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Food Safety Specialist - Seattle Convention Center

Seattle, WA

  • Corporate & Field Support

  • Salaried

Job Description

We are currently seeking a Food Safety Specialist for Aramark at the Seattle Convention Center.  The Food Safety Specialist will coordinate efforts targeting a holistic approach to assist the organization with implementation of safety and risk control programs, processes, and procedures to protect people, property, environment, and company assets. This position will function as a strategic operational support generalist to enhance safety and risk process improvements. This role will also function as a key point of contact for addressing operational needs as they relate to occupational safety, food safety & sanitation compliance, employee training and support execution of all Aramark safety process & procedures. Training and coaching of location management teams and staff is a main function within this role. 


BENEFITS: Aramark offers a wide array of comprehensive benefit programs and services including medical, dental, vision, and work/life resources to our benefits-eligible salaried Aramark employees. Additional benefits may include retirement savings plans like 401(k) and paid days off such as parental leave and disability coverage. Salaried eligible benefits vary by location and are subject to any legal requirements or limitations, employee eligibility status, and where the employee lives and/or works.

COMPENSATION: The salary range for this position ranges from $78,000 to $82,000, depending on circumstances including an applicant’s skills and qualifications, certain degrees and certifications, prior job experience, market data, and other relevant factors. Additional compensation may include a bonus or commission (if applicable to the position). This is Aramark’s good faith and reasonable estimate of the range of compensation for this position as of the time of posting.

If hired, employee will be in an “at-will position” and Aramark reserves the right to modify base salary (as well as any other discretionary payment or compensation program) at any time AND FOR ANY REASON, including, BUT NOT LIMITED TO for reasons related to individual performance, Aramark or individual department/team performance, and market factors.

Job Responsibilities

  • Conduct weekly food safety audits
  • Distribute daily safety briefs
  • Conduct and track safe observations
  • Conduct and track safe inspections
  • Coordinate and conduct monthly employee safety meetings
  • Trainings
    • Washington State Food Worker Card
    • Serv Safe
    • Aramark Safe
  • DOH Management
    • Develop relationships
  • Incident management
    • Insurance/WC claim management
    • Safety Metrics goal attainment
  • GMM involvement/management
  • Managing third party relationships such as pest control
  • Managing Cleaning Chemical Program
  • Managing Safety and Personal Protection Equipment Program
  • Managing Daily, Monthly and Open/Close Cleaning Procedures
  • Working with corporate and the DOH on obtaining new and renewing existing licenses/certificates
  • Partner with Stewarding Manager to ensure the cleanliness of all locations
  • Collaborating with management to develop, prepare, and implement safety and security policies and procedures
  • Coordinating the safety and security programs to promote and ensure a safe working environment
  • Evaluating the effectiveness of safety programs


  • Candidate must be willing to work event based hours - including nights, weekends, and holidays as needed. 
  • Bachelor's degree in Safety & Health, Business Administration, or Public Health Degree Preferred; or equivalent experience
  • 2+ years of food safety and/or occupational experience 
  • Certified ServSafe manager is preferred or ability to obtain training certification within one month of employment 
  • Flexibility to work within a dynamic work environment and a matrix style reporting structure 
  •  Excellence Communication skills - verbal and written
  • Computer essentials; Word, Excel, Outlook, PowerPoint
  • Possesses Strong Coaching, Influencing & Negotiating skills
  • Comfortable in providing training and coaching to management and hourly employees
  • Ability to proactively assess location food and occupational needs, assist in finding solutions to needs in conjunction with operational team 
  •  Lifting 50 pounds maximum with frequent lifting and/or carrying objects weighing up to 25 pounds
  • This position is an extremely active role requiring movement around a two building convention center 
  • Extensive knowledge of company safety policies and applicable Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) standards
  • Previous management/training experience required
  • Previous occupational, food, and/or culinary experience in a high volume venue or health / regulatory department preferred 



About Aramark

Our Mission

Rooted in service and united by our purpose, we strive to do great things for each other, our partners, our communities, and our planet.

At Aramark, we believe that every employee should enjoy equal employment opportunity and be free to participate in all aspects of the company. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, age, sex, gender, pregnancy, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic information, military status, protected veteran status or other characteristics protected by applicable law.

About Aramark

The people of Aramark proudly serve millions of guests every day through food and facilities in 15 countries around the world. Rooted in service and united by our purpose, we strive to do great things for each other, our partners, our communities, and our planet. We believe a career should develop your talents, fuel your passions, and empower your professional growth. So, no matter what you're pursuing - a new challenge, a sense of belonging, or just a great place to work - our focus is helping you reach your full potential. Learn more about working here at or connect with us on FacebookInstagram and Twitter.

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