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QA Lead within a lab food processing environment

Visalia, California, United States
December 02, 2016

My client is looking for a QA Lead for their location in Visalia, CA. This is a Permanent Position. Local candidates to area only.


This is a mid-level position responsible for strict compliance with Food Safety and Quality Management System Policies, Procedure, and Work Instructions. Performs daily process checks to ensure the integrity of each batch of product.


• Oversee all departmental documentation and ensure timeliness and accuracy.

• Must be knowledgeable of and able to release from Positive/Hold system.

• Provide training for new and existing technicians.

• Keep in consistent contact with QA Supervisor/Manager regarding any discrepancies on production floor.

• Use established procedures to perform laboratory activities to include, but not limited to, analytical testing and sensory evaluation

• Perform process checks throughout the raw ingredients, production, packaging, sanitation, warehouse, and shipping areas of the company (e.g. pre-operational checks, sanitation verification, raw ingredient testing, finished product testing, and packaging checks).

• Maintain accurate and organized records of QA activities.

• Restock lab supplies and track inventory.

• Perform air testing, PRP Verification, glass/hard plastic checks, and take swabs and samples.

• Attend and participate in initial and ongoing training.

• Perform audits throughout shift to ensure high quality and food safety requirements are met.

• React to any deviations for Critical Control Limits, as required.

• Complete and comply with the Master Sanitation Schedule (MSS), HACCP procedures, Good Manufacturing Practices (GMPs), and Integrated Pest Management (IPM) Compliance.

• Maintain a food-safe sanitary environment at all times.

• Complete records/quality checks with accuracy and attention to detail.

• Escalate any non-conforming product/equipment/material to the appropriate manager/supervisor immediately.

• Assist in training of plant personnel to ensure ability they can perform all the Quality Assurance functions with minimal guidance/support.

• Follow Company’s quality assurance procedures and protocols at all times while on duty (eg. Labeling of containers, Inventory Control, PM programs)


• Bachelor’s Degree in Agriculture, Food Science or related field preferred.

• Understanding of manufacturing production line process, testing procedures, and knowledge of GMPs (required).

• Minimum of three (3) years’ experience in a quality leadership role in a lab food processing environment (required).

• Beginning to intermediate proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite (Word, Outlook, Excel, Power Point, and Access).

Please complete the following skills-matrix and send back with your updated resume

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