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Food Safety and Brand Standard Specialist

Sales & Service
Modesto, CA 07/24/2015 Full-Time 53273BR

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About the Opportunity:

Join Ecolab's EcoSure division, an industry leader in food safety and brand protection, as a Field Service Specialist and join the ranks of our valued front line food safety experts, trusted by foodservice and hospitality customers in North America. We are seeking a food safety professional to provide customized, comprehensive onsite food safety and brand standard evaluations and training to help restaurant, hospitality and health care customers maintain the highest standards of facility cleanliness, safety, guest experience and brand protection.
These programs help our chain customers meet their specific quality standards through on-site evaluations and custom-designed training programs. We proudly run the industry's only continual, active monitoring of health department inspections for foodservice operators; enabling operators to access key information in a broader and more accurate manner than ever before.

Use your food safety skills to teach and coach in the exciting realm of the restaurant and food service arena, and take satisfaction as you deliver on Ecolab's promise to make customer facilities cleaner, safer, and healthier for their guests. Be proud to offer operators access to key food safety practices and health information in a broader and more accurate manner than ever before. You will have a company car and a tablet and you will be backed by industry leading, customized programs for food safety, brand protection, and business enhancements that offer the quality data used for comprehensive customized corporate evaluation. You'll appreciate five weeks of training, which will help you convert your food safety skills to the expertise needed to succeed. Expect to gain recognition as a top performer who completes their budgeted number of audits each and every week, with a high level of quality, and in a safe manner (zero accidents and injuries).

Main Responsibilities

        Conduct food safety, brand standards and other on-site evaluations at customer locations, to assess workplace health and safety

        Consult, educate and train customers on latest food safety, health, and sanitation practices

        Partner with EcoSure's Account Management team to solve customers' issues and assist in program rollouts

        Assist and support field service team members as needed to cover large assignments or vacant territories

        Perform activities that create a high level of customer satisfaction including the provision of accurate reports and effective customer communication and relationships

        Become a NEHA Certified Professional in Food Safety (CP-FS)

        Maintain professional credentials and remain knowledgeable on current state and federal industry regulations.

        Overtime will be required based on customer and business needs

        Nights and weekends will be required based on customer requirements. The specifics of the schedule will be discussed during the interview process

        This position requires completion of customer playground evaluations. EcoSure employees must be willing and able to complete hands-on inspection of playgrounds mimicking child's play in the play structure (climbing, crawling in tight areas, going down tube slides, etc.)

        This position requires climbing steep indoor and outdoor one-story roof access ladders to complete roof inspections. EcoSure employees must be willing and able to climb steep indoor and outdoor one-story roof access ladders to complete roof inspections to confirm safety measures related to roof openings, electrical cords, and electrical outlets. Field Specialists are required to walk along the roof to ensure openings are clearly marked with fencing wire or plastic coverings, the roof is free of debris and use a circuit tester to check functionality of electrical outlets.

        This position may require full operations assessments within nursing homes, assisted living, and senior living facilities, requiring extended periods of time within these facilities. EcoSure employees will have exposure to varying levels of care as well as interactions with both staff and residents while adhering to HIPPA (Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act) guidelines. These assessments include evaluations of food safety and operations, brand standards focusing on maintenance and safety of all resident areas, facility documentation, clinical procedures and documentation, and medicine storage/procedures/documentation.

Location Information

Successful candidate must reside: within 10 miles of Modesto, CA.

Cities included in this territory: Davis, Jackson, Santa Nella, Merced, CA. Note territory alignments are reviewed on a quarterly basis and modified based on business need

Percent of overnight travel required: up to 25%.

Basic Qualifications

        Bachelor's degree with at least two (2) years experience in foodservice operations; OR Associate's degree and four (4) years experience in foodservice operations

        Valid Driver's License and acceptable Motor Vehicle Record (2 years)

        Willing / able to travel overnight for business

        Ability to lift 25lbs (infrequent requirement)

        No Immigration Sponsorship available for this opportunity

Preferred Qualifications

        Experience in food safety or brand standards evaluations

        ServSafe and/or CP-FS certification

        Teaching/Coaching experience in a food related field

        Registered Environmental Health Specialist / Registered Sanitarian (REHS/RS) credential

        Registered Dietitian

        Foodservice or Restaurant management experience

        Ability to consistently deliver results with a competitive desire to become a top performer

        Interpersonal and communication (written and verbal) skills

        Ability to interact effectively with others, including the ability to teach, coach and provide guidance and constructive feedback with tact and diplomacy

        Strong relationship management capability and advanced consulting skills

        Strong planning and organizational skills and high attention to detail

        Ability to work effectively without supervision, showing initiative, good judgment and superior decision making skills

        Problem solving and analytical skills

        Resourceful and continuous improvement focus

        Ability to work well under pressure, juggle tasks and work efficiently against deadlines


Every day, we make the world cleaner, safer and healthier - protecting people and vital resources. Ecolab is the global leader in water, hygiene and energy technologies and services. Around the world businesses in foodservice, food processing, hospitality, healthcare, industrial, and oil and gas markets choose Ecolab products and services to keep their environment clean and safe, operate efficiently and achieve sustainability goals. Our global workforce of over 44,000 employees is consistently delivering comprehensive solutions that meet the unique needs of our customers.


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