Food Quality and Hygiene Controller

Bedford | Production / Operations

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Food Quality and Hygiene Controller

Food Quality and Hygiene Controller

Bedford | Production / Operations

Food Quality and Hygiene Controller

As our Food Quality and Hygiene Controller you are the champion of product quality, food safety and hygiene within one of our Infarm Growing Centres where we produce plants at scale using our vertical farming techniques, as well as our in-store operations local to this site.  You have experience of either working in a quality role within a food production environment, or of working with Infarm’s plant production procedures. You are well organised and reliable, able to understand and follow clear processes and instructions, and like being hands-on with your day to day work.

Primary Responsibilities

  • Work closely with the site manager and wider team to deliver consistently high food safety standards in the IGC (Infarm Growing Centre)
  • Specifically for Bedford, help deliver BRC level food safety standards and help drive a food safety culture across the facility. Develop an ‘audit ready’ operation alongside the site manager and Team Leads
  • Have close contact with Food Safety & Hygiene and Global Crop Operations HQ teams
  • Undertake the daily GMP inspections on site, record and submit all relevant information to the Food Safety & Hygiene team in a timely manner and report back to the site management team the required corrective actions; ensure these are completed as required
  • Carry out regular on line and finished goods quality checks on product look, packaging integrity, packaging information, weight and foreign body detection
  • Work with the production team so that line startup check sheets are designed to be accurate and completed accordingly 
  • Deliver rapid solutions, working closely with the site team, on any deficiencies affecting product safety or quality that are discovered during day to day operations
  • Assist production staff with daily operational food safety and hygiene in coordination with guidance from the Food Safety & Hygiene team
  • Deliver on-the-job training to the production staff in food safety, quality and hygiene when required. Update & maintain food safety and quality staff training records
  • Prepare site food safety and hygiene performance report monthly
  • Support product traceability recording and check it conforms to company standards 
  • Conduct regular hygiene inspections and tests based on guidelines
  • Communicate regularly and promptly (i.e. any potential problems on food safety or plant quality) with HQ teams.

Requirements

  • Prior experience at Infarm in the plant production process or in a quality control role within a food production environment
  • A degree qualification in agricultural and food technology disciplines would be an advantage
  • Passionate about delivering a first class food safety culture
  • Capable of understanding safety, hygiene and quality principles, and able to communicate and train these to others
  • Commitment to continuous learning via a willingness to attend and successfully complete Food Safety training courses.
  • A strong objectivity and meticulous attention to detail
  • Potential travel requirements to infarm sites in other cities.

What we offer

  • The opportunity to join Infarm as we expand across the globe and help change the future of farming
  • A friendly work environment with a diverse group of motivated, talented, and visionary colleagues
  • 28 days of annual paid time off, and an extra day off on your birthday
  • 24/7 Professional Counselling and various internal Health & Wellness initiatives (Yoga, Diet & Nutrition, and many more)
  • Subsidized meal vouchers, snacks & drinks
  • Corporate pension scheme, health insurance and life insurance
  • Cycle to work scheme.

Who we are 

Passionate to eat better, Infarm was founded in Berlin in 2013 by Osnat Michaeli and the brothers Erez and Guy Galonska. With the aim to share the goodness of own-grown produce with everyone, they developed a smart modular farming system, that allows distribution of farms throughout the urban environment, growing fresh produce in any available space and fulfilling any market demand. 

Today, with cutting edge R&D, patented technologies, and a leading multi-disciplinary team, Infarm is growing a global farming network helping cities become self-sufficient in their food production while significantly improving the safety, quality, and environmental footprint of our food. 

Be part of the Infarm (r)evolution and help people to take back ownership of their food. 

Infarm is an equal opportunity employer. We strive to grow an inclusive environment, where everyone can thrive, regardless of your background and circumstances. We nurture diversity because we appreciate the uniqueness and differences between people. Each employee’s distinctive experiences, perspectives, and viewpoints helps us build a resilient environment, where we can all learn, grow, and create great things together. All applicants are given equal opportunity regardless of age, gender identity or expression, language, disability, ethnic origin, national origin, religion, belief, culture, socio-economic status, or sexual orientation. 

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