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Marin Trust Fishery & byproduct Auditor

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Date: 22-May-2022

Location: Edinburgh, GB

Company: Lloyds Register

Job ID:34960
Location:Edinburgh : 6 Redheughs Rigg (LR_L000347)
Position Category:Assessors
Position Type:Contractor On Demand

IR35 Status:Outside IR35 





Title: MarinTrust fishery & by-product auditor

Location: Global (preference for Scandinavia, Latin America, North Africa, SE Asia

Are you looking for an independent technical job with a lot of freedom? Are you curious by nature and do you want to continue your career in the fascinating food industry? Do you like visiting a great variety of customers within your country and/or abroad? Do you want to be part of an international renowned organization and enjoy developing yourself? And do you want to contribute to a safer world by sharing your knowledge with organizations? Then LRQA  is the right choice for you.


Job Responsibilities

As a sub-contracted Marin Trust fishery and by-product auditor at Lloyd´s Register you will, as part of a team, assess a variety of fisheries against the relevant Marin Trust Standard. Qualifications and/or experiences relevant to the Marin Trust programme are a must (see IFFO RS Approved Factory Auditor Appointment for more detail). For more detail on whole fish and by-product component of MarinTrust scheme please see the Raw Material Knowledge Hub on the MT website, and associated quick links.

You will act as an expert and examine the relevant components of clients fisheries against the standard across various global locations. You goal is to provide a robust, fair and impartial assessment of the clients fishery, provide an excellent service to the client and be knowledgeable about the requirements of the accreditation.

The broadening and deepening of the collaboration with our clients is also a great aspect of your job. Based on your expertise you will contribute to the development of our services.
This is a challenging and diverse job where you will get to meet a lot of different people, varying clients,  and meet interesting challenges in all aspects.


Job Requirements for Factory Auditor:

  1. Formal Qualifications
  • Post-high School Diploma At least a post-high school diploma or equivalent (minimum course duration of 2 years) must have been obtained in a discipline related to the scope of certification (Foodstuffs, logistics, transport and/or Agricultural/Aquacultural).
  1. Technical Skills and Qualifications

Food Safety Training and Work Experience:

  • Fish Stock Assessment - must have experience as a leader in the production of Peer Reviewed Stock Assessment(s) for relevant Fishery(ies), and Stock Assessment Technique(s) being used in the Fishery Under Assessment.
  • Fish Stock Biology/Ecology – must have 5 years’ experience in research expertise in biology and ecology of the target of similar species.
  • Fishing Impacts on Aquatic Ecosystems - at least 5 years’ experience in research into, policy analysis for, or management of, Fisheries Impacts on Aquatic Ecosystems, and/or Marine Conservation Biology.
  • Fishery Management and Operations - must have at least 5 years’ experience as a practicing Fishery/Aquatic Natural Resource Manager and/or Fishery/Aquatic Natural Resource Management Policy Analyst. Must also have a good understanding of the Management System(s) used in the Fishery Under Assessment.
  • Local Knowledge - Current knowledge of the country, language and local Fishery context that is sufficient to support meaningful Assessment of the Fishery. 

Auditor Additional Training:

  • Practical auditing experience of a minimum of 10 days in management systems (e.g. ISO 9000, ISO 14000, ISO 22000, OSHAS 18000), BRC Food, IFS Food, GMP+ or equivalent standards which include a significant component of traceability and Good Manufacturing Practices

Communication Skills

  • “Working Language” Skills in the corresponding Native/Working Language. This must include the locally used Specialist Terminology in this Working Language
  • Exceptions to this rule must be consulted and confirmed in writing beforehand with the Standard Owner

On-going Training

  • The Assessor shall participate in IFFO RS Training conducted by the CB’s IFFO RS Approved Trainer and pass the written exam for each new Standard Version within 3 months after its release
  • The CB shall nominate an already Qualified Inspector to witness (as a minimum) the Auditor conducting an IFFO RS Audit or for equivalent Standards which include a significant component of traceability no less than once every two years.

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