• Quality Assurance Technician

    Job Locations US-CA-Bakersfield
    Job ID 2019-1121
    # of Openings
  • Overview


    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
    • 250+ 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



    The Quality Assurance Technician is responsible for executing corporate and plant specific Food Safety, Quality and Laboratory requirements. The Quality Assurance Technician reports to Quality Assurance Supervisor. In the absence of the Quality Assurance Technician, the QA Supervisor or designate will assume the job duties.



    • Maintain product quality by analyzing manufacturing and engineering requirements and devising testing methods and procedures;
    • Establish product quality documentation by writing and implementing quality assurance procedure
    • Interact with the leadership group, production team members, and maintenance departments to improve and maximize plant output, efficiency, quality and safety
    • Manage Quality Control Program that ensures that product is inspected to meet acceptable safety quality standards
    • Maintain and achieve internal quality targets and measurements;
    • Ensure Production and other support areas of the plant are maintained to highest standards and in strict conformation to GMP standards
    • Achieve quality targets and ensures accurate records of quality compliance;
    • Ensures the cleanliness, sanitation and overall organization of manufacturing areas;
    • Ensures consistency with quality standards, practices, and policies;
    • Support change efforts at manufacturing plant to improve and enhance quality systems;
    • Support training of quality procedures throughout the plant;
    • Communicate with production regarding productivity status and discrepancy;
    • Perform other duties assigned by Executive Management to support the department.
    • Safeguards and maintains company equipment and property, including Personal Protection Equipment (PPE);
    • Ensures all areas are kept clean at all times;
    • Attends all company training sessions; and Other duties as assigned.



    • Must read, write and communicate in English.
    • Knowledge of OSHA laws and regulations.
    • Must be able to taste all foods with no aversions or allergies.
    • Must follow GMP Policy - wear company issued shirt, hat, safety glasses, earplugs and hairnet in production areas.
    • Able to work under pressure in a very fast paced environment
    • Able to obtain HACCP, SQF practitioner and IBWA certification (within 1 year).
    • Able to perform root cause analysis.
    • Able to communicate and work well with people on all levels of the organization.
    • Able to receive, analyze and report out information efficiently.
    • Knowledge of Good Laboratory Practices (GLPs) – ability to follow laboratory SOPs.
    • Knowledge of Good Documentation Practices (GDPs) - ability to keep proper records.
    • Strong computer literacy – MS applications, databases.
    • Strong verbal and written communication skills.
    • Strong analytical skills - ability to analyze large amounts of data and determine deficiencies.
    • Strong attention to detail and accuracy



    • 2-4 years – Experience in food processing
    • Associate Degree in related field



    • B.S. Degree in related field
    • HACCP Certification
    • 5-7 years – Experience in food processing and quality assurance


    Califia Farms is an Equal Opportunity Employer; employment with Califia Farms is governed on the basis of merit, competence and qualifications and will not be influenced in any manner by race, color, religion, gender, national origin/ethnicity, veteran status, disability status, age, sexual orientation, marital status, mental or physical disability or any other legally protected status.


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