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Independent Contractor - Food Safety Management Systems


Job ID #: 7074

Location: USA, Houston

Position Category: Assessors

Department: LRQA

Position Type: Full-Time Temporary Contractor 3rd Party

Education Required: See Job Description

Experience Required: See Job Description

Relocation Provided:




Job Overview

Position is home based, it is not required to be located in Houston.

Job Responsibilities

Undertake client management activities for assigned customers.

Lead or participate in preliminary assessments, assessments, follow-up visits, surveillances and certificate renewals to contract and budget requirements.

Comply with LRQA procedures, accreditation schemes, legislation and industry standards.

Produce verbal and written assessment reports on time and to the agreed format..

Discuss and justify the findings of the report and agree the outcome with clients.

Undertake necessary documentation, data, administration and communication activities  needed to successfully fulfil responsibilities

Pursue CPD and maintain a high degree of discipline knowledge and awareness

Coach other employees

Identify new and additional business opportunities, advise clients on LR and LRQA services and action any resulting leads.

Lead or participate in special projects.

Job Requirements


The assessor should have the knowledge corresponding to a post-secondary education that includes general microbiology and general chemistry. The assessor shall also have the knowledge corresponding to a post-secondary education that includes courses in the food chain industry category in which they conduct Food Safety Management System audits.

Prerequisites (if applicable)

The assessor has completed ISO 22000 training .

                  The assessor has experience with a wide range of food products including but not limited to confectionary, dry and wet pet food, beverages and other food products

The assessor is a registered lead assessor and has undergone HACCP training or has the audit log background to achieve registration.

The assessor has successfully completed training in a) HACCP principles, hazard assessment and hazard analysis, and b) food safety management principles including PRPs.

The assessor has a minimum of five years of full-time work experience in the food-chain-related industry, including at least two years of work in quality assurance or food safety functions within food production or manufacturing, retailing, inspection or enforcement, or the equivalent. The number of years of total work experience may be reduced by one year if the auditor has completed appropriate post-secondary education.

The assessor has performed audits for 2nd party of GFSI or third party FSSC22000, ISO 22000 or ISO 9001 in the food industry

We are an Equal Opportunity Employer and do not discriminate against applicants due to race, ethnicity, gender, veteran status, or on the basis of disability or any other federal, state or local protected class.

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