We currently are seeking an experienced Food Safety Engineer.
This key position will be based in our operations facility in San
Fernando, CA (Southern CA).
Purpose of Job:
This role bridges the
activities of the Quality function, Food Safety, Sanitation function and
Engineering design. More specifically, it ensures that we
understand and incorporate from microbial testing results into our
cleaning & sanitation programs and that we incorporate sanitary
design principles into how we design both equipment and areas within our
factories. The overall purpose of the position is to ensure we are
proactively creating and maintaining sanitary environments and to also
ensure we are reactively leveraging new environmental testing results to
influence practices where warranted.
- Chairs cross-functional
review with sanitation, quality assurance, operations and micro lab
personnel to align on opportunities and actions by location
- Provides insight on testing
frequency & sampling locations to improve effectiveness of the
environmental monitoring program based on knowledge and significant
direct observation in the operating environment.
- Reacts to environmental
monitoring results through evaluation of collected data, shaping
changes to sanitation, operational and GMP programs to improve
- Participates in design and
execution of validated cleaning protocols in varied operational
- Supports decisions on
chemical use & rotation to drive desired needs for effective
sanitation for microbial and allergen needs
- Prepares and updates SOPs for
improvements in cleaning and sanitation, cross contamination risk
- Conducts ongoing company-wide
training related to the correct labeling, use, storage, disposal of
- Performs periodic audits to
assure compliance with established SOPs, cleaning practices
- Partners with Engineering in
establishing of design criteria for equipment and facilities.
Partners in capital development to ensure these needs are met.
- Supports Autonomous
Maintenance activities to improve equipment conditions and operators knowledge
- Performs other related duties
undergraduate degree in food science, biology, engineering, or other
No licenses or
certifications are required. HACCP, USDA Better Process School,
cGMP Training, FSMA Training, Project Management (PMP) and other
certifications related to the needs of the position preferred.
Requires five years of
experience with an emphasis in cleaning
validation , sanitation, microbiology and/or engineering design for
sanitation. A combination of experience across these areas is
highly preferred as the position with bridge these functions.
Must have operational experience in a food, pharmaceutical or other
USDA/FDA regulated environment where both allergens and microbial
sanitation programs are used.
- Comprehensive knowledge of
cleaning validation, sanitation and the scientific understanding to
influence strategy & sanitary design with respect to microbial
and allergen contamination risk
- Good oral and written
communication skills and an ability to effectively train both
technical and non-technical staff
- Ability to travel up to 20%
to support multiple facilities
- Ability to periodically
support audit and training on any shift
- Ability to work independently
or with others at all levels of the organization
Position is located in a
manufacturing/warehousing environment and individual must be able to
conduct equipment and area audits with will require physical flexibility
and the ability to stand for extended periods of time.
Exposure to disagreeable
elements is moderate.
The incumbent must be
able to perform this job safely in accordance with standard operating
procedures and good manufacturing practices, without endangering the
health or safety of self or others.
Leads programs and
influences others, does not have direct reports
Pharmavite is proud to be an equal
opportunity and affirmative action employer. F/M/Disability/Vet
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