Quality Control - Food Manufacturing Inspector

  • Location
    Sacramento, California
  • Job type
    Contract/Temp to Hire
  • Salary
  • Category
    Warehouse - Warehouse

Adecco is assisting a local client recruiting for a reliable Grower Quality QC Inspector in Sacramento, CA.  This is for a temporary opportunity that will give you valuable experience to enhance your career. This position requires the sanitation of the food processing equipment, floors, walls and related facilities to maintain the plant in accordance to food safety practices. Work consists of routine tasks requiring identification of problems and everyday decision-making. To succeed in this position, candidates must be reliable, have an outstanding work ethic and a positive attitude.


Seasonal: Approximately 3-4 months, possibly longer

Shift: Day and Swing Shift – 5-6 days a week, 10-12 hours/shift.

Pay Rate: $15.30/hr.

Start Date: AUGUST


Job Summary:

Duties & Responsibilities for this Grower Quality QC positions include:

  • Payment Quality Testing:  Perform a variety of quality inspections including: variety testing, inedible kernels (rejects), chipping, foreign material, moisture and non-bleachable testing as required.
  • Equipment Operation:  Operates computers, moisture equipment, food processors, sample dividers, floor jacks, hard & soft shell crackers and testing scales.
  • Retest Evaluation:  Retrieve and re-evaluate grower samples from the retention library.
  • Special Testing:  Support data collection studies requested by management.
  • New Variety Evaluation:  Perform tests on newly developed varieties to determine quality and family grouping.  This testing supports Growers, Membership, the Almond Board and nurseries.
  • Sample Collection:  Work with Receiving and Membership to ensure samples are collected according to documented procedures.
  • Quality Objective:  Maintain and support quality objectives and goals.
  • Problem Samples:  Alert appropriate personnel if inconsistencies with a delivery sample or test is detected.
  • Perform other duties and responsibilities as assigned or required by supervisor/lead


Desired Qualities

  • Required to pass an almond variety and reject identification test by the end of the second season in the Testroom
  • Ability to perform a variety of quality tests to determine product grade;
  • Ability to follow detailed instructions;
  • Requires intense visual concentration and strong attention to detail;
  • Requires good math skills;
  • Basic data entry skills;
  • Must have ability to prioritize effectively and perform multiple tasks within a fast paced production environment;
  • Must understand Blue Diamond worker instructions, HACCP processes, Good Manufacturing Practices (GMP’s) and safety practices.
  • Must have strong interpersonal and communication skills;
  • Able to follow written or oral instructions;
  • Able to work under limited supervision. Receives guidelines from supervisor but is expected to determine appropriate action when handling all but the most unusual tasks;
  • Must regularly exercise discretion and independent judgment; Errors may have a significant impact on the company.
  • Basic computer skills;
  •  Knowledge of Statistical Process Control (SPC) preferred;
  • Able to operate basic analytical instruments;
  • Experience with common inspection tools (i.e. sieves, scales etc.) preferred.  Calibrate and maintain inspection scales.
  • Overtime as needed which may include weekends.



  • PROOF of High School Diploma or GED


Adecco provides one of the most comprehensive benefits package in the industry to contract workers. Benefits are available to you as a contractor after one week of employment.

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