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QC Tech – Protein Research – Livermore, CA



Join our team as a QC Tech. Must have knowledge of raw material screening, must be familiar with COA (Certificate of Analysis) and must have aseptic technique (aka: sampling) experience.

Protein Research is a growing contract manufacturing company for the nutritional industry nationwide; we work exclusively with our clients to make powder drinks, energy bars, dietary capsules and more. This is a full-time position with 40+hours a week and occasionally Saturdays.

We are a family owned company and it shows in the way we care about our employees. We offer a modern work open door environment and because of our nimble size, our team environment is collaborative and friendly. We're located in close proximity to the freeway, in sunny Livermore.


The Quality Control Technician will be ensuring that Food Safety, GMP and LMP is upheld at all times and will perform nutritional manufacturing quality standards and procedures.


·         Maintain accurate records of inspection results.

·         Aseptically sampling raw materials and components, with verification of quality checks.

·         Inspect and audit incoming components upon receipt.

·         Initiate laboratory testing of ingredient components in accordance to internal specifications and in compliance to 21 CFR Part 111and SQF.

·         Conduct physical testing of packaging components in accordance to internal specifications and in compliance to 21 CFR Part 111and SQF.

·         Evaluate incoming labels for compliance and release.

·         Issue Quality Disposition of all incoming components.

·         Monitor nonconforming materials in QC Hold and Exception Areas.

·         Communicate details of non-conformances to internal parties, as needed.

·         Perform sensory testing and QC evaluation of finished packaging for final approval and release of offsite manufactured goods.

·         Assist in root cause analyses when non-conformances are detected within the facility.

·         Assist in prioritizing, isolating, and resolving quality and process problems.
Assist in planning, organizing, and implementing process and quality system improvements.

·         Provide feedback to Quality Manager on matters concerning quality operations daily.

·         Perform internal GMP audits and support corrective action gap closures.

·         Support batch records reviews and pre-inspection start-up documentation.

·         Data entry into our packaging specification database system.

·         Approve incoming materials by confirming specifications; conducting visual and measurement tests; securing appropriate tests/reviews and rejecting and returning unacceptable materials.

·         Approve WIP (work in-process) by confirming specifications; conducting sensory, visual and measurement tests; communicating required adjustments to production supervisor.

·         Documents inspection results by completing reports and logs.

·         Maintains safe and healthy work environment by following standards and procedures; complying with legal regulations.

·         Perform other job functions as required by Manager.


·         High school diploma required. Bachelor’s degree (B.S.) or equivalent in related field preferred

·         Two to four years related experience

·         Quality Systems experience: SQF, HACCP, ISO 22000, Kosher, Organic and other based systems.

·         Knowledge of FDA principals of HACCP Food Safety Programs, SQF Certification (GFSI) and 5S Process

·         Knowledge of Food Safety and Food Defense along with Quality Systems knowledge

·         Commitment to excellence and high standards

·         Excellent written and oral communication skills

·         Strong organizational, problem-solving, and analytical skills

·         Ability to manage priorities and workflow

·         Versatility, flexibility, and a willingness to work within constantly changing priorities with enthusiasm

·         Acute attention to detail

·         Ability to work independently and as a member of various teams and committees
Proficient on Microsoft Word, Excel, Outlook and MRP Software, preferably DBA Manufacturing

·         Proven ability to handle multiple projects and meet deadlines

·         Demonstrated ability to calculate figures and amounts

·         Working knowledge of statistical analysis of data, laboratory instrumentation and troubleshooting, and laboratory analysis

·         Ability to understand and follow written and verbal instructions

·         Ability to understand any and all safety requirements and cautions

·         Ability to read, analyze and interpret technical procedures

·         Ability to effectively present information and respond to questions

·         Must be able to speak, read, write, and understand the primary language(s) used in the workplace

·         Available to work overtime, various shifts, weekends and holidays as needed
Bilingual skills a plus

Our employees have generous benefits that include 100% paid health care for employee only, and a large amount subsidized for dependents. We also offer vacation and paid sick days, annual bonuses based on company discretion, and a 401(k) match. Check us out at We look forward to hearing from you!


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