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Quality Control Specialist

Peace River Citrus Products
Bartow, FL
  • Medical , Dental , Paid Time Off , Life Insurance , Retirement
  • Full-Time
Job Description

Quality Control Specialist - 2nd Shift (2:45pm - 11:00pm)

Peace River Citrus Products, Inc., Bartow, Florida 33830

SUMMARY: The position ensures that product, packaging and process norms comply with quality and food safety standards for the company’s beverage base blending/packaging facility located in Bartow, FL. Reporting to the Quality & Food Safety Manager, the position performs quality auditing functions by testing, collecting data, and analyzing findings on raw materials, in-process, and finished goods.

ABOUT THE COMPANY: Independent and privately-owned, Peace River Citrus Products, Inc. (PRCP) is a vertically-integrated grower partner, fruit processor, beverage base manufacturer/packager, and solutions provider of citrus-derived products and services. Committed to producing the highest quality citrus products and delivering value to customers, PRCP supplies juices and associated ingredients to food/beverage/chemical industries that include global and regional brands as well as private label producers. Peace River Citrus Products offers employees a competitive salary and an excellent benefit package that includes; Medical/Dental, Life, LTD, Paid Vacation, Paid Holidays, Profit Sharing, and 401k with match.


  • Analyze incoming ingredients, in-process, and finished products (e.g., Brix, acid, flavor, color, pulp, taste, oil, ascorbic acid, foreign material, etc.) per specifications.
  • Monitor/inspect production lines to ensure quality and package integrity are within specifications.
  • Verify accuracy of product codes, labels, cases, cartons, packages, sleeves, seals, and shrink-wrap.
  • Check fill temperatures, fill weights, and fill heights of finished product.
  • Perform complete package quality inspections as required.
  • Collect samples for quality testing.
  • Perform microbiological analysis on incoming ingredients and finished products.
  • Complete all documentation associated with quality checks.
  • Maintain accurate reports daily and file Quality and Production generated paperwork.
  • Place raw materials and finished product on hold.
  • Monitor sorting of hold product as needed.
  • Monitor all quality checks performed by production.
  • Maintain analytical equipment and perform required daily calibrations.
  • Demonstrate a basic understanding of the use of control charts to monitor analytical equipment.
  • Prepare standard solutions and reagents.
  • Utilize proper chemical handling procedures.
  • Monitor laboratory supply inventory; notify when reordering is necessary.
  • Monitor and inspect sanitation activities.
  • Analyze CIP and acid sanitizer solutions.
  • Maintain equipment and area cleanliness to ensure compliance with all GMP standards.
  • Assist blenders as assigned by Supervisors or Team Leaders.
  • Ensure compliance with all company policies and procedures, including safety and GMP.
  • Participate in the quality improvement process.
  • Performs other related duties as assigned by management.


  • Experince in a food producing facility, preferred.
  • High school diploma or GED required. Citrus and/or laboratory experience or additional education which includes laboratory experience.
  • Ability to read, write, speak and understand instructions given in English.
  • Ability to work eight-hour shifts, 12 hour shifts or other work schedules as determined by business need, including overtime as required.
  • Ability to stand for extended periods and perform repetitive tasks at a lab bench.
  • Ability to detect color changes in chemical testing.
  • Ability to lift up to 50 pounds.
  • Proven ability to handle multiple tasks and meet deadlines.
  • Good judgement with the ability to make timely and sound decisions.
  • Comfortable and capable seeing the big picture; able to think conceptually and strategically, yet deliver measurable results as a “hands-on” contributor.
  • Commitment to excellence and high standards.
  • Excellent written/verbal communication and presentation skills.
  • Ability to work with all levels of management.
  • Ability to execute tasks independently, with the support of the senior manager
  • Strong organizational, problem-solving, and analytical skills.
  • Versatility, flexibility, and a willingness to work within environment of constantly changing priorities.
  • Basic computer skills and familiarity with MS Windows based applications (Outlook, Excel, Power Point, Access and Word).

Equal Opportunity Employer / Drug Free Workplace


Peace River Citrus Products

Bartow, FL



Posted date

20 days ago

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