Job Info
Job Title: Food Safety
Location: Santa Maria, CA
Job Number: 11122
Posted Date: 12/18/2019
Job description


Pacific International Marketing (Pacific), a leader in the produce industry, is actively seeking someone to fulfill the role of Food Safety. This position will be based in Santa Maria, CA.

Responsibilities will include but not limited to:

  • Oversee the food safety program at cooling facility
  • Inspect grower records to company standards and LGMA compliance.
  • Inspect harvest crews and harvest documentation for the company and LGMA compliance
  • Lead third party audits of harvest crews and customer audits at the cooling facility
  • Maintain and update food safety procedures and records for the facility
  • Act as a secondary LGMA contact and lead LGMA audits in the region
  • Conduct internal audits and issue corrective actions when necessary
  • Perform new-hire and monthly food safety training for the facility
  • Assist Food Safety Manager with executing product/field testing, sampling and recordkeeping (ex. water testing, micro testing and heavy metal testing programs)
  • Manage Food Safety database for grower, cooler, harvest and facility audits. Updates will need to be made as necessary
  • Maintain all records related to food safety and food safety programs such as: Planting schedules, SSOP checklists, product tracking and recall procedures, investigations, product complaints, and biological product deviation reports

Desired Qualifications:

  • Have a working knowledge of Leafy Greens Marketing Agreement Metrics and compliance requirements
  • Excellent interpersonal skills to effectively be able to communicate within a multicultural environment
  • Knowledgeable of GAP, GMP, FSMA Produce Rule and other food safety regulatory requirements
  • Work flexible schedules when operations require
  • Experience with Microsoft Excel and WORD
  • Self-motivator and work independently

Additional Requirements:

  • Must have a degree in Biology, Microbiology, Food Science, Agriculture or related field
  • Must have to 1-5 years’ work experience in Food Safety, Quality Assurance or equivalent.
  • Must have satisfied and/or in progress of satisfying FSMA Produce Rule (FDA Accredited Course). Periodic training must be completed at least once a year.
  • Must have and maintain an insurable driving record (MVR)

Skills Preferred:

  • Bi-lingual (English/Spanish) Fluent speaking and reading in both languages

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