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HelloFresh // meal kit delivery
Newark, NJ    Posted: Wednesday, June 24, 2020
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The Food Safety lead coordinates activities of & provides coaching & guidance to workers on the Food Safety team. The Food Safety lead works alongside & with the team, stepping in as needed to ensure maximum productivity. This position is under the direction of the Food Safety Manager/Assoc. Food Safety Manager. The Lead is responsible for following & enforcing all safety, GMP & SQF policies/procedures, as well as adherence to PPE/hygiene policies, in cooperation with the Manager. The Lead is required to ensure that the facility is maintained at SQF level of operation.

Essential Functions

Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

  • Oversees & works with food safety associate & performs typical food safety tasks to support the production/warehouse team & the entire facility up to & including internal audits, GMP enforcement, HACCP, allergen control, food defense & food safety trainings as needed.
  • Train new employees on standard operating procedures (food safety, GMP, allergens, CCPs, food defense AND SQF policies /procedures, PPE / hygiene policies)
  • Coach all employees to follow Hello Fresh policies & procedures
  • Support the sanitation team & cross train with the sanitation supervisor to learn chemical usage
  • Perform ATP swabs & should have working knowledge of environmental monitoring program
  • Occasionally required to communicate with other departments such as Quality or Production to collaborate & solve problems
  • Respectfully support & follow direction from supervisor or management & completes tasks with minimum supervision.
  • Responsible for following standard operating procedures (safety, GMP AND SQF policies /procedures, PPE / hygiene policies)
  • Maintains the work area in a clean & orderly condition & follows prescribed safety regulations.
  • Reports all food safety sanitation issues to an immediate supervisor
  • Performs routine CCP verifications & instrument calibrations (scales/thermometer) to ensure instrument functions properly
  • Aids in non-conformance identifications & CAPA analysis


  • Leadership experience- a track record of fostering team cooperation for a large group of employees
  • Results Driven & detail oriented
  • Time Management: maintaining momentum & keeping employees on task to meet goals & deadlines
  • Chemical knowledge
  • Basic computer skills primarily utilizing Microsoft Office & Google Sheets
  • Communications: expresses ideas & thoughts clearly & with tact & diplomacy.
  • Ability to work in a fast paced environment.
  • Ability to lift up to 50 lbs.
  • Dependability
  • HACCP certification preferred

Lead Responsibility

This position provides guidance to employees by coordinating work & resolving problems. The Food Safety Leads performance is evaluated by their leadership of the quality employees, productivity & prioritization of their designated team, quality/quantity of information reported each shift, & ability to guide employee performance on the team.

Work Environment

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is in a manufacturing & assembly environment & is regularly exposed to cool and/or cold temperatures (10 - 40F). The employee is possibly exposed to fumes or airborne particles, moving mechanical parts & vibration. The noise level in the work environment & job sites can be loud.

Physical Demands

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to stand, walk, stoop, reach & lift for a minimum of 10 to 12 hours with or without reasonable accommodation. The employee is required to use hands to finger, handle, or feel objects and/or tools. The employee is required to talk or hear with or without reasonable accommodation.

The employee must regularly lift & move up to 25 pounds, & occasionally lift & move up to 50 pounds with or without assistance. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision & peripheral vision.


No travel is expected for this position.

Required Education & Experience

  • High school diploma/GED & minimum 1 year of related experience
  • HACCP certification & SQF knowledge preferred

Additional Eligibility Qualifications

  • Must be at least 18 years old.
  • Must be willing & able to work entire schedule as we cannot accommodate partial shifts or early/late arrivals.
  • Must be able to count & have basic math skills (addition, subtraction, multiplication, division & fractions).
  • Must be able to count & have basic math skills (addition, subtraction, multiplication, division & fractions).
  • Must be able to have basic computer skills (data entry, Microsoft Office, Google Sheets)

Other Duties

Please note this job description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities that are required of the employee for this job. Duties, responsibilities & activities may change or be supplemented at any time with or without notice.

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