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FOOD SAFETY SPECIALIST I

Soli Organic

Soli Organic

Harrisonburg, VA, USA
Posted on Tuesday, February 6, 2024
Job Type
Full-time
Description

At Soli Organic, we want to change the way people access organic, sustainable, and affordable food by revolutionizing what nature does best: growing healthy, flavorful plants. We take what we know about the biology of growing the best produce, and then use technology to optimize nature’s processes. We do all of this in our proprietary, USDA-certified organic, soil-based, indoor system. For us, everything begins with soil; it is the foundational building blocks that enable us to provide an ecosystem in which plants can thrive.

Over the past 30 years, we've seen this mission spread beyond our wildest dreams. Today, we are an integrated food solutions group with a nation-wide presence, and an ambitious drive to continue to have a positive impact for consumers. So how did we reach this far? We are constantly learning from nature, and we are taking those lessons in innovative ways and creative solutions that will serve the community of consumers who are looking for flavorful, healthy, and sustainable produce options.

SUMMARY:

This is a Food Safety Specialist position for a controlled environment agriculture operation. Under the direct supervision of the Food Safety and Quality Manager, the FSS’s objective is to manage the execution of the site’s food safety and compliance program while continually improving key performance metrics. This is a hands-on leadership position.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS: (Non-Essential Functions are preceded by an *)

  • Manage master sanitation schedule, chemical supplies and inventory, and sanitation key performance indicators.
  • Train sanitation and production team members on SOPs and Food Safety SOPs
  • Conduct testing for environmental monitoring program, manage corrective actions, and generate weekly reports.
  • Review food safety and sanitation logs and generate weekly compliance reports
  • Perform internal audits, mock recalls, glass and brittle plastics inspections, and workplace safety inspections and manage corrective actions
  • Lead monthly Food Safety and Human Safety meetings with the site management team.
  • Exhibit and lead the facilities GAPs and GMPs
Requirements

EDUCATION & EXPERIENCE:

  • Associate degree in food science, microbiology, or related field of study, or on-the-job food safety experience
  • 2+ Yrs. of food safety experience
  • General knowledge of OSHA safety rules and regulations
  • Effective communication (both written and verbal) and interpersonal skills.

PREFERRED EDUCATION & EXPERIENCE:

  • HACCP, PCQI, or Produce Safety Rule certification.
  • OSHA 30 certification.
  • Bilingual English/Spanish

REQUIRED PHYSICAL ABILITIES:

Manual Dexterity: Ability to quickly move your hands and arms sufficiently to grasp, hold, finely manipulate objects.

Muscle Strength & Flexibility: Ability to bend, reach, stoop, squat, pivot, turn, balance, walk, push, pull, and lift and carry up to 50lbs.

Sustained Fast Pace: Ability to work at a very fast sustained pace without reduction in quality, food safety and workplace safety compliance.

About Soli Organic:

We believe that accessing organic, sustainable, flavorful foods provides an opportunity for people of all identities, backgrounds, and cultures to enjoy high quality produce. We celebrate all dimensions of diversity in the workplace equally and ensure that everyone feels a sense of inclusion, participation and belonging. We also aim to extend this commitment to the partners we work with and the communities we serve. We are constantly listening, learning, and evolving to deliver on these principles. We are proud of our collaborative culture. Our diverse employee population shares our fundamental core values of Respect for All Individuals, Customer Obsession and Winning as One Team, which creates a culture that attracts top talent, forming the foundation for a great place to work!

At Soli Organic, we embrace diversity and inclusion. We are an equal opportunity employer and do not discriminate on the basis of an individual's race, national origin, color, gender, gender identity, gender expression, sexual orientation, religion, age, disability, marital status or any other protected characteristic under applicable law, whether actual or perceived. As part of the Company’s commitment to equal employment opportunity, we provide reasonable accommodations, up to the point of undue hardship, to candidates at any stage, including to individuals with disabilities.

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