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Safe Quality Food (SQF) & Sanitation Specialist
Costa Fruit and Produce Company - Charlestown, MA



Costa Fruit & Produce Company
SQF & Sanitation Specialist Job Description

The SQF & Sanitation Specialist will be responsible assisting the SQF Practitioner in the development, implementation and maintenance of the SQF system for Costa Fruit & Produce and Fresh Ideas, and continuous improvement of food safety focused programs including but not limited to Good Manufacturing Practices(c-GMPS) Hazard Analysis Critical Control Points (HACCP), chemical safety, sanitation and personal hygiene, and GMP audits and compliance.

Primary Duties:

  • Oversee all sanitation operations relative to the master sanitation schedule (MSS).
  • Track customer returns on a running log.
  • Administrative support, record review and document control.
  • Train employees on SQF programs, policies and procedures.
  • GMP audits and compliance.
  • Pre-operational inspections.
  • Pest Control Records.
  • Glass and Brittle.
  • Evaluate food safety concerns in facility and assist in implementation to eliminate hazards.
  • Tracking meeting minutes and other duties as assigned.

Qualifications and Experience:
1-3 years prior experience in a Food Manufacturing environment. Experience in training a diverse workforce. Knowledge of HACCP principles and SQF systems and sanitation. Proficient in Microsoft Word, Excel and PowerPoint. Proficient in designing brief training programs.
Must possess excellent written and verbal skills. English/Spanish

Must have a demonstrated ability to:

  • Work in a fast paced environment.
  • Trouble shoot and resolve problems.
  • Manage time effectively.
  • Adjust schedule on short notice.
  • Convey training material clear and concise.

Physical Requirements:

  • Must be able to sit stand or walk for long periods of time
  • Occasional lifting, up to 50Lbs.
  • Must be able to keyboard effectively.
  • Must be able to push, pull, carry, stoop and crouch.
  • Exposure to dust, wet conditions, cold and ambient temperatures.

Performance Standards:

  • 100% accuracy and attention to detail to ensure product is received correctly in accordance with the Costa Fruit & Produce Company warehouse standards.
  • Shall comply with all applicable SQF policies and procedures.

Job Type: Full-time

Required experience:

  • Safe Quality Food & Sanitation: 2 years

Required education:

  • High school or equivalent

Required language:

  • Spanish


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