Founded in 1965, KanPak(r) LLC began as a family-owned dairy company, based in Arkansas City, KS. From the beginning, KanPak has led the way in the development of aseptic processing and packaging for beverages and desserts. In 1983, KanPak was one of the first companies in North America to qualify, process and aseptically package low acid foods.

KanPak continued to grow and expand, creating some of the most successful new product introductions in the foodservice industry.

In 2011, Golden State Foods became partners in KanPak China, with the combined companies continuing to expand their product offering and bring on new customers in China and throughout Asia. This success culminated in 2013 with Golden State Foods acquiring controlling interest in KanPak LLC, and eventually acquiring the balance of KanPak LLC in 2016 with KanPak LLC becoming a wholly owned subsidiary of Golden State Foods.

The newest addition to the KanPak facility line-up is in Penn Yan, NY. Acquired in December of 2014, the plant has liquid aseptic processing as well as yogurt capabilities, and provides a second North American facility to service the North East region.

Our Creed & Values are behind everything we do at Golden State Foods. These aren’t just words, they aren’t just a mission statement, they are a way of living, a way of doing business, and a reflection of the positive change that we would like to see in the world. 


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Quality Control (QC) Auditor-Line - 3rd shift

Arkansas City, Kansas | Full Time
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Job Description
KanPak® is a global leader in the development and manufacturing of the very best beverage, yogurt and dessert solutions. Aseptic technology is at the heart of many products we create, allowing all KanPak® products to ship and store without refrigeration for up to 12 months, but it’s our state-of-the-art beverage manufacturing capabilities and exceptional customer service that really set us apart from competitors.  
Coffee beverages, creamers, yogurt, frozen desserts, and specialty beverages – no matter what kind of product you’re looking for, we can deliver. Our aseptic processing and packaging makes our solutions more convenient, efficient and environmentally friendly.
We are seeking an energetic, skilled Line QC (Quality Control) for our facility in Arkansas City, KS.
HOURS:  40+ hours per week (5-6 days per week) may include weekends.
SHIFT:  3rd shift - 10pm-6am
PAY:  starting $13.00 for 3rd shift.

Our Line QC staff perform initial line clearances for beginning of production on either aseptic product lines or yogurt lines.    

  • Follow proper GMP and Safety rules at all times.
  • Perform in process quality checks for weight control, brix, seal integrity, code accuracy and legibility 
  • Perform in -process sensory analysis for each change of condition (i.e. new product, lot, or batch)
  • Communicate product specification deviations promptly to QC Tech and/or Lab Tech and Production Lead and/or Supervisor
  • Inspection of raw materials/packaging for quality deviations (report non-conforming materials to Supervisor and Inventory Control)
  • Ensure proper collection of lab samples for each production 
  • Assist QC Techs and Lab Techs with other tasks as needed
  • Perform initial line clearances for beginning of production on either both aseptic lines or both yogurt lines
  • Perform in process quality checks for weight control, brix, seal integrity, code accuracy and legibility 
  • Perform in -process sensory analysis for each change of condition (i.e. new product, lot, or batch)
Skills & Requirements
  • Good oral and written communication skills. 
  • Proficient user of Microsoft Office Suite
  • Knowledge and experience of Aseptic Operation.
  • Excellent interpersonal and coaching skills.
  • Demonstrated ability to lead and develop staff members.
  • Evidence of the practice of a high level of confidentiality. 


  • Associate's/Bachelor's degree in food science or related field is highly preferred. High School / GED required
  • 2-3 years’ experience or equivalent employment preferred
  • Ability to lift up to 50 lbs.
  • Working extended periods of time standing
  • Excellent communication skills and working as part of a team
  • Flexibility to work various shifts and extended work days


The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. While performing the duties of this Job, the employee is regularly required to sit and talk or hear. The employee is frequently required to stand and walk. The employee is occasionally required to use hands to finger, handle, or feel; reach with hands and arms and stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl. The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 50 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception and ability to adjust focus.

KanPak, LLC encourages diversity in the workplace; we are an Equal Opportunity Employer.  Minority/Female/Sexual Orientation/Gender Identity/Disability/Veteran

Applicants only; No Recruiters please.

KanPak, LLC is an equal opportunity employer and, as such, affirms to recruit, hire, train, and promote, in all job classifications, without regard to race, religion, color, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, citizenship, sex, age, veteran status, disability, genetic information, or any other protected characteristic. KanPak will not discriminate against persons because of their disability, including disabled veterans, and will make reasonable accommodations for known physical or mental limitations of qualified employees and applicants with disabilities.