Quality Control - Cheese Dept.

Fontana, CA

Post Date: 05/31/2017 Job ID: 1696695 Industry: None
Full Steam Staffing has partnered with the largest Grocery Distribution Center in Fontana, CA!


We are in need of a Quality Control Clerk for our Cheese Dept.


Must be able to work weekends, overtime .We have a variety of shifts available to meet your needs.


Full Steam Staffing recognizes every hard working employee must be rewarded. Our positions start at $12/hr! We offer 1 paid day off for every 520 hrs worked (additional rules apply to qualify). Appreciation luncheons with prizes held twice a year! Refer a friend bonus program can range from $50-$100 once the employee referred has completed a specific number of days. Don' t miss this opportunity!



  • Conducts and records test procedures for products and raw materials and maintains Test Equipment (Raw materials Inspection, Retention Samples, Weight Checks, Calibrations etc.)
  • Establishes or adjusts work procedures to meet testing schedules (Scheduling).
  • Provides QA related technical and process direction to manufacturing, when directed.
  • Observes and educates manufacturing line workers while processing when related to QA.
  • Be receptive to ongoing coaching and feedback.
  • Continuously improve performance based on the key performance indicators and recommendations of QA management.
  • Assists department/workers in solving quality related issues.
  • Active participant in the efficient implementation of quality standards, programs and processes to improve operational efficiency and reduce/eliminate production waste and HOLD product.
  • Learn and enforce all WCD GMP s and SOP s and ensure training effectiveness in application of job skills
  • Product Hold and functions operate in compliance with quality system.
  • Participation in lab group on safety topics, quality procedures and updates for the month.
  • Participates in teams and programs as assigned.
  • Conducts special test procedures to analyze components and physical properties of product materials
  • Maintains time and testing records, reporting daily/monthly.
  • Suggests manufacturing QA process improvements, when applicable.
  • Compiles and analyzes test information to determine operating efficiency of process or equipment and to diagnose malfunctions.
  • Aseptic product and environmental sampling techniques. Maintain plant environmental testing program. Suggest and follow-up on corrective actions.
  • Knowledge in test solutions, compounds, and reagents for use by sanitarian personnel.
  • Tests and analyzes sample products, adjusting formulas and processes based on results.
  • Review all paperwork daily (own and production) to ensure it is complete and accurate.
  • Participation in sample retention program including sensory evaluation and disposal
  • Oversee Sanitation of production areas as needed
  • Assist in audit preparedness as necessary
  • Maintain a good working relationship with Production employees
  • Participate in and assist with t Quarterly Employee Training, Pre-Op training, and other hands on training as necessary.
  • Additional duties as requested by QA Management
  • Maintain SOPs for all active products, and work collaboratively with members of the production department to verify SOPs.
  • Load and maintain the production data bases in the SAP system with manufacturing related data, under the supervision of the Quality Manager.
  • Ensure compliance with WCD/Trader Joe s Standards throughout the manufacturing facility.
  • Other related duties as assigned.
Physical Requirements and Working Conditions:
The physical demands described below are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of the job.
  • Able to work in spaces with 72 inches of headroom.
  • May be required to tolerate working environment with inside controlled temperatures of 36 degrees Fahrenheit and inside ambient temperatures (including heat and cold)
  • Requires tolerance of standing posture up to 2 hours, over an 8-hour shift
  • Occasionally work overtime, evenings, or weekends in order to complete work.
Minimal Requirements:
  • High school diploma or equivalent and relevant certifications
  • Food processing experience preferred but not mandatory
  • Familiarity of GMP s and HACCP protocols HACCP or SQF Certified a plus
  • Ability to work in an environment where allergens are present
  • Ability to work independently and multitask.
  • Ability to work varied schedule including weekend and early morning shifts
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office
  • Ability to pay close attention to details, meet deadlines, and work with a diverse work force.
  • Relate to other people beyond giving and receiving instructions: must get along with co-workers without exhibiting behavioral extremes; perform work activities requiring reasoning, negotiating, instructing, persuading, or speaking with others; and respond appropriately to coaching from a supervisor.

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