Richmond, California

3 Month, Full-time Paid Internship in Food Quality and Manufacturing

If you are looking for QC experience this is the job for you!

Location: Richmond, CA

Title: Food Quality Technician

Pay rate: $27/hr

Job Duties:

  • Perform incoming, in-process, and finished product testing to assure conformance with customer and/or internal specifications.
  • Perform product inspections and tests in accordance with established quality standards, inspection plans, and test procedures.
  • Record all test results in digital form in the lab database or on standard data cards.
  • Generate reports summarizing each day’s testing, and trend with statistics as needed for QA or Operational purposes.
  • Report results, review data and advise supervision of materials not meeting specifications.
  • Urgent reporting is required for any out of specifications result associated with production and/or shipment analysis.
  • Prepare and generate required certificates of analysis for all product shipments.
  • Prepare and analyze chemical reagents and solutions as required to meet needs of QC/R&D systems.
  • Tests performed will include Free fatty acid, PV, GC/MS, NMR using automated instruments
  • Will train on basic tests
  • Maintain chemical waste management systems in compliance with all applicable environmental regulations as required.
  • Acquire and maintain a working knowledge of manufacturing systems as related to quality control.
  • Maintain inventory control of supplies and chemicals as necessary to support QC/R&D systems.
  • Maintain control of sample retain program, for a period of less than 6 months or per requirements.
  • Assist in developing and maintain QC and processing equipment standardization checks Under direction of the QC manager support research and development work by performing assigned testing and sample handling protocols.
  • Trained for and performs filters inspection for HACCP program CCP1.
  • Specific areas of responsibility are, but not limited to, hydrogenation, refining bleaching, modification, deodorization, shipments receiving, and wastewater systems.



  • AS or BS in Food Science, Chemistry, or related field
  • Ability to work overnight schedule (3rd shift): This position will work Sunday through Thursday, Night Shift.

Overnight shifts and overtime are mandatory as operational needs dictate including weekends.  Overtime pay will be given for all hours worked over 8 per day, and over 40 per week.


For immediate consideration please apply today!

You should know: Your safety matters! Vaccination against COVID-19 may be a requirement for this job in compliance with current client and governmental policies. A Kelly recruiter will confirm and share more details with you during the interview process.

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Richmond, California

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