Food Safety/QA Manager – AgReserves, Inc. – Wasco, CA


Position:                         Food Safety/QA Manager

Location:                        California Segment

(This position to be based out of South Valley Farms in Wasco, CA)



Position Overview:  AgReserves, Inc. is a multi-national, multi-corporate company that operates investment farms and ranches throughout the world.  The California Operations Segment, one of the company’s business units, consists of three farming operations: Almonds and Pistachios in Wasco, CA; Walnuts and prunes in Chico, CA; and Alfalfa in Blythe, CA. Reporting to the AVP Operations, the Food Safety/QA Manager will oversee segment-wide food safety and quality assurance activities, principally as it relates to our almond and walnut processing facilities. 


Responsibilities Include:

·         Segment Food Safety Crisis Management Plan

·         Maintain HACCP plans

·         Overall plant sanitation

·         Environmental Sampling Programs (swabbing)

·         Government and regulatory compliance

·         Inspection preparedness

·         In-house laboratories

·         Customer claims

·         Plant security and food defense plan

·         Maintain Standard Operating Procedures

·         Ensure quality of all out-going shipments


Skills/Education Required:

·         Bachelor’s degree required with emphasis in biology, chemistry, food science, public health or a related field. 

·         Three to five (3-5) years of progressively responsible food safety, sanitation and quality assurance experience is preferred.  Broad knowledge of current food safety laws and regulations regarding food processing facilities. 

·         Must have excellent verbal and written communications skill set. 

·         Proficient with MS Office: Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook.

·         Ability to communicate professionally with people at all levels of the organization and external contacts. 

·         Solid decision making skills. 

·         Bilingual Spanish-English helpful but not required.


Salary/Benefits:  Salary is commensurate with experience.  Full-time employees receive excellent benefits including: Medical, Dental, Group Term Life, Disability, Retirement Benefits (401k and Master Retirement Plan), Flex-Spending, and other miscellaneous value-added benefits.


To Apply:  Send cover letter, resume and salary history/expectations to with Food Safety/QA Manager in the subject line.





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