The Food Safety Sampling Coordinator assists and works under the direction of the Food Safety Supervisor of Ocean Mist Farms. This position is responsible for supporting training, record keeping and on-going implementation of the food safety program in all regions of operations in California including the Salinas Valley, Oxnard, Coachella Valley, Imperial Valley, Yuma.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

  • Help support the goals and objectives of Ocean Mist Farms’ food safety program
    • Implement policies and programs that provide guidance and education on food safety and food defense
    • Conduct prepared food safety training sessions as needed
  • Investigate company incident reports
    • Assist in troubleshooting food safety problems and implementing improvements
  • Coordinate and collect environmental swabs for harvest machines, Value Added processing, and the Cold Rooms
    • Accurately document the chain of custody sampling forms
    • Communicate results to the appropriate team member or grower in a timely manner
    • Help evaluate new testing equipment
  • Coordinate and collect representative agricultural field samples to be used in food safety analysis
    • Accurately document the chain of custody sampling forms
    • Responsible for the collection, handling and delivery of field sample material to approved laboratories

Job Requirements and Qualifications

  • Experience in food service or biological/physical sciences is required
  • 1 year of experience in food safety/quality assurance in a manufacturing environment is preferred
  • Knowledge of GAP, GMP’s, HACCP, LGMA and USDA/FDA guidelines as they relate to our operations
  • Familiarity with product trace-back/recall policies and procedures are preferred
  • Good math, written and verbal communication skills are required
  • Working knowledge of computers & software as utilized in the Food Safety environment: Windows operating system, Word, Excel
  • Candidates must be well organized and comfortable working independently
  • Bilingual English-Spanish preferred, not required
  • Valid California Driver’s License, Class C, be insurable and ability to operate a company vehicle is required