Golden State Foods

Quality Systems Supervisor

Location US-AL-Opelika
Job ID
Quality Assurance


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One of the largest diversified suppliers in the foodservice industry. Golden State Foods sets the Gold Standard by focusing on its Creed and Values, putting customers first and continually innovating. GSF associates show our deep commitment to the communities where we live and work, through our participation in the GSF Foundation, where 100% of  associate proceeds go to helping children and families in need.


GSF's Protein Products division has produced high quality beef patties for the QSR industry for more than 75 years. The award-winning facility in Opelika excels in quality, food safety. assured supply, innovative R&D, and exceptional customer responsiveness. 

Our business philosophy actively supports our associates through our Four (4) Core Values:

  • Treat others like you want to be treated
  • Make the best product
  • Give the customer a fair deal
  • Maintain the highest standards




JOB SUMMARY:  Supervises the day-to-day activities of Quality Assurance Technicians to ensure smooth QA operations and compliance with GSF, customer, and regulatory agency standards for food and packaging quality and safety.



  1. Identifies, investigates, and troubleshoots food processing problems and non-conformances to ensure compliance with product and packaging consistency, safety, and quality standards and to increase production efficiency. (25%)
  1. Supervises the daily activities of assigned staff to ensure increase regulatory compliance, improve production efficiency, and ensure that QA policies and procedures are correctly implemented. (25%)
  1. Interacts with plan personnel to provide QA and safety-related information and to keep GSF and customers apprised of quality and safety concerns, opportunities for preventive maintenance, techniques, and regulations. (25%)
  1. Updates and maintains QA manuals, procedures, and techniques to ensure compliance with product and packaging consistency, safety, and quality standards and to increase production efficiency. (25%)
  1. Performs other related and assigned duties as necessary.


Supervises between up to 10 QA Technicians and Senior QA Technicians.



  • Productivity/quality standards:  QA processes and procedures
  • Productivity/quality standards:  accuracy, timeliness, thoroughness
  • Domestic  regulatory compliance
  • Budget
  • Cost containment
  • Teamwork within the department and across departments
  • Project/assignment standards
  • Customer satisfaction
  • Vendor relations
  • Safety standards and procedures:  food
  • Safety standards and procedures:  laboratory equipment and procedures


MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:  Education and experience equivalent to:



Bachelor’s degree in food science, chemistry, microbiology, or related field of science from an accredited college or university



3 to 6 years of relevant work experience, with an understanding of food safety and regulations and supervisory experience.



Knowledge, Skills and Abilities


Knowledge of (B/basic; J/journey; E/expert):

  • Food safety concepts and techniques (E)
  • Food testing concepts and techniques (E)
  • Quality assurance concepts and techniques (E)
  • HACCP programs and related food safety regulations and processes (J)
  • Food chemistry (J)
  • Food microbiology (J)
  • Food processing equipment (J)
  • Supervisory concepts and techniques (J)
  • Employee relations concepts and generally accepted practices (J)
  • PC word processing/spreadsheet software (J)

Skill and ability to:

  • Supervise and motivate up to 10 employees in a team-based environment
  • Interpret QA anomalies and irregularities and identify appropriate solutions
  • Interact effectively with employees at all organizational levels
  • Conduct performance evaluations of direct reports
  • Communicate and coordinate effectively with internal and external customers verbally and in writing
  • Read and process written information with a high degree of accuracy
  • Perform a variety of food safety tests
  • Work in a laboratory environment
  • Work effectively in a general business environment, with a focus on high levels of quality and customer service
  • Act in accordance with GSF’s Values and Creed


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