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Food Safety Specialist - (SST) – Los Angeles, CA
See's Candies





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Job Title

Food Safety Specialist

Shift Type

Day Shift


La Cienega - Los Angeles, CA 90016 US (Primary)

Job Description

Work is Sweet!

'Quality without Compromise' is not just a motto at See's Candies. It is the most important ingredient in our recipe for success. See's Candies has been in business since 1921 and maintains a reputation for producing the highest quality candy and providing superior customer service.

See's is a leader in the confectionary industry with over 250 retail shops across the USA.


The Senior Specialist, Technical Services (SSTS) is responsible for maintaining See’s documentation on candy making processes to ensure that manufacturing processes yield high quality candy.  The SSTS analyzes and develops detailed technical documentation required to execute consistent quality product. Partners with cross functional areas within the organization to ensure that compliance to product and process specification is maintained. This position is an integral part of the ERP implementation and transition team. Position also supports FS QA Department in creating and updating nutritional labels to meet FDA requirements.
The SSTS reports to the Product & Process Improvement Managers (PPIM). The SSTS’s success will come from people and process by developing positive working relationships and using a collaborative approach.

1. Responsible for gathering, organizing and analyzing data required for creating recipes in ERP, ensuring detailed and precise processing steps and yields are captured.
2. Maintains and updates ingredient specifications in collaboration with R&D, FSQA, Procurement departments and outside Suppliers.
3. Develops detailed finished product specifications for retail shop use to ensure consistency in product quality and performance. Also generates specs for company-wide use.
4. Updates and maintains written product formulas to ensure they include comprehensive detail to yield consistency in manufacturing steps and product quality.
5. Assists in new process development, as assigned. Works with R&D on scale up and transitioning of bench top, new products from the R&D lab to the manufacturing floor.  This includes development of nutritional labels for newly developed products.
6. Works with technical services team to develop and update nutritional labels using Genesis software.
7. Additional projects as needed.


Job Requirements

1. BS in Food Science or other science discipline, or minimum 4 years equivalent work experience.
2. Excellent PC Skills. Demonstrated proficiency in Windows environment; MS Office with emphasis on Outlook, Excel and Word. Accurate typing skills of at least 35 wpm.
3. ERP experience preferred.
4. Meticulous attention to detail in developing technical documentation that drive consistent quality.
5. Excellent interpersonal, verbal and written communication skills.
6. Proven problem solving skills.


See's is an EOE

See’s will consider for employment qualified applicants with criminal histories in a manner consistent with the requirements of applicable local, state or federal law (including San Francisco Ordinance #131192 and Los Angeles Municipal Code 189.00).

Career Level

Experienced (Non-Manager)


Food Safety & Quality Assurance


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