Food Safety Auditor - Chilton, WI


Central Garden & Pet Company

Chilton, WI 53014

Full Time, Employee

Job Category
Quality Assurance/Safety

Relevant Work Experience:
5+ to 7 Years

Job Description

Central Garden & Pet Company (NASDAQ:CENT), is a leading innovator, marketer and producer of quality branded products for the pet, lawn and garden supplies markets.  Central Avian & Small Animal (CASA), a division of Central Garden & Pet and a leading innovator, marketer, and producer of quality wild bird and small pet products, is searching for a Food Safety Auditor.  The Food Safety Auditor reports to the Quality Control Manager.


CASA is home to Kaytee and SuperPet products the leading brands in their fields.  Please see our web site for additional company information


Key Responsibilities

     Conducts food safety audits of all Kaytee facilities.

     Provides technical training to management and employees at facilities regarding the adequacy of food safety program, pest control, operational methods and personnel practices, maintenance for food safety and cleaning practices.

     Communicates verbally to management on the level of food safety existing at the facility.

     Prepares written reports for management, recapping all issues of observations and, if needed, corrective actions that should be taken.

     The food safety auditor must be free to and capable of travel.

     Works collaborately with Plant Managers.

     Applies principles of Total Quality, 6 sigma and other appropriate tools to the processes and operations.

     Experience in DOE (Design of Experiments) and Root Cause Analysis.

     Continues the Employee engagement culture developed in other functional areas.

     Organizes inspection itineraries for the year and make changes as necessary to accommodate new business, postponements, etc.

     Conducts food safety audits using the AIB Standards and Procedure Manual instructions.

     Train personnel in food safety issues; write reports as needed following audits.

     Lectures and or participate in food safety conferences, in-plant seminars and or AIB seminars.

     Participates in Training of Lean principles related to GMP practices in manufacturing environment.


Experience / Skills / Education

     B.S. degree from an accredited college or university preferred; preferably in science or related topic to food safety.

     5-10 years of food plant experience in a responsible position related to food safety.

     Education in Total Quality management, 6 Sigma, or other appropriate Quality and statistical tools, a plus

     Excellent verbal communication skills, good writing abilities, including correct grammar, sentence structure and spelling.

     Ability to organize travel itineraries, make travel arrangements and travel to inspection sites; ability to work independently of direct office supervision and file all reports, requests for information and expense vouchers in a timely manner

     Proficient in Word, Excel, and PowerPoint.

     Ability to safely ascend to heights, ability to bend, crawl and move safely and freely around machinery and building without assistance. Must have eyesight or corrected eyesight to safely work around and inspect equipment, identify insect pests and to prepare inspection notes and reports without assistance.

     Must maintain a valid and current driver's license, current automobile liability insurance and maintain a personal vehicle for business use.


Central Garden & Pet is an Equal Opportunity & Affirmative Action Employer


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