Quality Assurance in Rohnert Park, CA at Nelson

Date Posted: 2/12/2021

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Job Number: 2148427

Quality Assurance
Rohnert Park, CA
Must be shift flexible

Quality Assurance

SCOPE: The QAT serves as the technical specialist for sanitation, product quality, food safety, and all quality programs and processes and communicates all quality results to the Company, stakeholders, and team.


? Providing bacterial, yeast, and mold testing, plating and other actions to collect, test, measure, record and communicate quality and sanitation data to the QA manager

? Keeping files and samples for all tests and providing samples to external organizations

? Tracks results and products for possible holds on shipments

? Monitors and tests cleanup crew results, provides feedback to management for corrective action

? Tests and reviews environmental quality, as well as facility for bacteria and yeast and molds contamination problems, equipment contamination problems, and process contamination issues

? Provides for all required documentation and records for all areas of the QA department testing program

? Ensures that chemical supplies for Quality testing and plating are properly used and inventoried to guarantee availability

? Provide regular daily, weekly, and monthly reports on product quality testing that are reliable and results oriented

? Communicate quality metric and inspection results to appropriate parties

* Assist with all local, state, customer/third party, and federal audits, dairy partner inspections, organic and kosher/certifications inspections, and non-GMO verification

? Ensure product loss is minimized

? Ensure areas of responsibility are kept neat and clean, communicating any safety hazard immediately to a member of management

? Comply with all Good Manufacturing Practices (GMPs), Standard Operating Procedures (SOP), and any/all established processes , whether established by manager, by the company or by law as well as assist with the communication, training, and enforcement of these

? Work in a safe manner and comply with all health, safety, security and emergency requirements that are communicated, whether established by manager, by the company or by law

? Communicate any safety hazard to a member of management

? Comply with all Company policies communicated through your Employee Manual, trainings, notice boards or other postings, or by a member of management

? Participate in weekly team meetings, biweekly huddles, safety meetings and other Company meetings as requested

? Ensure work is produced in the most sustainable manner

? Maintain excellent attendance and work ethic

? Scheduling flexibility to work different shifts when required and to work weekends to support operation of a 24/7 facility

? Other duties as required


Education and Experience

* BA in Food or Dairy Science or equivalent, preferred

* Technical experience in managing quality assurance programs and processes, preferred

* Must have a valid California Driver's License and clean driving record. Occasional travel is required to dairy farm inspections, between creamery and warehouse/office, and other off-site locations

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities ? Comprehension of basic business math calculations ? Ability to measure and convert measurements in volume and weight ? Ability to communicate effectively in English, both written and verbally, with cross-functional team members, management, dairy partners, inspectors and auditors, vendors, and certifying agencies (organic, kosher, NON-GMO Project) and other team members

? Ability to communicate orally and verbally in basic Spanish, preferred but not required

? Must be proficient computer literate with Microsoft Office, Excel, and accounting/inventory control programs

? Must possess an aptitude for smart technology, particularly iPhone/iPad, as well as willingness to expand technical knowledge in these areas

? Must possess strong, positive interpersonal skills and be able to build relationships, at all levels ? Ability to troubleshoot problems related with your area of responsibility

? Ability to work calmly under pressure and use sound judgment to make Quality decisions

? Ability to perform with a high level of professionalism in a dynamic and diverse environment

? Must be organized, possess strong listening skills and a strong attention to detail ? Must be self-motivated ? Willingness to help in urgent situations and participate in company, team and community building events

PHYSICAL REQUIREMENT ? Working in a manufacturing environment. ? Extended periods of standing, sitting, walking, climbing, bending, stooping, pushing, pulling, and stooping, turning the head and torso, reaching, grasping, bending and flexing the arms, legs, wrists, hands, and fingers. - Repetitive at times.

? Full organoleptic (sight, smell, taste) as well as audio and vocal senses are necessary to evaluate and make sound decisions on product quality and production processes ? The ability to climb and balance is essential ? Temperatures range from -10° to 100° degrees Fahrenheit ? Ability to withstand noise produced by manufacturing machinery up to 90 decibels ? Ability to lift, hold and/or carry 55+ pounds of product unassisted ? Working on a computer and looking at the computer screen

? Flexibility to work different shifts when required and to monitor and test sanitation or quality parameters when non-compliance occurs

? Flexibility to work on call after hours and to work weekends

About Nelson:

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