The QA Specialist is responsible for
the execution and documentation of the corporate finished goods quality
system, consumer complaint investigation programs, and assistance in
providing QA services to a number of internal clients, principally for the
US Quality Programs.
The duties of this position are those described below. This job
description does not state or imply that the
duties listed are the only duties and responsibilities assigned to this
position. Employees holding this position
will be required to perform any other job-related duties as requested by
1. Supplier Program
Assist with annual co-packer inspections as required.
Perform pre-shipment and receiving inspection program and
support grading activities and container integrity inspection as required.
Assist with maintenance of all supplier and co-packer
documentation such as Specifications, HACCP Plans, Allergen Surveys, Third
party audit reports and Certificates, Bumble Bee Audits, Continuing
Guarantees, Kosher certificates and other Bumble Bee documents as required
to support our Bumble Bee manufacturing facilities.
2. Consumer Affairs
Perform critical consumer complaint investigations
(complaints response, product information, reporting); provide training and
support for consumer respondents in meeting the requirements of US
Provide technical support to Consumer Affairs (complaints,
Provide quarterly complaint reports to co-packers.
Assist in responding to CAERS notices.
3. Customer, Marketing,
Assist in providing technical information to
Marketing/Procurement/Sales/Customers as requested, and to suppliers/co
packers as required.
Assist in the maintenance of the nutrition/label database.
Assist in maintaining supplier coding keys.
Issue supplier ID codes to new suppliers.
Maintain and update DMS for product specifications, QPs and
other documents as appropriate.
Assist in developing and maintaining commercial product
specifications to reflect brand appropriate quality standards.
Assist in new product development by liaising with
co-packers and providing support for the preparation and presentation of
new product samples.
Complete QA checklists, resolve issues identified,
coordinating with QA reps and other BB/CLS reps, documentation completed as
per appropriate QPís.
Provide technical liaison with customerís technical
departments, including processing plant inspections by buyers. Respond to
buyers technical inquiries.
Maintain customer databases.
Assist with coordinating certificates of analysis and
conformance for customer and regulatory needs
4. Maintain Quality
Policies on areas of responsibility and posting to DMS
Execute and maintain product holds/ release programs.
Provide traceability & recall support:
Perform trace and holds/release recall related activities.
RFR and GS1 postings.
Perform Recall audits for all CBIF Facilities bi-annually.
6. Assists in providing
the necessary training to department and functional units with what is
needed to deliver high levels of quality and customer satisfaction.
7. Perform other duties
Education: Bachelorís degree in Food technology or Food
science preferred or related field.
Experience: At least 3-5 yearsí experience in related
field. Knowledge of retort technology, canning technology, can
defects and regulatory requirements; evaluation of heat penetration/heat
distribution test data; product experience.
Skills: Evaluating processing safety and sanitation
standards of food processing operations; product grading.
Knowledge of SAP.
About Bumble Bee
Bumble Bee Seafoods is
the number one producer and marketer of canned albacore tuna, canned
salmon, and specialty canned seafood products in the U.S. under the Bumble
Bee brand. We are a passionate group of individuals with an entrepreneurial
spirit that drives us to continually innovate in order to satisfy our
consumersí need for affordable, convenient, healthful products that make
their lives more enjoyable.
Bumble Bee Seafoods is a global company with
eight locations around the world, including Headquarters in San Diego,
California. Among the corporate values are a commitment to provide a
motivational environment that exceeds expectations; strive to achieve high
standards of personal and corporate performance; and a commitment to
winning in todayís competitive market place.