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Post Harvest Coordinator

Overview
Responsible for implementing, managing, monitoring and verifying food quality and safety in accordance with the Company, Customer, Federal and State protocols and standards.
Responsibilities include but are not limited to:
o Responsible for maintaining and implementing in plant Quality Testing Programs
o Responsible for maintaining and implementing Food Safety practices and ensure compliance with Federal, State, Company and customer policies and standards
o Develop and enforce plant quality standards; directly supervise QA employees and ensure company employees are in compliance
o Act as a liaison with federal and state agencies to ensure plant compliance with regulatory issues
o Act as a liaison for customer and third party audits, ensure ability to respond to audit at all times
o Monitor, enforce and further develop plant HACCP program
o Provide HACCP, Quality and consumer complaint reports to management
o Oversee plant quality/GMP training
o Be prepared for product recall if necessary
o Assure that all products developed meet in house as well as legal compliance standards
o Evaluate raw material vendor/supplier food safety programs (GAPs)
o Evaluate programs in place and make suggestions and take action for improvement if necessary
o Other duties as assigned
Qualifications
o Bachelor's degree in Food Science, biology or related studies.
o Candidate must have a minimum of 2-5 years related Food Science experience or Quality Assurance management experience in food manufacturing or fresh fruit and vegetable products environment. (Experience in the Citrus industry a plus)
o Strong comprehension of GMPs, HACCP, and Federal food regulations
o Strong computer/statistical and analytical skills, particularly as related to data collection, manipulation and reporting
o Excellent oral, written and presentation skills.
o Competency with computer word processing, spreadsheet and database software Knowledge of TQM helpful
o Ability to work in a dynamic, fast-paced environment.
o Must have the ability to make decisions, maintain regular and acceptable attendance, follow directions, interact well with co-workers, understand and follow posted work rules/procedures.
o Must be a self-starter or work independently with little to no guidance

Physical Demands
The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
Individuals may need to sit or stand as needed. May require walking primarily on a level surface for periodic periods through out the day. Reaching above shoulder heights, below the waist or Lifting as required to file documents or store materials throughout the workday. Proper lifting techniques required. May include lifting up to 25 pounds for files, computer printouts on occasion.

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