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Job Title: QC Technician
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Location: Bakersfield, CA
Bolthouse Farms is located in California’s fertile San Joaquin Valley, known for high-quality consumer brands and innovative products. Bolthouse Farms is a market share leader in growing and distributing carrots. In addition, Bolthouse Farms produces and sells super- premium juices, smoothies, protein shakes and café beverages under the Bolthouse Farms brand name. In recent years, Bolthouse Farms diversified its offerings by launching a line of premium refrigerated yogurt and olive oil vinaigrette dressings. The Bolthouse Farms mission is to change the way people consume healthy foods and beverages. To learn more about the company’s mission and see the entire line of current products, visit 

The QC Technician will carry out with limited supervision, quality analysis and control for production of beverage, salad dressing, kids tube, fiber, concentrate and IQF production. The Quality Control Technician will work within the laboratory and the processing facility to perform analytical analysis, food safety/quality audits and micro audits/sampling.  This position will be required to uphold all WM. Bolthouse Farms, Inc. quality/food safety parameters for the products produced.  
Daily audits of production procedures including verification of code dates, scales, water levels, plant GMP’s, and documentation
Line audits against established guidelines and frequency
Conduct daily audits and work with QC Supervisor and production personnel in addressing items that are out of compliance
Sample collection, operation of lab equipment, data analysis and entry, shipment of sample
Obtain and examine product retain shelf life samples
Calibrates and maintain laboratory equipment
Performs analytical analysis of all in-process and finished goods produced within the APEX facility
Performs pre-operational, in-process and post operation food safety and plant sanitation audits
Performs microbiological/ATP swabbing of plant equipment and facilities
Places product on hold if deviations from standards occur
Completes corrective actions for deviations from standards
Enforces plant QA, hygiene and GMP policies
Obtains product retain samples for further evaluation
Completes all quality paperwork in both hard copy and electronic format
Other duties as assigned

Must be self-motivated and has the ability to perform multiple tasks
Ability to communicate in English including writing, speaking and reading, reasonable Spanish desired but not mandatory
Must be teamwork oriented, communicate and interact well with others
Utilize Bolthouse Farms standard operating procedures to prepare and/or analyze various parameters including good laboratory practices and aseptic techniques
Ability to taste and evaluate finished products
Ability to differentiate colors to examine product quality difference
Dependable and has the ability to work flexible hours including weekends
Knowledge of math and science concepts
Detail oriented and have a good writing ability for clear record keeping
High School Diploma or equivalent; or three to six months of related experience and/or training; or equivalent combination of education and experience
Proficient with Microsoft Office Suite:  Microsoft Excel, Word and Access
Valid California Drive License 
Must be able to work with minimal supervision
1-2 years’ experience in food manufacturing or food production preferred
Bachelor’s degree in Food Science or related experience and or/training; or equivalent combination of education and experience 
The work environment for this position will be typical of the manufacturing facility.  There are portions of the job that will require working in cold (< 40°F) environments and in warm environments (>90°F), loud environments, in proximity of chemicals as well as the laboratory environment.  For short periods of time there is work in a frozen (<0°F) environment.
Must be able to work in a wet, cold or hot environment
Must be able to lift 30lbs

2nd shift (2pm-10:30pm) & 3rd shift (10pm-6:30am) Monday through Sunday with rotating days off, when business requires overtime and weekends will be mandatory

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