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ARTURO RAMIREZ

8185 4th. Street, Unit A, Buena Park, CA 90621


(714) 348-4391
arae98c4@westpost.net
OBJECTIVE
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Seek a position that utilizes my skills in the baking industry in the fields of
Food Safety and/or Quality Assurance.
My food safety experience is of twenty nine years in fresh and frozen bakeries a
nd the last five years as QA Manager for a bakery that produces Par-Bake Bread a
nd Frozen Dough.
During these years I worked for plants that needed to create all documentation r
egarding sanitation or quality and others where I just needed to maintain and im
prove the existing programs as per company policies.
Some of my responsibilities have been to lead Sanitation and Quality Assurance d
epartments and to maintain programs like Sanitation Programs, GMP, Water Quality
Program, Food Safety and Quality audits including some vendor audits, SMCS, SSO
P, Chemical Control, G&BP, Integrated Pest Management, BBP, Employee Training, C
ustomer Complaints (plant level), Product and Materials Hold & Release, HACCP, K
osher Compliance, Materials Receiving & Shipping, Document Control, Food Defense
, Recall and Mock Recalls, Calibrations programs, Visitors & Contractors Proced
ures, Allergen Programs, Vendor Monitoring program, Metal Detection, Traceabilit
y Program, Finish Product Conformance, Third Party Audits, etc. These programs
have been based on FDA, CFIA, AIB, GFSI/ Codex Alimentarius requirements.
The facilities I have worked for are routinely audited by AIB, Silliker, GFS, W.
E. Long, FDA and CFIA.
My bilingual skills (English/Spanish) give me the ability to perform efficiently
when a second language is required.
Other skills, proper use of Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Internet and some knowledge
of SAP.
EXPERIENCE
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March 2008 to August 2010 MAPLE LEAF FOODS
2701 Statham Blvd. Oxnard, CA 93030
FS & QA Manager
QA crew: 4 QA technicians, 1 QA Technologist
Sanitation crew: 19 sanitors
March 2006 to March 2008 FLOWERS BAKING CO.
4210 Edwards Road Denton, TX 76208
Sanitation Superintendent
Crew 24 sanitors (outsource services)
April 2004 to March 2006 MAPLE LEAF FOODS
7200-G Regatta Blvd. Richmond, CA 94804
FS & QA Manager
Crew 3 technicians

September 1996 to April 2004 BIMBO BAKERIES, USA.


August 2001 to April 2004 Fort Worth Plants (north & South) (Mrs. Bairdas Bakeri
es)
7301 S. Freeway, Fort Worth, TX. 76101
Sanitation Manager
Crew of 51 sanitors
July 1999 to August 2001 Los Angeles Plant (Former: 4S Baking Co.)
1771 Blake Ave. Los Angeles, CA. 90031
Sanitation Manger
Crew 40 sanitors
September 1996 to June 1999 La Mirada Plant -
16932 Valley View Ave., Suite A. La Mirada, CA. 90638-5826.
Sanitation Manager
Crew 20 sanitors
Sept. 1984 a" Sept. 1996 PACIFIC PRIDE BAKING CO. (Pacific Multigrain Foods, I
nc.)
16932 Valley View Ave., Suite A La Mirada, CA. 90638
Sanitation Supervisor
Crew of 20 sanitors
EDUCATION
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- America Latina Institute, Guatemala Central America a" graduated
- Universidad de San Carlos, Guatemala City, Central America
Business Administration (not graduated).
- American Institute of Baking
- Food Defense Coordinator a" certified- (2009)
- Building your HACCP Program (2008)
- An Integrated Quality System (2005)
- Baking Science, models I & II (2007)
- Food Safety Quality Update (2005)
- Food Processing & Hygiene Courses (1988)
- University of California, San Diego, Confined Spaces Safety Training (Cal/OSHA
)
- Texas A&M University, OSHA 511 Occupational Safety & Health Standards for the
General Ind.
CERTIFICATIONS
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California Agricultural Department - Pesticides Division -
- Pesticide Qualified Applicator Certified # QC 12496 - current a"
AWARDS
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2003 AIB HACCP Certification.
HACCP team member in the certification of the Bimbo Bakeries, USA, Fort Worth Pl
ant a"
2004 Maple Leaf Bravo Award.
Presented for my instrumental role in the reduction of the facility injury frequ
ency by 92%.