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Part-time Lead Auditor - Food Certification - Packaging


 United States


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A career with Intertek means you will be applying your skills and expertise toward ensuring the quality and safety of products and services used by millions throughout the world. We are a leading provider of ATIC (Assurance, Testing, Inspection and Certification) Services with over 43,800 people across 1,000 locations in over 100 countries. Our vision is to become the world’s most trusted partner for Quality Assurance, and we offer people the chance to make an impact with attractive growth opportunities on a global scale.

In a world where a company’s success depends on its reputation for quality, safety, and socially responsible products and processes, Intertek employees make a difference. Whether it’s testing in the lab or field, engaging with customers, or helping our operations run smoothly, every role is essential to delivering Total Quality Assurance to our customers.

The Business Assurance group of Intertek provides a full range of business process audit and support services, including management systems certification, custom supplier audits and training. Our range of services helps to ensure customer management systems are optimized to facilitate successful growth


SAI Global is looking for a Packaging Food Safety Auditor that will be responsible for performing assessments in manufacturing and services industries against 1st-Party, 2nd-Party and 3rd-Party food safety management systems while adhering to SAI Global policies, procedures, and guidelines.


The Packaging Food Safety auditor will be a part of the best team ever. The auditor will travel conducting audits to help companies all over North America become the best they can be. Our team works closely together despite being geographically distant. We have a team culture to work toward goals. We look forward to growth in our business!


This is a Part-Time casual remote position without a regular schedule (less than 1000 hours a year).

The Packaging Food Safety Auditor role will be required to conduct food safety audits of client’s facility, provide technical training to management and employees at client’s facility regarding the adequacy of food safety program, integrated pest management, operational methods, personnel practices, maintenance for food safety, and cleaning practices. The role will prepare a written report for management to recap all issues of observations and, if needed, corrective actions that should be taken. The Packaging Food Safety Auditor must be able to be away from home and travel extensively up to 85% and provide practical and technical support to the food and beverage industry in the areas of food safety operations. Support will be provided through effective in-person and virtual training, consulting, and inspections.

The Person

Strong Influencer : Relates well to all kinds of people. Builds constructive and effective relationships.

Organized Individual: You will have a great sense of responsibility as you plan and organize your workload with great attention to detail.

Communication : Creates effective working relationships through active listening skills; value added guidance and ability to reflect the truth of the situation even in difficult situations. Must possess excellent verbal communication skills, excellent writing abilities including correct use of grammar, sentence structure and spelling.

Key Responsibilities:


    • Conduct document reviews and pre-assessments to ensure that the requirements of the standard have been met and provide the appropriate feedback to the customer to address any shortcomings.
    • Prepare and send to the auditee an Audit Plan using appropriate documents and forms well-before the audit.
    • Arrange all travel plans, provide directions and other relevant information to audit team members.
    • Conduct Opening and Closing Meetings, explaining the broad objectives, the scope, audit process and establishing audit plan.
    • Conduct audits, seeking conformity to applicable standard; by interviewing relevant personnel, making observations and inspections and sampling records.
    • As necessary, liaise with other team members to determine validity of their findings in relation to lead auditor findings.
    • Effectively define and present findings to the customer. Advise customers of SAI Global requirements, such as the number of days to address non-conformances.
    • Assess corrections, corrective action/plans and corresponding evidences
    • Prepare the Audit Report.
    • Lead Auditor, reviews all team members’ documentation for accuracy and completeness. Ensure all documents required by the respective standard are in place for presentation to the Registration Review Team.
    • Effectively respond if any Review Findings issued.
    • Other duties as assigned.

Qualifications and Experience:


    • Bachelor's Science Degree from an accredited four-year college or university.
    • Must be willing to travel up to 85% of the time, including weekend travel globally and the ability to work under difficult conditions in diverse cultural and physical environments.
    • Certification as a Lead Auditor preferred, with regular certification renewal – will offer training for the right candidate.
    • Minimum 5 years previous related experience in Food Packaging Manufacturing
    • Experience in a variety of food and packaging manufacturing fields.
    • NVC or IOPP course completion is a plus.
    • Knowledge, or general understanding, of various management system standards and guidelines.
    • Basic technical ability with Microsoft Office 365 products, and various word-processing, spreadsheets, and databases.
    • Valid Driver’s License to visit client sites - Valid driver’s license and reliable driving record (required)
    • Must be physically able to safely ascend to heights, be able to bend, crawl and move safely and freely around machinery and building without assistance.

Interpersonal Skills:


    • Excellent interpersonal, written, and verbal communication skills.
    • Self-motivated and reliable with a strong independent work ethic.
    • Team Player.
    • Ability to ask questions and present findings.
    • Strong organization, creativity, and project management skills.
    • Full commitment to conduct business with the utmost integrity and in full compliance with the law.

Preferred Qualifications


    • Food plant experience in a role related to food safety.
    • Currently Qualified in a GFSI recognized Packaging Scheme.


This role requires the ability to:

  • Ascend or descend ladders, stairs, ramps, and the like, using feet and legs and/or hands and arms. Body agility is emphasized.
  • Stand, for sustained periods of time.
  • Walk, moving on foot to accomplish tasks and to move from one work location to another.
  • Communicate well, thru spoken word, conveying detailed accurate information & instructions to others.
  • Hear well, perceiving sounds with or without correction, including the ability to receive information thru oral communications.
  • Exert up to 10 pounds of force occasionally and/or negligible amounts of force frequently to lift, carry, push, pull or otherwise move objects.
  • Have close visual acuity to perform an activity such as preparing & analyzing data, viewing a computer monitor, reading, report writing, visual inspection, and use of measurement devises.

Why work at Intertek?

Intertek is a world leader in the $250 billion Quality Assurance market, with a proven, high-quality business model and a global network of customer-focused operations and highly engaged subject matter experts. At Intertek, we exercise our spirit of innovation, the passion of our people and our unmatched customer commitment to realize our purpose of making the world an ever better, safer, and more sustainable place for all. Learn more about Our History and What We Do .

Intertek is committed to a safe work environment for our employees and clients. Learn more about our COVID-19 Policy .

What we have to offer:

When Working with Intertek , you can expect salary competitively placed within the local market.

Intertek is a drug-free workplace. As a condition of employment, all hires are required to pass a pre-employment drug test.

Intertek believes that Our People are our strongest tool for success. We are an Equal Opportunity Employer and do not discriminate against applicants due to veteran status or on the basis of disability. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, or gender identity.

For individuals with disabilities who would like to request an accommodation, or who need assistance applying, please email or call 1-877-694-8543 (option #5) to speak with a member of the HR Department.



Intertek is a leading Total Quality Assurance provider to industries worldwide. Our network of more than 1,000 laboratories and offices in more than 100 countries, delivers innovative and bespoke Assurance, Testing, Inspection and Certification (ATIC) solutions for our customers' operations and supply chains. Working at Intertek means joining a global network of state-of-the-art facilities and passionate people who deliver superior customer service with a purpose of bringing quality, safety, and sustainability to life.



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