Job Description Template: Food Safety Specialist

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Food Safety Specialist Job Description

Full-Time | Onsite | Location

$46,000–$93,000 (Suggested salary for this role per Payscale)

Why [Company]?

Introduce your organization in 3–5 sentences. This is the perfect place to explain what you do and why your company is a great place to work! For example, here's our bio:

Our mission is simple: we want to set people free to do meaningful work. People love our software—and it turns out that people love working here, too. BambooHR has been recognized as a "Best Company to Work For," and we're proud of our team for creating software that makes an impact in the lives of HR pros and employees all over the world.

About Your Role

Give a general overview of what this person will do at your company. For example:

Food Safety Specialists are responsible for ensuring that our facilities conduct production according to company and government standards. You will regularly inspect equipment, food, and production processes for quality and safety. Food Safety Specialists also develop inspection procedures and train staff to uphold standards. An understanding of government regulations and our product will be important, as meeting regulations and producing quality products will be your greatest priority.

What You'll Do

List specific job responsibilities. For example:

  • Regularly inspect facility, equipment, food, and materials according to government regulations.
  • Develop efficient inspection procedures.
  • Monitor staff during daily operations to ensure compliance.
  • Regularly train and correct staff on procedures.
  • Provide comprehensive training to new staff members.
  • Coordinate with sanitation staff to optimize sanitation protocol.
  • Document findings and report to facility management.
  • Regularly review food safety regulations to keep facility in compliance.
  • Analyze and correct causes of incidents.
  • Collaborate with product management in the development of new products.
  • Research industry best practices and implement procedures to improve the quality of our product.
  • Coordinate with third-party inspection agencies for necessary inspections.

What You'll Need to Get the Job Done

List what a qualified candidate needs to do their job effectively. For example:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Food Science, Chemistry, Microbiology, Environmental Health, or related field
  • HACCP certification
  • FSMA certification
  • Understanding of Statistical Process Control

What Will Make Us Really Love You

List the soft skills or "nice-to-haves" that will help your candidate be successful. For example:

  • Experience in a food lab or food/beverage industry
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills
  • Detail-oriented
  • Organizational and management skills
  • Ability to take initiative
  • Passion for healthy living

What You'll Love About Us

Describe your company's benefits, culture, work environment, and anything else that makes your organization stand out. For example:

Our company's mission and values are rooted in integrity and guide every aspect of our organization, from how we serve our community to how we interact as a team. As we've grown throughout the years, our employees remain at the heart of our success. To show our appreciation, we offer a generous compensation package that includes the following:

  • Retirement: 401(k) plan with employer matching
  • Healthcare: Medical, dental, vision, and mental wellness coverage
  • Life insurance: Group life insurance through our partner
  • Charitable giving: Donation matching to a charity of your choice
  • Time off: Flexible PTO policy with floating holidays
  • Career development: Professional development reimbursement program
  • Family care: Parental leave for all new parents

More About Our Company

Add your equal employment opportunity (EEO) statement, a note about required background checks, and other things a candidate may want to know before applying.

We're committed to providing equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all candidates, without discrimination based on race, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, age, disability, genetic information, marital status, veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state, or local laws, including Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 and the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). Following the Immigration Reform and Control Act of 1986, all new hires must verify their identity and eligibility to work in the United States.

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