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Quality Assurance Technician - Oils

Date: Aug 11, 2019

Location: Modesto, CA, US

Company: Bunge

Bunge Limited (, NYSE: BG) is a leading global agribusiness and food company operating in over 40 countries with approximately 32,000 employees. Bunge buys, sells, stores and transports oilseeds and grains to serve customers worldwide; processes oilseeds to make protein meal for animal feed; produces edible oil products for consumers and commercial customers in the food processing, industrial and artisanal bakery, confectionery, human nutrition and food service categories; produces sugar and ethanol from sugarcane; mills wheat, corn and rice to make ingredients used by food companies; and sells fertilizer in South America. Founded in 1818, the company is headquartered in White Plains, New York.

Position Summary

The primary function of this position is to ensure the integrity and safety of food products throughout the manufacturing process utilizing various standards and established testing methods, operating procedures, and adherence to protocols and policies. A critical goal of this function position is to support and assist the Quality Assurance (QA) Department and Management Team in all aspects to drive the continuous improvement of quality, provide technical support with an emphasis on consumer requirements, continuous product quality improvement and productivity requirements.

Reporting and Working Relationships

This position reports to the Quality Assurance Manager and has regular interaction with all levels of production staff.

Responsibilities and % of Time Spent

  • Visually monitor various aspects of plant operations, or physically obtain samples and testing in the Q.A. Lab  % of Time Spent:  20%


  • Perform all applicable analytical tests on raw ingredients, in-process and finished products % of Time Spent:  10%


  • Prepare testing solutions, equipment calibrations, general maintenance and upkeep of laboratory % of laboratory. % of Time Spent:  5%


  • Assist in identifying and managing HOLD products and the rework process.  % of Time Spent:  5%


  • Monitoring and validation of HACCP and all quality check points  % of Time Spent:  5%


  • Assist management in implementation of procedures, protocols and policies, and monitoring for compliance of such  % of Time Spent:  5%


  • Perform data entry on QA database and assist management in data trending  % of Time Spent:  25%


  • Identify quality, procedure and policy deviations; effectively report such deviations and provide accurate information in a timely manner and as needed  % of Time Spent:  5%


  • Participate in our continuous improvement plans  % of Time Spent:  5%


  • Provide technical assistance to production personnel as needed  % of Time Spent:  15%


Associates Degree in Science with some QA experience preferred, but equivalent QA Experience will be equally weighed

Experience and technical skills in all areas of Quality Assurance within food and beverage manufacturing environment with a minimum of one year experience

Strong analytical and problem solving skills

Sound decision and teamwork skills are essential

Computer skills, including word processing and spreadsheets

Provide a safe work environment through auditing of working conditions

Familiar with GMPs, SOPs, and FDA regulated environment

Ability to follow written procedures and established test methods

Effective verbal and written communication skills

Work Hours and Conditions

Work Hours:  40 hours

May be required to work first or second shift. Weekends and overtime may be required.

Core Competencies - Select a minimum of 2 core competencies below.

          Visioning and Alignment - Engages others by communicating a compelling picture of the future to work collectively toward common objectives.

          Strategic Thinking - Analyzes and applies a broad organizational and business perspective to identify and maintain focus on key drivers of organizational performance.

          Talent Management - Maximizes team member capabilities by identifying talent, providing ongoing coaching/mentoring and feedback, and supporting opportunities for growth and development.

          Relationship Management - Builds trusting, productive relationships with internal/external customers, team members, colleagues and stakeholders through transparent, genuine, influential communications.

          Organizational Perspective - Adopts an organizational perspective, defining and leveraging ideas, resources and unique perspectives of Bunge’s diverse local and global employee population.

          Change and Innovation - Supports exploring new ideas, calculated risk-taking and choices/initiatives that can make significant impact.

        Performance and Results Orientation - Maintains focus on key performance drivers, continuously improves processes, and consistently delivers results.

        Technical/ Functional Expertise - Applies technical knowledge and skills to gather, collect, document, interpret, and make decisions informed by data.


Bunge is an Equal Opportunity Employer.  Minorities/Women/Veterans/Disabled.

Legal Disclaimer

This position description represents generally the primary duties of the job herein described and may not include all duties and responsibilities of the position.


The position description does not create a contract or guarantee of employment for any definite period of time. Employment is on at at-will basis meaning either your or the company may terminate your employment at any time with or without notice or cause. The at-will status may only be changed in a writing signed by the Chief Executive Officer ("CEO") of the Company or the CEO's designee

Bunge is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, national origin, citizenship, age, disability or military or veteran status, or any other legally protected status.  Bunge is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Minorities/Women/Veterans/Disabled

Nearest Major Market: Modesto

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