Charlie's Produce

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Food Safety Officer

Food Safety Officer

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Charlie’s Produce is a privately owned wholesale produce company. We are the largest privately owned produce wholesaler on the West Coast, with distribution centers in Seattle, Spokane, Portland, Anchorage and Los Angeles. The secret to our 35 + years of success in this industry is PEOPLE! We strive to hire the best and we reward them with a working environment that fosters loyalty, stability, innovation, and growth. Charlie’s provides a healthy employee stock ownership program, competitive Medical/Dental/Vision and Life Insurance plans. And our newest benefit offers Pre-Paid Fully Funded College Tuition to our employees and the dependent children of our employees!


This employer participates in E-Verify and will provide the Social Security Administration and if necessary the Department of Homeland Security with information from each new employee's Form I-9 to confirm work authorization. Charlie's Produce is an Equal Opportunity Employer.



  1. Enforcing food safety and security procedures for our facility through programs such as HACCP and GMP’s.
  2. Monitoring, documenting and reporting on finished product specifications to measure compliance with company standards.
  3. Performing quality checks of raw, work in process, and finished product through inspections
  4. Performing analysis of finished product as required. Analysis includes visual, weight, size, mix, color, etc.
  5. Conduct self-inspections of facilities
  6. Report the finding of food quality audits and analyze issues and implement solutions to QC Supervisor.
  7. Work with all departments to prepare for external audits.



This position is resopnsible for coordinating and implementing quality assurance functions of the processing department. This position will also facilitate in the internal audits and work with the management team to correct any issues found during third party audits.


Must have High School Degree or GED; At least 1 year experience in a Quality Control experience in a food production plant environment preferred



  1. Strong skills in data collection and organization are required. 
  2. Ability to work weekends and holidays
  3. The ideal candidate will also have a general understanding of food safety
  4. Ensure that established process control procedures are followed throughout the plant.
  5. Maintain plant compliance to the HACCP and quality systems programs.
  6. Maintain daily product evaluation programs (scoring, key quality indicators, shelf life).
  7. Communicate and cooperate with the USDA and FDA inspectors as needed
  8. Must be able to read, write, understand and speak English fluently
  9. Knowledge of HACCP and GMP’s
  10. Must be able to work in a refrigerated environment 34-37 degrees up to 75% of the time.
  11. Ability to work with diverse groups of people
  12. Excellent organizational skills.
  13. Responsible for Quality and Food Safety


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