Food Safety Scientist - St. Louis, MO

 

Requisition Title

Food Safety Scientist

Recruiting Location Text

St. Louis

Recruiting Location

St. Louis, MO 63114, US

Career Level

Experienced (Non-Manager)

Function

Corp Supply Chain

Job Type

Full Time

Relocation Offered

No

Shift/Hours

First Shift (Day)

Education Preferred

Bachelor's Degree

External Objectives

This position exists to support the quality and manufacturing functions by maintaining food safety program documentation, performing audits necessary to ensure compliance with Hazard Analysis Critical Control Points (HACCP) and recognized Good Manufacturing Practices (GMP’s), and supporting microbiological testing.

External Responsibilities

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS (4-6): % of Time
1) Analyzes samples of raw materials and finished product to confirm the absence of micro-organisms. 10%
2) Through discussion, observation and environmental testing, works with production personnel to verify efficacy of sanitation procedures, and locate and remedy potential points of product contamination. 10%
3) Leads the site HACCP team to develop and maintain all aspects of the HACCP program. Performs HACCP training and conducts audits as necessary to ensure compliance. 20%
4) Communicates expectations and maintains compliance for Good Manufacturing Practices at the concentrate plant. Provide necessary training and maintain appropriate records. Performs routine formal and informal audits (e.g. glass & brittle plastic) to ensure compliance. May occasionally audit local co-packers/vendors. 30%
5) Develop and document procedures, maintain food safety programs, (HACCP, GMP’s, general food sanitation) 30% 

External Requirements

• Must possess a Bachelor’s degree from a four year college or university; or five to ten years related microbiological experience in a food/ beverage industry; or an equivalent combination of both education and experience.
• HACCP certification is required (which will include periodic recertification).
• Must possess strong computer skills (Windows environment), including proficiency in EXCEL and WORD. Knowledge of SAP is preferred.
• Must possess excellent written and verbal communication skills, along with the ability to influence all levels of the organization. Must be able to effectively prepare and present information of a technical nature.
• Must be able to read and comprehend complex technical information.
• Must possess the ability to understand and apply complex mathematical concepts, to include probability and statistical inference. Must be able to define problems, collect data, establish facts and draw valid conclusions.


PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS:
• The position requires frequent walking and standing, and occasional use of hands to grasp and hold up to 50 pounds. Specific vision abilities include close vision, distance vision, peripheral vision, depth perception and ability to adjust focus. In this work environment, the employee is regularly exposed to moving mechanical parts, frequently exposed to toxic/caustic chemicals, occasionally exposed to wet/humid conditions and fumes/airborne particles.
• The position will require regular travel to supplier locations throughout the United States, and possibly internationally.

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