Auditor (produce food safety) - Watsonville, CA
We are seeking an auditor to perform as a subject matter
expert and provide the produce industry audit services and technical food
safety consulting on behalf of NSF Davis Fresh. This is primarily a field
position to work within the Watsonville, CA (8 months) and Yuma, AZ (4
Conduct food safety and quality evaluations, including pesticide and/or
microbial sampling and risk assessments.
Provide representation, complete projects and execute signed agreements
with NSF Davis Fresh clients such as domestic and international
supermarkets, food service companies, fresh-cut processors, import/export
companies growers/shippers and governmental agencies.
Provide a timely response to customer inquiries, complaints and concerns.
Develop cost effective work plans for the completion of assigned audits
including administrative responsibilities (reports, assessments, sampling,
Communicate with current and potential clients, and NSF Davis Fresh
personnel regarding identification of additional NSF services that may be
beneficial (examples - new products for certification, test only services,
quality system registration).
Monitor and report client needs, agreement issues, and competitive threats
to management team.
Establish and maintain effective communication with program representatives
and project managers as it relates to assigned clients while maintaining
strong professional and interpersonal relations with NSF Davis Fresh
clients, service companies, growers/shippers, and government officials.
Perform other duties as requested.
Bachelor's degree in food, agriculture, biology or other related scientific
A minimum of two (2) years experience or a graduate degree in a related
Ability to work independently.
Excellent communication skills (written and verbal). Ability to convey
information in a concise, accurate and understandable manner.
Willingness and ability to travel extensively.
Excellent computer skills including Microsoft Word, Outlook, Excel and
Display willingness to cooperate with others by providing timely, relevant
and accurate information or assistance as requested.
Ability to adjust to new and changing environments, priorities and/or
ideas. Demonstrate flexibility and willingness to accept additional
Demonstrate the ability to identify areas of need/analyze problems, develop
effective solutions and take action without immediate direction.
Display professionalism and set positive example for others. Preferred
Masters' degree in food, agriculture, microbiology or other scientific
Experience with retail or field level food safety inspections / audits.
Language skills (Spanish).
No phone calls, faxes or postal
*Smoke free work environment*
NSF is an EO/AA employer - we
welcome and encourage diversity in our workplace