Grimmway Enterprises

  • FOOD SAFETY COMPLIANCE SPECIALIST

    Posted Date 1 month ago(10/16/2018 5:50 PM)
    Job ID
    2018-2419
    Job Locations
    US-CA-Shafter
    Category
    Food Science Technicians
    Shift
    DAY
  • Overview

    PURPOSE:

     

    Responsible for the implementation, documentation, control and maintenance of detailed Quality Management Systems for all Grimmway Carrot and Potato Divisions.

     

     

    ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS:

     

    • Implementation, documentation, control and maintenance of detailed Quality Management Systems, including procedures, records, Good Manufacturing Practices (GMP's), Hazard Analysis and Critical Control Points (HACCP) and reassessment.
    • Administrator for customer web portals.
    • Customer compliance documentation and questionnaires.
    • Measure, compile, and distribute KPIs; trend and recommend improvements.
    • Monitor corrective actions from internal audits and customer/consumer complaints.
    • Ensure internal and customer specifications are current and communicated to the Team.
    • Assist in recall/trace back documentation.
    • Develop and provide training for Food Safety and Quality requirements to Management.
    • Ensuring that proper documentation (procedures and records) is prepared showing that Sanitation has been conducted in accordance with all required regulations i.e. SSOP, Master Sanitation schedule and Work Orders.
    • Participate in internal food safety and quality system audits to ensure compliance to established policies and procedures.
    • Participates in customer and 3rd party audits including audit preparation and action item follow-up including quality system improvements.
    • Maintain record retention requirements.
    • Maintain and improve on the safety, legality and quality of products and the processes.
    • Clearly communicate food safety and quality objectives with production, maintenance, vendors, and outside contractors.
    • Report food safety and quality issues, corrective actions and preventative measures to the management team.
    • Ensure physical plant inspections are conducted on a monthly basis and reports are generated for each area (pest control, operational methods, maintenance for food safety, sanitation, personnel practices, etc.).

     

    PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS:

     

    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. Must be able to work in different temperatures. Must be able to work in a high noise area.

    Additional Info

    JOB QUALIFICATIONS:

    • Must have a Bachelor's Degree (BA or BS) in Food Science, Biochemistry, Biological Sciences, or Microbiology or equivalent work experience.
    • Understanding of Organic compliance and standards (e.g. NOP).
    • A strong understanding of food microbiology and chemistry.
    • Understanding of the Global Food Safety Initiative (GFSI) standards.
    • A willingness to acquire additional training and certification, including HACCP and SQF Practitioner training, within six months of being hired.
    • Ability to effective respond to the concerns of managers, subordinates, customers and regulatory agencies.
    • Excellent leadership, communication, training and team building skills.
    • Good writing, statistical, analytical and critical thinking skills.
    • Excellent organizational skills.
    • Computer skills on MS platform.
    • 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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