HACCP Coordinator, AM, Deli – Lakeland

Location: Lakeland, FL between Orlando and Tampa
Job ID: 25361BR
Department: Deli Kitchen
Date Posted: Aug 08, 2023

$48 - 73k


The purpose of this position is to assist in developing and managing Hazard Analysis Critical Control Points (HACCP) systems and food safety programs in the Publix Deli Kitchen, a unique facility under regulatory authority of the US Department of Agriculture (USDA). This position assists in food safety decision-making throughout the plant, developing and maintaining HACCP plans and supporting food safety plans such as Preventive Controls for Human Foods (PCHF), Good Manufacturing Practices (GMP), and Intentional Adulteration (food defense), and other food safety related pre-requisite programs. This includes providing routine and non-routine HACCP-based food safety training for associates.

Responsible for:

  • Designing, developing, implementing, and maintaining regulatory HACCP and food safety certification programs and assisting senior management to oversee development, implementation, review, and upkeep of the HACCP systems
  • Certifying annual HACCP verification schedules for food safety to ensure regulatory compliance
  • Reviewing and analyzing complex regulatory codes and technical data and implementing and communicating changes and
  • Participating in regulatory inspections and internal food safety and quality audits

Required Qualifications

  • Must be at least 18 years old
  • Associates Degree in Business, Communications, Food Science, Food Safety, Microbiology, Public Health Or equivalent experience (if applicable)
  • Two years of experience in the food industry with direct exposure and responsibility of food safety and HACCP based systems
  • Basic knowledge of HACCP
  • Ability to obtain FDA approved Preventive Controls Qualified Individual (PCQI) status within the first year
  • Knowledge of federal and state regulatory requirements specific to food safety and related areas [Food, Drug, Cosmetic Act (FD&C), Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA), FDA Food Code, USDA Meat and Poultry Acts, state food safety regulations, weights and measures, Code of Federal Regulations] and the principles behind these requirements affecting Publix both with industrial operations and our intended retail stores.
  • Knowledge of food microbiology and chemistry
  • Intermediate computer skills using Microsoft Office programs (Outlook, Word, Excel, Access, PowerPoint)
  • Ability to work weekends, holidays or extended periods of time if needed
  • Ability to travel locally or overnight
  • Ability to communicate both verbally and in written format
  • Ability to persuade, convince or achieve buy-in from others
  • Strong interpersonal and decision-making skills
  • Strong problem solving and analytical skills
  • Ability to initiate and apply new concepts
  • Ability to work under deadline constraints and handle a high volume of work accurately and timely
  • Demonstrate attentiveness to detail
  • Ability to work well with others and to be a team member
  • Ability to multi-task, prioritize and work under deadline constraints
  • Ability to work independently, be a self-starter and demonstrate a high degree of self-motivation, commitment, and integrity
  • Must show enthusiasm, initiative, and pride in work and a
  • Commitment to Publix and our Mission

Preferred Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Business, Communications, Food Science, Food Safety Microbiology, Public Health, or related course of study
  • Two years’ experience within Manufacturing or Industrial Operations, or equivalent business experience.
  • Advanced knowledge of Microsoft Excel
  • Knowledge of the HACCP program to oversee development, implementation, review, and upkeep of the HACCP program
  • Knowledge of a retail supermarket, manufacturing, warehousing, distribution processes and programs impacting food safety
  • Knowledge of the Publix retail and corporate contacts and structures
  • Knowledge of the interactions between federal (USDA, FDA, CDC) and state agencies
  • Knowledge of food manufacturing practices
  • Knowledge of Publix’s policies and guidelines for the management of salaried and hourly associates.
  • Knowledge of traceability in foods
  • Knowledge of SharePoint, CQA Customer Complaint Tracking, Laboratory Information Management System, Supplier Management Database


  • Employee stock ownership plan that contributes Publix stock to associates each year at no cost
  • An opportunity to purchase additional shares of our privately-held stock
  • 401(k) retirement savings plan
  • Group health plan (with prescription benefits)
  • Group dental plan
  • Group vision plan
  • Sick pay
  • Paid Parental Leave
  • Long-term disability insurance
  • Company-paid life insurance (with accidental death & dismemberment benefits)
  • Tuition reimbursement
  • Vacation pay
  • Free hot lunches (buffet-style) at facilities with a cafeteria
  • Paycheck direct deposit
  • Credit union
  • Access to over 50 discount offers including discounts on computer, vehicle and wireless purchases
  • 6 paid holidays (associates can exchange the following holidays with their manager’s approval: New Year’s Day, Memorial Day, Fourth of July, and Labor Day).

Additional Information

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