▪ Access to over 50 discount offers including discounts on computer, vehicle and wireless purchases
▪ 6 paid holidays (Associates can exchange the following holidays with their manager’s approval)
New Years Day
Memorial Day
Fourth of July
Labor Day

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