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Quality Assurance Specialist
Lakeside Organic Gardens, LLC - Watsonville, CA




Lakeside Organic Gardens is Looking for a Quality Assurance Specialist

Must be bilingual/ English and Spanish is required
Must be able to relocate for 4 months to Holtville, CA
Please include Resume and Cover letter with Salary Requirements.

Position Summary: The Quality Assurance Specialist (Q.A.) is responsible for the quality of all products received /or sold by Lakeside Organic Gardens, LLC (LOG). He /She must check all aged products in the cold room and report shelf life to the Sales Manager right before they start selling it. Must inspect all products upon arrival at the cooler, anything that doesn’t meet the spec including but not limited to product, packaging, labeling or pallet condition must be reported to Quality Control Manager, Receiving, Sales Manager and Facility Manager.

Skills required for job:

  • Must be bilingual/ English and Spanish is desired.
  • 2-3 years Q. A. experience, preferably in fresh organic produce.
  • Ability to work inside the cooler with a temperature range between 34° - 45° degrees Fahrenheit. And outdoors with a temperature range of 55° - 95°
  • The ability to stand for majority of a shift in a cold, wet environment.
  • Strong interpersonal skills, including strong written and verbal communication skills.
  • Must be a self starter, ability to work independently. Ability to maintain effective working relationships with fellow employees, supervisors, vendors, and peers.
  • Ability to carry out defined procedures with specific instructions and abilities to learn new duties with minimal repetition.
  • Able to lift 40+ pounds above your head frequently. Able to lift loads of up to 50 pounds unassisted. Occasionally may lift loads of 70 pounds.
  • Experience with Famous Software is a plus.

Work Schedule:

  • This position requires that the candidate work Monday through Saturday, start time will vary with the season.
  • Normal work day is 10 hours at regular pay. Over 10 hours per day is paid at time and one half but must be authorized by the Management
  • During the winter season (mid November through mid April) the QC job relocates to Holtville. Housing is provided.

Job Duties and Responsibilities.

  • 2-3 years Q.A. experience, preferably in fresh organic produce.
  • Keep active open communication with Sales, Harvest, Cooler and Operation Manager
  • Ensure loads are being accurately received and proper receiving protocol is being followed to maintain proper rotation and through documentation.
  • Work with the receiving team, quality control Manager, and harvest to resolve problem arrivals.
  • Monitor customer protection requests and report losses
  • Walk cooler and inspect any aged, dated and poor quality product in cooler and report to sales, operations manager and harvest manager. Monitor temperatures outside and inside the cold room.
  • Take responsibility for any rejected product and manage repack to meet quality standards. Report all food safety concerns. Call for USDA inspection when necessary.
  • Monitor the product cold chain and product ice levels.
  • Assist sales by keeping them informed of all product conditions and any problems
  • Oversee and assist shipping and receiving in Holtville
  • Monitor product arrival to cooling times.
  • Other duties as assigned.

Please apply at 25 Sakata Lane. Watsonville, CA 95076 or Email resume

Job Type: Full-time

Required experience:

  • Quality Assurance: 2 years

Required license or certification:

  • CA Divers License

Required language:

  • Spanish


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