Grimmway Enterprises

  • FIELD FOOD SAFETY COMPLIANCE SPECIALIST

    Posted Date 1 month ago(10/9/2018 8:07 PM)
    Job ID
    2018-1857
    Job Locations
    US-CA-Lamont
    Category
    Occupational Health and Safety Specialists and Technicians
    Shift
    DAY
  • Overview

    PURPOSE: 

     

    To ensure that the company’s organic and Food Safety programs are compliant with all relevant auditing requirements including the National Organic Program and Food Safety Modernization Act, to review Good Agricultural Practice programs and assist in the training of personnel to ensure compliance with all applicable regulatory standards.

     

    ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS:

     

    • Assist the Food Safety department in developing Food Safety, organic, regulatory initiatives to ensure compliance with relevant laws and regulations as well as compliance with specific customer requirements.
    • Verify and ensure that growers, harvesters and labor contractors maintain compliance with all applicable Food Safety, regulatory and Organic requirements.
    • Field Food Safety Compliance Specialist will provide support for third party and internal Food Safety audits and their preparations and follow up (GFS, NOP, LGMA, customer and regulatory).
    • Responsible for reviewing, updating and helping maintain Good Agricultural Practice programs documentation.
    • Assist in the training of personnel to ensure compliance with applicable regulatory standards.
    • Identify areas of potential Food Safety concern and ensure corrective actions are implemented.
    • Protect security and confidentiality of company information at all times.
    • Establish and maintain effective working relations with all applicable representatives of Grimmway Farms, growers, harvesters, suppliers, etc.
    • Perform other related tasks and job duties as directed by Director of Quality for Farming Operations.

     

    PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS:

     

    Work in wet and damp environment. Exposed to outdoor given climate. Continuous use of both hands; including grasping, pulling and pushing. Sight, hearing, lifting, standing, climbing stairways, walking and balancing both feet on even and uneven surfaces, bending, twisting, crawling, stooping, kneeling, reaching forward, reaching overhead, reaching below shoulder, wrist turning, neck turning.

    Additional Info

    JOB QUALIFICATIONS:   

       

    • BA/BS in Agriculture, Biology, Food Science, Food Safety, Chemistry or related field preferred.
    • Knowledge and work experience with LMGA’s, GAP, National Organic Program and FSMA required.
    • Must have prior experience creating, updating, and implementing food safety programs.
    • Field Food Safety Compliance Specialist shall be self-directed and be able to complete tasks with minimal. Supervision; must be organized and detail oriented.
    • Must maintain strict confidentiality about all aspects of job.
    • Must have the ability to handle multiple tasks simultaneously.
    • Excellent verbal and written communications skills are required, along with the ability to communicate effectively at all levels of the organization.
    • Excellent computer skills including Microsoft Word, Outlook, Excel and Power Point.
    • Employee may be required to work overtime, nights, weekends, and holidays if needed.
    • Willingness and ability to travel extensively including some evenings and weekend travel.
    • Seasonal relocation to Coachella during the winter season.
    • Bi-lingual English/Spanish a plus.
    • Must have a valid driver’s license with a clean DMV driving record.
    • Must pass pre-placement drug/alcohol screen.

    Benefits

    Administrative Employees

     

    • Competitive benefits package including Medical, Dental, and Vision
    • 401k plan with a discretionary match, subject to a vesting schedule
    • Paid Sick, Vacation, Holiday Time and Personal Hours
    • Employee Vehicle Purchase/Lease Programs
    • Subsidized gym membership with InShape health clubs
    • Free on-site personal training and other wellness-focused activities at company gym
    • Tuition discount partnership program with University of La Verne
    • Discounted tickets to major theme parks throughout California
    • Work life balance

     

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