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FSQA Auditor - Vineland, NJ

 

Dole Food Company, Inc.

 

GENERAL DESCRIPTION / PRIMARY PURPOSE

 

This position oversees the FSQA auditing program, including value added plants, packing facilities, co-packers and coolers. The position is also responsible for process innovation in various facets of the business by leveraging data generated from the audit process to drive continuous improvement. Position is responsible for ensuring there is a documented process for every FSQA metric in the plant &/or packing facilities to include communication, training and auditing.

 

MAJOR RESPONSIBILITIES AND TASKS/DUTIES OF THE POSITION

 

  • Ensure compliance to Federal, State and local regulations
  • Increase awareness, evaluation and compliance of FSQA programs. This includes making recommendations for follow-up completion, providing training content for FSQA training and communication of FSQA expectations.
  • Create and maintain FSQA processes & procedures to ensure compliance with good manufacturing practices
  • Responsible for performing/assigning processing floor centric audits, maintaining records of results and analysis of results for report out to the business.
  • Assist in handling customer food safety related complaints
  • Responsible for analysis and verification of Food Safety and Quality Plans including assessment of results
  • Facilitate adherence to programs for - packing houses, co-packers, coolers and VA sites
  • Serve as a resource for the business
  • Facilitate compliance with third party auditing schemes
  • Serve as a resource for equipment commissioning & decommissioning activities
  • Leverage internal and external data to drive continuous improvement
  • Evaluate and recommend new processes that will increase efficiencies for the business
  • Follow all food safety requirements and GMP’s as applicable for this position
  • Ensure the integrity and continued operations of the food safety system in the event of organizational or personnel changes within the company or associated facilities
  • Other duties as assigned

 

JOB SPECIFIC COMPETENCIES

 

  • 3-5 years’ experience in the food industry, with 1-3 years in supervision, in a FSQA capacity
  • HACCP and PCQI trained and demonstrated mastery of GFSI auditing schemes
  • Must have supervisory and training skills
  • Strong analytical and problem solving skills required
  • Knowledge of related Federal and State regulations
  • Competency in Microsoft Office, and other software as applicable
  • Excellent communications skills. Bilingual in Spanish/English is desirable
  • Able to work in a dynamic, fast-paced environment
  • Must have the ability to make decisions, maintain regular and acceptable attendance, follow directions, understand and follow posted work rules/ procedures and to accept constructive criticism

 

INTERNAL & EXTERNAL RELATIONS

 

Internal: Facility management & Operations

 

External: Auditors and governmental agencies

 

EDUCATION AND CERTIFICATION

 

Bachelor’s Degree in Food Science, Postharvest Physiology, related field or equivalent work experience required.

 

EMPLOYEE MANAGEMENT

N/A

 

PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS

 

  • Ability to maneuver around an array of equipment, bend, stoop, climb stairs, lift up to 25 pounds, identify and distinguish colors, and work in a cold environment.
  • Will have some exposure to fumes and airborne particles.

 

EQUIPMENT NEEDED

 

  • Cell Phone
  • Laptop
  • Tablet

 

WORK HOUR REQUIREMENT

 

  • Willing to have flexible work schedule. Some weekend work required.

 

TRAVEL REQUIREMENTS

 

  • Must have the ability to travel, as needed.

 


Required Skills

  • HACCP and PCQI trained and demonstrated mastery of GFSI auditing schemes
  • Must have supervisory and training skills
  • Strong analytical and problem solving skills required
  • Knowledge of related Federal and State regulations
  • Competency in Microsoft Office, and other software as applicable
  • Excellent communications skills. Bilingual in Spanish/English is desirable
  • Able to work in a dynamic, fast-paced environment
  • Must have the ability to make decisions, maintain regular and acceptable attendance, follow directions, understand and follow posted work rules/ procedures and to accept constructive criticism

 


Required Experience

  • 3-5 years’ experience in the food industry in a FSQA capacity
  • 1-3 years of supervision in a FSQA capacity, preferred
  • Bachelor’s Degree in Food Science, Postharvest Physiology, related field or equivalent work experience required

 

We are an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, sex, color, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, protected veteran status, or on the basis of disability.

 

 

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