Auditor (produce food safety): NSF
International - Watsonville, CA
Desired Education Level
29, 2009 (Reposted Jun 27)
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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 months) area.
- Conduct food safety and
quality evaluations, including pesticide and/or microbial sampling and
- 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, travel).
- 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
- Bachelor's degree in food,
agriculture, biology or other related scientific field.
- A minimum of two (2) years
experience or a graduate degree in a related field.
- Ability to work
- Excellent communication
skills (written and verbal). Ability to convey information in a
concise, accurate and understandable manner.
- Willingness and ability to
- Excellent computer skills
including Microsoft Word, Outlook, Excel and PowerPoint.
- 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 responsibilities.
- 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.
- Masters' degree in food,
agriculture, microbiology or other scientific field.
- Experience with retail or
field level food safety inspections / audits.
- Language skills (Spanish).
No phone calls, faxes or postal
*Smoke free work environment*
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