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Quality Assurance Specialist

Company: Bolthouse Farms
Location: Rancho Cucamonga
Posted on: May 21, 2023

Job Description:

THE ROLE:

  • This position will report to the: Sr. Manager - Quality Assurance
  • Location: Rancho Cucamonga, CA
  • FLSA Status: Exempt
  • Shift: 1st Shift
  • Pay Range: $65,000 to $85,000INGENUITY GROWS GOOD.Guided by its purpose - Ingenuity Grows Good - Bolthouse Farms is recognized as a leader in growing, manufacturing, and distributing high quality, nutrient dense branded products. Employing more than 2,200 people and headquartered in Bakersfield, California's fertile San Joaquin Valley, Bolthouse Farms is one of the largest carrot growers and distributors in the U.S. and manufactures the No. 1 premium refrigerated branded beverage in U.S. retail. Bolthouse Farms is made up of farm and food fanatics who work every day to serve Our Land, Our People, and All People. Visit Bolthouse Farms or follow us on Instagram , Facebook and Twitter to learn more. WHAT YOU'LL BE RESPONSIBLE FOR IN THIS ROLE The QA Assurance Specialist will assist and monitor microbiology lab operations, sample submission and tracking process to ensure all testing is done in timely manner and maintain ISO 17025:2017 standards. This leader will provide support and direction to the QA Microbiology Lab Technicians and assist QA Lab Manager in performing the development, maintenance and implementation of the quality systems and food safety programs.JOB DUTIES
    • Train the QA Microbiology Lab technicians on all SOPs, procedures, company policies, GMPs, Monthly food safety topics, and Monthly Company Safety Training.
    • Provide direction and leadership to QA Microbiology Lab Techs to ensure that standard operating procedures are being followed and provide refresher's training as needed.
    • Arrange technicians' schedules and oversee time clock edits and maintain lab inventory. Follow audit schedule and respond to daily changes.
    • Review the microbiology data daily, release products and report out any out of specification results.
    • Ensure all instruments are calibrated and schedule calibration when needed.
    • Communicate with appropriate departments about missing samples or errors and review COAs; create COAs as needed.
    • Verify daily lab workload is completed and report any abnormalities to the QA Lab Manager
    • Leading a team through Continuous Improvement, Lean Sig Sigma
    • Other duties as assigned WHAT WE'RE LOOKING FOR Minimum Qualifications:
      • Bachelor's degree is preferred with a focus in food science or microbiology
      • Must have some background knowledge or experience of working in a lab, preferably microbiology lab
      • Leadership experience in quality assurance in a food or beverage manufacturing
      • Leading and guiding a team to build capability
      • Must have computer skills and ability to utilize standard Microsoft Office Products (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Outlook)
      • Bi-lingual English/Spanish a plus.
      • Valid California Drive License Additional Required Qualifications:
        • Associate degree or bachelor's degree in one of the following areas: Food Science, Microbiology, Chemistry, Biochemistry or related area. Equivalent experience in a related field can be substituted for education
        • Must have background knowledge or 3-5 years of experience of working in a lab, preferably microbiology lab
          • Strong communication and organizational skills with a high sense of urgency and flexibility
            • Must be able to maintain confidentiality when working with sensitive information
            • Ability to maintain high quality standards with minimal supervision and to bring urgent matters to the attention to proper personnel for immediate resolution
              • Must be goal oriented and results driven and ability to manage multiple priorities PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS:
                • Lean Six Sigma Greenbelt Certification
                • Lean Six Sigma Black certification
                • 5S Certification PHYSICAL DEMANDS:
                  • The work environment for this position will be typical of the manufacturing facility. There are portions of the job that will require working in cold (90 F), and loud environments.
                  • Must be able to work in a wet, cold, or hot environment
                  • Must be able to lift at least 30lbsHours & Workdays:
                    • 1 st Shift (7:30AM to 4:30PM), when business requires overtime and weekends will be mandatoryWHAT WE OFFER Our rich benefits packages are designed to support the health and well-being of both our eligible co-workers and their families.
                      • Medical
                      • Dental
                      • Vision
                      • Group Life and AD&D
                      • Voluntary Life and AD&D
                      • Group Short-Term Disability
                      • Group Long-Term Disability
                      • Flexible Spending Accounts
                      • Employee Assistance Program
                      • 401(k)
                      • Paid Time Off EQUAL EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY We are an equal opportunity employer committed to fostering a culturally diverse organization. We strive for inclusiveness and a workplace where mutual respect is paramount. We encourage applications from a diverse pool of candidates, and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, ethnicity, religion, sex, age, national origin, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, or veteran status. We will provide reasonable accommodations to qualified individuals with disabilities, as need, to assist them in performing essential job functions. REASONABLE ACCOMMODATIONS Reasonable accommodations will be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. If you are interested in applying for employment with Bolthouse Farms and need special assistance to apply for a posted position, or if you believe you do not meet any of the required qualifications of a posted position due to a protected disability and would like to explore the possibility of an accommodation, please contact our Talent Acquisition team at: for additional support and guidance. RECRUITMENT AGENCIES: Bolthouse Farms does not accept unsolicited agency resumes. Bolthouse Farms is not responsible for any fees related to unsolicited resumes. The Company is committed to providing equal opportunity for employees and applicants in all aspects of the employment relationship, without regard to race, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, citizenship, marital status, veteran status, disability, age, religion or any other classification protected by law. 1st Shift (7:30AM to 4:30PM)

Keywords: Bolthouse Farms, Rancho Cucamonga , Quality Assurance Specialist, Other , Rancho Cucamonga, California

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