Control Union Is Looking To Hire an Agricultural Food Safety Auditor in Atlanta

(Agricultural) Food Safety Auditor

Position Description:

This is a full-time mid-level position for a self-directed individual with a commitment to integrity, quality, and a passion for agriculture and its people.  Employee will be responsible for the application of food safety, quality, and regulatory requirements and principles against established standards and protocols. The position requires analytical and objective evaluation of farm and facility policies, practices, and observations. Applicants must have extensive knowledge of the agriculture industry (particularly fruit and vegetable production), food safety, and sustainability standard systems and certification.

The position requires extensive domestic travel and occasional international travel.

Location requirements: West Coast to Mid-West


Auditor Job Responsibilities:

  • Conduct food safety, sustainability, certification, and customer specific audits primarily in the fresh produce area as well as other food industry areas on farms and in food facilities

  • Ensure customer compliance with established certification standards by examining records, reports, operating practices, and documentation

  • Communicate audit findings by preparing a final report and discuss findings with auditees; prepare reports by collecting, analyzing, and summarizing operating information and trends, with a high degree of integrity and quality

  • Demonstrate knowledge and skills in HACCP; must be able to complete HACCP training certification

  • Demonstrate ability to become highly proficient with GFSI auditing requirements.  Must be able to successfully complete GLOBALG.A.P., PrimusGFS and Third-Party Auditor Training.  Other schemes upon request

  • Maintain professional and technical knowledge by attending educational workshops; reviewing professional publications; establishing personal networks; participating in professional societies

  • Contribute to team effort by accomplishing related results as needed, including assistance in developing, implementing, and maintaining certification and audit programs


Auditor Skills:

Audit, Compliance, Documentation Skills, Attention to Detail, Reporting Research Results, Presentation Skills, Software, Coordination, Organization, Thoroughness, Objectivity, Conflict Management


Auditor Job Qualifications:

  • BSc/MSc required in food science, agriculture and/or environmental science, or related field

  • Minimum 3 years industry experience in a practical capacity on a farm or in a technical production management role related to food crops, preferably fresh fruits and vegetables required

  • Documented evidence of training or experience in integrated pest management, pesticide handling, fertilizer use, farm equipment, and water quality required

  • In-depth knowledge of agricultural standard systems and certification in the areas of food safety, environmental sustainability and social accountability, particularly for crops required

  • Must be able to travel domestically and internationally, including ability to obtain a passport

  • Driver’s license is necessary

  • Lead Auditor Training /Qualification (e.g., ISO 9001 QMS) desired

  • Knowledge in the areas of livestock and aquaculture an advantage

  • Spanish language fluency an advantage


Employment Compensation:

The Control Union Food Safety Auditor compensation package will be based on qualifications and experience. Benefits include medical, dental, vision, paid vacation and retirement plan.


Company Profile:

Control Union is a global network of inspection operations with more than 100 offices over 70 countries. Control Union offers worldwide food safety and sustainability training, consultancy, inspection, and certification programs. We are officially approved to audit for GLOBALG.A.P., BRC, UTZ, Sedex Members Ethical Trade Audit (SMETA), and Aquaculture Stewardship Council (ASC), among other ISO accredited standards related to agricultural commodities, food safety, and sustainability. Control Union successfully works with a variety of multi-national companies, providing custom-made integrated solutions and support to assist them achieving their food safety and responsibility ambitions.

Our dedicated staff of service professionals have experience in multiple facets of industry, understanding gained through both education and experience, in food safety auditing, sustainability schemes, and quality management systems. Our auditors and staff have knowledge of a wide variety of agricultural commodities from fields to facilities. However, our company cannot function without its people. Quality people who are ready and willing to look challenges, foreign or domestic, in the face and find the solutions. Have we caught your interest? Would you like to join the Control Union team?

Applications will be accepted until the position is filled. Interested applicants please submit the following:

  • Cover letter summarizing your interest in Control Union the position, qualifications and compensation history/requirements

  • Current resume

Submit all applications to:

Control Union Certifications North America, LLC.

Robert Demianew and Alfredo Gonzalez

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