Auditor, Food Safety, BRCGS/SQF

Emeryville, CA, US
12 days ago
Full time role


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Job Description

Job Overview

The Food Safety auditor is responsible for conducting audits in facilities (and farms for SQF) in accordance with both the audit scheme and SCS protocol. Auditors travel to client sites, perform inspections, determine compliance, review corrective actions, and submit their audit reports for review and certification.

This is a contract position. SQF is open across the US; BRC is open to all Canadian Geographic Regions and US Costal Regions: North & South East (i.e. FL, VA, Carolinas, DE, NY/NJ/CT), CA, PNW (OR or WA).

Relevant Standards/Schemes

  • SQF
  • BRC

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

Audit Coordination

  • Schedule and confirm audit date with client
  • Prepare and send client audit plan according to protocols
  • Book travel, hotel and transportation according to company policy, and submit expense reports

Audit Services

  • Adhere to all quality and code of conduct standards
  • Conduct audits using applicable checklists, forms, and tools
  • Maintain positive client relationships and respond to all client inquiries and concerns
  • Submit complete and accurate audit reports within established timelines
  • Ensure thorough client records are maintained

Program Quality and Compliance

  • Attend trainings to maintain qualification to conduct audits; maintain training records
  • Maintain up to date knowledge of applicable regulations and standards
  • Prepare clients for audit process by sending required audit plan

    Qualifications (Minimum requirements per scheme or QMS)

    • Familiarity with the third-party certification process
    • Strong communication and customer service skills
    • Well-developed organizational and time management skills
    • Strong computer skills, including Excel, Word, Outlook, and database systems
    • Willing to travel up to 75%, mostly overnight travel throughout the US and Canada

    Education and Experience


    • University degree in a related food sector category, food science, food technology, or related discipline
    • 40-hour Lead Auditor training course (e.g. Exemplar Global, IRCA)
    • 2-day HACCP training course
    • 5-day SQF Lead Auditor training
    • 15 hours of continuing professional development
    • 5-years of full-time food industry experience in a food-related technical, professional, or supervisory role


    • University degree in a food-related or bioscience discipline, or as a minimum have successfully completed a higher education course in a food or bioscience-related discipline (a minimum of 10 years industry experience may be used in lieu of a 4-year degree with BRC approval)
    • 5+ years of professional experience related to the food industry
    • 2-day HACCP training course
    • Lead Auditor course from a third party AND the BRC current food safety standard training course OR BRC Lead Auditor course with current standard training
    • 40-hour quality management system training (e.g. Exemplar Global, IRCA, BRC 3rd-party course)

    Physical Requirements

    This is an office-based job 25% of the time and a field position 75% of the time. Must be able to sit 6+ hours per day. Keyboarding 6+ hours per day. Must be able to speak and listen in person and on the phone. Must be able to physically travel to audit sites via both plane and car. Travel to audit sites requires the ability to stand, walk and carry up to 20 lbs. of equipment, possibly on steep, rough terrain.

    Work Environment

    • Remote (home office based) and client sites across the US/Canada
    • While auditing/assessing:
      • Processing equipment in facilities
      • Pesticide and other chemical storage facilities
      • Temperature extremes of high heat or cold


    Since 1984, SCS has been a pioneer and leader in the field of sustainability standards and third-party certification, working across ...

    View Company Profile

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