QA Technician in Bakersfield, CA at Apex Life Sciences

Date Posted: 10/13/2018

Job Snapshot

Job Description

Apex Life Sciences is looking for experienced QA Techs within the Food industry! This is a great opportunity with a growing food manufacturer in Bakersfield, CA!


  • Maintain product quality by analyzing manufacturing and engineering requirements and devising testing methods and procedures;
  • Establish product quality documentation by writing and implementing quality assurance procedure
  • Interact with the leadership group, production team members, and maintenance departments to improve and maximize plant output, efficiency, quality and safety
  • Manage Quality Control Program that ensures that product is inspected to meet acceptable safety quality standards
  • Maintain and achieve internal quality targets and measurements;
  • Ensure Production and other support areas of the plant are maintained to highest standards and in strict conformation to GMP standards
  • Achieve quality targets and ensures accurate records of quality compliance;
  • Ensures the cleanliness, sanitation and overall organization of manufacturing areas;
  • Ensures consistency with quality standards, practices, and policies;
  • Support change efforts at manufacturing plant to improve and enhance quality systems;
  • Support training of quality procedures throughout the plant;
  • Communicate with production regarding productivity status and discrepancy;
  • Perform other duties assigned by Executive Management to support the department.
  • Safeguards and maintains company equipment and property, including Personal Protection Equipment (PPE);
  • Ensures all areas are kept clean at all times;
  • Attends all company training sessions; and Other duties as assigned.


  • 2-4 years – Experience in food processing
  • High School Diploma or GED
  • Preferred:
    • Associate Degree or B.S. Degree in related field
    • HACCP Certification
    • 5-7 years – Experience in food processing and quality assurance
  • Must read, write and communicate in English.
  • Must be able to work 12-hour shift (days or nights) on a rotating schedule
  • Knowledge of OSHA laws and regulations.
  • Must be able to taste all foods with no aversions or allergies.
  • Must follow GMP Policy - wear company issued shirt, hat, safety glasses, earplugs and hairnet in production areas.
  • Able to lift up to 50 lbs.
  • Able to work under pressure in a very fast paced environment
  • Able to obtain HACCP, SQF practitioner and IBWA certification (within 1 year).
  • Able to perform root cause analysis.
  • Able to communicate and work well with people on all levels of the organization.
  • Able to receive, analyze and report out information efficiently.
  • Knowledge of Good Laboratory Practices (GLPs) – ability to follow laboratory SOPs.
  • Knowledge of Good Documentation Practices (GDPs) - ability to keep proper records.

EEO Employer

Apex is an Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, age, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law. Apex will consider qualified applicants with criminal histories in a manner consistent with the requirements of applicable law. If you have visited our website in search of information on employment opportunities or to apply for a position, and you require an accommodation in using our website for a search or application, please contact our Employee Services Department at 844-463-6178.