Food Safety Quality Assurance (FSQA) Manager

Location: Petaluma, CA

Job Title: Food Safety Compliance (FSC) Manager

Location: Petaluma, CA


  • Oversee and lead all quality and food safety functions at the plant level, ensuring that all products meet or surpass customer, regulatory, and company standards.
  • Provide guidance and direction to the Quality Assurance team, fostering their development and motivation to achieve company quality and food safety goals.
  • Implement food safety processes and procedures to monitor raw materials, in-process, and finished products, ensuring compliance with regulatory and company requirements.
  • Enforce the company's FSQA standards outlined in HACCP, LCP, Salmonella/Campy standards, quality manual, and other programs, while maintaining necessary documentation.
  • Organize, staff, and train the Quality Assurance department to effectively meet plant and departmental goals.
  • Lead and oversee food safety efforts within the plant.
  • Keep plant and upper management informed of any issues and support the achievement of quality and food safety goals.
  • Act as a liaison with USDA staff, building and maintaining professional working relationships.
  • Enforce corporate food safety and quality programs, ensuring necessary documentation is maintained, and provide ongoing education to plant associates.


  • Bachelor’s Degree in Food Science or related field with a minimum of 10 years' experience in quality or food safety setting.
  • A minimum of 3 years' experience in a quality supervisory capacity (management strongly preferred).
  • A minimum of 3 years' experience working in a poultry plant.
  • HACCP certification is essential.
  • Experience leading a food facility in GFSI compliance (BRC, SQF).
  • Familiarity or expertise in digital databases and data collection platforms (e.g., Safety Chain, etc.).
  • Thorough understanding of management principles and team concepts.

**Candidates for this position MUST HAVE poultry industry experience.**

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