Intern - Quality Assurance

Our Pet Division - Breeder?s Choice in Irwindale, CA facility is seeking a Quality Assurance Intern ?. This position provides support to the Quality Assurance Team in project management and the execution of Quality measures in our production process.

Central Garden & Pet Company (NASDAQ:CENT and CENTA) is a leading innovator, producer and marketer of quality branded products for the pet, lawn and garden supplies markets.?Please visit our website for additional information -?www.central.com.


  • Support quality assurance program development and execution.

  • Collaborate and support efforts in the areas of product testing in all phases of production.

  • Assist with the development, testing procedures and document the process

  • Analyze testing program results and provide recommendations for process improvements.

  • Interpret mandated standards for the industry and assure company compliance.

  • Assist in the preparation of statistical analysis


  • Under the guidance of GA Manager, perform audits of the current procedures in tests performed in the following areas:

    • Reception of Raw Materials

    • Testing of finished goods and final release of product.

    • Stability sampling and Suitability testing

  • Manage the preparation of calibration equipment and reagents.

  • Collection of samples from production lines and perform quality control testing using NIR methods

  • Become familiar with the inventory data base to update inventory status

  • Participate in the GMP and GLP inspections.


  • Actively enrolled in a Bachelor?s degree program in food science agriculture, animal nutrition or other related disciplines

  • Strong collaborator and team player who enjoys working with others and does so effectively and efficiently.

  • Excellent written and oral communication.

  • Strong analytical skills with keen attention to detail.

  • Strong Microsoft Office skills - particularly Excel.

  • Ability to work in a safe manner and foster a work environment that promotes mutual respect, collaboration, teamwork and both personal and professional growth.

We are an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity, or any other characteristic protected by law.


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