Golden State Foods

LP QA Tech

Location US-GA-Conyers
Job ID


JOB SUMMARY:  Performs a variety of technical food product tests, process checks, and audits to ensure compliance with company, process, and product quality, safety, and sanitation standards.



  1. Conducts, analyzes, and compiles the results of samples, tests, and audits on raw, in-process, and finished products and processes to ensure compliance with product consistency, safety, and quality standards. (40%)
  1. Routinely interacts with plant personnel to provide QA and safety-related information and to keep GSF and customers apprised of quality and safety concerns, techniques, and regulations. (20%)
  1. Maintains records and logs of tests, audits, and other quality procedures to ensure availability of accurate and thorough information. (15%)
  1. Trains new employees on GSF-specific techniques and practices. (15%)
  1. Calibrate and maintain testing equipment to ensure accuracy and reliability of QA procedures. (10%)
  1. Performs other related and assigned duties as necessary.


Not applicable.



  • Productivity/quality standards:  test/audit methodology, accuracy and reliability
  • Productivity/quality standards:  accuracy, timeliness, thoroughness
  • Domestic and international regulatory compliance
  • Teamwork within the department and across departments
  • Project/assignment standards
  • Customer satisfaction
  • 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



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


Knowledge, Skills and Abilities


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

  • Food safety concepts and techniques (J)
  • Food chemistry (J)
  • Food microbiology (J)
  • Quality assurance concepts and techniques (J)
  • HACCP programs and related food safety regulations and processes (B)
  • Food processing equipment (B)
  • Food testing concepts and techniques (B)
  • PC word processing/spreadsheet software (B)

Skill and ability to:

  • Work independently
  • Identify problems or irregularities for early resolution
  • 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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