AccuForce September Associates of the Month

Each month AccuForce recognizes an Associate from each of our branches for outstanding work and contribution.

Hickory

Congratulations to Chelsie Gillespie who is our September Hickory Associate of the Month! She has been working with us since February and during that time, we’ve never known her to miss a day at work. This is Chelsie’s first manufacturing job and she brightens everyone’s day with her silly hats. The hat pictured has a wicked witch sound when you press it! Chelsie is pictured with her supervisor Kirk Prost on the right and AccuForce Recruiting Specialist Tammy Lail.

Johnson City

Way to go to Ryan Froom who is the Associate of the month for Johnson City this month. He is always at work and willing to learn new things! Thanks for all of your hard work, Ryan!

Morganton

Frank Gee is our Morganton September Associate of the Month! Congratulations Frank and thank you for your hard work and dedication!

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AccuForce August Associates of the Month

Each month AccuForce recognizes an Associate from each of our branches for outstanding work and contribution.

Knoxville

Knoxville’s August Associate of the Month is Jimmy Kirkpatrick who works for us at Bush Brothers! In August Jimmy had perfect attendance and also volunteered for OT. He has a great attitude and is very passionate about his work. Congratulations, Jimmy! He’s pictured here with Branch Manager Alex Davenport (on left).

Greeneville

Thank you and congratulations to Jason Rainwater who works at Donaldson and is our Greeneville August Associate of the Month! He always goes above and beyond and has great attendance. Way to go, Jason! He’s pictured here with Senior Career Specialist Lori Waddle.

Johnson City

Congratulations to our Johnson City August Associate of the Month, Jose Santiago! He works at Mullican Flooring. He has perfect attendance and has done many various jobs within his department. He is a real asset to their team! Jose is pictured with supervisor Bob Kilkenny. Way to go Jose!

Mountain Empire Professional/Administrative Division

Congratulations to our Mountain Empire Professional Associate of the Month Donna Conklin! Thanks for all of your hard work, Donna! We appreciate all that you do. Donna is pictured here with Professional/Administrative Division Career Specialist Michelle Yeary.

Morristown

A big congratulations to Brandon Clark who is our Morristown August Associate of the Month! Brandon works at Meritor and has an amazing work ethic and drive. He was promoted from an entry level position to a machine operator in just a couple of weeks. We are proud of you Brandon and happy to have you as part of our team! Brandon is pictured here with Senior Career Specialist Lisa Thompson.

Bristol

A big congratulations to Andrew Ferguson who is our Bristol August Associate of the Month! We appreciate you being a ​great AccuForce Associate at Royal Building Products​ and your service in the National Guard! Thanks for all of your hard work! He is pictured here with Career Specialist Corinne Corning.

Kingsport

Congratulations to Jon Linkous who works at Bharat Forge PMT Technologie as a Forge Press Operator and is our Kingsport August Associate of the Month! Reviews from Jon’s supervisors are that he is great in every aspect of the job and he is a great employee! Thanks for all that you do Jon and congrats! He is pictured here with Senior Career Specialist Lisa Gibson.

Hickory

Michael Larrick is the Hickory office’s Associate of the Month for August. He works as a machine helper at Carolina Container. Michael is a dependable, hard working Associate. He rides his bike to and from work every day! He works a 12 hour shift, six days a week! He is traveling 3 miles on his bike daily. This is an impressive commitment and a rarity. I’ve never heard him complain. We commend you and thank you for your hard work, Michael! He is pictured here with Regional Manager Justin Baisden.

Marion

Please join me in congratulating Joe Young who was our Marion August Associate of the Month! Thanks for all of your hard work, Joe! Recruiting Specialist Stacie Mitchem presents him with award and gift certificate. Way to go Joe!

Morganton

A big congratulations to Shawn Evans who was our Morganton August Associate of the Month! Shawn has a positive attitude and a great work ethic! Thanks for all you do Shawn! He’s pictured here with Career Specialist April Stephens.

 

 

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AccuForce July Associates of the Month

Each month AccuForce recognizes an Associate from each of our branches for outstanding work and contribution.

Knoxville

A big congratulations to Joy Brown who is our Knoxville July Associate of the Month! Joy has perfect attendance and has great performance reports! Great work Joy and thanks for your hard work!

Bristol

Congratulations to Kenny Jones who is our Bristol July Associate of the Month! Kenny is a hard worker who has perfect attendance and a great attitude! Thanks so much for all of your hard work, Kenny. We appreciate you!

Kingsport

Congratulations to Sara Meunier who is Kingsport July Associate of the Month! Sara works for us at Silgan she is a machine operator, she is high energy and always does a great job! Her positive attitude is contagious she’s one of our most dependable Associates and she has perfect attendance! Way to go Sara!

Morristown

A big congratulations to Rebecca Lewis our Morristown July Associate of the Month! Rebecca started out as a packer at Barrette Outdoor Living. She has worked hard and proven herself and has been promoted to an Extruder Machine Operator. Keep up the great work Rebecca! We appreciate you!

Greeneville

Greeneville July Associate of the Month is Nicholas Gammons! Nicholas has been working with AccuForce since 2010 in which time he has completed multiple assignments. Most recently Nick is working his second consecutive season at American Greetings where he has had perfect attendance. Pictured above from right to left Mike Humber, American Greetings supervisor, Nicholas Gammons, and Connie Jones, AccuForce Career Specialist.

Johnson City

Congratulations to Rosa Frank who is our July Johnson City Associate of the Month! She is very dedicated and everyone at Snap on just loves her! She is pictured here with her supervisor Ralph Cornett.

Morganton

Way to go to Kaleb Lawton who is our July Morganton Associate of the Month! He was selected because of his dedication, reliability and punctuality. He works a 12 hr shift, but works a lot of his off days and goes above and beyond his job duties. He is anxious to learn more about different departments. It was definitely an honor to present him with this award. On the left is Plant Manager – Jeff Hexion and Career Specialist April Stephens who presented Kaleb with his award and gift card.

Lenoir

Matthew Coffey is our July Lenoir Associate of the Month! He was chosen because he is always on time, and dependable. He has been a reliable Associate! He is shown in the picture with his Supervisor, Tim Cornett.

Hickory

Ronnie Lewis was awarded the Hickory Associate of the Month for July. He is a dispatcher at the MDI. Ronnie has been an employee at MDI since 1967. He retired from MDI after 40 years of employment. MDI wanted to bring him back on part time during his retirement. He says that he has seen a lot of changes since he has been there. The company just continues to grow. You can tell by those around Ronnie, that he is well loved and appreciated. It was truly a blessed day for AccuForce to be able to reward such a dependable, devoted, hard worker. Career Specialist Tammy Lail presented him with his award.

Mountain Empire Professional/Administrative Division

A big congratulation to Katy Chapman who is our July Mountain Empire Administrative Associate of the Month! Katy does an outstanding job at Temple Baptist Church! Thanks so much for your hard work, Katy! Career Specialist Michelle Yeary presented her with her award and gift card.

AccuForce June Associates of the Month

Each month AccuForce recognizes an Associate from each of our branches for outstanding work and contribution.

Morristown Branch

A big woohoo and congratulations to Grover Holt who is our June Morristown Associate of the Month! Senior Career Specialist Lisa Thompson presents him with his certificate and gift card. Thanks for your hard work, Grover!

 

Morganton Branch

Morganton June Associate of the Month Sandra Lee receives her certificate and gift card from Recruiting Specialist Marisa Hang. Way to go Sandra! Thanks for all of your hard work!

 

Knoxville Branch

Christina Wilson is our June Knoxville Associate of the Month! Branch Manager Alex Davenport presented her with award certificate and gift card. Way to go Christina and thanks for all of the hard work that you!

 

Hickory Branch

Congratulations to Wynema Masino who is our June Hickory Associate of the Month! Business Development Manager Terry Laxton presents her with her certificate and gift card. Thanks for all of your hard work Wynema!

Johnson City Branch

A big congratulations to Jimmie Sallie who is our June Johnson City Associate of the Month! Project Manager Tony Vaquer presents Jimmie with his award and gift card! Way to go Jimmie!

 Lenoir Branch
A huge thanks and congrats to Jaime Mendez Ortiz who is our June Lenoir Associate of the Month! Senior Career Specialist Stephanie Young presents him with his award and gift card. Great work Jaime!
Greeneville Branch
Congratulations to Ron Carrigan who is our June Greeneville Associate of the Month! He is pictured here with his John Deere Supervisor, Mary Black (L), and AccuForce Senior Career Specialist Lori Waddle. Mary shared that Ron has been a real asset to the department and has cross-trained in several areas. He is always willing to do what it takes to get the job done and is always willing to help others. He is very dependable and has a great attendance record. She said that she wishes she had more like Ron! Way to go and great job, Ron!

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AccuForce April Associates of the Month

Each month AccuForce recognizes an Associate from each of our branches for outstanding work and contribution.

Johnson City Branch

Congratulations to TJ Souvannakhily (left) from Snap on Tools who is our Johnson City April Associate of the Month! He has been with them a little over 18 months and is an excellent asset to the team! Pictured with Supervisor Mike Dooley.

Greeneville Branch

Our Greeneville Associate of the Month for April is Teresa Jernigan! Congrats Teresa! Pictured L to R Jack Lister, Teresa Jarnigan, Ginger Dugger.

 Morristown Branch

Congratulations to Barbara Maldonado (pictured on left) who is our Morristown April Associate of the Month! Thanks for all of your hard work! HR Manager Lisa Taylor at Matsuo presents her with her certificate!

Hickory Branch

Muey Finh Saefong is our Hickory Associate of the Month for April. Recruiting Specialist Tammy Lail and her supervisor, Eric Enfield present her with her certificate. Thank you for all of your hard work!

Morganton Branch

A big congratulations to Kolon Johnson who is our Morganton April Associate of the Month! Kolon is a hard worker and always does a great job! Thanks, Kolon! Area Manager Stephanie Young presents him with certificate.

Bristol Branch

A big congratulations to Richard Cromer Jr who is our Bristol April Associate of the Month! Career Specialist Corinne Corning presents him with gift card and certificate. Thanks for your hard work Richard!

 

Now Hiring Food Safety and Quality Manager

Wonderful local farm is now hiring a Food Safety/Quality Manager with generous compensation and benefits. Amazing opportunity to be a part of unique company and culture!

POSITION LOCATION: Newport, TN

SUMMARY

The Food Safety & Quality manager will be responsible for developing, implementing, reviewing and maintaining policies, programs and procedures relating to food safety and quality for regulatory, customer, and GFSI requirements.

PRIMARY RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Follows all workplace Environmental Health & Safety, Food Safety and Quality policies and procedures.
  • Researches and implements procedures to comply with the FDA and USDA Regulations
  • Accountable for and will lead facility in-house and third party audits, GMP & sanitation inspections and liaison with regulatory personnel.
  • Ensures food products meet regulatory, company, and customer standards.
  • Manages and oversees all food safety programs. This includes but is not limited to HACCP, Food Defense, Pest Control, Preventive Controls, GMP’s, Supplier Controls, Waste Management and any programs related with GFSI compliance.
  • Manages documentation related to all Food Safety Programs. This includes editing and developing policies as required.
  • Serves as HACCP Coordinator, PCQI, GFSI Coordinator, and supervises the Sanitarians.
  • Establishes and coordinates facility and farm training procedures and schedule. Oversees training of employees in quality assurance procedures including GMP’s.
  • Oversees manufacturing and production process compliance to Food Safety guidelines.
  • Serves as liaison between the Company, customers, and suppliers for food safety and GMP related issues.
  • Prepares reports and maintains records related to food safety and quality programs, policies and procedures and audits and inspections.
  • May be assigned additional duties as needed.
  • Occasionally may travel for educational purposes, visiting suppliers, and customers.
  • Other duties as assigned.

KNOWLEDGE AND SKILL REQUIREMENTS

  • Has knowledge of the policies, procedures, and regulations related to Food Safety & Quality in the areas of GMP’s, HACCP, FSMA and GFSI.
  • HACCP and PCQI Certified
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills with the ability to communicate effectively with employees, management, customers and regulatory personnel.
  • Bachelor’s Degree in appropriate scientific field, with minimum of 2 years of Quality Assurance experience. . Prior experience with agriculture operations is a plus.
  • Exceptional computer skills with MS Office products and comfortable learning new software programs.

WORKING CONDITIONS

Working conditions include the ability to work inside in warm and cold environments and outside during all seasons. Work involves occasional lifting of materials and product up to 50 pounds.

INTERESTED IN APPLYING?

Contact AccuForce in Morristown, TN at 423-587-1919 or send an email expressing your interest and your resume to lisat@accuforce.com. You can also apply in person at 1125 W 1st North St in Morristown.

 

 

AccuForce March Associates of the Month

Each month AccuForce recognizes an Associate from each of our branches for outstanding work and contribution.

Mountain Empire Professional/Administrative

Congrats to Julie Bland (pictured on left) who is our Mountain Empire Professional/Administrative Associate of the Month! Career Specialist Michelle Yeary presents Julie with her certificate and gift card. Thanks for your hard work Julie!

Morristown Branch

Career Specialist Perla Gonzalez (left) presents Morristown March Associate of the Month Morgan Askew with her certificate and gift card. Way to go Morgan! Thanks for doing such an awesome job!

 Greeneville Branch
Congratulations to Michael Hill our Greeneville March Associate of the Month! Career Specialist Pam Gosnell presents him with his certificate and gift card. Thanks for all of your hard work, Michael!
Kingsport Branch
Congratulations to our Kingsport March Associate of the Month Jonathan Collins! Senior Career Specialist Lisa Gibson presented him with his certificate and gift card. Great job, Jonathan!
Johnson City Branch
Way to go Steve Holley who is our Johnson City March Associate of the Month! Janna Akers presents him with his certificate and gift card. Steve has had perfect attendance and we think that’s pretty awesome!
Morganton Branch
Many congratulations to Long Her who is our March Morganton Associate of the Month! Way to go Long Her! Regional Manager Justin Baisden presented him with his certificate and gift card.
Hickory Branch
Congratulations to Justin Starrett who is our March Hickory Associate of the Month! Recruiting Specialist Emily Hollar presented him with his certificate and gift card. Thank you for all the hard work you do, Justin!
Bristol Branch
Way to go Stephan Leonard (L) and Charlie Nutter (R) who are Bristol March Associates of the Month! Way to go guys! You all have done an awesome job! Recruiting Specialist Erica Hill presented them with their gift card and certificate.

AccuForce January Associates of the Month

Each month AccuForce recognizes an Associate from each of our branches for outstanding work and contribution.

Johnson City Branch

Edward Stafford is pictured on the right along with his supervisor, Mike Dooley at Snap-on Tools in Elizabethton, TN.

 

Greeneville Branch

Congrats to Greeneville January Associate of the Month, Parker McGaha! From Left to Right, Jeff Lasey – John Deere Power Products Team Leader, Parker McGaha, Eric Wise – AccuForce Onsite Representative, Lori Waddle – AccuForce Senior Career Specialist.

 

Knoxville Branch

Congratulations to Bryan Webb who works at Bush Brothers and is our Knoxville Associate of the Month for January! Branch Manager Alex Davenport presented Bryan with his certificate of appreciation and gift card for doing outstanding work.

 

Marion Branch

Congratulations to Marshall Dutton, our Marion January Associate of the Month! Pictured (l to r) are: Ronnie Martin, TA at ZF TRW, Buddy Galiher, Team Lead at ZF TRW, and Marshall Dutton. Way to go Marshall!

 

Bristol Branch

Congratulations to Jeff Grqybeal who works at the Bristol Redevelopment Housing Authority and is our January Bristol Associate of the Month! Paris Bishop, Business Development Manager, presents him with his certificate and gift card.

 

Mountain Empire Administrative/Professional Division

Paris Bishop presenting Marie Younce with her certificate for January Associate of the Month for the Mountain Empire Administrative/Professional Division. Marie works for the City of Bristol, TN. Great job Marie!

Morristown Branch

Branch Manager, Crystal Hunley, presents our January Morristown Associate of the Month, Carolina Perez, with her certificate. Congratulations Carolina and thanks for all of your hard work!

Hickory Branch

Anna Beckford, who works at Camfil, is our January Hickory Associate of the Month. Recruiting Specialist Tammy Lail presents Anna with her certificate and gift card. Way to go, Anna!

Morganton Branch

Senior Career Specialist Stephanie Young presents Julius Thompson with his Morganton January Associate of the Month certificate! Thanks for your hard work, Julius!

Making Workplace Safety a Priority

Just how important is safety in the workplace? In 2013, 4,585 workers were killed on the job according to OSHA statistics and there were slightly more than 3 million workplace injuries and illnesses. It really doesn’t get any more serious than that and is why we make teaching, training and implementing workplace safety an integral part of who we are as a company.

It’s not just lip service to say that safety has to be everyone’s focus to avoid injuries and keep workplaces safe. We want our Associates to get home from work in the same condition as when they arrived! This can only happen when every person at every stage of the process is engaged and involved in safety.

Safety testing and training is built into the very beginning stages of our recruiting and staffing process and continues once an Associate is placed on assignment. When companies have a great safety program in place, we partner with them to make sure our Associates are receiving safety training and information from us and while on the job.

We are extremely proud of our safety record and think it speaks to our commitment as we had one of our best safety record years ever! We plan on continuing to strive for one of the best safety records in the staffing industry.

In working with clients, we take a partnership perspective in handling workplace safety. We try very hard to work with businesses that are like-minded and take safety in the workplace seriously. We want partners who take safety just as seriously as we do.

In some cases we have partnered with companies who wanted to improve and enhance their own safety programs by helping to design safety initiatives that we can then help implement.

Not all workplace injuries occur on construction sites or in manufacturing environments. There are many injuries that occur in the office. Training professional and office employees on safe habits is just as important as training in manufacturing environments. There are many falls, trips, and repetitive stress related injuries that occur in the office. Discussing these potential injuries up front with employees can dramatically reduce the number of injuries you see in a given year as well as help to protect employees.

Intention, focus, and training all make a significant and positive impact on preventing potential injuries in the workplace. It’s worth your time to think about your safety program and just remember the advice that your grandmother probably gave you that an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure!

Applying for a Job In the Modern World

Gone are the days when you would pick up the Sunday newspaper and hope to find just about every job opening in your area. It’s not quite that easy anymore as many companies and businesses have transitioned to posting jobs online.

The difficult part of the shift away from job listings in the newspaper is that jobs can be listed just about anywhere. Here at AccuForce, we post all of our open jobs on our own internal websites job board, but we also post many of our open listings on job sites such CareerBuilder and Indeed.

There are about a million and three places to look for a job these days. With so many different sources, where do you turn? The quick (but never very helpful answer) is EVERYWHERE! The longer answer is that it really depends on what type of work you are looking for or are qualified to do. There are specialized job boards for almost every industry not to mention the large job boards such as Indeed, CareerBuilder, Monster, ZipRecruiter and SimplyHired.

In today’s world, you really do have to cover your bases and search multiple sites and sources. There are some companies who do still advertise in the paper as well and you can’t overlook print as a resource.

Oh yeah, don’t forget social media! Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn can also be sources to find out about jobs. Ask your friends on social media, follow or like pages like our AccuForce Facebook page or Twitter account where we post about open jobs.

Coming into one of our offices to register is still a great way to find jobs and meet the recruiters who could help you in your job search. When you come into a branch you will complete an interview, paperwork and an application. Even if there isn’t an open position at that moment, you’re registered in the system and the moment something is a fit, recruiters will reach out to you.

Our recruiters work day in and day out staffing all kinds of different positions and having you at their fingertips means that your chances of getting hired just got better!

Onwards and upwards job seekers! We’re with you!