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FSQA Technician


Santa Ana, CA, US, 92705

Job Type:  Bakery Operations

Aspire Bakeries is a North American baking company with a leadership position in specialty frozen baked goods. Formed from leading bakery companies, its innovative food portfolio includes breads, artisan breads, buns, cookies, donuts, muffins and pastries from beloved brands like La Brea Bakery®, Otis Spunkmeyer®, and Oakrun Farm Bakery®. With 15 bakeries in North America, we are committed to driving innovation, predicting upcoming consumer trends and flavors, and exceeding our customers’ expectations. Aspire Bakeries champions the values of Integrity, Ownership, Customer Focus, Creativity and Care to help us deliver on People Safety, Food Safety, Quality and Collaboration.




Monitors and controls the quality and food safety of products manufactured in accordance with Company standards and third-party regulations.



  • Conducts product tests and takes immediate action to correct product that is out of specification.  Documents accurately.
  • Demonstrates and enforces the importance of Critical Control Points (CCPs) and rigorously monitors.  Follows up with necessary actions to eliminate deviations.
  • Required to make decisions to stop production or place product on hold when product is out of specification.  Follows hold procedures as necessary, and effectively communicates with supervision on all production stoppage events.
  • Notifies supervision in a timely manner of any unapproved changes made to product settings that could negatively affect quality.
  • Makes important observations about product, packaging, equipment, and environment.  Takes appropriate actions to correct anything that is not up to Company or third-party regulations.
  • Demonstrates and enforces the importance of Good Manufacturing Practices (GMPs) and monitors diligently.  Follows up with necessary corrective actions when not being followed.
  • Monitors all equipment settings to ensure they are correct and accurately records findings.
  • Works on the Production line in a variety of positions in between QA duties.
  • Trains line leads to be the primary Q.A. technician back-up in their absence.
  • Follows rules and regulations to ensure food safety, quality, and legality.
  • Establishes and maintains effective working relationships.



  • A high school diploma or GED; some college science courses or experience in the food industry preferred
  • 1-2 years of related experience
  • Ability to operate scales, metal detection and imaging devices, ovens, and other instrumentation and measuring devices
  • Experience with SAP
  • Must be 18 years of age




Aspire Bakeries is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability or veteran status.