Job Info
Job Title: Food Safety Coordinator
Location: Salinas, CA
Job Number: 11328
Posted Date: 6/2/2020
Job description

Hitchcock Farms, a Salinas based grower/packer/shipper, is looking for an experienced Food Safety Coordinator desiring a full-time career opportunity. The employee must be detail oriented, professionalminded, and maintain a professional image at all times. Must be honest, trustworthy, respectful of self and others and demonstrate a strong work ethic.

Physical Demands:

  • Will work in an office and outdoors often standing, walking, kneeling, turning, reaching, climbing stairs, operating computers for long periods of time
  • Walking regularly in uneven, inconsistent outdoor field conditions (including mud)
  • Lifting weight up to 50 pounds
  • High use of communication either through telephone or one on one communication
  • Work in environments with a wide range of temperatures (fields from 30◦F - 110◦F)


  • Knowledge of HACCP, FSMA, GAP, GMP, USDA, FDA, GFSI and Primus is desired
  • Degree in Food Science, or related agricultural degree strongly preferred
  • PSA Grower Training Certification is desired
  • Bilingual English and Spanish with the ability to communicate, read, write and translate at a proficient level is required
  • Proficient in various programs, including MS Office: Word, Excel, Outlook, and Power Point applications
  • Must maintain a valid California driver’s license
  • Ability to relocate to the Imperial Valley during the winter season
  • Experience with safe and effective use of sanitation and cleaning chemicals


  • Ability to work a flexible schedule, work beyond normal business hours, weekends as needed for business
  • Must demonstrate a tactful, mature and professional demeanor: positive attitude and desire to be a team player
  • Be well organized and able to multitask; work independently and manage a project from initiation to completion with minimal supervision
  • Proactively communicate tasks and project updates to manager; discreet handling of all business matters (maintaining confidentiality at all levels)

Field Duties & Responsibilities:

  • Provide safety-training (new hire and on-going) and guidance to field personnel on all safetyrelated issues.
  • Conduct daily ranch and crew assessments and safety inspections; report and address unsafe actions; and if necessary, escalate and communicate findings to appropriate leadership
  • Prepare timely reports on inspections and results
  • Conduct accident/injury investigations, root cause analysis and corrective actions
  • Monitor the enforcement of safety policies and procedures
  • Collaborate efficiently with other departments within the company 
  • Notify manager of recognized hazards and possible risk mitigation. Recommend and implement decided corrective actions and follow-up to verify completion
  • Serve as a guide for field tours when requested

Food Safety Duties & Responsibilities:

  • Maintain and implement Food Safety Program for all areas: California, Arizona and Mexico.
  • Facilitate communication of food safety information to employees, customers and suppliers
  • Maintain excellent work relations with all customers
  • Address customer inquiries and handle food safety related complaints and inquiries
  • Assist in troubleshooting food safety problems and implement policy improvements
  • Coordinate, schedule and conduct third-party audits, regulatory audits and any other customer required audits (second-party)
  • Accurately document and report test results in a timely manner
  • Oversee and verify all data collection
  • Verify the proper function, calibration, and accuracy of quality/food safety monitoring equipment
  • Conduct detailed and documented risk assessments
  • Investigate incident reports and follow up with necessary documentation/training


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