JOB FILLED - Quality Control Specialist

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Job Description: 

Tropical Nut & Fruit, the nation’s TOP privately owned and operated Nut and Snack Company has an immediate opening for a Quality Control Specialist. While innovating this industry since 1967, we have become well respected for our food products, our reputation, and our consistent results. Come join our growing team!


Reports directly to the Director of Quality Control and works directly with the Quality Control team. Responsible for the quality, food safety and visual aspects of finished products. Must follow through on all internal process as well as ensure good manufacturing practices (GMP), Safe Quality Food (SQF) standards, and all other food safety guidelines.

Work Environment

Exposed to all areas of food production plant to include lower and higher levels of building, dust, airborne particles, loud noises and vibration, with possibility of food allergens being present. The noise level in some work areas may be abundant; ear protection may be required.

Physical Demands of Position

Employee is regularly required to stand, and walk in the duration of the work shift. Infrequently required to sit, climb, balance, stoop, kneel, and/or crouch. Required to lift up to 25 pounds frequently and occasional lifting over 25 pounds.

Candidate Qualifications

Education and Experience


  •     High school diploma or GED
  •     HACCP, GFSI, and SQF knowledge
  •     Prior QC position held


  •     Bachelor’s Degree in science field
  •     Food Manufacturing experience

Other Knowledge, Skills or Abilities Required

  •     Ability to sample, inspect, document, and address food safety/quality concerns.
  •     Good math skills.
  •     Problem solving skills. Responsible for day-to-day quality control operations.
  •     Computer skills. Knowledge of Email, Word, Excel, and basic computer programs.
  •     Ability to create routine reports and correspondence.     
  •     Superior teamwork mindset.
  •     Must pass a criminal background check and a pre-employment drug screen.

Compensation & Benefits Package

-$13-15/hr. (depending on experience)

-401(K), Medical, Dental, Vision, Prescription, Supplemental, and Life Insurance packages

-Company paid $25K Life Insurance Policy (FREE!)

-6 paid Holidays

-Paid Vacations and Sick Time

Job Perks:

Great work atmosphere

Bi-weekly paychecks

Employee discount on products

Growth potential; come for the job, stay for the career!


Hayden Valley Foods / Tropical Nut & Fruit is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Our company is an Equal Opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, national origin, age, sex, religion, disability, sexual orientation, marital status, veteran status, gender identity or expression, or any other basis protected by local, state or federal law.

This policy applies with regard to all aspects of one’s employment, including hiring, transfer, promotion, compensation, eligibility for benefits and termination.