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Food Safety Auditor - Emeryville, CA
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304 - Food Safety Audits


Emeryville, CA

The Food Safety Auditor is responsible for conducting audits in accordance with food safety and quality management systems.  The Food Safety Auditor will complete the certification process as a technical reviewer or final decision maker for audit reports completed by other staff and contract auditors. The Auditor must be able to conduct audits in both English and Spanish.

Relevant Services/Schemes

  • GMP
  • G.A.P
  • PrimusGFS

Roles and Responsibilities

Audit Coordination

  • Schedule and confirm audit date with client
  • Prepare and send client audit plan according to protocols
  • Book travel, hotel and transportation according to company policy, and submit expense reports

Audit Services

  • Adhere to all quality and code of conduct standards
  • Conduct audits using applicable checklists, forms, and tools
  • Maintain positive client relationships and respond to all client inquiries and concerns
  • Submit complete and accurate audit reports within established timelines
  • Ensure thorough client records are maintained

Program Quality and Compliance

  • Conduct witness audits
  • Attend trainings to maintain qualification to conduct audits; maintain training records
  • Maintain up to date knowledge of applicable regulations and standards
  • Conduct technical report review and issue final certification decisions
  • Prepare clients for audit process by sending required audit paperwork

Minimum Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Agribusiness Management, Agricultural/Crop Sciences, Food Sciences, Range/Ecosystem Management, preferred Plant/Soil Sciences preferred
  • 4 years industry experience in a practical capacity on a farm or in a technical production management role related to food crops
  • Accredited 8 Hour HACCP training
  • Food Hygiene training on water quality, organic fertilizer, personal hygiene, equipment and other agricultural food safety challenges
  • IPM pesticide and fertilizer training 
  • Familiarity with the third party certification process
  • Strong communication and customer service skills
  • Well-developed organizational and time management skills
  • Strong computer skills, including Excel, Word, Outlook, and Database systems
  • Willing to travel up to 75%, mostly overnight travel throughout the U.S.

Additional Preferred Skills

  • Verbal proficiency in Spanish – must be able to conduct field interviews with ag workers, ask hygiene questions (eating/hand washing/portable restrooms), discuss basic agricultural subjects topics (harvest procedures, chemical handling, protective equipment)

Physical Requirements

This is an office based job 25% of the time and a field position 75% of the time. Must be able to sit 6+ hours per day. Keyboarding 6+ hours per day. Must be able to speak and listen in person and on the phone. Must be able to physically travel to audit sites both via plane or car. Travel to audit sites requires the ability to stand, walk and carry up to 20 lbs. of equipment. Possibly on steep rough terrain. 


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