Value Creation Quality (VCQ) Supervisor – Quality Assurance

at Pacific Seafood-Portland, LLC
Location Clackamas, Oregon
Date Posted June 22, 2022
Category Trades & Services
Job Type Full Time


At Pacific Seafood, we do more than just provide the world with the healthiest proteins on the planet. We cultivate a work environment that listens to our team members, nurtures potential, embraces diversity, and values innovative thinking. As a leader in the seafood industry, we know that the key to our success is based on the commitment to excellence displayed by our team members.


Assist with the planning, coordinating and directing the Value Creation Program designed to ensure continuous production of products consistent with established standards. Develop and modify company quality systems and procedures.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

Duties include but not limited to:

  • Be a role model in projecting and applying The Pacific Group Diamond Philosophy (Productivity, Quality, Excellence and Teamwork) and always promote teamwork.
  • Responsible for assisting with achievement of quality department goals and objectives; strive for continuous improvement on food safety and quality program
  • Implement hazard analysis and Critical Control Points Program (HACCP)
  • Implement FDA, ODA regulations ensuring HACCP, SSOP, COOL Act standards are consistently met.
  • Assist with implementing programs in accordance with GFSI/BRC/SQF standards in order to consistently meet audit requirements.
  • Assist with implementing applicable food safety, quality, legality training
  • Maintain knowledge on environmental and product microbiological testing
  • Be able to conduct traceability exercises and be knowledgeable with the recall process; conduct and coordinate procedures and training when the VCQ Manager is not available.
  • Provide support and direction with customer complaint investigations.
  • Identify, investigate and report on critical quality defects on production processes and products.
  • Determine source of quality variance and specific steps to be taken in correcting the process and product.
  • Collaborate with team to implement programs to make certain vendors are capable of meeting food safety, quality, and regulatory expectations.
  • Participate in other department meetings as necessary.
  • Analyze product quality and take necessary actions during push list and throughout daily tasks.
  • Run periodic quality checks of product being produced in production on daily basis.
  • Identify areas for opportunity throughout the facility and report observations to appropriate team members.
  • Inspect product labels and quality in the production room and storage facilities and record deviations.
  • Oversee product verification and investigations when deviations occur.
  • Prepare and submit reports as required.
  • Perform other duties as assigned.


The requirements listed below are representative of the qualifications necessary to successfully perform the job.

A. Education and Experience


  • Minimum of one year related experience and/or training; or equivalent combination of education and experience.
  • Proficient in Microsoft Word and Excel

Position work week: Sunday-Thursday


  • Bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university in a related field.
  • Bilingual Spanish a plus

B. Certificates, Licenses, Registrations or Other Requirements

  • None

C. Other Knowledge, Skills or Abilities Required

  • 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.
  • Ability to add, subtracts, multiply, and divides 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.
  • Ability to apply common sense understanding to carry out instructions furnished in written, oral, or diagram form.
  • Ability to deal with problems involving several concrete variables in standardized situations.

Total Compensation

At Pacific Seafood, your base wage is only a portion of your overall compensation package. When you add in the additional benefits below to our competitive base wage you can increase your total compensation up to 25%.

  • Health insurance benefits options, including medical, prescription, vision, dental, basic group life and short term disability.
  • Flexible spending accounts for health flex and dependent care expenses
  • 401(k) Retirement Plan options with generous annual company profit sharing match
  • Paid time off for all regular FT team members, to include paid sick, vacation and personal time
  • 6 paid holidays
  • Employee Assistance Program- Confidential professional counseling, financial, and legal assistance provided at no charge to Team Members and immediate family members
  • Product purchase program

Pacific Seafood is an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.

Equal Opportunity Employer/Protected Veterans/Individuals with Disabilities

The contractor will not discharge or in any other manner discriminate against employees or applicants because they have inquired about, discussed, or disclosed their own pay or the pay of another employee or applicant. However, employees who have access to the compensation information of other employees or applicants as a part of their essential job functions cannot disclose the pay of other employees or applicants to individuals who do not otherwise have access to compensation information, unless the disclosure is (a) in response to a formal complaint or charge, (b) in furtherance of an investigation, proceeding, hearing, or action, including an investigation conducted by the employer, or (c) consistent with the contractor's legal duty to furnish information. 41 CFR 60-1.35(c)

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