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Aquaculture Assessor

Aquaculture Assessor
Dundalk, Ireland
Salary circa €60,000 per annum plus car allowance

My client, a Risk Management Services provider, is looking to recruit an Aquaculture Assessor, based in Ireland, to join their commercial division on a permanent basis.

As an Aquaculture Assessor, you will be responsible for conducting a range of audits (BIM, BAP, ASC, GlobalGAP) to clients throughout Ireland and further afield.

Due to the nature of the role, the ideal candidate will need to be an experienced Aquaculture Auditor, and will be comfortable in operating as a Subject Matter Expert for both clients and Standards Owners.

Furthermore, the role will require regular national and international travel so flexibility is critical to the position.

An overview of the main duties has been provided below:

  • To carry out inspections of client’s premises against agreed standards and to maintain full records of all such audits;
  • To respond to customer corrective action reports within agreed timescales, to assess the compliance and responses, and to make recommendations as to the suitability of sites for certification;
  • To carry out due diligence and pre-assessment audits on behalf of customers specific requirements and with respect to relevant Standards and/or legislation;
  • To produce timely and accurate assessment reports in accordance with the Standard  report format and to submit the reports within agreed business KPIs;
  • To keep abreast of development issues and legislative changes pertaining to the food sector;
  • To support business initiatives including, standards review, benchmarking activities and customer liaison when required. 

Experience and Skillset required:

  • A minimum degree level qualification, or higher, in a relevant subject;
  • A minimum of 5 years post graduate experience in the related industry.  This shall involve work in quality assurance or food safety functions within fisheries, aquaculture, food manufacturer, retailing inspection and enforcement;
  • Successful completion of a recognised Lead Assessor course (for example ISO 9000 or ISO 14000).

    Additionally, it would be beneficial to have completed a supervised period of training in practical assessment as well as the successful completion of a recognised course in HACCP;
  • Strong, practical knowledge of appropriate Aquaculture standards (BIM, BAP, ASC, GlobalGAP);
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office packages.

Interpersonal Skills:

The successful Aquaculture Auditor will need to have a high attention to detail, as well as being able to work on their own initiative and also within a team environment.

 A high level of communication skill, both written and verbal, is essential, and a flexible approach to working hours will be needed.