Dole Packaged Foods


Job Location US-CA-Atwater
Quality Assurance/Quality Control
Regular Full-Time


Performs microbiological monitoring and testing of products. 


  • Responsible to conform to all requirements and standards as specified by the ISO/IEC 17025:2017 standard        
  • Responsible to comply with all Quality and Food Safety Management standards and/or systems to ensure continual improvement and effectiveness of the Food Safety Management System with the ability to satisfy our customers and provide products that are in accordance to their intended use and safe for human consumption
  • Test food samples for micro-organisms according to supplied standard operating procedures
  • Prepare media as required
  • Follow company policies
  • Follow safety procedures
  • Use SAP to enter results, release product, hold product and maintain any other statuses as appropriate for the products in the system, including special system releases.
  • Drive company car to pick up samples and supplies.
  • Recording, plating, and preparation of samples.
  • Petrifilm reading.
  • Accurately complete Sample Analysis Forms, Compilation Forms, Recording Form, GLP’s, Analytical Laboratory Record Review Form and COA’s.
  • Maintain spreadsheets associated with samples received and samples in testing process.
  • Research and investigate quality records pertaining to customer complaints
  • Perform other duties as assigned by supervisors and managements


  • Must have Bachelors of Science Degree in scientific field of study
  • Laboratory experience a plus, but not required
  • Be able to work independently inside and outside the laboratory
  • Basic computer skills a plus
  • Must have English reading/writing proficiency
  • Must have PC skills, proficiency in Windows, Microsoft office applications, emailing
  • Must be able to work independently
  • Must have competent math skills
  • Read and follow written instructions carefully.
  • Assist in special projects assigned by Quality Assurance management which may require calculations, computations, creative design, and critical thinking skills.

Work Environment:

  • Industrial plant environment with related noise and temperatures. 

Physical Requirements:

  • Must be able to work on feet for extended periods of time, climb stairs and walk at least 1200 feet unassisted
  • Must be able to lift 40 pounds
  • Requires climbing, standing, stooping, twisting, lifting and other physical movements to perform job.

Employment is contingent upon drug screen, background verification and skills test required for some positions.


All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, sex, color, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, protected veteran status, or on the basis of disability.


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