Food Safety Coordinator

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Job Description: 

Fresh Harvest is one of the largest Ag labor contractors in CA/AZ. We have an immediate opening​ ​for​ ​a​ ​Food​ ​Safety​ ​Assistant​ ​located​ ​in​ ​Salinas,​ ​CA​ ​/​ ​Yuma, AZ.

The​ ​Food​ ​Safety​ ​Assistant​ ​reports​ ​directly​ ​to​ ​the​ ​Manager​ ​of​ ​Food​ ​Safety.  
The essential function of this position is responsible for the coordination and maintenance of Food Safety plan by providing assistance, communication and follow-up on FS policies, procedures and documentation; and coordinating the resolution of specific policy-related and procedural problems and incidences. The individual is responsible for a wide variety of duties including​ ​but​ ​not​ ​limited​ ​to​ ​this​ ​job​ ​description.

Responsibilities & Duties: 
  • Provide advice and assistance with development and implementation of FS policies, procedures​ ​and​ ​documentation Maintain​ ​FS​ ​documents,​ ​database,​ ​records,​ ​binders,​ ​and ​filing
  • Corrective Action and Preventative Measures – assist with logging and tracking of non-compliances and FS incidences, do investigations, coordinate follow-up and bring outstanding​ ​issues​ ​to​ ​closure
  • Provide FS Training – assist in development of training programs, conduct training classes,​ ​maintain​ ​training​ ​records
  • Audits – third-party, government, customer – assist with audit preparation, organization and​ ​follow-up\
  • Conduct​ ​routine​ ​audits​ ​of​ ​internal​ ​food​ ​safety​ ​program
  • Conduct​ ​routine​ ​checks​ ​to​ ​verify​ ​proper​ ​record​ ​keeping
  • Reports to Management – obtain, input, tabulate FS data and provide reports to Management
  • Work closely with Food Safety Manager to ensure Good Agricultural Practices (GAP)​ ​programs​ ​are​ ​in​ ​place​ ​with​ ​harvesting​ ​operations
  • Other​ ​duties​ ​as​ ​assigned.
  • Previous​ ​Food​ ​Safety​ ​experience​ ​would​ ​be​ ​an​ ​asset
  • Strong knowledge of local, state and federal laws and requirements to maintain compliance​ ​to​ ​all​ ​relevant​ ​statutes​ ​and​ ​guiding​ ​principles​ ​(FDA,​ ​USDA,​ ​LGMA)
  • Comprehensive knowledge of general food-safety and organic program best practices, highly​ ​proficient​ ​in​ ​ability​ ​to​ ​document​ ​and​ ​work​ ​within​ ​GAPs,​ ​GHPs,Primus​ ​GFSI
  • Proficiency in use of English language with the ability to communicate effectively and professionally, present information and direction, and field questions from managers, employees​ ​and​ ​external​ ​contacts
  • Spanish​ ​as​ ​a​ ​second​ ​language​ ​would​ ​be​ ​an​ ​asset
  • Must be a high-performance team player and be willing to work in a dynamic, growing, demanding​ ​and​ ​fast-paced​ ​environment
  • Must​ ​be​ ​a​ ​self-starter​ ​and​ ​willing​ ​to​ ​work​ ​flexible​ ​hours
  • Must have ability to effectively follow-up and handle multiple projects with strong personal​ ​time-management​ ​skills​ ​and​ ​effectively​ ​manage​ ​associated​ ​stress
  • Proficient​ ​in​ ​computer-use​ ​skills​ ​(MS​ ​Office:​ ​Word,​ ​Excel​ ​and​ ​PowerPoint)
  • Willingness​ ​to​ ​work​ ​independently​ ​with​ ​minimal​ ​supervision​ ​and​ ​take​ ​ownership​ ​of​ ​job
  • Willingness​ ​to​ ​work​ ​with​ ​a​ ​high​ ​degree​ ​of​ ​professionalism​ ​and​ ​personal​ ​integrity
  • Strong organizational, analytical and problem solving
Requirements: 
  • Proficient​ ​in​ ​computer-use​ ​skills​ ​(MS​ ​Office:​ ​Word,​ ​Excel​ ​and​ ​PowerPoint)
  • Willingness​ ​to​ ​work​ ​independently​ ​with​ ​minimal​ ​supervision​ ​and​ ​take​ ​ownership​ ​of​ ​job
  • Willingness​ ​to​ ​work​ ​with​ ​a​ ​high​ ​degree​ ​of​ ​professionalism​ ​and​ ​personal​ ​integrity
  • Strong organizational, analytical and problem solving skills. Need to be creative, adaptable, and able to accurately handle out of the ordinary issues with a sense of urgency
  • Education:​ ​High​ ​School​ ​Diploma​ ​and/or​ ​Work​ ​Equivalent
  • Experience:​ ​1​ ​plus​ ​years​ ​of​ ​experience​ ​in​ ​Food​ ​Safety​ ​(preferred)
  • General​ ​Office​ ​Equipment​ ​Technical​ ​Google​ ​&​ ​Google​ ​Apps.
  • Bilingual​ ​in​ ​Spanish
  • Valid​ ​Driver's​ ​License​ ​and​ ​good​ ​driving​ ​record
  • Must​ ​pass​ ​Drug​ ​Test​ ​and​ ​Background​ ​Check
  • 1​ ​-​ ​2​ ​years​ ​related​ ​work​ ​experience
  • Knowledge​ ​in​ ​Primus​ ​GFSI,LGMA​ ​requirements​ ​(preferred)

Our company is an Equal Opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, national origin, age, sex, religion, disability, sexual orientation, marital status, veteran status, gender identity or expression, or any other basis protected by local, state or federal law.

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