Golden State Foods

Quality Control Person - Protein Products 1st or 2nd Shift

Location US-AL-Opelika
Job ID
Quality Assurance



Monitor the quality of product and processing environment; adhere to defined procedures and report deviations from quality standards.



  • Adheres to safety, food safety, quality and legal compliance.
  • Perform all work in accordance with environmental, health and safety standards, rules, regulations and practices of the facility.
  • Must be able to pass training/certifications as required for qualification.
  • Monitor atmosphere (oxygen and carbon dioxide) readings throughout the department.
  • Cook and evaluate product for sensory and physical attributes.
  • Collect samples and measure product specifications (patty weight, thickness, etc.).
  • Set-up and enter data into statistical process control computer software (AppStats or other).
  • Set-up, maintain, disassemble, and clean the equipment and other tools used in quality monitoring (calibration wands, calipers, scales, cooking grill, etc.).
  • Check proper operation of all Metal Detection throughout the department.
  • Calibrate equipment and tools necessary for completion of activities (scale, grill, etc.).
  • Continuous monitoring of the quality of the product, packaging, and processing environment.
  • Identify, record, and report any out of conformance product, equipment, or situations to a supervisor. Deviations may be determined through operational observations or evaluation of monitoring data.
  • Responsible for completing accurate, legible quality monitoring records and/or automated data entry.
  • Measure finished product temperature.
  • Evaluation of finished product packaging for integrity of the container, ensure that it has been properly assembled, and check for visible damage.
  • Evaluation of finished product packaging code(s) for proper placement, legibility, and accuracy.
  • Verify that finished product scales, and the scale operators are continuously accurate by:
    • Weighing finished product boxes after the scale.
    • Conducting patty counts on cases of finished product after the scale.
  • Sample, weigh, and calculate Misting Weights of fresh versus frozen product.
  • Performing other related and assigned duties as necessary (room temperature, micro swabs, quality audits, retests, tare weight checks, projects, etc.).
  • Monitoring processing area for evidence of condensation and notify Operations Supervisor if condensation is present.
  • Document completed work as required by the supervisor.
  • Compliance with all other duties as assigned.


         - None.



  • Lift patty boxes.
  • Retrieve patties.
  • Ability to visually differentiate items of color, up close and in the distance.


  • Ability to wear personal protective equipment and/or clothing.
  • Stand/walk 7 or more hours per day.
  • Constantly reach horizontally and vertically to retrieve/test patties and monitor metal detectors.
  • Constantly grip/grasp, twist/turn, handle/finger, talk/hear, and use eye/hand coordination.
  • Constantly lift up to 50 lbs up to waist level.
  • Constantly carry up to 5 lbs 10 feet.
  • Frequently bend, taste/smell and use fine motor tasks.
  • Frequently carry up to 25 lbs 15 feet.
  • Occasionally kneel/crawl, squat, and climb.
  • Occasionally carry up to 50 lbs (boxes of patties) 15 feet.
  • Push/pull patty boxes 5 feet requiring 10 lbs of force.
  • Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance visions, and color vision.


  • Constantly work in damp, wet, humid, and slippery environments.
  • Constantly work near moving equipment.
  • Constantly work in extreme heat/cold (40-45 degrees).
  • Constantly work in high noise levels requiring hearing protection.
  • Frequently work near fumes or airborne debris.
  • Occasionally work with toxic or caustic chemicals.
  • Occasionally work with hand tools causing segmental vibration.


  • Bump cap, hair net, safety glasses, hearing protection, and smock.
  • Rubber and cotton gloves.
  • Appstats computer.
  • Calipers, scales, and oxygen monitor.
  • Calculator and radio.
  • Grill. 





  • High school diploma or GED.
  • Must be knowledgeable about the quality characteristics of raw, finished, cooked, and packaged product.


  • Ability to read and comprehend simple instructions, short correspondence, and memos.
  • Ability to write simple correspondence.
  • Ability to effectively present information in one-on-one small group situations to customers, clients, and other team members of the organization.
  • Ability to use effective problem solving skills.


  • Ability to use mathematical functions including addition, subtraction, multiplication and division in accordance with production paperwork.
  • Ability to perform these operations using units of weight measurement, volume, and distance.



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