Job Info
Job Title: Food Safety Assistant
Location: Canton, NC
Job Number: 10884
Posted Date: 6/11/2019
Job description

We are seeking an outstanding individual as Food Safety Assistant to lead in food safety, worker safety, and regulatory compliance for all of J.W. Johnson's packing, cooling, and farming operations May - October in North Carolina and November - May in Florida.  Food Safety Assistant must implement Good Manufacturing Practices at our facilities and Good Agricultural and Good Harvesting Practices at regional farms.  The individual will work closely with employees, growers, management, and owners.  


  • Bachelor of Science degree required.
  • 1-3 years' experience in Agriculture with emphasis on Food Safety, Microbiology, GAPs, and GMP's preferred.
  • Food safety and sanitation knowledge.
  • Knowledge of FSMA and HAACP.
  • Oral, written, and overall communication skills.
  • Knowledge of computer applications including Word, Excel, Outlook, Famous, and Power Point with data entry skills.
  • Bilingual, English/Spanish is required.
  • Requires travel and valid driver's license.
  • Ability to work well with all departments and divisions within the company.

Daily Responsibilities

  • Manage all sections of J.W. Johnson's internal food safety program.
  • Manage all sections of J.W. Johnson's internal worker safety program.
  • Schedule third party audits for J.W Johnson's facilities and grower partners' fields.  Ensure certifications are timely and executed properly.
  • Manage packing, loading, and sanitation crew as it relates to food safety and worker safety procedures.  Provide necessary food safety and worker safety training for all employee divisions.
  • Conduct risk assesments of facilities, fields, and harvest operations.
  • Conduct mock recalls at packing facilities, coolers, and fields.
  • Manage grower pesticide logs and customer food safety requests.
  • Conduct frequent training sessions with J.W. Johnson employees and grower partners.
  • Conduct meetings with J.W. Johnson's new and existing customers as it relates to food safety, worker safety, and compliance.
  • Update management and owners of all critical issues and regulatory compliance.
  • Maintain and update all food safety, worker safety, and compliance record keeping.
  • Represent J.W. Johnson in a professional and ethical manner.

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