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               Quality Control Manager - Mezzetta Specialty Foods


About the Company

Mezzetta Specialty Foods is a 75 year “young” fourth generation, family-owned specialty food company based in beautiful Napa Valley, California. Mezzetta is the #1 brand of specialty olives and peppers in the United States and the company’s Napa Valley Bistro™ line of pasta sauces is among the fastest growing in the specialty pasta sauce category. At Mezzetta quality is king, and our fine products are a result of retaining only the most talented and skilled employees. Our fast-paced expansion in distribution, production and sales compels us to invite passionate, energetic and qualified employees to join our “family” team.


G.L. Mezzetta is growing and quality is the building block of our success. We are currently looking for a solid Quality Control Manager to ensure the best quality of ingredients and finished products are at the Mezzetta standards.  As manager, you will establish and enforce quality assurance standards and align the organization to achieve these standards. You will also be responsible for managing a team of QA technicians and will drive improvement that will result in a high level of consumer satisfaction.

Role and Responsibilities

·         You will lead the company’s continuous improvement programs to ensure Quality is King and Mezzetta’s products are the finest in the market

·         You will direct a staff of QA lab technicians who perform the monitoring duties showing how the plant is performing and make corrections, as needed, to be within specifications

·         Your excellent interpersonal skills will help us build strong performing

·         You will train and develop your team on quality, safety, and compliance to achieve the highest standards of food quality

·         As the quality champion in the company you will ensure formulations and processes are followed, incoming raw materials meet specification and our finished goods are produced within specifications

·         As a proactive investigator and problem solver, you will help lead the investigation into consumer complaints and drive the process to ensure consumer satisfaction

·         You will manage and  maintain record keeping for State pH control records and ensure compliance with all State, FDA, local and plant regulations

·         As manager, you will monitor the facility for compliance with GMP’s, food safety, equipment sanitation standards, pest control standards and HACCP requirements

·         You will be responsible for administering and overseeing a GFSI program (BRC, SQF or IFS)




·         10 years of experience in a food manufacturing lab or related job

·         3 years of work experience in a management position

·         Strong leadership and organizational skills a must

·         Excellent communicator both written and verbal

·         Experienced with continuous process improvements

·         Current on technical developments and regulations in the food industry

·         Experienced in administering a GFSI program (BRC, SQF or IFS)

·         Proficient in Excel and Word


Bachelor’s Degree in Food Science or related discipline. Minimum of college chemistry, biological science, microbiology or related science courses


Certified in Better Process Control or Acidified Foods School

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