Auditor (Produce Food Safety) - Watsonville, CA

NSF International - Watsonville, CA 95076

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 months) area.

Principal Accountabilities:

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, 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 requested.

Required Qualifications:

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 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 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. Preferred Qualifications:

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 mail please.

*Smoke free work environment*

NSF is an EO/AA employer - we welcome and encourage diversity in our workplace



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