Food Safety Coordinator – Woodridge, IL

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Company Description

At C.H. Robinson Worldwide, Inc. our roots run deep. In 1905, Charles Henry Robinson started a small produce brokerage that developed the traditions and standards of service that shaped the Fortune 500 Company we are today. As a global provider of multimodal transportation and produce services, we are headquartered in Eden Prairie, MN and operate through a network of more than 7,000 employees in more than 235 offices in the United States, Canada, Mexico, Europe, Asia, South America, Australia, and the Middle East. We are the largest third party logistics (3PL) company in North America, and our services extend to more than 35,000 customers globally, ranging from other Fortune 500 companies to small businesses in a variety of industries.

Our people are our greatest asset and create a unique corporate culture that has built strong relationships with customers around the world. They execute our tradition of service on a daily basis and take pride in sustaining our dynamic leadership in the transportation logistics industry. You’ll feel the energy the moment you step into one of our branches. That energy is what inspires us to find motivated individuals to join us in our quest to find solutions, develop innovative technology, and provide exceptional service to our customers.

Equal Opportunity Employer
C.H. Robinson Worldwide, Inc.

Position Description

The Food Safety Coordinator will ensure all established C. H. Robinson Central Produce (CHR-CP) specific and C. H. Robinson corporate Food Safety protocols, practices, standard operating procedures (SOPs) and training requirements are administered and properly documented in all aspects of the Central Produce Lemont Warehouse operation.  The position will participate as an active member of Central Produces Food Safety Committee and HACCP Team to develop evaluate and monitor food safety policy on an ongoing basis.


-  Monitor all personnel and business activities total compliance with CHR Food Safety & Food Security/Defense policies
-  Ensure compliance with critical Food Safety compatibility policies:
               High-Risk Food Item Handling & Control (RTE, RTC)
               Allergen Control
-  Maintain and monitor all sanitation activities on the Master Sanitation Schedule:
               Review sanitation documentation daily for completeness and accuracy
               Insure that appropriate materials and tools are available to perform all activities
-  Conduct Production staff new hire orientation training for all CHR-CP Food Safety policies:
               Provide ongoing Food Safety training on a quarterly (at minimum) basis
-  Develop and maintain SSOPs for all Production, material handling and facility support equipment, as well as physical facility equipment, exterior and grounds
-  Train Sanitation Crew members on all Sanitation Standard Operating Procedures (SSOPs)
-  Schedule and oversee any third-party audits of the Lemont facility
-  Act as primary point of contact for Lemont facilities customers food safety related needs
-  Maintain and monitor facility equipment Planned Maintenance program:
               Insure that all materials/supplies used in maintenance functions are food grade/food safe
-  Review maintenance records for Sanitation signoff on cleanup for food contact readiness
-  Conduct regularly scheduled Food Safety Program activities:
               Mock Recalls
               Chemical Inventory and Usage Tracking
               Potable water testing
               Microbial swabbing/testing of food contact surfaces
-  Oversee product Shelf Life Sampling/Monitoring on all items packed in-house
-  Monitor Operations documentation and inventory transaction accuracy for Country Of Origin Legislation (COOL) compliance
-  Review all operations documentation for completeness and accuracy
-  Maintain control of all facility related food safety manuals, logs, training documentation

Required Qualifications

-  Must be able to take direction well and execute assigned tasks
-  Effective communication with multiple teams, emphasizing urgency in resolving issues or concerns.
-  Demonstrated strong, sound decision making capabilities
-  2-4 years of experience in the produce or a food related industry
-  Degree in Food Science or related discipline
-  Strong knowledge of produce varieties, grades, conditions and defects essential
-  Prior experience with inspection testing procedures, techniques and equipment mandatory


We offer excellent benefits including medical, dental, and vision insurance, prescription drug coverage, paid holidays and vacation, disability insurance, life insurance, 401K with company match, profit sharing, Employee Stock Purchase Plan, and the opportunity to prosper in a growing Fortune 500 company.


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