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Food Safety Manager

Location:Jessup, MD
Salary Range:DOE
Benefits:For full time employees: a choice of medical plans, dental and vision, 401k savings plan, life insurance and much more.
Employment Type:Full Time

Lancaster Foods is hiring a Food Safety Manager for their manufacturing and warehouse facility. 



The Food Safety Manager supervises the Food Safety and Sanitation Department’s employees while also ensuring that the food safety system at the plant is properly written, documented, and implemented. Ensuring regulatory compliance (HACCP, FDA, SQF) and the production of safe, quality, and wholesome produce.  Overall responsibility for food safety and quality compliance


  • The Food Safety Manager manages all Food Safety Specialists, FS Technicians, Sanitation Crew Leads, and Sanitation Technicians; to include hiring, training, counseling, and recommending discharge when necessary.

  • Must be a hands on manager that is able to train and demonstrate how to effectively coach and train the food safety staff.

  • The Food Safety Manager ensures that all Food Safety programs are functioning as designed, being followed by all appropriate personnel, and also being correctly documented. Further, that all programs in place are valid and following all legal as well as audit format requirements.

  • The Food Safety Manager must be able to quickly, yet thoroughly, investigate a product/process failure to determine the root cause as well as what corrective actions are needed.

  • The Food Safety Manager must be thoroughly versed in 3rd party Food Safety Audits as well as be prepared to be the secondary contact in the event that the Food Safety Director is unavailable.

  • Must quickly gain an understanding of all of our food safety policies and procedures and be able to express those policies to others as needed.

  • The Food Safety Manager will be responsible for ensuring that the cleanliness of the warehouse is maintained.

  • Must work collaboratively with the other managers to accomplish the goals of the department

  • Excellent communication skills with internal and external customers

  • Perform other duties as assigned.


  • Bachelor’s Degree in Chemistry, Microbiology, Food Sciences, or other applicable discipline if preferred.

  • A minimum of five years of related experience in a food processing environment. At least three years of supervisory experience.

  • Must demonstrate proficient PC skills.

  • Must demonstrate exceptional oral and written communication skills.

  • Experience working with relational databases, statistical programs, and other tools to compile and interpret quantitative data.

  • Experience with audits such as GFSI (SQF), FDA, MDA etc.

  • Expert knowledge developing/implementing SOP’s, SSOP’s, HACCP, GMP/GDP & GAP’s

  • Must be familiar with environmental (microbiological) requirements/testing procedures and trace-back/recall program.

  • Experience in the fresh cut fruit/vegetable industry or other ready-to-eat food experience required.


Guest Services 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.

Guest Services, Inc. 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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