Food Inspector - Hattiesburg, VA
Lockheed Martin Corporation - Hattiesburg, VA 39401
Lockheed Martin Corporation - Hattiesburg, VA 39401
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Lockheed Martin is seeking a food inspector in the Hattiesburg, MS
area. The Food Inspector will perform quality assurance inspections on all
subsistence upon receipt and during storage for wholesomeness; all sanitation
and packaging requirements; acceptable remaining self-life; to assure all
products are from approved sources; detect deterioration, contamination,
adulteration, physical damage, mislabeling, short weights; rodent and pest
infestation, and compliance with all other contractual and reporting
requirements. Methods used must include, but are not limited to, the
following: statistical sampling procedures, sensory evaluations, physical
examination, weight and measurement checks, vacuum measurements, temperature
readings, basic chemical tests, and similar techniques. Performs
surveillance/quality control inspection of perishable foods, produce, water
foods, meat products, operational rations, fresh fruits and vegetables, and
dairy products. Conducts destination (receipt) inspections for quality,
temperature, packaging, marking, strapping, and other contract requirements.
Performs destination inspections of ships, rail cars, trucks, or other
transportation conveyances for sanitary conditions, temperature requirements,
proper loading procedures, etc. Performs inspections of salvage items to
determine the proper disposition of the damaged or abused food products.
Conducts pre-shipment inspection of food products for condition, suitability
for issue, etc. Performs product evaluations after refrigeration and other
storage breakdowns to determine the proper disposition of salvaged food
Food inspection service will be provided at, but not limited to, supply
points, posts, camps, stations, commissaries, central meat-cutting plants,
cold storage facilities, clubs, dining facilities, warehouses, civilian and
contractor establishments. Services shall be provided in accordance with all
the established principles, practices, and standards of safe, sanitary food
handling procedures. The Contractor and QAS shall abide by TB-MEDs, VETCOM regulations and guidelines, Code of Federal
Regulations, the FDA Food Code, and applicable federal and Department of Army
Regulations. The QAS shall function as food safety referral sources and
advisors for services relating to contract requirements, government quality
control systems and requirements, and inspection equipment requirements. The
QAS shall attend any subsistence related meetings, such as the Menu Board.
The QAS shall develop training programs to ensure all personnel follow
personal hygiene, proper food handling and storage methods and procedures,
sanitation methods and procedures. This training will be in accordance the
requirements of the Code of Federal Regulations, the FDA Food Code, VETCOM
Memos/Directives, District Veterinary Command directives, guidelines, and
SOPS, and applicable federal regulations.
The Food Inspector shall have a high school diploma or equivalent and five
years progressive experience in food related work. If the QAS has an
associate’s degree, then four years of progressive experience in food related
work is acceptable. At least one of these years of progressive experience
must be within the last five years.
must be able to provide proof of U. S. Citizenship.
A National Agency Check and Inquiry (NACI) or Personal Security Investigation
shall have a Certified Professional Food Manager
Certification or the Serving Safe Food certification.
Must have experience that demonstrates a working practical knowledge in
various monitoring and quality control inspections of subsistence; methods of
maintaining quality of food products; food item verification to ensure proper
wholesomeness, identity, quality and quantity of subsistence and the proper
reporting of any unacceptable products, unfavorable conditions and/or trends.
QAS must have knowledge of statistical reporting methods and tests to detect
deterioration, contamination, and other noncompliance with various government
and civilian specifications, standards, and standards. Required to have
knowledge of contract requirements, governmental quality control systems and
requirements, and inspection and equipment requirements.
Must be able to make use of outside technical help (VETCOM personnel) with
prior approval of the District Veterinary Command personnel and the COR.
Must be computer literate. The QAS shall possess the basic computer skills to
enable them to enter and retrieve data from a variety of sources. Must be
able to utilize Microsoft Office programs (Microsoft Word, Excel, Power
Point, and Access) as well as Lotus Notes, VETCOM databases, and various
other software programs. Must be able to compose reports, correspondence,
spreadsheets, and report workload efficiently and accurately.