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Food Safety and Quality Specialist - Milwaukie, OR 97222 (Milwaukie Business-Industry area)

Bob's Red Mill Natural Foods

 

 

 

Position Overview: The Food Safety and Quality Specialist will be responsible for developing, administering, managing, and maintaining applicable Food Safety Programs & Policies at Bobís Red Mill Natural Foods. They shall be responsible for the implementation and continuous improvement of food safety focused programs including but not limited to Good Manufacturing Practices (cGMPs), Safe Quality Food (SQF) Food Safety and Quality systems, Hazard Analysis Critical Control Points (HACCP), and Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA) compliance. This position will be the dedicated HACCP Coordinator and a Preventive Controls Qualified Individual. Position reports directly to the Director of Food Safety and Quality Assurance and will be the backup SQF Practitioner.

Additional Responsibilities, Skills and Knowledge:

  • Evaluate food safety concerns in facility and implement programs to eliminate hazards.
  • Oversee and ensure compliance to HACCP plans.
  • Manages, develops, maintains, and ensures all SQF policies, procedures, training manuals, logs, documentations, COAs, product specification sheets, and records up to date in meeting SQF Level 3 Certification requirements.
  • Evaluate and assist in developing processes, specifications, and critical control points in manufacturing, for ongoing quality assurance of all finished goods.
  • Manage document control for all GMPs, prerequisite programs, and food safety and quality SOPs.
  • Validate SQF procedures.
  • Performs GMP audits and internal audits and ensures compliance.
  • Performs daily monitoring activities on SQF and HACCP programs including: verification, validation, audit, recordkeeping, etc. to ensure facility's continuous compliance with SQF 2000 code requirements.
  • Supports Food Safety and Quality Assurance Manager on facilitation of third party audits.
  • Support continuous improvement.
  • Affect change through indirect leadership. Strong written, verbal, and interpersonal communication skills
  • Strong Microsoft Office skills.
  • Ability to write SOPs and work instructions.
  • Effectively work with production team and other members of quality team to develop and maintain a robust and effective food safety and quality system.
  • Ability to document findings in recorded form by means of data input on a computer and/or writing long hand in a notebook or preprinted form.
  • Ability to work both individually and as a member of a team.
  • Other tasks as assigned by Food Safety and Quality Assurance Manager.

Education and Experience:

  • Bachelor of Science degree in Biology, Microbiology, Food Science, or related field required.
  • 2-5 years practical experience in Food Safety or Management of Quality or Production, or Project Management in the food industry.
  • Detailed knowledge and track record of successful implementation of food manufacturing policies and procedures.
  • HACCP and SQF certifications desired.

Physical Demands:

  • May be exposed to significant extremes in temperature, noise, and dust.
  • Occasional lifting of product both raw and finished weighing up to 50 pounds.
  • Good physical dexterity with the ability to climb step ladders and stairs, squat, kneel, stand, and sit for long periods of time

What you should know: Our success begins and ends with our people. We embrace diverse perspectives and value unique human experiences. We are proud to be an equal opportunity employer that celebrates the diversity of the communities where we live and do business. Applicants for our positions are considered without regard to race, ethnicity, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age, disability, religion, military or veteran status, or any other characteristics protected by law.

Job Type: Full-time

Experience:

  • Food Safety: 2 years (Required)

Education:

  • Bachelor's (Required)

License:

  • HACCP and Safe Quality Food Certification (Preferred)

Benefits offered:

  • Paid time off
  • Health insurance
  • Dental insurance
  • Healthcare spending or reimbursement accounts such as HSAs or FSAs
  • Other types of insurance
  • Retirement benefits or accounts
  • Child Care benefits
  • Gym memberships or discounts
  • Commuting/travel assistance
  • Employee discounts
  • Workplace perks such as food/coffee and flexible work schedules

 

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