Quality Assurance Manager

Job Locations US-CA-Bakersfield
Job ID 2018-1055



We're Califia Farms (Califia, pronounced like California), the plant-powered food and beverage company of the future. Our mission is to innovate delicious plant-powered foods for mindful nourishment. We're led by beverage visionary Greg Steltenpohl, crafting, concocting and cold-brewing beautifully bottled goodness from the San Joaquin Valley. Our name comes from the Spanish legend of warrior Queen Califia, the goddess of bounty and abundance who ruled over the mythical island of California. We make our daily decisions using these five core values: Do, Learn Improve; Act Like an Owner; Challenge the Status Quo; The Bottle is Half Full; and Using our Sixth Sense (being conscious of our impact on others and the planet).

In a snapshot:

  • Founded in 2010
  • 200+ full time staff and contracted employee
  • Headquarters in Downtown L.A. Arts District and Manufacturing in Bakersfield, CA
  • We believe in Shared Leadership where team members are heard and leadership is broadly distributed
  • We are committed to our people and to our communities' sustainability


  • Exemplify strong leadership in the development of all employees with regards to safety, food safety and brand/product integrity and protection
  • Responsible for the implementation and maintenance of the quality and food safety systems in the plant; authorized as a food safety practitioner, including being HACCP and GFSI certified
  • Support Customer Service by providing timely feedback on emerging consumer trends and concerns with corrective action for continuous product and systems improvement
  • Establishes, modifies, follows and monitors GMP, HACCP, IIPP, Food Safety and SOPs guidelines
  • Audits and maintains systems, logs and other paperwork as needed for proper systems documentation. Paperless systems’ experience preferred
  • Authorized to approve HACCP documentation and perform internal audits
  • Works with management to discuss, diagnose problems and improve product and plant cleanliness, quality and food safety systems
  • Communicates plant issues and operations with management
  • Acts as the food safety manager when QA director is not present
  • Assists in providing safe working conditions for all employees
  • Develops and maintains positive and professional relationships with all employees and management
  • Optimizes plant efficiency and coordinates plant needs accordingly
  • Other responsibilities as assigned by the plant management


  • Bachelor’s Degree or appropriate equivalent from an accredited university
  • Minimum 5-7 years experience in food manufacturing
  • Ability to speak, write, and read English is a must, Spanish a plus
  • Ability to stand, kneel, bend over, climb stairs and ladders and lift/move up to 50 pounds
  • Must possess good mechanical, communication and people skills
  • Must be able to follow and communicate directions
  • Must be able to add, subtract, multiply, divide in all units of measure and compute rate, ratio and percentage
  • Proficient in Microsoft programs and iOS usage


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