Food Safety Associate Ė Southern District - (Oxnard / Santa Maria, California,
West United States, USA)
Open Til: 02-Jul-11
Industry Sector: Agribusiness
Industry Type: Agronomy
Career Type: Safety
Job Type: Full Time
Minimum Years Experience Required: N/A
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Full-Time, Year -Round
Southern District Food Safety Representative
Oxnard / Santa Maria / California
PURPOSE: To ensure the integrity
and safety of Driscollís product through the administration of Driscollís
Food Safety Program.
JOB SUMMARY:Overall responsibility is to implement
Driscollís Food Safety Program for DSA growers, coolers, and packing houses
in the Southern District.
QUALIFICATION: 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
Spanish/English; maintains a valid California driverís license. Requires
Procedures:. 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 Global GAP certifications of Driscollís growers, packing houses and
coolers. Work closely with the national and regional Food Safety personnel
to provide food safety training.
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.
Advisor: 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.
General: 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.
NOTE: This position has to do with
Agricultural Safety, NOT
restaurants or kitchens.
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.