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Job Title

Produce Food Safety Auditor



Organization Name

Global Food Division, Agriculture

Department Description

Founded in 1989, QAI (Quality Assurance International, Inc.) is the leading provider of organic certification services worldwide verifying organic integrity throughout the supply chain. Additional certification services include kosher, non-GMO, natural, and social responsibility. QAI remains dedicated to the environment, while providing educational outreach to the organic community, customers and consumers. Headquartered in San Diego, Calif., the company has grown to include operations in the U.S., Canada, Japan and the European Union.

Basic Purpose

Provide food safety audit services and technical food safety consulting for the produce industry.

**Please note that we recruit for this position on an on-going basis in order to build a talent pool of potential candidates. When a position becomes available, we will review applicants at that time. Due to the volume of resumes that we receive, only those candidates selected for interviews will be contacted. Thank you for your interest in NSF International!**

Principal Accountabilities

  Conduct fresh produce food safety inspections/audits and summarize and evaluate inspection/audit findings.

  Consistently interpret audit guidelines and score audits

  Communicate findings/results of inspections/audits with client site management or appropriate client personnel.

  Provide representation, complete projects and execute signed agreements with NSF Agriculture clients.

  Develop effective work plans for the completion of assigned inspections/audits within a determined timeframe.

  Support NSF’s business units by assisting clients in the identification of additional NSF services that may be beneficial.

  Monitor and report client needs, service delivery issues, and competitive threats to management team.

  Establish and maintain effective communication with program representatives as it relates to assigned clients while maintaining strong professional and interpersonal relations with NSF Agriculture clients, service companies, growers/shippers, and government officials.

  Deliver presentations to growers, shippers, distributors, buyers, trade associations, regulatory agencies, and product user groups, as requested.

  Perform other duties as requested.



  • Bachelor’s degree in agriculture, plant science, crop and soil science, food science, food technology or other related scientific areas of study.
  • Minimum of two (2) years related work experience in the fresh produce sector.
  • Knowledge and work experience with HACCP and Good Agricultural Practices.
  • Pesticide application experience in a farming environment.
  • Excellent communication skills (written and verbal).
  • Willingness and ability to travel extensively including some evenings and weekend travel.
  • Must have a valid driver license and reliable transportation.
  • Excellent computer skills including Microsoft Word, Outlook, Excel and PowerPoint.


  • Advanced degree in agriculture, food safety, or business.
  • Experience with produce food safety inspections/audits.
  • Work experience in a related quality function.
  • Professional registration.Lead Auditor certified.
  • Additional language skills - Spanish, French or other languages.

Additional Details


  • Required frequent overnight travel.
  • Required to stand or walk for long periods of time.
  • Required to work outdoors and in cold room environments.
  • Required to operate a motor vehicle.
  • Extensive use of computers and other electronic equipment.
  • Moderate to heavy physical effort required (ability to carry equipment weighing 25 lbs or more).
  • Ability to follow client and regulatory required safety practices.


  • Majority of work takes place at client locations within the produce food safety industry.
  • Majority of time is spent working independently from a remote location.


No phone calls, faxes or postal mail please.
*Smoke free work environment*
NSF and its subsidiaries are EO/AA employers - we welcome and encourage diversity in our workplace
NSF is a registered user of the E-Verify employment eligibility verification system


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