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Food Safety & Quality Assurance (FSQA) Technician - Newark, NJ 07102


AeroFarms



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Full-time

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Who we are at AeroFarms:

The world needs our help. By 2050, there will be 9 billion people on the planet with less arable land than ever before. We need a solution to cultivate more using less and define the future of farming for generations to come. In 2004, AeroFarms began transforming agriculture with humans and our planet at the forefront.

In 2021, with 20+ current patents, 60+ pending patents, and 200+ invention disclosures, AeroFarms agriculture technology continues to grow unprecedented sustainable products, delivering elevated flavor, taste, experience, quality, access, and unmatched nutrition to you.

Here’s how we’re growing the best plants possible for the betterment of humanity:

  • Researching and understanding plants to be better, more intuitive farmers
  • Elevating local communities by increasing access to nutritious, high-quality, consistent, and safe products in a way that’s better for you and the planet
  • Protecting and sustaining our environment for future generations
  • Pioneering consistent, and scalable indoor vertical farming food safety & traceability practices, and manufacturing standards
  • Investing in our AeroFarms humans and fostering our diverse company culture of inclusion, equity, excellence, teachability, and curiosity

Click here to watch a video and learn more about AeroFarms

As AeroFarms approaches our next phase of explosive growth, we seek out creative, motivated humans who will join us in disrupting industry standards and lead the way in vertical farming, artificial intelligence, and plant biology breakthroughs to solve and tackle global issues.

The Food Safety Technician Responsible for:

  • Monitoring and documenting all food safety programs.
  • Responsible for monitoring product safety throughout the manufacturing process and to ensure the product meets AeroFarms’ standards and specifications.
  • Support compliance, monitoring, and trending of key programs including but not limited to GAP/GMP, Pest Prevention, Internal Auditing, Microbiological, and Environmental Monitoring.
  • Report food safety and quality non-conformances and deviations to Food Safety Supervisor. Placing the product on hold and further evaluation.
  • Enforce GMP and Food Safety policies to ensure that Aerofarms quality standards are always maintained
  • Monitors food safety alerts on an ongoing basis; and effectively communicates to all functional departments on food safety information and updates
  • Generate value for AeroFarms by anticipating, analyzing, solving, and preventing problems
  • Perform Pre-Operational Inspections before start-up and report any inadequacies to the Food Safety Supervisor.
  • Complies with the enforcement of all GMP policies, documentation, and record-keeping per company standards.
  • Special assignments upon request from the Sr. Manager, Food Safety and Quality Assurance

You have:

  • B.S. in Food Science, Chemistry, or related field
  • 1-2 years of experience in a food manufacturing environment or lab and knowledge of food safety
  • Bilingual (English/Spanish) desired
  • Proficient computer skills required. Experience operating in a Windows environment, managing files, and handling data
  • Strong interpersonal skills, including conflict resolution
    • Ability to work in a challenging and fast-paced environment with changing practices

 

 

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