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Quality Lab Technician

Bimbo Bakeries USA | Grand Rapids MI 49599 USA | Full Time | Posted: 07/09/2024

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Quality Lab Technician


Employment Type: Regular


Have you ever enjoyed Arnold, Brownberry or Oroweat bread? A Thomas English muffin or bagel? Or perhaps snacked on a Sara Lee, Entenmanns or Marinela cake or donut? If the answer is yes, then you know Bimbo Bakeries USA!

More than 20,000 associates in bakeries, sales centers, offices and on sales routes work to ensure our consumers have the freshest products at every meal. In addition to competitive pay and benefits, we provide a safe and inclusive work environment that appreciates diversity, promotes development and allows our associates to be their authentic selves.


Come join the largest baking company in the world and our family of 20,000 associates nationwide!

Top Reasons to Work at Bimbo Bakeries USA:

Salary Range: $48,400 - $62,900.00
Comprehensive Benefits Package
Paid Time Off
401k & Company Match


General purpose:

The RQC Technician is part of the Quality Systems Team. The general objective is to monitor critical quality attributes of finished products and ingredients for a group of bakeries according to the operative manual, record and report on a timely manner results from analysis, inspections and scoring sessions.

The incumbent will be responsible for the following:

  • Comply with all company policies applicable to his or her position (safety, code of ethics, policies and procedures)
  • Coordinate logistics to get finished product and ingredient samples from the bakeries in his or her region and from suppliers when applicable.
  • Will be responsible that all shipping costs are correctly allocated, identified and reported in a timely manner.
  • Receive samples as they arrive to RQC location, store them according to the standards recommended in the RQC Operative Manual.
  • Follow the program for the scoring sessions, analysis and inspections released by the Sr. Quality Systems Manager.
  • Apply consistently all analysis, scoring and inspection procedures included in the Operative Manual for finished products and ingredients.
  • Perform analysis throughout shelf life of the products.
  • Document results and pertinent observations after each analysis, score session or inspection.
  • Communicate results and corrective actions to the bakeries.
  • Provides general guidelines regarding quality of the products and ingredients to the bakeries.
  • Keep regional center under his or her responsibility in world class working conditions in terms of consumable item supply, order, housekeeping practices, equipment maintenance and efficiency.
  • Support bakeries and corporate with different projects
  • Provide feedback to the Manager to refine and improve the programs, practices, procedures and recommendations in the day-to-day work.
  • Participate in weekly calls for alignment and coordination.
  • Follow and apply in the day to day work the training programs that are designed for his or her position.

Position Requirements:

Requirements for the position:

The person applying for this position must show:

  • At least 2-3 years laboratory/quality assurance in a food manufacturing environment.
  • Ability to work in an isolated location managed remotely with occasional visits from management.
  • Willing to work shifts if necessary.
  • Experience in scoring finished product.
  • Basic computer skills or better in Microsoft excel, power point, word, SharePoint and Outlook.
  • B.Sc. in food science, nutrition, baking or grain science.
  • Organized, comfortable following rigid procedures, disciplined to follow schedules.
  • Occasional traveling, mainly for training purposes.
  • Ability to follow up, address problems/issues on time
  • This person needs to be proactive, responsible, self motivated and self managed

The physical and mental demands described in each job posting are representative of those that must be met by an associate to successfully perform the essential functions of each job. Reasonable accommodations may be requested to enable qualified individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions of each job.

Bimbo Bakeries USA is an equal opportunity employer with a policy that provides equal employment opportunity for applicants and employees regardless of race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy, sexual orientation, or gender identity), national origin, age, disability, genetic information, marital status, veteran status, any other classification protected by law.

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Location Grand Rapids, MI, 49599, United States
Categories Quality Assurance/Safety

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