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Quality Assurance Manager (Food Manufacturing)
180 Snacks - Anaheim, CA



$50,000 a year

Reports to: CEO
Location: Anaheim, CA (manufacturing facility)
Shift Worked: M-F 8am-5pm (1st shift)
Salary: $45,760 (22/hr) - $62,400 (30/hr) Negotiable DOE

*BILINGUAL in Spanish and English preferred

Position Overview:

Direct and manage all quality assurance/control activities at 180 Snacks. This position will perform duties which support the company’s QA/QC and operational key indicators, as well as verify all products to ensure that Food Safety, Quality, SQF LV.3 standards, and specifications are met. Responsible for the review, verification, validation, and sustainability of the SQF system. Works directly with operations to schedule and control inspection activities and to enforce requirements as specified by raw materials, ingredients, products, package specifications and regulatory agencies. Review documentation for completeness and accuracy. Works with research and development during new product start-ups and establishes checkpoints for testing new products and processes. Initiates corrective action for procedural, product or process deficiencies, customer complaints. Responsible for analysis and verification activities required in Safe Quality Food (SQF) System as well as ensuring all production process control.

Key Metrics

  • Pass second/third party audits (including SQF) and regulatory audits with high ratings
  • Completion/accuracy of assigned projects
  • Quality of relationships with 180 Snacks Team

Essential Job Function

  • Responsible for establishing, implementing, and directing quality control and food safety efforts to ensure that requirements for processing components and other materials into finished goods and products conform to quality standards.
  • Develop and initiate standards and methods for inspections, testing, and evaluation.
  • Establish programs to evaluate precision and accuracy of production equipment and testing, measurement and analyze equipment and facility.
  • Optimization of product recipes in order to improve yield and compliance with customer specification.
  • Optimization of raw material control and use within recipes.
  • Oversee SQF Level 3 (QUALITY) and HACCP systems validating testing and assurance compliance.
  • Document quality information and prepare reports and/or manuals.
  • Review production and quality reports on a weekly basis being aware of any quality deviation.
  • Follow-up on corrective actions when quality deviation occurs.
  • Support R&D on sensory evaluation and/or product testing.
  • Participate on projects for continuous improvement.
  • Oversee all customer complaints.
  • Set up the quality assurance systems for proper certification.
  • Support translation of product specifications to appropriate manufacturing documentation.
  • Lead and facilitate the facility in consumer and customer complaint resolution and reduction activity.
  • Provide the means for incorporating the necessary tools, equipment, and methods into the new and existing processes aimed at continuous improvement.
  • Lead and support the achievement of plant operations food safety and quality goals.
  • Conduct analytical testing of products and raw materials; sample during process and conduct QA/QC tests; coordinate sensory analysis.
  • Maintain, clean and calibrate laboratory equipment, operating and training manuals.
  • Conduct quality audits; evaluate test data and deviations, verifies Certificate of Analysis (COA).
  • Process all non-conforming products against company established quality standards.
  • Initiate and carry out improvement projects to increase efficiency and reduce costs.
  • Assist with establishment of Standard Operating Procedures relevant to the factory.
  • Prepare and maintain required documentation of test results.
  • Monitor inventory levels.
  • Assist with new employee orientation and training.


  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills (written and verbal).
  • Excellent documentation, organization and follow-up skills.
  • Proven ability to handle multiple projects simultaneously.
  • Must have excellent written communication, project management and implementation skills, think strategically, be flexible and be able to work with diverse groups in a team environment.


  • Minimum 2 year experience in the food industry, preferably with supervisory experience
  • Familiar with Document Creation & Control (e.g. SOP, WINS, FO, PRP)
  • HACCP certified with GFSI (SQF, BRC, FSSC 22000) experience
  • Familiar with food safety programs including HACCP (Food Safety Plan), Pre-requisite Programs (Preventive Controls) such as GMP, Sanitation, Allergen, Receiving/Warehousing, Traceability/Recall, Vendor Approval, Foreign Material, Environmental Monitoring, Water Quality, Preventive Maintenance, Internal Audit
  • Must be proficient with the Microsoft Office with skills in Microsoft Word/Excel, Power Point, Outlook

This is a fast paced but rewarding full-time position at a snack food manufacturing company. Our company values integrity and teamwork

Job Type: Full-time

Salary: $50,000.00 /year

Required education:

  • High school or equivalent

Required experience:

  • Quality Assurance: 2 years

Required language:

  • Spanish

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