Assistant Food Safety & Quality Coordinator


Momence, IL, US

Shift:  First Shift
Requisition ID:  51179

Momence Packing is a harvest and manufacturing facility and exclusive supplier to Johnsonville, LLC, the No. 1 national sausage brand. Momence Packing members earn more than a paycheck. Our members enjoy competitive wages, generous benefits and growth and development opportunities.  


Momence Packing Company


Assistant Food Safety & Quality Coordinator

Momence, IL


Position Overview:

This is a great opportunity for someone who has passion and drive for food safety and quality. The responsibilities of this position are, but not limited to, supporting the FSQ Coordinator, help develop and implement Standard Operating Procedures as they relate to the safety and quality of products and processes ensuring compliance to GMP standards, USDA and other regulatory requirements. This full-time position will function during the hours of first shift. Schedule may vary depending on production needs.



  • Ensure the daily HACCP documentation is complete and proper follow-ups are documented
  • Review and maintain HACCP plan: ensuring it is complete, compliant with regulatory requirements, and reflects the products and processes represented by the plan
  • Represent Food Safety and Quality on cross-functional project teams
  • Exemplify and advocate the Johnsonville Way every day.
  • Identify trends and process variation within food safety/quality and execute corrective actions with the help of plant operations and continuous improvement to optimize the safety and quality of our products.
  • Lead third party audits and serve in a lead or support role in regulatory audits
  • Troubleshoot day-to-day food safety and quality opportunities to help the teams define comprehensive and proactive solutions
  • Use technical expertise to educate members on animal handling, food safety, and quality applications and systems
  • Lead project teams that improve the quality of the process and product
  • Coach and drive ownership with members in the areas of first pass quality, price of non-conformance, customer service, and member development.
  • Plan, organize and coach the work of the Food Safety Quality Leader



  • High School Diploma or equivalent is required
  • Bachelor’s degree in food science, Microbiology or a related field preferred



  • Experience in food production/manufacturing required; meat/poultry processing preferred
  • Harvest experience is preferred
  • Experience in food production laboratory preferred
  • Experience participating in/leading third party audits preferred


Skills and Competencies:

  • Knowledge and understanding of food safety, HACCP systems, USDA/FDA, Animal Handling and Welfare programs and regulatory requirements and have established regulatory relationships.
  • Experience with fresh product shelf life and microbiology.
  • Knowledge of GMPs
  • SQF Practitioner certification desired.
  • Experience with SAP desired.
  • Demonstrated communication and listening skills.
  • Commitment to personal growth.
  • Ability to lead by example and involve others in the decision-making process.
  • Proven ability to manage multiple tasks and be flexible by adjusting priorities.
  • Proven ability to “widen the circle of engagement” and ownership.
  • Proven ability to innovate, motivate and affect change.
  • Willing to take calculated risks.
  • Demonstrated ability to work as a team and drive to achieve results.
  • Learning agility.


Date:                                                May 7, 2024

Coach:                                             Food Safety Quality Coordinator

Location:                                         Momence, IL (Our facility is about a 1 hour south of Chicago)

Hours:                                             1st Shift, flexible hours typically between 7am-4pm

Member Status:                              Full-time, Salaried

Travel:                                             About 5-10% of your time


About our Company

Since 1945, our family-owned band of sausage-makers has invented better ways to make, eat and prepare crave-able sausage. Today, we are 3,000 Members strong. We sell our famous sausage in all 50 United States and more than 40 countries. We have a culture built on the idea that if we make developing your talents our top priority, great business results will follow naturally. We call it The Johnsonville Way. It has been our secret sauce for decades, and we hope you get to experience it for yourself!


How to Apply


External Candidates:


Applicants must be authorized to work in the US without requiring sponsorship now or in the future.


We value the diversity of our workforce and we embrace the principles of Equal Opportunity Employment. M/F/Vet/Disability

Johnsonville values the service Veterans and their family members have given to our country. We support the hiring of returning service members and military spouses.