Food Safety Specialist

Location:Jessup, MD
Benefits:For full time employees: a choice of medical benefits, dental and vision, 401k savings plan, and much more.
Employment Type:Year-Round - Full Time

Are you looking for a new opportunity? Are you reliable and dependable? Are you detail-oriented? If yes, apply now!

Lancaster Food is hiring for a Food Safety Specialist to assist the Food Safety Manager with the day to day operations in Quality Control and Food Safety.  This position will spend a majority of their time on the production floor verifying quality checks, problem solving and auditing GMP compliance.

~All qualifying applicants must be able to pass a background check and drug test.~



  • Sample collection for microbial testing.
  • Responsible for recording test results and maintaining associated documentation.
  • Keep detailed inventory of sanitizer
  • Select food samples for sensory evaluations and quality control.
  • Production trouble shooting/problem solving.  Implements shelf life testing of products.
  • Enforcing food safety program, GMP policy, and personal hygiene policy.
  • Train Food Safety Technicians
  • Responsible for raw product inspections.  Work with receiving to ensure a smooth flow process.
  • Responsible for quality checks for outgoing products and returns.  Verifies issues and communicates as necessary to responsible parties.  Ensure buyer is aware of problem. 
  • Identify unsanitary conditions in food storage facility.  Makes steps to correct them.  Operate and maintain inspection equipment.  Responsible for HACCP verification.
  • Finished product specification book development and updating.  Oversee Good Laboratory practices.  Covers others in dept as necessary.
  • Adhere to GSFI standards
  • Must work safely at all times and comply with all safety policies and procedures.
  • Maintain cleanliness of warehouse.
  • Comply with Lancaster Foods LLC policies and procedures.
  • Perform other duties as assigned.



  • College Degree in Chemistry, Microbiology, Food Sciences, or other applicable discipline
  • Must be at least 18 years of age to work in warehouse.
  • A minimum 1-3 years of quality control experience in food/produce/beverage industry.
  • Must be detailed oriented and have excellent follow up skills.  Strong computer skills to include but not limited to MS Office.
  • Familiarity with HACCP, GMP’s, and food regulations.
  • Bilingual [English/Spanish] desired but not required
  • Must demonstrate basic math skills.
  • Must demonstrate proficiency to read English.
  • Must be able to work a flexible schedule to include holidays and weekends.



  • Moving about on foot to accomplish tasks, particularly frequent movements from place to place within the unit. Typically bends, lifts, carries, reaches/extends arms and hands above shoulder height occasionally, or otherwise moves in a constantly changing environment. 
  • Lifting, carrying, and pushing up to 25 lbs. regularly, 30-35 lbs. frequently, and up to 75 lbs. occasionally.
  • Ability to stand for up to 8 hours a day and to climb steps regularly. 
  • Withstanding temperature extremes in indoor (freezing temperatures) and outdoor environments. 
  • Must wear a hairnet, beard net [if applicable], and a white lab coat at all times in the production part of the warehouse.  Must observe all GMP’s and SOP’s. 
  • Reading and writing work-related documents in English.
  • Speech recognition and clarity, including the ability to understand the speech of customers and co-workers and the ability to speak clearly so that you can be understood by customers and co-workers in English.
  • Constantly communicates and receives verbal communication with other employees in fast-paced environment.
  • Normal hearing and vision. 
  • Physical presence at the job site is essential to perform job duties.


Lancaster Foods offers competitive pay and excellent benefits, including Paid Time Off and a generous 401(k) Match.

Veterans, Minorities, People with Disabilities and Women especially encouraged to apply.

Lancaster Foods is an Equal Opportunity / Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, or protected Veteran status.



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