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SR Food Safety Coordinator - Seattle, WA 98134


Charlie's Produce



Charlie’s Produce - Who We Are


Charlie's Produce is a privately owned wholesale produce company. We are the largest privately owned produce wholesaler on the West Coast, with distribution centers in Seattle, Spokane, Portland, Anchorage, Boise, and Los Angeles. The secret to our 40 years of success in this industry is PEOPLE! We strive to hire the best and we reward them with a working environment that fosters loyalty, stability, innovation, and growth.

Charlie's provides a healthy employee stock ownership program, competitive Medical/Dental/Vision and Life Insurance plans. And our newest benefit offers Pre-Paid Fully Funded College Tuition to our employees and the dependent children of our employees after 1 year!


Charlie’s Produce Total Compensation Package includes

  • Competitive starting pay
  • We recognize and reward hard work and commitment. Supplemental retirement plan through our Employee Stock Ownership Plan (ESOP)
  • Robust employee assistance program (EAP)
  • Vacation after 1-year
  • 90-day wiating period for paid holidays
  • 50% Subsidized ORCA Pass
  • Employer-covered College Program
  • Coverage under State Sick Leave
  • 401(k) available
  • Health and wellness benefits including medical, dental, and vision


We are currently recruiting for an experienced Food Safety Coordinator


The Role

The Food Safety Coordinator works with the Director of Food Safety on all food safety and quality assurance programs. We are looking for a dynamic contributor who can effect change and build upon current systems. This position requires a significant knowledge of various generally recognized food safety, quality programs and regulatory compliance.


Essential Functions:

  • Conducts training for various departments such as management, warehouse, repack, sanitation, transportation, etc.
  • Oversees critical food safety programs such as the Sanitation program, Chemical Control Program, Maintenance Program, etc.
  • Participates in the successful implementation of any food safety and food quality SOP's developed, refined, or updated.
  • Supports continuous improvement of the food safety and quality system at Charlie's Produce.
  • Ensures highly disciplined compliance with all regulatory and company defined food safety and sanitation standards, systems, procedures, and practices to ensure that we receive, store and distribute safe quality products.
  • Communicate and present information to vendors and customers.
  • Conducts investigations for out of compliance issues and customer complaints, makes recommendations to resolve these instances, and completes corrective actions (when applicable), including a trend analysis report.
  • Develops, implements, and sustains new methods and procedures to drive improvements in food safety and quality.
  • Current HACCP knowledge and capability to plan, control, and document processes and procedures consistent with FDA’s guidelines.
  • Be able to provide quality instruction and support for implementing and managing the Safe Quality Food (SQF) System, PrimusGFS and Organic Certification requirements.
  • Interacts with Regulatory Agencies and 3rd Party Auditors.
  • Monitoring, documenting and reporting to measure compliance with company standards.
  • Conduct internal audits and self-inspections of all facilities.
  • Works with operations and other team members to ensure warehouse activities pass our food safety and sanitation requirements.




  • Some overnight travel required
  • Excellent communication skills-written, verbal and interpersonal.
  • Must be proficient with computer and appropriate software.
  • Minimum 2 years of experience in food safety/quality assurance.
  • Strong Team Management experience.
  • Sense of urgency and ownership regarding role and the needs of the department.
  • Experience with food safety (GAP, GMP, HAACP and SOPs) and produce practices.
  • Worker safety (state labor laws and OSHA) a plus.


Supplemental Information

This employer participates in E-Verify and will provide the Social Security Administration and if necessary the Department of Homeland Security with the information from each new employee's Form I-9 to confirm work authorization.

Charlie's Produce is an Equal Opportunity Employer.



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