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QA Frontline Coordinator 2nd Shift

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Date: Oct 1, 2022

Location: Irwindale, CA, US, CA 91706

Company: Bonduelle

What if your job had a real impact? 

By joining Bonduelle, the world leader in ready-to-use plant-based food, you are deciding to make a positive and sustainable impact on yourself, others, and the planet. You will play an active part in our mission: "inspire the transition toward a plant-based diet to contribute to people's well-being and planet health". Bonduelle is a family-run company of 14,600 people which provides over 100 countries with vegetables. 

Well established in the United States, our business unit includes 4 production facilities with more than 3,200 associates. We process fresh vegetables, salads and meal solutions with our own brands: Ready Pac Foods®, Bistro®, Ready Snax®, Cool Cuts® and Bonduelle Fresh Picked™. Join us at Bonduelle to start an adventure where people come first and contribute to a better future through plant-based food!


Position Summary:

This role is a position that requires work exposure in multiple areas in our refrigerated production environment.  The candidate of this position must be self-motivated, problem solver with excellent communication skills and strong interpersonal skills. The QA Lead (Coordinator) is responsible for the training of new QA hires and current QA associates.  He/she will assist QA Team Lead in auditing QA and Production Quality / Food Safety related activities; review of OLQC and related activities validating compliance with customer requirements (Standard Operating Procedures and Specifications).  QA Lead will be heavily involved in daily activities to help achieve quality, safety, food safety and productivity goals through the effective use of the resources. 

What you will Do:

  • Ensure compliance with and maintain all GMP/PPE/Safety, SQF Regulatory Requirements, HACCP & Sanitation guidelines and processes.

  • Review and sign CCP documentation, Audits CCP and CQP records for compliance with Food Safety and Quality Plans.

  • Assists in the investigation of quality problems and foreign objects and recommending solutions for the prevention of recurrences.

  • Reviews prints and files CCP1 related graphs for wash water. Audits and monitors critical control records and process control points for compliance to product quality, food safety requirements

  • Confirms compliance with Weights by auditing MAV database Conduct Packaging Integrity and labeling audits (as needed)

  • Develops and trains fellow associates in the team and production departments coaching and training on assigned tasks, policies and procedures. 

  • Assists in product withdrawal tracing product information using electronic and manual systems


  • Maintains IPPs, SIRPIs, DIPIs and all pertinent certifications from suppliers for the Organic Program for all facilities

  • Maintains daily equipment calibration database, administers QA Microbiology Database for inspections, ATP Database, data entry, shelf life, leak tests, sanitation KPIs, QMS documents (SOPs and Forms).

  • Maintains all pertinent documents for Gluten Free and Non-GMO certifications from suppliers for the NSF Non-GMO GF Program for all facilities.

  • Analyses shelf life data and issues reports as needed, Submits Monthly KPI to McDonald’s, Yum (CFS), Yum, Rubio’s and El Pollo Loco.

  • Renews documentation as needed and corresponds with Recertification Audits and QA in addition to new products and label revision and generates documentation needed for Organic Recertification Audits.

  • Converts SOPs and Forms to new format and uploads on QMS (Corporate Quality Management Systems Site).

  • Provides access to QA databases to new candidates and coordinates with IT to authorize access to JDE, DSI, and ensures that outlook profile and user profile are created.

  • Perform other duties as assigned.


What you will Need:

  • B.S In Food Science related fields such as (microbiology, chemistry, food technology, biology) an/or a minimum of 2 years’ experience in a Quality Control or Quality Assurance position in the food industry.

  • Reading, Writing, Speaking English.

  • Ability to communicate (verbally & in writing) to complete required documentation.

  • Comprehension of basic math and Computer Proficiency (Microsoft Office (access databases, Excel, Word), statistical process software, etc.

  • Ability to work flexible schedules and in a fast paced environment.

  • Ability to be crossed trained & multi-task in multiple positions.

  • Ability to work unsupervised, ability to understand plant KPI’s (production, quality & safety).

  • HACCP Certified

  • Must have working knowledge on USDA-FSIS, SQF, and Organic guidelines.

  • Ability to work independently and in a team environment.

  • Perform other duties as assigned.


Related Success Metrics:

  • Performance efficiencies (fill rate, labor & yield), rework, OEE, production specification compliance

  • FO, KPI, Quality Response, Consumer Complaints

  • TCIR


Desired Traits:

  • Excellence- ability to deliver consistent quality results through sense of urgency and taking initiative, while also demonstrating flexibility to meet business needs.

  • People-minded- ability to foster mutual respect and positive relationships with co-workers, demonstrates listening skills and ensures physical safety of self and others.

  • Integrity- honors commitments, acts honestly and with accountability.

  • Fairness- ensures objectivity and sets a good example for others.

Physical Work Environment: While performing the duties of this job, the associate will be required to perform repetitive movements (i.e., sample collection – 2 grams per minute on each sample taken).  The associate regularly works near moving mechanical parts and is regularly exposed to extreme cold. The associate frequently works in high, precarious places. The associate is occasionally exposed to wet and/or humid conditions, fumes or airborne particles, toxic or caustic chemicals, and risk of electrical shock. The noise level in the work environment is usually loud.

Bonduelle Fresh Americas requires its employees to provide proof of vaccination against COVID-19, where allowable under the law, unless they are approved for a reasonable accommodation. If you are unable to provide proof of vaccination, you will be required to provide proof of a COVID test on a weekly basis


Bonduelle Fresh Americas is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer. We believe in hiring individuals from diverse backgrounds and experiences to create a workforce that truly reflects our communities. All applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy), age, sexual orientation, national origin, marital status, parental status, ancestry, disability, gender identity, veteran status, genetic information, other distinguishing characteristics of diversity and inclusion, or any other legally protected status. We are committed to providing reasonable accommodation to veterans and individuals with disabilities or special needs during the application process and employment. If you need assistance, please contact us at (626) 856-8686 or