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Food Safety Specialist


   Closing Date: Oct. 31, 2017

Division:Lancaster Foods, LLC
Job Location: Jessup - Howard County
Employment Type:Full Time
Benefits:For full time employees: a choice of medical benefits, dental and vision, 401k savings plan, and much more.

Description:

Are you looking for a new opportunity? Are you reliable and dependable? Are you detail-oriented? If yes, apply now!

Lancaster Food is hiring for a Food Safety Specialist to assist the Food Safety Manager with the day to day operations in Quality Control and Food Safety.  This position will spend a majority of their time on the production floor verifying quality checks, problem solving and auditing GMP compliance.

~All qualifying applicants must be able to pass a background check and drug test.~

 

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

  1. Supervising at least 8 Food Safety Techs.
  2. Create schedule for Food Safety Techs.
  3. Environmental monitoring.
  4. Reviewing/correcting Food Safety Techs paperwork.
  5. Trending monthly reports.
  6. Select food samples for sensory evaluations and quality control.
  7. Production trouble shooting/problem solving. .
  8. Enforcing food safety program, GMP policy, and personal hygiene policy.
  9. Train Food Safety Technicians
  10. Responsible for raw product inspections.
  11. Responsible for quality checks for outgoing products and returns.
  12. Identify unsanitary conditions in food storage facility.
  13. Inventory/order supplies.
  14. Responsible for HACCP verification.
  15. Handling consumer complaints.
  16. Adhere to GSFI standards
  17. Must work safely at all times and comply with all safety policies and procedures.
  18. Comply with Lancaster Foods LLC policies and procedures.
  19. Perform other duties as assigned.

 

QUALIFICATIONS:

  1. B.S. degree in Food Safety (or other science) preferred, but not required.
  2. Must be at least 18 years of age to work in warehouse.
  3. Must have at least 2 years experience in food processing/manufacturing facility.
  4. Must be detailed oriented and have excellent follow up skills.
  5. Strong computer skills to include but not limited to MS Office.
  6. Familiarity with HACCP, GMP’s, and food regulations.
  7. Bilingual a plus but not required.
  8. Must demonstrate basic math skills.
  9. Must be proficient in reading and writing.
  10. Ability to occasionally lift and carry up to 25 pounds.
  11. Must be able to work a flexible schedule to include holidays and weekends

 

PHYSICAL AND MENTAL REQUIREMENTS

 

  • Moving about on foot to accomplish tasks, particularly frequent movements from place to place within the unit. Typically bends, lifts, carries, reaches/extends arms and hands above shoulder height occasionally, or otherwise moves in a constantly changing environment. 
  • Lifting, carrying, and pushing up to 25 lbs. regularly, 30-35 lbs. frequently, and up to 75 lbs. occasionally.
  • Ability to stand for up to 8 hours a day and to climb steps regularly. 
  • Withstanding temperature extremes in indoor (freezing temperatures) and outdoor environments. 
  • Must wear a hairnet, beard net [if applicable], and a white lab coat at all times in the production part of the warehouse.  Must observe all GMP’s and SOP’s. 
  • Reading and writing work-related documents in English.
  • Speech recognition and clarity, including the ability to understand the speech of customers and co-workers and the ability to speak clearly so that you can be understood by customers and co-workers in English.
  • Constantly communicates and receives verbal communication with other employees in fast-paced environment.
  • Normal hearing and vision. 
  • Physical presence at the job site is essential to perform job duties.

 

Lancaster Foods offers competitive pay and excellent benefits, including Paid Time Off and a generous 401(k) Match.

Veterans, Minorities, People with Disabilities and Women especially encouraged to apply.

Lancaster Foods is an Equal Opportunity / Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, or protected Veteran status.

 

 

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