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FSQR Food Safety Specialist (Cold Spring, MN)

Position Summary

 

POSITION SUMMARY

The Food Safety Specialist (FSS) provides technical support and leads implementation and verification of food safety programs as defined by GNPCO food safety policies.

Expectations

 

EXPECTATIONS – all Team Members

  • Observe & enforce all company personnel, quality, safety, and food safety policies.
  • Maintains a positive work atmosphere by acting and communicating in a manner so that you work effectively and cooperatively with customers, clients, coworkers, and leadership teams.
  • Participates in process improvement and problem solving utilizing continuous improvement and rational thinking methodologies such as Six Sigma, and participates in or supports the E$P program

Essential Duties

 

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES include the following. Other duties may be assigned

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Serve as on-site expert to assist the facility in compliance to GNPCO food safety policies and procedures.  Work in collaboration with FSQR team and other facility teams to implement food safety processes per GNPCO food safety policies.

2.

Participate in and provides feedback for the development of global FSQR processes related to food safety.  Use prepared training materials to provide education and training to facility team members.

3.

Lead implementation and verification of HACCP system in facility, including: leading HACCP team, conducting and maintaining technical and risk assessments, and maintaining HACCP system documentation.

4.

Collaborate with facility process engineers and process owners to ensure processes are tested to establish limits, validated, and routinely verified for effectiveness.

5.

Provide technical expertise and support for sanitation program in facility.  Attend sanitation meetings and provide recommendations and feedback.  Ensure sanitation monitoring is effective, manage sanitation data, and monitor results to provide recommendations.

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Review results for data related monitoring of food safety systems, such as microbial data.  Ensure results are maintained or recommend solutions where opportunities exist.

 

Act as USDA primary contact within the facility.

 

Continuously improve technical skills in food safety and understanding of microbiology, epidemiology, and food hygiene.

Knowledge Skills and Abilities

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES

Bachelors degree in food safety, microbiology, food science, or other closely related field required

Masters degree in food safety, microbiology, food science, or other closely related field preferred

Certification in HACCP or SQF preferred
3-5 years previous experience required

Intermediate skills in Excel, Word, AS400, Infinity and Minitab

Advanced analytical and project management skills

Knowledge of HACCP, Sanitation, GMP, Pathogen Environmental Monitoring, and Facility/Equipment Design
Knowledge of General and Microbiology Laboratory Techniques with awareness of rapid test methods

Awareness of food safety and quality systems/processes/auditing

Experience with validation of Critical Control Points (CCPs)
Excellent Communication skills (presentation, report writing)
Fundamental knowledge of Quality Management Systems (QMS)

Ability to coordinate resources

Position Summary

 

POSITION SUMMARY

The Food Safety Specialist (FSS) provides technical support and leads implementation and verification of food safety programs as defined by GNPCO food safety policies.