Golden State Foods

Quality Assurance Technician (Open Availability)

Location US-TX-Burleson
Job ID
Quality Assurance


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

Physical Requirements:

  • Ability to wear personal protective equipment and/or clothing.
  • Stand/walk 6 or more hours per day.
  • Continuously talk/hear throughout the day.
  • Frequently bend, reach, twist/turn and grip/grasp.
  • Frequently use eye/hand coordination and use handling/fingering to handle boxes, use hoses or tools.
  • Frequently lift and carry less than 5 pounds from floor level to overhead.
  • Occasionally kneel/crawl, squat or climb.
  • Occasionally use eye/hand/foot coordination when handling film carts.
  • Occasionally use fine motor tasks and taste/smell.
  • Occasionally lift up to 50 lbs for an entire shift from floor level to shoulder height.
  • Occasionally carry up to 50 lbs 50-100 feet.
  • Push film cart requiring 25 lbs of force 100 feet.
  • Vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, and color vision.


Environmental/Atmospheric Conditions:

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



  • Bump cap, hair net, safety glasses, hearing protection, and uniform or smock.
  • Cut resistant gloves.
  • Nitrile gloves, plastic apron, and plastic sleeves.
  • Machines and conveyors.
  • Food safety knife and small hand tools.
  • Manual pallet jacks.
  • Human Machine Interface (HMI) software.
  • Lockout locks and tags.


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