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Mom's Meals Food Safety Specialist – Blast Chill in Grinnell, Iowa

Food Safety Specialist – Blast Chill

Grinnell, IA

Type: Full-Time

Shift: 3rd

Job ID: 2021-2714

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Position Summary

The Blast Chill Monitor does pre quality assurance work involving coordination and movement of prepared food into and out of the Cryo-cabinet & Blast Chiller and into the production holding Ready to Eat (RTE) area where it is staged for the Pack Room, labeled, and allergens marked. Often a high volume work load.

Shift available:

  • 3rd: Monday to Friday, 11pm to 7am (includes shift differential pay)

Position Responsibilities may include, but not limited to

  • Facilitates the proper chilling of cooked products through Cryocabinet (when appropriate) and through the Blast Chiller within HACCP timelines and regulations.

  • Use digital thermometers to repeatedly check food in Blast Chiller. Stir, move trays and carts, etc. to ensure food temps out within allotted time frame.

  • Document temperatures and weights.

  • Correctly weigh and label all finished product leaving Blast Chill.

  • Move product to RTE and determine if food will remain on tray or placed in totes.

  • Ensure all carts and totes are properly bagged/covered and make/place labels with comps/subcomps, dates, and allergens on them.

  • Work with RTE Runners to organize and stage food for Pack Room.

  • Use all required safety equipment/procedures and consistently follow all food-related safety and sanitation guidelines.

  • Take initiative to assist with general cleaning tasks in the work area.

  • Confer with Quality Assurance as needed.

  • Performs other duties as assigned.

Required Skills & Experience

  • High school diploma or equivalent.

  • Must be able to read/write/speak English

  • Careful attention to detail.

  • Basic math, weights & measurements skills

  • Demonstrated commitment to following Good Manufacturing Practices (GMPs) and other food safety rules

Preferred Skills & Experience

  • 1+ years in a food manufacturing or industrial kitchen environment preferred

  • ServSafe certificate or knowledge/training in HACCP would be helpful

Physical Requirements

  • Regularly required to use hands to feel, grab, or operate objects, tools, and controls while reaching with hands and arms

  • Frequently required to stand, communicate, and listen.

  • Occasionally required to walk, stoop, kneel or crouch.

  • Occasionally lift and/or move up to 50 pounds.

  • Visual perception to perform job including peripheral vision, depth perception, and the ability to adjust focus.

  • Able to perform repetitive movements

  • Able to work in variable temperatures (cold/hot)

Company Overview

Mom’s Meals, a PurFoods Company is a home-delivered meal service providing fully prepared, refrigerated meal solutions direct to homes nationwide for over 18 years. We provide seniors, patients recovering post-discharge and those managing a chronic condition with tailored nutrition solutions to manage their specific needs. If you are passionate about the well-being of others and have a strong sense of community, Mom’s Meals could be the place for you! We are a family operated business looking for fun, compassionate, and friendly people who want to make a difference in the lives of others.


Mom’s Meals complies with all applicable federal and state non-discrimination laws. All qualified applicants shall receive consideration for employment without regard to race, religion, national origin, ancestry, color, gender, age, disability, sexual orientation, or military status.

Effective Date: May 4, 2021

Last Reviewed Date: September 1, 2020

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