Food Safety Representative
PURPOSE: To ensure the integrity, safety, and quality of Driscollís product
JOB SUMMARY: Overall responsibility for the development, management, and
execution Driscollís Food Safety Training Program. This includes training
programs geared towards harvest crews, ranch managers, cooler
personnel, packing house personnel and food safety representatives in all
growing regions with an initial emphasis on Mexico, United States and South
America. Required training programs include but are not limited to, HACCP
training, GFSI audit training, GlobalGAP training,
risk assessment and mitigation training, food safety training for ranch
personnel, food safety training for supervisor personnel, GMP training for
facilities personnel, pesticide application safety training, etc. Must also
be responsible for developing a program to monitor the effectiveness of these
training programs and to make revisions and improvements to the programs as
QUALIFICATION: Bachelor of Science degree in an Agricultural related field
with emphasis on microbiology and plant science plus five years
experience in agriculture with emphasis on microbiology and plant
science. Experience and expertise in the development and implementation of
food safety training programs is essential. Extensive knowledge of
Microbiology, Chemistry, risk analysis and mitigation techniques, GAPS, GMPS,
HACCP, GFSI, GlobalGAP, Pesticide Applicator
Safety, and the creation, dissemination, and implementation of food safety
manuals and SOPS. Excellent verbal and written communication skills;
self-starter; computer skills; knowledge of laws and regulations of
agricultural chemicals; Bilingual English/Spanish is
required. Maintains a valid driverís license. Requires extensive travel.
Procedures: Work Food Safety Team, growers, ranch managers, cooler personnel,
and independent third party auditors to create food safety training programs
in support of the understanding and adoption of Good Agricultural Practices.
(GAPs) Work with food safety personnel to write and revise Standard Operating
Procedures (SOP) and cooler Sanitation Standard Operating Procedures (SSOP)
manuals. Generate revisions and updates to these documents as needed.
Program Management: Manage daily activities of the National Food Safety
Teamís food safety training programs. Develop new and existing staff to
attain Driscollís food safety training objectives.
Production Area Audits and Visits: Visit all areas of production to support
and develop the Food Safety Training Program, processes, and personnel.
Industry and Government Relationships: Maintain and establish new contacts
with Government, University and produce industry organizations.
Advisor: Keep current with all food safety audit requirements and revise SOPs
to maintain compliance with audits standards and regulatory requirements.
General: Ensures the security of Driscollís proprietary and confidential
information and material. Follows Company policies and practices while
representing Driscollís in an ethical and business-like manner in all
interactions with employees, government agencies, growers, customers, etc.
Performs other duties as assigned by the supervisor.
This job description is intended to describe the general nature of the work
performed by employees in this job. It is not an exhaustive list of all the
jobís responsibilities. At Driscollís, all of our jobs include broad
responsibilities for continually improving.
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