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Food Safety Auditor

Company: Scientific Certification Systems
Location: Salinas
Posted on: March 20, 2020

Job Description:

Food Safety Auditors at SCS Global Services play an integral role in the third-party certification process vital to the international food system. This position is an excellent opportunity to further develop auditing skills and qualifications, gain first-hand knowledge of diversified approaches to food production and compliance, and assess--emerging issues and trends affecting the quality and integrity of our food supply.--Auditors are responsible for conducting audits of farms, crop harvests, and food handling and processing--facilities (mostly fruits and vegetables)--in accordance with both the relevant audit scheme and SCS quality protocols. The position can require--frequent travel, up to 75% time during peak periods due to the seasonal nature of agriculture, and audits can vary in length from a half day to multiple days depending on the size of the operations being audited. Auditors communicate with SCS and clients, travel to perform inspections of production areas and harvests, follow-up with clients after audits and review--corrective actions, and submit reports in a timely manner, all while maintaining professional and diplomatic communications. Through this work, auditors can gain valuable new career skills and perspectives on the world of food and agriculture, quality management systems, and compliance. SCS also offers many possibilities for continued career development for auditors seeking to expand into new professional areas.--Relevant--Services/Schemes

  • GLOBALG.A.P.
  • PrimusGFS
  • GMP
  • G.A.P.Other standards may be added as needed.Essential Duties and ResponsibilitiesAudit Coordination & Communication
  • Confirm audit plans--with SCS and with client, making adjustments as needed
  • Coordinate travel, hotel and transportation according to company policy
  • Maintain positive client relationships and respond to all client inquiries and concerns--Audit Services
  • Adhere to all quality and code of conduct standards
  • Conduct audits in a fair, diplomatic, and expedient manner
  • Submit complete and accurate audit reports within established timelinesProgram Quality and Compliance
  • Participate in required on-boarding processes, including shadow and witness audits
  • Attend ongoing--trainings to maintain and add--qualifications to conduct audits
  • Maintain up to date knowledge of applicable regulations and standardsThe above description is intended to provide an overview on--the general nature and level of work being performed.--At times auditors--may be requested to perform additional duties.Qualifications
  • Open-mindedness, willingness--to learn, willingness to seek clarification----
  • Familiarity with compliance and third-party certification processes
  • Strong communication, customer service, and diplomacy--skills
  • Standard professional computer proficiency- Microsoft Office suite
  • Ability to travel, and flexibility to adjust to, and navigate, travel challenges
  • Basic conversational--Spanish - the ability to conduct--field interviews with workers and understand responses.--Education and Experience
  • Bachelors Degree required, with coursework or additional education--in areas such as Agriculture/Crop Science, Food Science, Range/Ecosystem Management, Plant/Soil Science
  • 3 plus years food industry/agriculture experience in a practical capacity on a farm or in a technical production management role related to food crops (growing, harvesting, handling, processing, compliance)
  • Relevant food safety, hygiene,--HACCP and lead auditor training.
  • Third-party audit experience in Global G.A.P. and/or PrimusGFS--is a strong plus.--Physical Requirements
  • The physical requirements of the job vary widely between office/desk work, travel, site tours, field and facility visits. Must be able to sit 6+ hours per day. Keyboarding 6+ hours per day. Must be able to speak and listen in person and on the phone. Must be able to physically travel to audit sites both via plane and/or car. Travel to audit sites requires the ability to stand, walk and carry up to 20 lbs. of equipment. Possibly on steep rough terrain.
  • The above description is intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed. It is not intended to be an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties, and skills required. All personnel may be required to perform duties outside of their normal responsibilities from time to time as needed.Work EnvironmentWhile auditing/assessing
  • Open agricultural fields and orchards
  • Moving tractors, farm machinery as well as processing equipment
  • Pesticide and other chemical storage facilities
  • Temperature extremes of high heat or cold
  • Traveling in client vehicles to rural sitesAbout SCS Global ServicesSCS Global Services is a trusted leader in third-party environmental, sustainability and food quality certification, auditing, testing and standards development. In January 2012, SCS was officially reorganized and recognized as one of Californias first Benefit Corporations, a new class of corporation that voluntarily meets different standards of purpose, accountability, and transparency. Our--vision is to promote sustainable decision-making and policies in every sector of the economy around the world, in order to safeguard our environment, support workers and communities, and raise the standard of living for all. EEOC Statement:SCS Global Services provides equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, age, disability, genetic information, marital status, amnesty, or status as a covered veteran in accordance with applicable federal, state and local laws. SCS Global Services complies with applicable state and local laws governing nondiscrimination in employment in every location in which the company has facilities. This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including, but not limited to, hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfer, leaves of absence, compensation, and training--

Keywords: Scientific Certification Systems, Salinas , Food Safety Auditor, Accounting, Auditing , Salinas, California

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