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Food Safety Specialist - Day Shift - Vancouver, WA

Job Description

A collective energy and ambition. A place where you can make a real difference.

We’re a company that genuinely cares about our people, our products, our consumers and the environment.

Our unique, informal culture champions courage, determination and collaboration. Knowing we have an open and supportive team means each of us has the freedom to take responsibility and ownership. We have a shared passion to work hard, innovate and push boundaries.

United by the belief that when we strive for growth, anything is possible. While we might not be the largest company in our industry, we believe we can have the biggest impact because: Together We Have the Power to Win.

We have an exciting opportunity for a Food Safety Specialist at our Vancouver, Washington manufacturing and distribution plant!

This position is available on day shift working Monday through Friday.


Under general supervision, the Food Safety Specialist is responsible for providing Food Safety leadership in the manufacturing and distribution areas. This includes leading the HACCP Team meetings, updating the plan, and ensuring preventive controls are in place and Critical Control Points are monitored; assembling the food safety plan; and working with the plant team to ensure compliance to meet Regulatory and third-party certifications. 


  • Follow Standard Operating Procedures (SOP), company policies, safety policies and practices, quality standards and Good Manufacturing Practices (GMP).
  • Manage the site HACCP and Food Safety/Food defense programs, including continuous audit/inspection of all facility locations:  incoming materials, warehousing, production, distribution, product returns, grounds, etc.
  • Lead HACCP Team Reviews and update plans accordingly.
  • Conduct internal Hygiene audits and train audit teams, open events in Agile PQM system and ensure effectiveness of corrective actions.
  • Facilitate all foreign object and other product safety Event (EVT) investigations, including CAPA responses, product containment measures, and provide Corporate support.
  • Trend and report on all foreign object findings from control point devices and other monitoring sources (magnets, screens, detectors, visual, etc.).  Take action to drive down incident levels.
  • Monitor industry best practices and evaluate for use in the plant.
  • Produce quarterly program metrics report for review with plant and corporate leadership including recommendations for continuous improvement and risk mitigation steps.
  • Report and track all internal HACCP and Food Safety/Food Defense audit/inspection findings in the Agile PQM system to ensure appropriate CAPA measures are completed on time.
  • Monitor all customer and consumer complaint reports applicable to these programs for trending identification, share-out with sister sites, and timely investigation and response support.
  • At Tier 3 meetings, provide weekly program compliance metrics and identify immediate observations in need of action.
  • Provide program training for all on-boarding personnel and continuous site reinforcement training:  FDA regulations, GxP, HACCP, Food Safety/Security, Allergen, and general food safety culture
  • Drive the food safety plant culture including management of the “see something, say something, do something” reporting program expected from all personnel.
  • Oversee the site pest control, allergen, and glass, ceramic and brittle plastic programs including monitoring following local and Corporate Service Supplier SOP requirements.
  • Perform risk assessment and approval for change control, PM, validation, emergency equipment repairs, sanitation/cleaning, and facility maintenance activities impacting the overall program and product safety.
  • Continuously evaluate and perform monthly tests on different facets of the facility food defense program and identify areas of improvement
  • Support Corporate SQM group with new supplier and material qualification steps in the area of HACCP and Food Safety risk assessment
  • Perform required periodic product traceability exercises as per local and Corporate SOPs
  • Perform other duties as assigned.


A Bachelor’s degree or any equivalent combination of education and experience that could likely provide the required knowledge, skills and abilities needed to perform the job. Minimum 5 years plant quality experience in food manufacturing covering the disciplines outlined. Quality Engineering experience and certification preferred.


  • Excellent verbal and interpersonal communication skills with the ability to interact across multiple departments.
  • High initiative with demonstrated leadership, results achievement, and timeline goals.
  • HACCP/Food Safety certification
  • PCQA training
  • Knowledge of Quality Systems, cGMPs, GxP, 21 CFR Part 110 & 111, GFSI Standards, HACCP, Food Safety/Food Defense programs.
  • Computer literate and proficient in MS Office.
  • Knowledge of SAP and Agile preferred.
  • Ability to maintain punctuality and predictable attendance.


  • Must wear appropriate personal protective equipment and clean room attire.
  • Must possess the ability to work in a standard office setting and to use standard office equipment.
  • Must possess the ability to maintain attention to detail despite interruptions.
  • Must possess strength to lift and carry up to 25 pounds.

Church & Dwight is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer/Veterans/Individuals with Disabilities.

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