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Quality & Safety Specialist - Food Manufacturing - San Jose, CA 95116

Kellogg Company

In this role as Quality Technician II, you will engage your passion for food safety to provide front line support to manufacturing. You will be responsible for supporting operations to ensure alignment to all policies and practices in the Kellogg Food Safety Plan. Follow your nose in building collaborative relationships. Act as the Go-to-Resource for ensuring quality and food safety of the core products produced at the San Jose Facility, including various flavors of Eggo waffles. Excited for what lies ahead? We are too!


  • Quality Control – You will provide on-shift guidance and support for all aspect of quality and food safety, including validation of Certificate of Analyses (COA) for all incoming raw materials, response to Food Safety events, review and verification of Critical Control Points (CCP), execution of the environmental monitoring program, and inspection of all processes prior to start-up.
  • Audit Ready & Safety Driven– You will be conducting plant food safety and security audits and continually looking for food safety hazards or places to improve the plant and process. You will also be conducting daily product evaluation and employee training in food safety, HACCP, GMPs, and SOPs. You will be a critical on-shift team member and will communicate deficiencies and drive follow-up.
  • Cross-Functional Support – That’s where you come in. You will also support plant projects, including new equipment and new products. You will have the opportunity to lead continuous improvement projects as well and take ownership for critical pre-requisite programs as an Internal Auditor. You will be part of a highly engaged team that supports an environment of learning and growth.



  • High School diploma/GED with food manufacturing experience.
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills to convey complex and detailed information
  • Previously demonstrated experience working with all levels of an organization
  • Intermediate computer literacy in Microsoft software applications
  • This role is part of an alternative schedule and works 12-hour shifts. This is a night-shift role with the hours of 7 p.m. to 7:30 a.m. This role is overtime eligible.
  • Able to work collaboratively in a fast-paced environment

Bonus Points:

  • Bachelor’s degree in a technical or science field
  • Prior experience in food safety, microbiology, or quality assurance
  • Sanitation and pest control knowledge
  • Experience with SAP


It’s best to apply today, because job postings can be taken down and we wouldn’t want you to miss this opportunity. To learn more about what’s next, click on one of the links below:

  • Kellogg K-Values
  • New Hire Benefits Guide


The ability to work a full shift, come to work on time, work overtime as needed and the ability to work according to the necessary schedule to meet job requirements with or without reasonable accommodation is an essential function of this position.

We are an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, ethnicity, disability, religion, national origin, gender, gender identity, gender expression, marital status, sexual orientation, age, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.

Where required by state law and/or city ordinance; this employer will provide the Social Security Administration (SSA) and, if necessary, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS), with information from each new employee’s Form I-9 to confirm work authorization. For additional information, please follow this Link for English or this Link for Spanish.

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