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Tech 1, FSQA

City & State: 

Stockton, CA, US, 95215

Job Category:  Food Safety & Quality Assurance

Aspire Bakeries is a North American baking company with a leadership position in specialty frozen baked goods. Formed from leading bakery companies, its innovative food portfolio includes breads, artisan breads, buns, cookies, donuts, muffins and pastries from beloved brands like La Brea Bakery®, Otis Spunkmeyer®, and Oakrun Farm Bakery®. With 13 bakeries in North America, we are committed to driving innovation, predicting upcoming consumer trends and flavors, and exceeding our customers’ expectations. Aspire Bakeries champions the values of Integrity, Ownership, Customer Focus, Creativity and Care to help us deliver on People Safety, Food Safety, Quality and Collaboration.



Key Accountabilities

The Quality Assurance (QA) Technician has the primary responsibility for protecting the food by conducting food safety and quality sampling, testing, and documentation to meet all regulatory, customer, and ARYZTA requirements. QA Technicians may be designated as I, II, or III depending on level of experience and skills.


  • Responsible for meeting all applicable food regulations (international, national, state, and local)
  • Responsible for complying with the Global Food Safety Initiative (GFSI) standards (i.e. BRC, SQF)
  • Responsible for sampling, testing, and documentation of the Quality Management System (QMS) including procedures, records, Good Manufacturing Practices (GMPs), and Hazard Analysis and Critical Control Points (HACCP)
  • Works to maintain the safety, legality and quality of each food and the processes used in their manufacture.
  • Responsible for meeting and exceeding customer requirements
  • Works to reduce customer/consumer complaints for foods manufactured on site
  • Reports food safety and quality issues to their supervisor
  • Authorized to hold product based on food safety or quality non-conformance
  • Participates in daily food evaluation to identify possible defects
  • Participates in physical bakery inspections on a weekly basis on each area (pest control, operational methods, maintenance for food safety, sanitation, personnel practices, etc.)
  • Selects food items for analysis at specified stages in the production process for evaluating compliance to specification.
  • Inspection methods and frequencies outlined in procedures and specification are measured as defined.
  • Personnel conducting testing shall be able to demonstrate and explain and explain the process of testing.
  • Any out of compliance results are handled appropriately and reported to QA Manager
  • Able to perform pre-operational inspections and to report any concerns to their Supervisor.
  • Able to use the following instruments and to report any concerns to their Supervisor
    • Thermometers
    • Metal detectors
    • X-ray devices
    • Calculators
    • Scales
    • Gauges
    • Calipers
    • Rulers
    • Moister analyzers
    • Ovens
  • Ensure appropriate communication of food safety/QA issues with Production
  • Other duties may be assigned and QA Technician is expected to effectively manage and execute changes


Skills, Experience & Qualifications


  • Effective work ethic and good communications skills
  • High School Diploma, some college science courses or experience in the food industry
  • Training in HACCP (Hazard Analysis & Critical Control Points) preferred
  • Training in a Global Food Safety Initiative (GFSI) standard such as BRC or SQF
  • Experience in computers including spreadsheets



  • Effective work ethic and good communication skills
  • High School Diploma
  • Good writing, analytical, mathematics, and critical thinking skills
  • Experience in computers including spreadsheets


  • Some college Science courses or experience in the food industry
  • Training in HACCP (Hazard Analysis & Critical Control Points)
  • Training in a Global Food Safety Initiative (GFSI) standard such as BRC or SQF





Aspire Bakeries is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability or veteran status.