Food Safety Scientist - St. Louis, MO
Food Safety Scientist
Recruiting Location Text
St. Louis, MO 63114, US
Corp Supply Chain
First Shift (Day)
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
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
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
5) Develop and document procedures, maintain food safety programs, (HACCP,
GMP’s, general food sanitation) 30%
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
• 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.
• 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
• The position will require regular travel to supplier locations throughout
the United States, and possibly internationally.