Food Handler Job Description

Food Handler Job Description

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Food handler provides governance to HACCP and Food Safety Plan within the site, provide input to the Value stream Food safety Plans part of the Food Safety Team, manage validation of CCP/OPRP (Preventive Controls) programs within the site.

Food Handler Duties & Responsibilities

To write an effective food handler job description, begin by listing detailed duties, responsibilities and expectations. We have included food handler job description templates that you can modify and use.

Sample responsibilities for this position include:

Keep inventory records updated and assure that the orders match the picking documents by carefully
Responsible for understanding specific operating instructions for the proper slicing and packaging of product in order to obtain a high quality outcome
Adheres to Hazard Analysis and Critical Control Point (HACCP) guidelines in the storage, handling, preparation of food, and personal hygiene in the sanitation and maintenance of work area
Conducts cash-handling procedures accurately including counting money, ringing the cash register, processing charges, voids, over rings refunds, cashing out drawer
Coordinate, with Director of Sales, daily/weekly food orders based on estimated tour flow and consumption
Responsible to receive food from Food Vendor (Internal or External) and ensure accounting is accurate and food quality is acceptable
Maintain adequate supplies and keep orderly
Distribute and replenish food items as needed throughout the day
Processes customer orders, collates material into kits, participates in high volume mailings or back order shipments
Identifies and reports system or paperwork deficiencies

Food Handler Qualifications

Qualifications for a job description may include education, certification, and experience.

Education for Food Handler

Typically a job would require a certain level of education.

Employers hiring for the food handler job most commonly would prefer for their future employee to have a relevant degree such as University and Collage Degree in Military, History, Education, Visual and Performing Arts, Communications, Public Affairs, Management, Law, Human Dynamics, Engineering and Computer Science

Skills for Food Handler

Desired skills for food handler include:

HACCP/OPRP/PRP policies and requirements to complete all monitoring
Verifications tasks as outlined in the Food Safety Management
Communication in order to understand and transmit information orally
Applicable Bakco functions and RF systems
Parts/application for use

Desired experience for food handler includes:

Maintains adequate shelf stock and processing stock by verifying restock inventory and placing correct material in assigned locations
Operates equipment such as carton sealers, strapping machines, heat sealers, shrink wrap machines, cardboard balers, embossing equipment, conveyor systems, and powered material handling equipment
Provides special handling for urgent, framed picture, embossing, and international orders
Perform cycle counts, material embossing, quality rechecks, and service to will call customers as required
Keep assigned work area clean–disposing of empty cardboard boxes, sweeping, and placing all waste in collection areas
Incumbents are required to adhere to current safety policies and procedures

Food Handler Examples


Food Handler Job Description

Job Description Example
Our growing company is looking for a food handler. To join our growing team, please review the list of responsibilities and qualifications.
Responsibilities for food handler
  • Perform all required forklift checklists
  • Support all converting equipment (Laminators, Slitters, Sheeter, Ream Cutter and Lid Presses) to ensure accurate, steady supply of raw materials, WIP and packing supplies
  • Remove completed wrapped and tagged product from all converting equipment and transfer to designated storage, stretch wrap and or banding areas
  • Shuttle skidded material to and from the stretch wrapper as needed
  • Inspect product to ensure tags are in place and accurately identify the material
  • Transport product to the banding stretch wrapping staging area
  • Read, interpret, and understand all job Jackets, Spec Sheets, skid tags and product load tags
  • Minimize product damage through safe and careful handling
  • Inspect finished product to ensure quality packaging specifications are met
  • Ensure all paperwork and system transactions are completed timely and accurately
Qualifications for food handler
  • Maintain full compliance of all GMPs
  • Maintain housekeeping excellence in accordance with NSF/GMP Housekeeping standards
  • Follow all safety procedures and promote safety & safety programs throughout the facility
  • Perform all required customer and departmental quality checks
  • Participate and ensure department is compliant with NSF/GMP audit regulations
  • Perform daily forklift inspections for each lift used

Food Handler Job Description

Job Description Example
Our company is growing rapidly and is hiring for a food handler. Please review the list of responsibilities and qualifications. While this is our ideal list, we will consider candidates that do not necessarily have all of the qualifications, but have sufficient experience and talent.
Responsibilities for food handler
  • Band and transport all skidded and roll scrap to scrap staging area
  • Assist all production and shipping personnel as needed
  • Participate in Monthly inventories
  • Ability to work safely, comply with all safety rules, lift, push or pull >100lbs, navigate stairs
  • Acts as general assistant in a kitchen, bakery, cannery, dining room, cafeteria, or other food preparation or service unit
  • Washes, scrubs, pares, hulls, cores, and prepares vegetables, fruits, and berries for cooking or for serving using manual or power driven equipment
  • Keeps the kitchen or other areas in a safe, clean, and orderly condition at all times
  • Serves food from steam tables or from other cooking utensils, and arranges and delivers trays
  • Prepares salads, desserts, and beverages
  • Provides service to tables
Qualifications for food handler
  • Expose to fall hazards
  • Will be required to learn to utilize various types of electronic and/or manual recording and information system used by the agency, office, or related units
  • Capable of safely and efficiently operating a powered industrial forklift and clamp forklift
  • Support all converting equipment (Forming Machines, Window Machine, Post Folder-Gluer, Shrink Tunnel, Till Machine) to ensure accurate, steady supply of raw materials, WIP and packing supplies
  • Maintains in-process inventory at work centers by delivering and opening materials and supplies
  • Receives credit-return material and supplies from production by verifying materials and supplies code and lot number and quantity

Food Handler Job Description

Job Description Example
Our company is hiring for a food handler. To join our growing team, please review the list of responsibilities and qualifications.
Responsibilities for food handler
  • Complete all material transfers using DSI scanner to ensure that system inventory is accurate
  • Correct all inventory discrepancies with Inventory Control Coordinator
  • Ensure that all warehouse storage locations comply with department safe storage standards
  • Complete FDA Certification labeling on pending product in storage and locate to stock locations
  • Assist with physical warehouse inventory and correct inventory discrepancies
  • Conduct QC and Micro sampling as requested by Inventory Control or Sample Labs
  • Ensure all finished goods meet required labeling (weight, quantity, resource code, ) and storage guidelines before transferring to stock locations
  • Receive inbound raw materials and packaging supplies delivered to the Shipping Dock
  • Comply with all department procedures for the safe loading/unloading of trailers at the dock
  • Record all trailer loading and unloading activity on the Trailer Inspection Report (FMSSH001)
Qualifications for food handler
  • Comply with Good Manufacturing Practices (GMP) and housekeeping standards
  • Other duties as assigned by the Logistics Manager in support of Warehouse Operations
  • Ability to operate motorized equipment, lift 100 lb
  • Position requires successful completion of 49CFR DOT Hazardous Materials Offeror within 90 days of being assigned and recertification every three years minimum, in compliance with all applicable regulations
  • Ability to rotate through a variety of tasks
  • Ability to meet the required work schedule

Food Handler Job Description

Job Description Example
Our company is hiring for a food handler. Thank you in advance for taking a look at the list of responsibilities and qualifications. We look forward to reviewing your resume.
Responsibilities for food handler
  • Maintain up keep of sales floors and general dining area
  • Replenishes all drink stations and keep clean
  • Safely drive and operate 20-foot refrigerated truck through high traffic areas
  • Must be able to safely transport food on racks, and in hot boxes between convention loading docks and to and from kitchen
  • Operate pallet jack and lift gate
  • Direct banquet stewarding food runners on where to take product
  • Safely transport, tie down, and store food in truck, dry storage areas, freezers, and coolers
  • Communicate to chefs and culinary team
  • Reviews menus and product needs for all areas of food service within Waukesha Memorial Food Service and places orders for those items
  • Ability to use the computer daily
Qualifications for food handler
  • Organization Scheduling
  • Ability to lift and carry at least 60 lbs repetitively for frequent extended periods
  • Ability to work in varying environments
  • Previous food manufacturing and/or production experience
  • Track record of safe work history in the past 12 months
  • Basic technical abilities to effectively troubleshoot manufacturing and packaging equipment

Food Handler Job Description

Job Description Example
Our innovative and growing company is looking to fill the role of food handler. We appreciate you taking the time to review the list of qualifications and to apply for the position. If you don’t fill all of the qualifications, you may still be considered depending on your level of experience.
Responsibilities for food handler
  • Audits delivery trucks for temperature, cleanliness and overall condition
  • Audits pallets for quality of pallet, product, temperature and stacking method
  • Notifies vendor of damaged items received or items that are incorrect received
  • Receives supplies and equipment, signs appropriate documents indicating receipt, compares product against invoice and handles any discrepancies
  • Tracks all necessary invoices and receiving documents, delivering these to appropriate person for payment and tracking purposes
  • Inventories all dry storage, chemical storage, freezer and cooler storage before placing vendor orders
  • Monitors all temperatures of storage areas including dry storage, coolers and freezers
  • Monitors and keeps food service product and materials inventory to their given par levels
  • Transfers materials received from skids/pallets to the proper location using proper body mechanics and lifting equipment, as warranted
  • Rotates placement of stock items on the shelves according to expiration dates for inventory turnover purposes, ensuring the oldest product is used first according to expiration dates
Qualifications for food handler
  • Preferred to see 1 year + of warehousing experience
  • No need to join a gym! This role will require lifting 50lbs bags of ingredients by hand
  • Do you know the value of a great team? Teamwork is one of our values and critical to everyone’s success
  • Because you’ll be part of a team that will count on you, we’d like to see solid work attendance in your current/previous job
  • Because the safety of you and our team are important to us, successfully passing a drug and background will be required
  • Previous experience driving delivery trucks for commercial purposes preferred

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