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Bakersfield, CA

QA Manager

QA Manager

FPC of Savannah

FPC of Savannah

Our client is building a state-of-the-art Extended Shelf Life (ESL) and Aseptic Ultra High Temperature (UHT) dairy bottling facility located in Bakersfield, California, producing high-quality beverage products in Tetra Pak packaging formats.


Job Summary

The Quality Assurance Manager is a key member of the plant leadership team responsible for leading a quality team that is focused on total plant operational excellence. As such, the Quality Assurance Manager will be responsible to create an environment that promotes individual team member success, effective collaboration between departments and establishes a culture that always believes in getting better. The Quality Assurance Manager is the primary owner ensuring compliance to all food safety and food quality programs including: GMP, regulatory, process authority, GFSI, 3rd party auditor, customer required, and company specific.


Essential Functions

Ensure effective planning, scheduling, and execution of all quality activities to allow for highest possible product quality, customer satisfaction, and plant performance.

Lead efforts to ensure food safety regulatory compliance in conjunction with departmental peers to all federal, state, and local requirements pertaining to UHT, ESL, low acid aseptic fluid milk bottling plant.

Work with plant departmental peers to ensure compliance to customer, GFSI, and 3rd party product specifications and GMP requirements.

Oversee development, implementation, training, and long-term adherence to meet plant quality assurance team owned KPI’s:

Identify and share new technologies, new equipment, and new processes that will continue to maintain their place as the industry leader.

Always represent company in a positive manner to vendors, contractors, team members, visitors, etc.


Education and/or Experience

Minimum of 5 years combined experience working in supervisory and or managerial roles in a low acid ESL and/or aseptic bottling operation or similar. Grade A milk experience preferred.

Bachelor’s degree in food science, chemistry or microbiology preferred. May substitute with equivalent work experience/education.

• PQCI and better process control school certifications.



• Excellent understanding of PMO, CFR, and GFSI standards.

• Excellent understanding of FDA low acid product filing requirements.

• Excellent understanding and demonstrated ability to develop and implement quality processes, quality testing programs, and quality testing specifications to support low acid ESL and aseptic production.

• Excellent understanding and demonstrated ability to comply with OSHA requirements.

• Excellent understanding and demonstrated ability to utilize lab equipment to support ESL and aseptic low acid milk bottling.

• History of developing new processes, implementing new processes, and training team members on new processes.


Excellent Pay and Benefits:

• Company bonuses

• Excellent medical benefits with low premiums

• Significant 401k matching

• Flexible paid time off policy

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