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Quality Assurance Lead

Date: Jan 20, 2018

Location: Corona, CA, CA, US, 92880

Company: Glanbia

At Glanbia Nutritionals Inc., our portfolio centers around dairy and non-dairy nutritional ingredients. We co-innovate and deliver ingredient solutions and precision premixes for use in the mainstream food and beverage, infant and clinical, and functional nutrition markets. We are the number one provider of whey-based nutritional ingredients globally and the number one producer of American-style cheddar cheese. Our protein systems have transformed the bar and beverage categories — bringing increased levels of protein, cleaner labels and greater product functionality to market. We have a direct presence in 21 countries, with manufacturing facilities in the US, Germany and China, and international sales and technical offices around the world.


Position Overview:

Perform physical and chemical analysis testing, support and execute critical decisions to ensure that products are meeting quality and safety standards as well as customer specifications.


Job Duties and Responsibilities:  

  • Assist Management, Production and Quality Team Lead to ensure plant productivity, quality and safety standards are met.
  • Overview QC 1 & QC 2 technicians of Lines A, B, C and give directions to QC 1 & QC 2 technicians in case a non-compliant situation arises.
  • Comply with all safety policies, practices and procedures in order to keep all employees safe while producing quality products.
  • Report all unsafe activities to Supervisors and/or Human Resources.
  • Be responsible and accountable to maintain Glanbia GMP site standards which include FDA, OSHA and California state standards.
  • Audit master sanitation and housekeeping to make sure cleaning of the production facility, both interior and exterior, occur.
  • Ensure product quality and food safety by adhering to the quality, systems set in place. (HAACP, SQF, SOPs, GMPs)
  • Be involved in the Food Safety Team and help audit and close out any finding..
  • Continually check products from batching area to downstream to ensure that they are within specifications and meet quality expectations.
  • In case of deviation, QA Lead is responsible to make critical decisions and escalate the issue to his/her higher manage
  • Demonstrate professionalism in verbal and written communication and behavior.
  • Know and adhere to Good Documentation Practices (GDPs) and hold others accountable to do the same.
  • Be responsible to generate the shift report and communicate results to higher manager
  • Closely follow written and oral instructions from supervisors and management.
  • Participate in proactive team efforts to achieve departmental and company goals and possess a desire to grow and accelerate within the company.
  • Escalate any issue and communicate the issue to maintain quality and help to investigate and close the gap.
  • Ability to investigate and find the root cause of any issue.
  • Have good understanding of GDP and be able to do auditing on document accuracy
  • Collaborate with other teams (production, micro and batching) in the case of any problem.
  • Review paperwork throughout the shift and assist production supervisor in collecting and performing final review on paperwork.
  • Have good understanding of GMP and be able  to audit GMP performance and report any deviation 
  • QA Leads are responsible for investigations and conducting Root Cause Analysis, Lost Scene Investigations and creating standard work


  • Associate degree in Food Science, Biology or chemistry or a minimum of three years of experience in fast-paced food manufacturing environment with specific experience in quality testing of beverages.
  • Excellent attendance and safety record required.
  • Ability to read and interpret documents such as safety rules, operating and maintenance instructions, procedure manuals, and visual metrics.
  • Ability to write routine reports and correspondence.
  • Ability to calculate figures and amounts such as discounts, interest, commissions, proportions, percentages, area, circumference and volume.
  • Ability to interpret and closely follow a variety of instructions furnished in written, oral, diagram or schedule form.
  • Possess high level of accuracy, organization and consistency.
  • Ability to apply concepts of basic algebra and geometry.
  • Ability to prioritize tasks, handle multiple projects simultaneously and delegate assignments to others.
  • Possess strong interpersonal communication skills in order to communicate effectively with supervisors and/or respective department personnel regarding production and filler status and problems encountered.
  • Ability to solve practical problems and deal with a variety of concrete variables in situations where only limited standardization exists.
  • Possess intermediate personal computer skills, including electronic mail, routine database activity, word processing, spreadsheets, graphics, etc.
  • Possess strong critical thinking skills and ability to make decision under pressure.
  • Possess motivation to succeed in a fast-paced production environment and the willingness to be a fully engaged employee in the company.
  • Value and has integrity.
  • Value and has pride in ownership and workmanship.
  • Value and has accountability.























The preceding functions are examples of the type work performed by employees assigned to this job classification. To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed above are representative of the knowledge, skills and /or abilities required. Management reserves the right to add, modify, change or rescind work assignments and make reasonable accommodations as needed. Accommodation may also be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Glanbia is an Equal Opportunity Employer and do not discriminate against applicants due to race, ethnicity, gender, veteran status, or on the basis of disability or any other federal, state or local protected class


Are you someone who likes to make it happen, make it better and make it fun? If so, our company offers you an excellent opportunity to do really interesting work and develop a career in a dynamic and innovative environment that is all about making you and our business successful.

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Nearest Major Market: Corona
Nearest Secondary Market: Los Angeles