TITLE: Food Safety Technical Specialist
North American Salt Company
TO: QC Manager
This position will be primarily responsible for leading the food safety
effort at the Lyons plant. This individual will oversee the plant food
safety committee, lead and conduct meetings for food safety, conduct
internal site and product traceability audits, oversee pest control
activities, conduct annual plant food safety training; writing,
implementing and enforcing policies; assisting with corporate food safety
issues; assisting with quality
control and quality system of the manufacturing process at the Lyons
facility by performing analytical testing on process and finished product
samples; troubleshooting process related issues to assure the overall
quality of the end product. This individual will also lend support to sales
and marketing by performing competitive product analysis, sending out
product samples, analyzing complaint samples and work with production
personnel to investigate source of complaint.
Duties and Responsibilities include but are not limited to the
reserves the right to add or modify the duties and responsibilities at any
- Lead plant Food Safety effort
(training, procedures, audits)
quality system improvement
- Provide analytical support
for the plant and technical laboratory as needed
- Sales and Customer Service
- Environmental sample
collection and analyses
- Maintain Analytical Equipment
To perform this job successfully, an individual must
be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements
listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability
required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with
disabilities to perform the essential functions.
Chemistry, Biology, or related science degree preferred with a minimum of
3-5 years laboratory and/or food safety experience; or an equivalent
combination in education, work experience and/or training. Knowledge of HACCP, analytical
instrumentation, general analytical techniques (pH, gravimetric,
titrations, etc.), food safety and MS Office.
perform the job successfully, an individual should demonstrate the
Ability to read and interpret documents
such as safety rules, operating and maintenance instructions, and procedure
manuals. Ability to write routine reports and correspondence. Ability to
speak effectively before groups of customers or employees of organization.
Ability to apply
common sense understanding to carry out instructions furnished in written,
oral, or diagram form. Ability to deal with problems involving several
concrete variables in standardized situations.
To perform this job
successfully, an individual must be proficient in MS Word and Excel.
To perform the job
successfully, an individual should demonstrate the following competencies:
- Synthesizes complex or diverse information; Collects and researches data;
Uses intuition and experience to complement data; Designs workflows and
- Generates creative solutions; Demonstrates
attention to detail.
Solving - Identifies and resolves problems in a
timely manner; Gathers and analyzes information skillfully; Works well in
group problem solving situations. Team oriented.
Skills - Strives to continuously build
knowledge and skills. High level of math and reasoning.
Thinking - Develops strategies to achieve
organizational goals; Adapts strategy to changing conditions.
- Displays willingness to make decisions; Exhibits
sound and accurate judgment; Supports and explains reasoning for decisions;
Includes appropriate people in decision-making process; Makes timely
- Prioritizes and plans work activities; Uses time
efficiently; Plans for additional resources; Sets goals and objectives;
Organizes or schedules other people and their tasks; Develops realistic
- Demonstrates accuracy and thoroughness; Looks for
ways to improve and promote quality; applies feedback to improve
performance; Monitors own work to ensure quality.
and Security - Observes safety and security procedures;
Determines appropriate action beyond guidelines; Reports potentially unsafe
conditions; Uses equipment and materials properly.
- Follows instructions, responds to management direction; Takes
responsibility for own actions; Commits to long hours of work when
necessary to reach goals; Completes tasks on time or notifies appropriate
person with an alternate plan.
- Displays original thinking and creativity; Meets challenges with
resourcefulness; generates suggestions for improving work; develops
innovative approaches and ideas.
Environment: The work environment characteristics
described here are representative of those an employee encounters while
performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may
be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential
performing the duties, the employee is regularly exposed to moving
mechanical parts and fumes or airborne particles. The employee is
frequently exposed to outside weather conditions and extreme heat. The
employee is occasionally exposed to wet and/or humid conditions; high,
precarious places, or small quantities of cleaning/lubricating chemicals.
The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate to loud.
Compass Minerals is an
equal opportunity employer that hires and promotes the best candidates
without regard to race, color, religion, sex, age, national origin,
disability, sexual orientation or veteran status.
M/F/V/D encouraged to apply