Food Safety & Quality Technician LOCATION: Twin Falls, Idaho
DEPARTMENT: Food Safety & Quality POSITION TYPE: Non-Exempt
REPORTS TO: Food Safety & Quality Manager LEADS OTHERS: NA
YRS OF EXPERIENCE: 2+ years DATE CREATED: March 2019
POSITION BACKUP IS: FSQ Technician SALARY GRADE: 9
Clif Bar was born on a bike. In 1990, Gary
Erickson set off on a 175-mile bike ride. Exhausted and hungry, he realized
he couldn’t take another bite of the energy bars he brought along. At that
moment he now calls ‘the epiphany,’ he had the idea to make a better
tasting energy bar.
Today, Gary and his wife, Kit Crawford, continue to lead Clif Bar’s innovative business model. Guided by Five
Aspirations – Sustaining our People, our Business, our Brands, our Community
and the Planet – Clif Bar is a family- and
employee-owned company that loves food. We believe that food provides
health, joy, and energy to do the things we are passionate about. The food
we create is good for people and the planet.
In April 2015 Clif Bar broke ground to build our
new commercial bakery, Clif Bar Baking Company of
Twin Falls. We believe that happy, healthy people create the best food and
envision an innovative environment where our people can grow and succeed
both personally and professionally. We strive to:
- Create a company culture that
inspires and supports our people in and outside work.
- Sustain our people with
competitive pay and benefits, holistic wellness offerings, and other
- Hire the right people for the
right positions and support them to grow in their current and future
Working at Clif Bar Baking
Company is a chance to make the highest quality bars at a different kind of
bakery, with great people who are making great food to FEED YOUR ADVENTURE.
This is an exciting new step for Clif Bar. Let it
be an exciting new step for you too!
Clif Bar Baking Company is looking for a FOOD
SAFETY AND QUALITY TECHNICIAN to join our team at our bakery in Twin Falls,
The ideal candidate will have an immediate connection to our Five
Aspirations, as well as embody the “Clif Bar
Ingredients” (Create, Inspire, Connect, Own It, and Be Yourself).
This candidate will be extremely flexible and enjoy a “high-change”
environment where priorities shift from day to day. Candidates, who connect
through positive and respectful interaction, inspire greater success across
all Five Aspirations and create extraordinary experiences, solutions, and
ideas will be at the top of our list.
The Food Safety and Quality Technician will focus on day to day activities
for food safety and quality assurance systems at Clif
Bar Baking Company. This position will ensure a high level of employee
safety, food safety, as well as acting as the go-to person for food safety
and quality questions in the production environment. The Food Safety and
Quality Technician will ensure compliance with Clif
Bar Baking Company standards and procedures for food safety, government,
and third-party regulations as it pertains to the production shift he/she is on. This position will be one of the key
representatives on their shift for meeting the requirements of SQF.
- Ensure personal safety, food
safety and quality protocols are followed.
- Assist in root cause analyses
for the customer and consumer inquiries, as well as out of
- Assist in training programs to
ensure operators and staff are properly trained on food safety and
- Perform and assist in internal
shift audit activities of bakery processes.
- Perform sensory analysis on
incoming ingredients and finished products.
- Support daily production needs
focusing on maintaining high-quality, safe products.
- Provide reports on food safety and
- Write and assist in the
development of standard operating procedures and work instructions.
- Using continuous improvement
tools, improve food safety and quality metrics.
- Ensure sanitation verification
is completed and meets the food safety criteria for the bakery.
- Ensure allergen control
programs are functioning and accurate.
- Perform other related duties as
Position-Specific Skills Required
The ideal candidate will:
- Be a genuine Clif Bar & Company ambassador, who exemplifies
the Clif Bar culture in all communications
- Embody the Clif
Bar Five Aspirations and Ingredients.
- Be flexible and available to
interact and connect with people at all levels in the organization.
- Be self-directed and motivated.
- Identify areas for process
improvements through analysis of production practices and training.
Includes identifying standard work practices where applicable.
- Provides alternate shift
coverage as needed.
Leadership Skills Required
- Take ownership and
responsibility for actions, behaviors, and contributions.
- Strong ability to inspire and
motivate self and others.
- Able to work collaboratively
with all teams and departments to continuously improve food safety and
- Ability to assist in project
management and to apply principles of logical and scientific thinking
to the resolution of problems.
Technical Expertise Required
- Strong understanding of
manufacturing and food safety requirements to meet personnel safety,
food safety, and quality standards.
- Knowledge of Safe Quality Foods
(SQF) audit system.
- Experienced in training
- Experience with former
manufacturing plant or line start-ups a strong plus.
- Experience performing food safety
and quality activities in an organic food manufacturing environment
Bachelor’s degree in science or a related field preferred.
- Minimum 2+ years of food safety
& quality experience in a production facility, preferably in a
food processing plant.
- Experience in organic
manufacturing or food production environment a plus.
Take yourself lightly and your work seriously. And…bring your best self to
work each day!
1-5% of the day
6-33% of the day
34-66% of the day
67+% of the day
Lift 36-50# (kitting bins)
Overhead lift (max. = 50# to 55”)
Carry (heaviest items = 32-50# product bins Rarely)
X (light items)
Reach – waist level or below
Reach – waist to overhead
Push – max. force = 101#
Pull – max. force = 150#
Other required physical demands:
- Visual/verbal/auditory Acuity –
Far sighted/nearsighted/color vision; auditory and verbal skills
- Exposure to Temperature – heat
and below freezing temperatures – inside and out
- Slippery Floors – requires
balance and agility inside and outside
- Work with and/or around: moving
conveyors, various automated equipment, lift trucks, manual equipment,
allergens including soy and nut products and airborne powders
- Tolerate and work at heights of
up to 30 ft.
- Sensory Acuity – including
taste, touch, and smell
reference check, background check, drug screening, and physical abilities
test are required for this position.
Clif Bar Baking Company of Twin Falls, LLC is an
equal opportunity employer and encourages applicants of diverse backgrounds
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