Quality Assurance Lead - 1st Shift

Foster Farms
Compton, CA
United States
Job Description

Company Description

Foster Farms has been serving families since 1939. Since the founding days, Foster Farms has always been committed to providing consumers with the highest-quality, best-tasting poultry products available. Our commitment to excellence, honesty, quality, service, and our valued TEAM Members will shine through in everything we do.

Foster Farms is always looking for talented individuals to join the Foster Farms TEAM. We offer the experience of a large organization, however, we operate like a family business. More than half of our job openings are filled by internal promotion, and we encourage TEAM Members to gain a variety of experiences across different functional groups.

Job Description

Pay Range: $24.00 - $27.50

Frequent interface with operations supervision and production workforce to discuss ongoing status of product quality and disposition

Product management to communicate product hold and release instruction

Logistics and distribution to communicate product hold and release instruction

Ensure compliance to Food Safety systems through monitoring of process and documentation

Ensure compliance to QA process controls through monitoring and documentation

Ensure food safety documentation meets legal/regulatory requirements

Direct product disposition, including ensuring inventory control and appropriate reconditioning procedures

Verify sanitation practices through pre-operational inspection of equipment

Communicate to production/maintenance personnel/supervision to resolve quality issues

Communicate to production/maintenance personnel/supervision to resolve food safety issues

Communicate with USDA personnel to resolve regulatory issues


Must be able to communicate clearly in English (written and verbal) including documentation of regulatory paperwork and explanation of corrective actions

High school diploma or equivalent (GED)

Proficient in mathematics

Proficient on a computer, Excel, Word and Outlook

Good organization skills and legible handwriting

Must have good interpersonal skills and communication skills

Ability to prioritize tasks and meet outlined timeframes for monitoring checks

Ability to place non-conforming product or equipment on hold

Favorable employment record and attendance record

Able to work varying shifts, weekends and holidays as needed

Must be willing to rotate into various departments with varying QC related job duties as needed

Must be able to show up to work daily and be on-time to perform the duties of the position.

Must be able to stand for prolonged periods of time (8-12 hours) on a concrete/metal grate floor

Must be able to work in cold environments, 40 degrees or hot environment for a RTE plant, up to 100 degrees.

Must be able to lift from 5-70 lbs. on a daily basis depending on what department assigned to for the shift

Additional Information

All your information will be kept confidential according to EEO guidelines.

Foster Farms is an Equal Opportunity Employer – Minorities, Females, Veterans and individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply.

Foster Farms participates in E-Verify during the hire process at all locations for all new TEAM Members.