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How many years of quality assurance experience do you have?
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This is a refrigerated environment (35F degrees), are you able to work in a cold environment?
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quality assurance in a food production facility
QA Tech II
CA - Irwindale


Opportunity Snapshot
Professional development, career options, team-oriented environment
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Enjoy a great culture while earning competitive pay and benefits at an industry leader.

If you combine quality assurance experience in a food processing / production or another highly regulated environment with an eye for detail and strong communication skills, the role of Quality Assurance Technician II, covering post-harvest (ingredient/commodity receiving QA) offers you some great opportunities. You will:
  • Build a high-potential career in production quality assurance and play an important role in maintaining high standards of quality and safety. 
  • Make an impact at one of the largest produce facilities in the Los Angeles area at 400,000 square feet, including 24 production lines, shipping & receiving, a microbiology lab and more. We are a dual FDA, USDA facility with onsite corporate offices. 
  • Add to your skills and knowledge on the job and through training and cross-training opportunities in multiple operational areas of the facility. 
  • Showcase your potential to take on additional responsibilities and advance in quality assurance or other areas of our organization. From this role, you could step up to a QA Technician III or follow a different path in Irwindale or at any of our four U.S. facilities.
  • Enjoy a positive, team-oriented culture where people have a good deal autonomy and their contributions are appreciated. We also place a high value on continuous improvement.
We have multiple quality assurance opportunities available, so feel free to share this information with your network of qualified peers. 

Bonduelle Fresh Americas is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Bonduelle (BON.PA), and home of the Ready Pac Foods brand. For over 45 years, Ready Pac Foods has been a leader in offering the most innovative fresh food products to consumers around the world. With four processing facilities throughout the U.S., we focus on fresh vegetables, salads and fresh meal solutions for the Americas. We manufacture a complete range of products featuring fresh produce and protein under the company’s Ready Pac Foods®, Bistro®, Ready Snax®, Cool Cuts®, elevĀte™ and Bonduelle Fresh Picked™ brands.

Pictured: Our processing facilities apply the latest global standards of food safety and quality. Using the latest technology and equipment, our goal is to ensure we only offer the highest-quality products.
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Build your QA career at an industry leader offering a great culture, professional development & more

The Requirements
We are open to candidates from a variety of QA backgrounds.
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To be a good fit for the Quality Assurance Technician II - Post-Harvest opportunity, you will have:
  • A high school diploma or GED required; bachelor's degree preferred, ideally in Biology or Chemistry.
  • At least 2 years of experience with Quality Assurance in food processing/production or a related, highly regulated field, such as pharmaceuticals with a high school diploma or GED; we will also consider new graduates from a 4-year college or university without experience.  
  • Willingness to work in a cold environment. You'll work in areas ranging from 35° (most often) to  50°. 
  • QA experience receiving food-grade stock is preferred.
  • Solid computer skills; Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) software preferred, ideally, JD Edwards.
  • Experience demonstrating reliability and self-motivation.
  • A proven ability to multitask.
  • Strong interpersonal skills.
  • The ability to:
    • Learn quickly, be cross-trained and multi-task in multiple positions.
    • Work independently and in a fast-paced team environment.
    • Understand plant key performance indicators (KPIs) for production, quality and safety.
    • Understand yield standards.
  • Knowledge of HACCP & Sanitation guidelines & processes.
  • Excellent communication abilities, including reading, writing and speaking English.
  • Bilingual abilities are a plus.
We're hiring for the second shift starting at either 4 PM or 6 PM and ending at 1 AM or 3 AM (or whenever production is done for the day). Normal days off will be Sunday and Wednesday. We'll also look to you to be flexible about working additional hours.

Pictured: Our Ready Snax® Snack Packs are the perfect snack solution at work, after school or anywhere on-the-go. Each of the nine varieties was created to curb your hunger and provide you with a boost of vitamins, all with fewer than 250 calories.
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The Role
Support production team as they maintain the highest standards of safety, quality and efficiency.
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Under the direction of the Quality Assurance Supervisor, you will join a substantial Quality Assurance team, including two other Post-Harvest QA Techs, and be responsible for assessing received goods, including 1000 different ingredients. You will support shipping and receiving, as well as the production lines, by performing quality checks for food quality, temperature and documentation (e.g. lot number, harvest date, etc.) for all incoming commodities. Based on your assessment, you'll accept or reject shipments, entering information into the JD Edwards, ERP system. You will be responsible for:
  • Checking truck temperatures
  • Executing product inspection
  • Ensuring correct documentation
  • Collecting of product samples
  • Performing GMP audits
  • Removing defective items
  • Communicating and documenting issues
Additionally, you will:
  • Ensure compliance with all safety rules and regulations to maintain a safe work environment
  • Comply with SQF and regulatory programs requirements
  • Execute Quality Assurance SOPs
  • Report Food Safety/Quality problems to personnel with authority to initiate action
  • Report any concerns issues pertaining to Food Security to leadership staff
  • Follow all GMP, PPE safety guidelines and handbook
  • Follow and maintain HACCP and sanitation guidelines and processes
  • Perform basic housekeeping tasks
  • Audit production lines for USDA compliance (USDA inspector is onsite)
  • Perform other duties as assigned by your immediate supervisor
In addition, and once you have become an expert in your primary role, you may also be assigned to special projects on occasion, such as internal audits, documentation verification, research, etc. Special projects will provide opportunities to increase your skills and knowledge while also helping the plant. ​

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More Good Reasons
Explore our attractive employment value proposition.
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Healthy products, healthy values
"Giving people the freedom to eat healthier" has a deeper meaning for us. We believe in responsible business practices that benefit our associates, consumers and communities. Every consumer should have access to fresh, healthy and convenient choices and every one of our products is made with responsibly-sourced ingredients, by individuals who are treated ethically and with respect every day.

Be The Difference
The Ready Pac Difference is our identity. It defines the value we create that fuels our growth in order to be the most innovative fresh food company. It also defines the culture we create that enables our success and gives us the freedom to invest in our people, our business, and ultimately our consumers. The values defined in The Difference support our ability to give our Associates the freedom to drive results, learn and have fun.

Corporate responsibility
We are passionate about promoting sustainable agriculture, reducing our environmental impact, encouraging all employees to drive a culture of corporate social responsibility (CSR), feeding people well and feeding them sustainably, and promoting the well-being of our employees and communities. See the video for more information.

Rewarding environment
Our culture values teamwork and collaboration, and we are proactive about maintaining an atmosphere that is positive and motivating. We encourage and reward engagement, such as identifying potential safety or quality issues.

Excellent compensation
In addition to a competitive wage and shift differencial, we offer healthcare benefits to all associates after 30 days of employment, a 401(k) plan after 60 days, a tuition reimbursement program, and more.
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Road to Success
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There will be a learning curve, and we'll look to you to be proactive as you get up to speed quickly. Pivotal to your success will be your initiative and drive to learn and help outside of your primary responsibilities. For example, Irwindale is a very large facility with extensive receiving and a lot of production lines, and there are typically multiple special projects underway at any one time. Those who excel here volunteer and step up to take on special projects when asked. 

Your interpersonal and communication skills will also be essential to your success. You'll alert the QA Supervisor and other key contacts when there are issues. You should maintain a positive approach and build rapport with Shipping and Receiving, line staff and others.

The production environment is fast-paced and busy, and you'll need to monitor and be aware of many different ingredients. This role calls for a cool-headed tech who can manage multiple tasks and priorities effectively. In addition, in order to be an outstanding QA Tech II, you will:
  • Promote safety as well as quality.
  • Take on new challenges and continue learning.
  • Pay attention to details and also grasp the bigger picture.
  • Combine creativity and analytical skills in solving problems.
  • Assume ownership of and accountability for your responsibilities.
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Bonduelle Fresh Americas is an equal opportunity employer. Qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability or protected veteran status.