Food Safety Technical Audit Manager California


American Council for Food Safety & Quality / DFA of CA


Job Snapshot


Central Valley California, CA

Employee Type: 



Consumer Products

Manages Others: 

Not Specified

Job Type: 

Professional Services
QA - Quality Control


4 Year Degree


At least 5 year(s)


Up to 50%

Relocation Covered: 



Central Valley

Post Date: 


Contact Information


Human Resources

Ref ID:

TM Audit / CV



Coordinates and executes Tri-annual food safety & GMP inspections and compliance assistance programs designed to assist clients in conforming to regulatory and customer food safety requirements in accordance with industry specifications and standards. Perform consulting, training, audit, and certification activities in support of customer food safety and quality programs. 


         Emphasize and maintain a high level of customer satisfaction through customer contact and assessment of their needs.

         Educate plant / facility personnel on correct procedures that affect Quality and Food Safety

         Ability to perform observational audits using internal Food Safety GMP standards and Regulatory standards such as FDA, USDA, etc.

         Coordinate audit meetings, prepare written audit reports and review with facility personnel. Prepare documentation and evaluation reports and conduct on-site plant audits.

         Help clients to ensure all GMP and Food Safety Standards are in compliance; USDA, FDA, HACCP, Pest Control etc. 

         Ability to conduct third party (HACCP, GMA-SAFE, GFSI, Food Safety) audits and associated training

         Assist in development and implement Quality/food safety and food security operating policies

         Maintain a comprehensive understanding of all areas related to the food industry industry *raw materials, *packaging materials, *finished products

         Review records, reports and other documentation to substantiate completion of programs

         Acts as an operational liaison with all other ACHIEVES service related programs

         Develop and update member/customer audit expectation manuals to complement the audit programs and services       

         Develop and implement policies and procedures within member/customer plant/facilities. E.g. audit complaint process, technical/clerical review, SOPs, etc. 

         Conduct audit technical reviews

         Serve as a technical resource for member/customer clients, and other ACFSQ business units

         Deliver presentations to growers, shippers, distributors, buyers, trade associations, regulatory agencies, and product user groups 

         Travel domestically and internationally to support clients, attend conferences and/or trade shows

         Participate in marketing activities and publication goals as developed in the business plan or as necessary

         Oversee the development and implementation of overall process improvement within the plant/facility

         Audit production facilities for compliance against established FSQM, HACCP and BRC standards.

         Establish tactical and strategic roadmaps for evolving HACCP, BRC and Food Safety Quality Management systems towards implementation success and sustainability.

         Perform other duties as requested



         Bachelor of Science degree in Food Microbiology, Food Science, Chemistry, environmental health, agriculture, or a related field

         Certified in  one of the GFSI benchmarked standards preferably BRC, SQF

         Certified HACCP Manager or Auditor

         Certified as a GMA SAFE Auditor

         Five (5) years related work experience with growers, processors, and distributors of food products / dried fruit & tree nut a plus

         Minimum of two (2) years of supervisory/leadership experience

         Working knowledge of GAP, GOP, GMP, HACCP, SPC and related technical areas

         Experience with audit procedures for food safety and quality

         Excellent written and verbal communication skills

         Technical knowledge of computer user applications

         Proven knowledge of FDA Food Code and California Food Code 

         Prior experience as federal or state food safety investigator highly valued

         California DPR QUACK holder a plus

         Working knowledge of the 21 CFR, Section 110, GFSI and HACCP standards

         Quality Assurance and Control experience

         Experience in microbiology, food processing facilities a plus

         Ability to analyze and resolve problems

         Demonstrate strong teaching and presentation skills

         Ability to work independently and within a team environment

         Demonstrated ability to handle confidential information

         Ability to work with internal and external clients

         Strong organizational and time management skills

         Demonstrates successful decision making ability

         Ability to remain calm in explaining audit results in an unreceptive work environment

         Tact and diplomacy

         Ability to adapt and be flexible within a changing work environment

         Excellent interpersonal and communication (written and verbal) skills and attention to detail

         Proficiency in standard and toolsets required (MS-Office, Power Point, business intelligence applications and tools), an ability to research information on the internet




          Ability and willingness to travel by car or plane up to 50% Some Overnight travel required

         Inspections require walking, stairs, reaching, bending, kneeling, crouching and smell

         Work performed in both office and processing facilities

          May occasionally lift up to 25 pounds

         Exposure to eye, back, wrist and elbow strain, airborne particles, caustics, chemicals, fumes and odours

         The noise level in the work environment is usually low to moderate

         Periods of sitting at a keyboard and computer terminal using hands and fingers to top


  • Member and non-member Growers & Processors / Dried fruit and tree nut preferred
  • Food and Drug Administration

         US Department of Agriculture

         Commodity Boards (i.e. Almond, Fig, Pistachio, Prune, Walnut etc.)

         Member and non-member Growers & Processors / Dried fruit and tree nut preferred

         California League of Food Processors

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