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Country Pure Foods
Job Location: Clermont, FL

Job Description:

Plans and coordinates activities concerned with program development, application, and maintenance of quality standards for beverage manufacturing processes by performing the following duties.

Responsibility and Duties:

Develops and coordinates Quality System programs, practices and documentation to ensure compliance with quality standards, including quality manuals, HACCP Program, Master Cleaning Schedule, Pest Control Program, GMPs, Allergen Control Program, SQF, and Company quality records.

Serves as primary SQF Practitioner for Ellington facility.

Ensures HACCP and SQF compliance through CCP and SSOP document review, process and product review, monthly auditing, and maintenance of deviation records and practices.

Reviews analytical and production records, including but not limited to, analytical logs, blender logs, brix logs, case check logs, and weight graphs to ensure quality compliance.

Assists in the coordination, preparation for, and administration of Food and Drug Administration (FDA) audits, United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) audits, and quality audits performed by 3rd Parties.

Assists in writing SOPs, revises and reviews new documentation for all departments.

Initiates and oversees audit compliance including; monthly internal GMP audit scheduling and assignments, performs co-pack self-assessments, mock recalls, SQF and Quality Systems Assessments.

Develops the agenda and leads weekly Food Safety and Quality meetings and initiates follow up actions and communications.

Reviews and maintains Certificate of Analysis (COA) and Drum Tag Logs to ensure compliance.

Monitors and administers the Company's Hold Program, including Process Holds, Trend Analysis, and maintenance and review of the Hold Log.

Monitors and administers the Company's Corrective Action Program, including maintenance and review of the Corrective Action Log.

Trends Key Performance Indicators including; holds, case checks, downtime, sterility, complaints, corrective actions and audits (internal and third party), presents trends to management team annually.

Administers and maintains quality related annual licensing in a competent and timely manner.

Coordinates shipments of sample requests.

Assists with new product commissioning.

Serves as primary backup in the absence of Quality Assurance Supervisor and as secondary backup in the absence of a Quality Assurance Technician.

Presents Food Safety, Food Quality, Food Defense & Good Manufacturing/Plant Practices Training and reviews job specific quality documentation with employees during new hire orientation period and reviews job specific quality documentation and trains appropriate positions in internal GMP audit requirements and technique.

Develops, presents and maintains Sensory Program and training to all effected employees.

Performs spot checks of CIP titrations performed by production.

Follows instructions and responds to management direction.

Demonstrates accuracy and thoroughness and completes work in timely manner.

Possesses familiarity with basic chemistry, food science, and microbiology

Follows policies and procedures and uses equipment and materials properly. .

Observes safety and security procedures and reports potentially unsafe conditions.

Strives to continuously build knowledge and skills. Focus areas will be on developing knowledge and skills in the areas of Organic and Kosher standards, Food Security Monitoring, Master Cleaning Schedule, and Safe Quality Food (SQF) programs.

Able to make sound decisions based on specifications, procedures, and experience

Able to deal with frequent change, delays, or unexpected events and reacts well under pressure.

Writes and speaks clearly and informatively and able to read and interpret written information.

Displays good interpersonal skills and is self-motivated and able to work with minimal supervision

Is consistently at work and on time and commits to long hours of work when necessary to reach goals.

Supervisory Responsibilities:

No direct supervisory responsibilities.


To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Education and/or Experience:

Bachelor's degree (B. A.) from four-year college or university in food science, food technology, chemistry or related field, and one to three years experience in a Food or Beverage Manufacturing Quality Assurance role; or equivalent combination of education and experience

Language Skills:

Ability to read and comprehend simple instructions, short correspondence, and memos. Ability to write simple correspondence. Ability to effectively present information in one-on-one and small group situations to customers, clients, and other employees of the organization.

Mathematical Skills:

Ability to add, subtract, multiply, and divide in all units of measure, using whole numbers, common fractions, and decimals. Ability to compute rate, ratio, and percent and to draw and interpret bar graphs.

Reasoning Ability:

Ability to solve practical problems and deal with a variety of concrete variables in situations where only limited standardization exists. Ability to interpret a variety of instructions furnished in written, oral, diagram, or schedule form.

Computer Skills:

To perform this job successfully, an individual should have knowledge of Email software (Outlook); Inventory software; Spreadsheet software (Excel) and Word Processing software (Word) and Database software (Access).

Certificates, Licenses, Registrations:

HACCP Certification and SQF Practitioner Certification

Physical Demands:

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to sit; use hands to finger, handle, or feel; reach with hands and arms and talk or hear. The employee is occasionally required to stand and walk. The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 25-50 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, depth perception and ability to adjust focus.

Work Environment:

While performing the duties of this Job, the employee is regularly exposed to moving mechanical parts. The employee is frequently exposed to wet and/or humid conditions; outside weather conditions extreme cold, and frequent changes in temperature from going in and out of the freezers. The employee is occasionally exposed to high, precarious places; fumes or airborne particles; toxic or caustic chemicals and vibration. The noise level in the work environment is usually loud and hearing protection is required in all production areas of the facility.

Who is Country Pure Foods?

Country Pure Foods is a premier manufacturer of beverages including 100% juices, juice drink, lemonades, and plant-based beverages. From the most advanced equipment to the freshest, most delicious ingredients, we take pride in every beverage pack. Country Pure Foods goes above and beyond the standard food safety practices by participating in the highest level of Safe Quality Food (SQF) certification. The SQF certification program is a rigorous series of standards and best practices recognized by The Global Food Safety Initiative to ensure companies deliver both safe and quality products.

Why Work at Country Pure Foods?

Country Pure Foods offers a competitive benefits package for all full-time employees:

Competitive Pay
Sign on Bonuses Available
Optional Health, Dental and Vision Insurance for Employees and Dependents
Company Paid Short and Long-term Disability
401(k) Plan with Company Match
Generous PTO Policy

How CPF is Keeping Employees Safe

Country Pure Foods is proud to be considered an essential business in the food supply chain. During the COVID-19 pandemic we are taking many steps to ensure the safety and well-being of all our employees.

  • At each of our facilities we are utilizing temperature scans and employee questionnaires to allow for contact tracing and to be aware of any potential contact with an infected person or persons.
  • There are numerous handwashing and sanitizing stations around the facilities, including many that are touchless
  • Employees are using PPE in the plants and corporate office in virtually all circumstances but especially when socially distancing is not possible.
  • An outside company performs electrostatic sanitation regularly at all our facility's common areas, including bathrooms, offices, and labs.
  • Employees are continuously updated on the latest recommendations from the CDC and CPF complies with all federal and state guidelines.
  • Employee travel has been limited to essential travel only and access to the plants has been restricted to essential services only.
  • Employees will receive incentives which include: $50 bonus for receiving the vaccine, 2 additional PTO days and/or 2 hours off to get the vaccine during work hours, in addition to receiving 75% towards premium buydown for medical plans.


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