Garden & Pet Company (NASDAQ:CENT), is a leading innovator, marketer
and producer of quality branded products for the pet, lawn and garden
supplies markets. Central Avian & Small Animal (CASA), a division
of Central Garden & Pet and a leading innovator, marketer, and producer
of quality wild bird and small pet products, is searching for a Food Safety
Auditor. The Food Safety Auditor reports to the Quality Control
home to Kaytee and SuperPet products – the leading brands in their
fields. Please see our web site for additional company information – www.central.com
· Conducts food safety audits
of all Kaytee facilities.
· Provides technical training
to management and employees at facilities regarding the adequacy of food
safety program, pest control, operational methods and personnel practices,
maintenance for food safety and cleaning practices.
· Communicates verbally to
management on the level of food safety existing at the facility.
· Prepares written reports
for management, recapping all issues of observations and, if needed,
corrective actions that should be taken.
· The food safety auditor
must be free to and capable of travel.
· Works collaborately with
· Applies principles of Total
Quality, 6 sigma and other appropriate tools to the processes and
· Experience in DOE (Design
of Experiments) and Root Cause Analysis.
· Continues the Employee
engagement culture developed in other functional areas.
· Organizes inspection
itineraries for the year and make changes as necessary to accommodate new
business, postponements, etc.
· Conducts food safety audits
using the AIB Standards and Procedure Manual instructions.
· Train personnel in food
safety issues; write reports as needed following audits.
· Lectures and or participate
in food safety conferences, in-plant seminars and or AIB seminars.
· Participates in Training of
Lean principles related to GMP practices in manufacturing environment.
/ Skills / Education
· B.S. degree from an
accredited college or university preferred, preferably in science or
related topic to food safety.
· 5-10 years of food plant
experience in a responsible position related to food safety.
· Education in Total Quality
management, 6 Sigma, or other appropriate Quality and statistical tools, a
· Excellent verbal
communication skills, good writing abilities, including correct grammar,
sentence structure and spelling.
· Ability to organize travel
itineraries, make travel arrangements and travel to inspection sites;
ability to work independently of direct office supervision and file all
reports, requests for information and expense vouchers in a timely manner
· Proficient in Word, Excel,
· Ability to safely ascend to
heights, ability to bend, crawl and move safely and freely around machinery
and building without assistance. Must have eyesight or corrected eyesight
to safely work around and inspect equipment, identify insect pests and to
prepare inspection notes and reports without assistance.
· Must maintain a valid and
current driver's license, current automobile liability insurance and
maintain a personal vehicle for business use.
Central Garden & Pet is an
Equal Opportunity & Affirmative Action Employer