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Food Safety Specialist

Paterson, WA
We have an exciting opportunity available at Ste. Michelle Wine Estates (SMWE) in Paterson, WA. We are currently seeking a passionate and dedicated Food Safety Specialist to join our team. As a Food Safety Specialist, you will play a vital role in developing, implementing, and maintaining a comprehensive food safety program. You will also have the opportunity to support the development and maintenance of validation protocols for environmental controls. This is a full-time hourly role that may require extended hours during peak seasons.

Ste. Michelle Wine Estates is a premium wine company that is proud to call the greater Seattle area our home. We are a collection of distinctive wine estates and maker of some of the finest wines in the world because we value our vineyards and the art of winemaking. This focus has resulted in our ability to offer our consumers extraordinary and distinctive wines from some of the best regions in the world.

Food Safety Specialist job responsibilities include:
  • Support the development and implementation of a Food Safety, Food Defense, and Allergan management program.
  • Conduct training for associates and management related to Food Safety.
  • Provide support for root cause analysis and corrective/preventive action plans for sanitation, environmental, and food safety related concerns.
  • Prepare technical reports and recommendations based upon research outcomes.
  • Develop, implement, and maintain HACCP and Food Safety Programs.

Previous Experience to Include:
  • Laboratory experience with emphasis in Microbiology preferred.
  • 2+ years of experience working in a quality related field in a food manufacturing environment.
  • Proficiency with MS Office Suite

Position Requirements:
  • Bachelor of Science (B.S.) degree in Microbiology, Biology, or relevant scientific discipline.
  • HACCP and PCQI trained.
  • Strong interpersonal, communication, leadership skills and the ability to lead a team.
  • Lift, push, or pull up to 50 pounds of weight with or without reasonable accommodation.
  • Perform work in sitting or standing position for extended periods of time.
  • 21 years of age or older (working with alcohol)
  • History of responsible use of alcohol and other appropriate conduct, as well as fitness to be licensed, permitted, and/or certified by state and/or local regulatory bodies.

Your Compensation: $ 20.68 -$ 26.89/hr. based upon relevant experience.

At Ste. Michelle Wine Estates we believe in paying our employees equal pay for equal work. Individual offers are made dependent upon a candidate's prior experience and education level as it pertains to the role.

Benefits of working with Ste. Michelle Wine Estates:

Our Total Rewards programs are designed to attract, motivate, and retain talented, curious people with a passion for innovation, collaboration, continuous improvement, and growth. We offer leading programs that inspire and reward superior performance and foster an inclusive, diverse, and healthy workforce.
  • Health Care Coverage including medical, dental, vision & prescription - eligible on date of hire for full-time employees
  • Paid Vacation & Holidays
  • 401(k) with Employer Match and Supplemental Contribution
  • Employee Wine Discounts

Culture at Ste. Michelle:

We Challenge: We are driven to succeed in everything we do, and we challenge ourselves and our team to perform at the highest level.

We Care: We put people first - our team, our consumers, our customers, our communities.

We Collaborate: We believe there is nothing we can't accomplish - together - and we believe lifting up those around us is essential to achieving both individual and collective success.

Harvest your potential, Uncork the possibilities! If you are interested in our Food Safety Specialist job in Paterson, WA please apply now.

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Ste. Michelle Wine Estates is an equal opportunity employer. We consider qualified applicants without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, disability, gender identity, protected veteran status, or other protected class. For more information, see the EEOC's " Equal Employment Opportunity is The Law " poster.