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Quality Control Manager (Food Safety) - San Carlos, CA

West Valley Engineering

$80,000 - $95,000 a year




  • Department Manager must contain a bachelorís degree in Engineering, Chemical Engineering or Chemistry. Must possess laboratory experience. Some experience in production, management knowledge, good communication skills, computer competency, training and educational abilities needed for staff interactions. Ability to interact and train non-technical working members of production staff. Must be able to analyze and recommend new technologies. Must have HACCP training.
  • Communicate QC results to all departments in the company in a timely and clear manner.


  • Daily Responsibilities.
  • Consolidate all the test results from all shifts.
  • Communicate with production about any problems and make and decisions to correct any issues.
  • Taste all products in process (tanks).
  • Taste all finished products in a 24-hour period.
  • Taste all raw materials and issues reject or release memos.
  • Issue Hold list for products out of specification with recommendations for corrections.
  • Use Oracle system to correct inventory and communicate with sales department immediately.
  • Monitor formula books and work with R&D if formulas need to be corrected/modified.
  • Taste and develop a profile of new cocoa beans origins; prepare samples for discussion with Gary Guittard.
  • Manage laboratory staff: vacation, illness and other issues pertaining to laboratory coverage.
  • Work with production on return products, do inspection, fill out paper work and adjust inventory.
  • Review Micro. Labís results and enter them in the QC book.
  • Special projects.
  • Monitor all paperwork for returns from warehouses and trucks and make decision for usage.
  • Support Food Safety, SQF, HACCP, Quality, and GMPís
  • Weekly Responsibilities.
  • Generate nib in shells report.
  • Prepare weekly shift reports for Gary Guittard.
  • Taste liquors, cocoa butter and oils from the tanks.
  • Taste sugar samples and enter results in special report.
  • Monthly Responsibilities.
  • Check Seeís and E-Guittard retain samples for bloom.
  • General Responsibilities.
  • Order supplies for QC.
  • Prepare samples and letters for the customers.
  • Train laboratory personnel in testing protocols.
  • Work with Production and Maintenance Departments on Safety and sanitation issues.
  • Respond and react to customer complaints.
  • Maintain HACCP program.
  • Act as general liaison to other departments with all issues pertaining to QC.
  • Miscellaneous Responsibilities.
  • Projects as assigned.

Job Type: Full-time

Salary: $80,000.00 to $95,000.00 /year


  • SUPERVISING: 2 years (Required)
  • SQF: 2 years (Required)
  • HACCP: 3 years (Required)
  • ORACLE: 1 year (Required)
  • Quality Control: 5 years (Required)


  • Bachelor's (Required)

Benefits offered:

  • Paid time off
  • Health insurance
  • Dental insurance


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