Golden State Foods

Quality Sys Lead LP

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 and regulations and achieve continuous improvement objectives.




  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. (15%)
  1. Ensures technicians are following all QA policies and procedures (plant QA hold/rework policy, HACCP, GMP, etc.) to reduce waste, increase regulatory compliance, and improve production efficiency. (10%)
  1. Adheres to safety, health and environmental standards of the facility. (10%)
  1. Review records, logs of tests, audits, and other quality procedures to ensure availability of accurate and thorough information. (10%)
  1. Trains new associates on GSF-specific techniques and practices. (10%)
  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, opportunities for preventive maintenance, techniques, and regulations. (5%)
  1. Calibrate and maintain testing equipment to ensure accuracy and reliability of QA procedures. (5%)
  1. Administers aid to all quality labs when needed, including relief for lunches and breaks. (5%)
  1. Complete 24/48 hour sample checks. (5%)
  1. Ensure technicians are adhering to ingredient pour up and mustard oil schedule through completion. (5%)
  1. Management of QS Sampling plan including storage of retains, sensory, and micro samples. (5%)
  1. Ensure shift notes are complete and distributed to QS Team and Management. (5%)
  1. Attend daily T1/T2 DDS meeting for shift changeover. (5%)
  1. Performs other related and assigned duties as necessary. (5%)



  • Directing the work of the technicians during the shift




  • 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



2 to 4 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)
  • Quality assurance concepts and techniques (J)
  • HACCP programs and related food safety regulations and processes (J)
  • Food chemistry (J)
  • Food microbiology (J)
  • 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



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