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Food Safety Compliance Specialist - Shafter, CA 93263

Grimmway Enterprises


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Responsible for the implementation, documentation, control and maintenance of detailed Quality Management Systems for all Grimmway Carrot and Potato Divisions.


  • Implementation, documentation, control and maintenance of detailed Quality Management Systems, including procedures, records, Good Manufacturing Practices (GMP's), Hazard Analysis and Critical Control Points (HACCP) and reassessment.
  • Administrator for customer web portals.
  • Customer compliance documentation and questionnaires.
  • Measure, compile, and distribute KPIs; trend and recommend improvements.
  • Monitor corrective actions from internal audits and customer/consumer complaints.
  • Ensure internal and customer specifications are current and communicated to the Team.
  • Assist in recall/trace back documentation.
  • Develop and provide training for Food Safety and Quality requirements to Management.
  • Ensuring that proper documentation (procedures and records) is prepared showing that Sanitation has been conducted in accordance with all required regulations i.e. SSOP, Master Sanitation schedule and Work Orders.
  • Participate in internal food safety and quality system audits to ensure compliance to established policies and procedures.
  • Participates in customer and 3rd party audits including audit preparation and action item follow-up including quality system improvements.
  • Maintain record retention requirements.
  • Maintain and improve on the safety, legality and quality of products and the processes.
  • Clearly communicate food safety and quality objectives with production, maintenance, vendors, and outside contractors.
  • Report food safety and quality issues, corrective actions and preventative measures to the management team.
  • Ensure physical plant inspections are conducted on a monthly basis and reports are generated for each area (pest control, operational methods, maintenance for food safety, sanitation, personnel practices, etc.).


Ability to operate a computer and other office productivity equipment; ability to move in food processing facilities (sometimes through narrow passages, in wet areas, or on elevated platforms); ability to occasionally move about inside the office, food processing facilities and/or farming fields; must be able to work in different temperatures (working temperatures as hot as 100° to 105° F and as cold as -20° F to 32° F); must be able to work in a high noise area; ability to inspect equipment and product.


Additional Info:


  • Must have a Bachelor's Degree (BA or BS) in Food Science, Biochemistry, Biological Sciences, or Microbiology or equivalent work experience.
  • Understanding of Organic compliance and standards (e.g. NOP).
  • A strong understanding of food microbiology and chemistry.
  • Understanding of the Global Food Safety Initiative (GFSI) standards.
  • A willingness to acquire additional training and certification, including HACCP and SQF Practitioner training, within six months of being hired.
  • Ability to effective respond to the concerns of managers, subordinates, customers and regulatory agencies.
  • Excellent leadership, communication, training and team building skills. Good writing, statistical, analytical and critical thinking skills.
  • Excellent organizational skills. Computer skills on MS platform.
  • Bi-lingual English/Spanish a plus.
  • Remote work not available for this position.
  • Must be able to travel occasionally both local and out of the area depending on business need.
  • Must have a valid driver’s license with a clean DMV driving record.
  • Must pass pre-placement drug/alcohol screen.



  • Competitive benefits package including Medical, Dental, and Vision
  • 401k plan with a discretionary match, subject to a vesting schedule
  • Paid Sick, Vacation, Holiday Time and Personal Hours
  • Employee Vehicle Purchase/Lease Programs
  • Subsidized gym membership with InShape health clubs
  • Free on-site personal training and other wellness-focused activities at company gym
  • Tuition discount partnership program with University of La Verne
  • Discounted tickets to major theme parks throughout California



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