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Food Safety and Quality Specialist - J&J Produce Inc.
Loxahatchee, FL


The primary roles of this position are to gather information related to GAP Audits, Customer request for GAP audits, track Quality Audits scores and provide proposals for actions based on the data gathered.


Core Responsibilities

         Develop, maintain, and revise updates of all Quality and Food Safety SOPs.

         Perform special projects on analytical information related to Quality and Food Safety

  • Assist management and teams in selecting quality measures and setting up quality reporting systems.
  • Provide input and recommendations for the selection of quality and food safety improvement projects.
  • Coordinate and/or facilitate improvement project teams among growers.
  • Assist purchasing in related to Quality Assurance and Food Safety services.
  • Maintain grower/ shipper quality objectives.
  • Monitor and report on quality metrics and progress toward quality goals.
  • Recommend test and inspection equipment as required to achieve quality goals.
  • Work with new product development teams to establish product quality standards.
  • Assist in the analyzing and evaluation of resulting data for improvement opportunities.
  • May serve as a representative of the QA/Food Safety team in coordinating support and maintenance of our quality system. 
  • Assist in the development of quality related policy objectives.

         Coordinate travel for all members of the Food Safety Team and special events.

         Maintenance of all Certifications for organics labeling.

  • Other duties as assigned



  • Good computer skills (Word , Access, Excel, PowerPoint)
  • Must be able to set and attain goals, initiate action to resolve problems and improve products and processes.
  • Must be able to provide concise executive summaries of quality issues, summaries changes needed or made to QA processes.
  • Good organizational and project management skills.
  • Good oral and written communication skills with the ability to effectively interface with a variety of people at various technical and management levels.
  • Speak and write Spanish.
  • Must be able to maintain confidentially of information and work in crises situation.


  • In depth knowledge of quality principles and technical tools
  • Associate (or higher) degree in a technical discipline preferred.
  • Formal training in quality planning, tools and analysis
  • Working knowledge of various agriculture processes.
  • Working knowledge of FDA- compliant, process control and quality system management related to agriculture.

Equal Opportunity Employer

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