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Food Safety

Lemoore, California, United States
November 30, 2018

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Cornell J. Hicks, Jr.

*** ***** *****

Lemoore, Ca. 93245

Home/Message phone: 559-***-****


Objective: Energetic go getter seeking a career opportunity to continue my growth within the company. Enjoy learning, interacting, and motivating people to strive towards company goals.

Key Qualifications:

• Leader, team player, and self-motivated.

• Capable of learning quickly and effectively.

• Proficient in Microsoft Office software, 10-key data entry, Internet

use and research.

• Cargill Leadership Certificate

• Mechanically inclined


8/97-5/00 8/13-5/14 College of Sequoias (COS)

Associates Degree: Liberal Arts & Industrial Maintenance

915 S. Mooney Blvd.

Visalia, Ca. 93277

5/14-Present Brandman University

16355 Laguna Canyon Road

Irvine, Ca 92618

Pursuing B.A. in Business Administration

Work Experience:

9/17-Present Cargill Meat Solutions

3115 S Fig Ave

Fresno, CA 93706

Shelly McCurry 559-***-****

FSQR (Food Safety Quality Regulatory) Supervisor: Oversee regulatory monitoring during production; Documentation Auditing/Verification; Food Defense Auditing; BRC monitoring and auditing; Monitoring of SSOP compliance; Corrective Actions / Preventive Measures/ Investigation for Non-Compliances issued by USDA; Residue compliance; Verification of preventive measures submitted for Food Safety Corrective Actions; Documentation of HACCP deviations; Pre-shipment and HACCP review of monitoring documentation for the production day; familiar with Kronos (payroll) software; Employee scheduling and review of employees’ timecards prior to approval for the pay period; scheduling of meetings with Production Management/Supervisors; Revision of SOPs and implementation of new programs to meet company/corporate goals; Food Safety Support for Production Management/Supervisors and FSQR Management/Supervisors; submitting work orders and verifying completion of the work; Pest Control.

6/14-8/17 Stratas Foods LLC

3390 S Chestnut Ave.

Fresno, CA 93725

Wendy Sweidy 559-***-****

Lab Wet method testing for Peroxide Value (P.V), Free Fatty Acids (F.F.A.), Tertiary Butylhydroquinone (TBHQ), and Silicone in salad oils/palm oils. Oxidation Stability Index (OSI) testing, Solid Fat Content (SFC) testing, cold test, and skillet moisture testing. Product weight data entry and issuing Certificate of Analysis for shipment. Quality Assurance packaging line checks; British Retail Consortium (BRC) monitoring; Product verifications; Pre-shipment approval.


J.D. Heiskell & company

10188 Kansas Ave.

Hanford, Ca 93230

Jack McKillup 559-***-****

Operating a Genie lift, Bobcat, CAT loader 938k, and John Deere loader to load trucks with cow feed and commodities; Unloading of train cars and truck trailers; Clean-up around the plant.

9/24/09-6/25/13 Central Valley Meat Co., Inc.

10431 8 Ave.

Hanford, Ca. 93230-9248

Supervisor: Ron Coehlo

559-***-**** or 559-***-****

Managing/supervising and monitoring Q.C./Q.A. technicians on production floors; Monitoring Safety procedures, documenting any Safety procedures not being followed and training employees on new Safety procedures; monitoring quality of the product to assure that customer’s orders were filled correctly prior to shipment; Documenting Deviations, Corrective actions, and Preventive measures on S.S.O.P.(Sanitation Standard Operating Procedures) Addendums; Documenting G.M.P.(Good Manufacturing Practice) violations and monitoring for G.M.P.(Good Manufacturing Practice) violations; writing S.O.P.’s(Standard Operating Procedure) for new procedures and training employees in those procedures; bin temperature recording; A.Q.L.’s(Acquired Quality Limits) of beef carcasses, beef feet, and/or 30lbs. of boneless beef from boneless beef combo bins; micro testing/sampling of boneless beef combo bins; C.C.P.(Critical Control Point) inspections/verifications to meet H.A.C.C.P. (Hazard Analysis Critical Control Point) standards; testing for lactic acid percentage and temperature verifications; overseeing employees to prevent and train on possible sanitation/contamination issues; coring boneless beef combo bins to test for lean percentage of the bin; inspecting for Pre-operation of departments; internal and B.R.C.(British Retail Consortium) audits (Animal Handling, Cattle Transportation, G.M.P., and S.R.M. audits); assuring of proper procedures during harvesting and production. Checking the teeth of cows for grading purposes (30 months and under). Verification on Records, Direct Observation of C.C.P. procedures, and Pre-shipment Review on CCP paperwork; Lab Management; sample sponging and testing for generic E-coli/Coliform and A.P.C.(Aerobic Bacteria Count) with Petrifilm plates; calibrating thermometers; submitting sample submission forms, receiving C.O.A.’s (Certificate Of Analysis) and submitting corrections for C.O.A.’s; calculating excessive iron measurement of textured beef obtained from A.M.R.(Advanced Meat Recovery) System; mock recalls; customer complaints.

Familiar with PLC’s, motor controls, transformers, Ice Cube relays, Power hand tools, Micro Meters, Calipers, Arc welding, Mig welding, centrifugal pumps, OHM’s law, and pneumatics. While employed at other businesses not listed, I was a Supervisor for a private stocking contractor, closing up the store at the end of work day, work a cash register, food preparation, serving customers, to supervise a dish room, learned to skillfully cut meat as a butcher, manage and consolidate merchandise within a warehouse, stock and rotate merchandise, work an electric floor scrubber, patch work, and manage/supervise employees. I also have over five years of experience operating a forklift and electric pallet jack. Familiar with ISO 9000(International Organization for Standardization); Sigma 6 quality systems D.M.A.I.C. (Define, Measure, Analyze, Improve, and Control).

Honors, Awards, Certificates:

M.S.S.C. training candidate #: A20555 Certificates available upon request

NCCER Level two training Certificates available upon request

H.A.C.C.P. Certified 7/2011 Available upon request

Presidents list 12/97 & 5/98

Cargill Leadership Certificate

References available upon request.

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