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Auditor Food Safety - Hermiston, OR

Lamb Weston

 

 

 

Job Description Summary

The Auditor Food Safety position’s primary responsibilities are to support the maintenance and effectiveness of the Food Safety, Sanitation, GMP and Quality Systems for the plant. This support will include performing related tasks, compiling and organizing data, verifications, communication and training.

The Auditor Food Safety is an appointed position with qualifications determined by the plant Food Safety and Sanitation Manager.

Job Description

The Auditor Food Safety team will collectively perform the duties of this position. It is understood that incumbents will be assigned primary tasks as well as being cross trained with peers in the group to ensure continuity of required tasks. These tasks include the following. In the spirit of Continuous Improvement, other duties will be assigned as a business case arises:

  • Perform inspections of equipment to look for potential FM risks and document times of inspection on when equipment is performing correctly. This includes using a flashlight to inspect all area’s that can safely be inspected.
  • Ability to develop and create PM activities related to Food Safety and enter findings into SAP.
  • Audit respective shifts to drive engagement with our PPE and GMP programs.
  • Compile quality/food safety data into periodic reports.
  • Review quality/food safety data for accuracy and completeness and take appropriate action to remedy discrepancies.
  • Conduct/assist with training of employees in quality/food safety procedures and programs.
  • Communicate with Plant Management personnel to ensure samples are collected, prepared and shipped appropriately. Review all sample requests prior to shipment to ensure representative quality and accuracy.
  • Check and monitor quality/food safety equipment to ensure proper functionality, calibration and verification. Document and maintain appropriate records for the equipment for historical compliance and review.
  • Perform various food safety, sanitation and GMP compliance audits. Ensure that the proper documentation for these audits are completed and maintained.
  • Participate and contribute to quality/food safety initiatives as well as related plant compliance audits.
  • Complete any other duties as assigned by Food Safety and Sanitation Manager.

Job Qualifications

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required.

  • Experience - Candidates should have prior or equivalent experience as a PQ Technician, Processing or Packaging Operator/Lead and meet the job requirements of those positions.
  • Language & Communication - Candidates will have good communication and language skills, including the ability to read and interpret documents such as procedures, operating instructions and technical manuals. The ability to write routine reports and correspondence.

Candidates must possess the ability to speak effectively before customers, employees, auditors and other groups.

Candidate must be able to effectively communicate with Company employees to ensure that Quality and Food Safety concerns are addressed in an urgent and timely manner.

  • Computer Skills – Candidates must have the ability to proficiently navigate and use Company programs such as Manifest and related Quality & Food Safety programs. Candidate should have the ability to perform basic operations in Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Outlook.
  • Mathematical Skills – Candidate must be proficient in basic arithmetic.
  • Analytical & Problem-Solving Skills – Candidate must possess the ability to collect, research and interpret information and use experience and intuition to analyze and report on data.
  • Teamwork – Candidates must work and interact with peer group in an open, respectful and collaborative manner. It is understood that the collective work of the Auditor Food Safety team is a group effort focused on Continuous Improvement.
  • Availability – To ensure continuity of the required tasks, work may be scheduled on any shift, weekends and days including when the plant is not in operation or including holidays.

WORK ENVIRONMENT

The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

While performing the duties of this Job, the employee may be regularly exposed to moving mechanical parts, hot and cold work environments, and wet walking surfaces. They will be required to stand, walk, climb up and down platform ladders, vertical ladders, and stairs. Occasionally required to stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and the ability to adjust focus. The employee must be able to occasionally lift and/or move up to 50 pounds. The employee will be exposed to the environment of all areas of the facility as well as the outside grounds. The noise level in the work environment is usually very loud.

SAFETY

Must have a complete knowledge and understanding of the plant safety rules including but not limited to the lockout-tag out procedure, chemical hazards and the hearing conservation program. Must have good personal hygiene and be able to practice safe work habits and work independently.

 

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