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Coordinator(Food Safety) - Newark, NJ 07102

United Airlines Inc.

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Catering Operations

The Catering Operations department develops and provides the great dining experiences on board our aircraft and ensuring the catering operation goes smoothly.


Job overview and responsibilities

The Food Safety Coordinator monitors and enforces compliance of the site-specific food safety plan to ensure compliance with applicable regulatory requirements (FDA, USDA, CBP and DOD). This position is to ensure food is received, stored, handled, and shipped following regulatory requirements and United standards. This role is responsible for completion of tasks based on their training and ensuring compliance with all food safety policies and requirements at all times.

  • Conduct daily kitchen walk-thru assessments and report any food safety and quality discrepancies
  • Perform pre-operation inspections and validate cleaning doing ATP swabbing
  • Create, review and update food safety documents as needed to ensure that they reflect current practice
  • Collect environmental monitoring swabs and other microbiological samples for testing as required
  • Prepare and send samples for external laboratory analyses
  • Verify food safety logs on each shift for accuracy, and document deviations in the food safety log deviation report. Issue corrections and corrective actions as appropriate
  • Enforce good manufacturing practices and all food safety programs
  • Monitor activities conducted by front line activities e.g. knife sanitation, equipment sanitation, produce disinfection etc.
  • Report to management any conditions or practices that might adversely impact food safety, food quality or personnel safety
  • Participate actively with Food Safety Action Team to improve engagement of frontline employees
  • Assist with training employees on current good manufacturing practices and personal hygiene practices


  • HS Diploma
  • Associates Degree in Business related field, Food Science, Microbiology, Biology, Chemistry, Entomology, or related area - OR equivalent work experience
  • ServSafe Food Handler Certification, HACCP Certification or SQF Practitioner
  • Knowledge of food microbiology, food safety and food defense
  • Knowledge of quality assurance
  • Knowledge of food safety systems
  • Ability to read, write, and speak English
  • Attention to detail
  • Basic math skills
  • Strong knowledge of Microsoft Word, Excel and PowerPoint
  • Ability to create memos and e-mail information in a professional way
  • Planning and organizational skills
  • Strong communication and interpersonal skills
  • Minimum of 18 years of age
  • Must clear a fingerprint-based criminal history check
  • Understand weights and measures (scales)
  • Must be willing and able to travel domestically
  • Must be willing and able to work in cool areas - 35 degrees F and less
  • Must be willing and able to Walk and stand for extended periods of time
  • Must be able to lift at least 55 lbs safely
  • Must be legally authorized to work in the United States for any employer without sponsorship
  • Successful completion of interview required to meet job qualification
  • Reliable, punctual attendance is an essential function of the position


  • B.S. Degree - food safety, microbiology or related discipline
  • 2+ years in food processing with quality, sanitation, or pest control experience
  • Previous experience with SQF, ServSafe, IFSA, FSPCA, and FDA/USDA requirements
  • Knowledge of environmental monitoring
  • Knowledge of ATP testing
  • Knowledge of allergen testing
  • Knowledge of airline experience and catering operation
  • Bilingual English / Spanish is a plus


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