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Senior Quality and Food Safety Tech

Farmer’s Fridge was founded in Chicago in 2013 with the mission of making wholesome, delicious food easily accessible, so people can live a little happier and healthier. Our network of 300+ software-enabled smart Fridges vend handcrafted salads, grain bowls, sandwiches, and more. We are striving to change the food system from the ground up – one Fridge at a time. 

 

At our core, we are a team that cares – about the business, the impact our product makes, and about each other. We are data-driven, innovative, and quick to move on a good idea. Transparency and collaboration are key to our process, as Farmer’s Fridge is a fast-paced work environment where things are always evolving. We’re proud to have a tight-knit team where people bring their A game every day.

 

Various team and company social events and town halls keep us connected to each other as well as aligned and focused on our short and long term goals. We’re opening Fridges weekly across the country and are looking for people with passion, ingenuity, and moxie to join our team and help us fulfill our mission of making healthy food as accessible as a candy bar!

 

The Senior Quality & Food Safety Tech leads the site Quality and food safety resources to assure the on-going production of high quality and safe food products that comply with product design and meet or exceed customer and consumer expectations. 

 

What you'll be responsible for as the Senior Quality and Food Safety Tech...

 

Food Safety

  • Daily review and sign off all CCPs

  • Maintain hold and release programs and daily release finished product after meeting company QFS standards

  • Perform daily GMP audit, Allergen changeover, WIP inspection and finished product inspection

  • Implement annual allergen validation and verification its’ effectiveness at daily basis

  • Document non-conformance & food safety hold and review with Director of Operation

  • Maintain HACCP plans to current menu and conduct annual HACCP validation to ensure its compliant with City & State regulation`s

  • Maintain HACCP plans to current menu and conduct annual HACCP validation to ensure its compliant with City & State regulation`s

  • Implement QFS corporate policies to facility according to SQF L2 requirement

  • Support 3rd party/regulatory audits

  • Owner of QFS scorecard at facility level

  • Maintain and update environmental monitoring programs (pathogen and indicator swabs, air and water monitoring)

  • Assist Recall program/traceability programs

Quality

  • Manage internal audit program

  • Conduct finished product testing/Zone 1 for both pathogens and indicators as needed

  • Support new product launch

  • Support customer compliant investigations

  • Sanitation

  • Monitor/verify day and night sanitation technician to ensure all sanitation is complete and properly meets quality standards

  • Chemical control

  • Oversee pest control program

Facilities Trainer

  • Manage 2 direct reports: day shift sanitation technician & QFS technician

  • Train employees on new and existing food safety & quality SOPs

  • Create training materials as needed

  • Document training of employees

  • Communicate and collaborate cross-functionally to assist team to solve operational issues

  • Demonstrating and promoting a strong quality & food safety culture in actions, words and spirit within organization

 

What we're looking for in a Senior Quality and Food Safety Tech

  • Bachelor Degree in food science/food safety relevant field

  • 2+ years Quality & Food Safety related knowledge in cGMPs, SOPs, HACCP etc.

  • 2+ years lab experience in,Micro plating, ATP swabbing & pathogen swabbing, PH meter calibration, Chemical titration testing

  • Fully educated and aware of food safety regulations (Dairy, Juice, Seafood HACCP & FSMA etc.)

  • A minimum of 2 years of experience in a technical area such as R&D, product development, quality management systems, or food process engineering 

  • SQF practitioner, PCQI and HACCP certified

  • Excellent verbal, and written communication skills

  • Service oriented

  • Strong organized and administrative skills

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Benefits at Farmer's Fridge

  • Traditional Benefits. Health, Dental, Vision, Life, Short Term Disability, Long Term Disability

  • 10 paid floating holidays

  • Generous paid time off policy

  • Daily Fridge Credits. You can enjoy these flat rate credits at any Fridge.

  • Monthly cell phone credit

  • 401(k) + Company Match 

  • Regular team celebrations for company milestones and other special events

 

Farmer’s Fridge is an equal opportunity employer and value diversity at our company. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, or disability status.

View our disclosures related to External Agencies and Applicants below: https://www.farmersfridge.com/careerdisclosures

 

 

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