usda food inspector resume example with 9+ years of experience

Jessica Claire
, , 100 Montgomery St. 10th Floor (555) 432-1000,
  • Food Inspector with strong background conducting site inspections to determine compliance with codes and regulations. Demonstrated talents for carefully assessing food safety, monitoring sanitation practices and checking facility conditions.
  • Knowledgeable about effective strategies for monitoring operations and evaluating programs. Good report writing, recordkeeping and critical thinking skills. Dedicated to maintaining consumer safety and keeping condemned items out of food supply.
  • Dedicated employee known for punctuality, pursuing employment options where good customer service and positive attitude will make a difference.
  • Detail-oriented USDA inspector, skilled handling over numerous of inspections in fast-paced production operations. Knowledgeable about sanitation and manufacturing standards necessary for keeping consumables safe for public. Outstanding understanding and knowledge of USDA regulations and programs.
  • Supervision
  • Critical thinking
  • Planning
  • Work ethic
  • Time management
  • Microsoft Office
  • Fluent in Spanish
  • Communication
  • Team building
  • Leadership
  • Active listening
  • PPE use
  • Disease understanding
  • Carcass inspection
  • Sample collection
  • Animal physiology knowledge
  • Food product formulation
  • Quality Assurance
  • Flavor optimization
  • HACCP, GMP, SSOP SRM, certified
  • JBS Career Leadership 100 days Training Program
08/2019 to Current USDA Food Inspector Stanley Black & Decker, Inc. | Louisville, KY,
  • Monitored cleaning methods for adherence to sanitation requirements.
  • Inspected meat carefully to identify abnormal color or other factors suggesting consumption safety concerns.
  • Reviewed food preparation to check conditions and procedures to determine safety for consumption.
  • Checked food storage areas, displays and equipment such as freezers and refrigerators to review temperatures, cleanliness and stock.
  • Examined food animals before and after slaughter in meat or poultry processing facilities.
  • Reported food safety violations to Board of Health.
  • Evaluated businesses selling food products to protect consumer safety.
  • Gathered information about complaints and conducted investigations to review establishments.
  • Communicated with business owners to enforce code requirements for FDA food safety program.
  • Used HACCP principles to assess risks of different food-related items and document findings.
  • Identified diseases and problems such as airsacculitis, tumors, septicemia and other condemnable and non-condemnable conditions.
  • Maintained visual control of condemned items until proper disposal procedures were completed.
  • Notified management promptly of systemic concerns with production line and recommended improvement plans.
  • Filled out and submitted paperwork for approved operations and reports describing critical violations.
  • Drafted reports and submitted to Board of Health or FDA.
  • Monitored meat slaughtering and processing conditions to assess necessary sanitation levels.
09/2018 to 09/2019 Team Lead Ipg Photonics Corporation | Oxford, MA,
  • Delegated daily tasks to team members to optimize group productivity.
  • Fostered positive employee relationships through communication, training and development coaching.
  • Counted inventory, resolved discrepancies and completed paperwork to keep system accurate and current.
  • Integrated process improvements to increase overall workflow.
  • Documented production levels, materials used and special incidents to keep management informed of daily activities.
  • Conducted inspections of equipment before, during and after shifts to immediately resolve issues that could cause project delays.
  • Reviewed specifications and directions carefully to determine precise set up for production equipment according to specifications.
10/2013 to 09/2017 R&D Technician Colorado Premium Foods | City, STATE,
  • Responsible for assisting research team with product development projects, and cros-trained new employees.
  • Computed formulas, percentages or production specific factors using chemical/mathematical procedures.
  • Ensured accurate sample preparation, operate lab/kitchen and plant equipment.
  • Maintained culinary presentation tools and recipes.
  • Conducted accurate testing of product, contribute to product development and process establishment.
  • Used control systems for the relocation of raw material and ingredients.
07/2011 to 12/2014 Restaurant Owner BEP Restaurant | City, STATE,
  • Administered finances and led business operations, including running payroll, making bank deposits and analyzing income and expenses to maintain cost-effective operations.
  • Trained workers in food preparation, money handling and cleaning roles to facilitate restaurant operations.
  • Maintained cleanliness and sanitation across all food service, storage, and preparation stations.
  • Located relevant vendors, set up schedules and coordinated delivery, storage and organization of all inventory.
  • Managed food preparation, guest interaction, quality control, and customer relations.
  • Consistently maintained high levels of cleanliness, organization, storage, and sanitation of food and beverage products to ensure quality.
  • Reconciled daily transactions, balanced cash registers and deposited restaurant's earnings at bank.
  • Led detailed, hands-on preventive maintenance and repairs to equipment.
  • Supervised all kitchen food preparation in demanding, high-volume environment.
  • Conducted frequent line checks to keep food at proper temperatures in holding zones.
  • Oversaw food preparation, production and presentation according to quality standards.
  • Monitored kitchen area and staff to maintain overall safety and establish proper food handling techniques.
  • Inspected freezers and refrigerators prior to each shift to check temperature levels and verify proper functionality.
Education and Training
Expected in 05/2014 to to | Introduction To Excel Aims Community College, Greeley, CO, GPA:
Expected in 06/2001 to to High School Diploma | Poughkeepsie High School, Poughkeepsie, NY GPA:
Additional Information
  • Availability: Job Type: Permanent Work Schedule: Full-Time
Full Professional
Full Professional
Native/ Bilingual

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School Attended

  • Aims Community College
  • Poughkeepsie High School

Job Titles Held:

  • USDA Food Inspector
  • Team Lead
  • R&D Technician
  • Restaurant Owner


  • High School Diploma

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