Safety Associate Ė Watsonville, CA
Watsonville CA United
States of America
responsibility is to implement Driscollís Food Safety Program for DSA
growers, coolers, and packing houses in the Southern District.
Bachelor of Science degree in an agricultural related field with emphasis on
microbiology and/or plant science. Two years experience
in agriculture with emphasis on microbiology and plant science may be
substituted for education. Good verbal and written communication skills;
self-starter; computer skills; some knowledge of laws and regulations of
agricultural chemicals; Bilingual Spanish/English; maintains a valid
California driverís license. Requires extensive travel.
Responsibilities include assisting growers and cooler facilities with Food
Safety compliance, training of GAPS and GMPS, processing of grower pesticide
use reports, the maintenance of Driscollís Chemical Application tracking
database, coordination of laboratory assays, and routine sampling of
irrigation water & pre-harvest fruit. This position will also be
responsible for the performance of Driscollís internal audits to augment
Independent Third Party Audits and the completion of special projects as
assigned by the National Food Safety Operations manager.
Manage the efforts of Independent Third Party Companies to maintain the US
GAP and GlobalGAP certifications of Driscollís
growers, packing houses and coolers. Work closely with the national and
regional Food Safety personnel to provide food safety training.
Production Area Audits and Visits:
Visit domestic areas of production to train new growers and assist current
growers with compliance to Driscollís Food Safety Program. Assist other DSA
Food Safety personnel in other regions in the administration of Driscollís
Food Safety Program.
Keep current with revisions to the food safety audit compliance criterion and
advise Growers and Driscollís Food Safety Team on any changes. Provide
advice, guidance and support to Driscollís growers and cooler personnel
related to the execution of Driscollís Food Safety Program.
Ensures the security of Driscollís proprietary and confidential information
and material. Follows Company policies and practices while representing
Driscollís in an ethical and businesslike manner in all interactions with
employees, government agencies, growers, customers, etc. Performs other
duties as assigned by the DSA food safety management team.
This job description is intended to describe the general nature of the work
performed by employees in this job. It is not an exhaustive list of all the
jobís responsibilities. At Driscollís, all of our jobs include broad
responsibilities for continuous improvement.