Position: Quality Assurance Technician
Department: Quality Company:
Farmhouse Culture – Watsonville California.
Position Overview: The Quality Assurance Technician role combines
skills from food safety, microbiology, basic chemistry, food science, and
good manufacturing to assist our production team in maintaining clean,
safe, high quality food manufacturing line. The Quality Assurance tech will
work closely with the quality team, Quality Manager, COO, Krautmeister, Supply Chain Manager, and Production
Manager through teamwork and innovation to maintain integrity of process
controls and continually improve our processing and sanitation systems,
both in day-to-day monitoring programs and larger improvement projects. As
a small but fast growing company, cross-training, and participation in all
aspects of plant operation will be just an aspect of the opportunities that
continue to grow here.
Essential Job Functions:
Participate in Quality Assurance Lab by following GLPs, SOPs, and inventory
of related supplies. Work with Managers on SOP, SSOP, and HACCP trainings.
- Participate in Food Safety
programs and regular verification of scheduled activities.
- Conduct Daily QA checks.
(i.e., sanitizer strengths, chemical labelling, hand washing counts,
salt and acid/base titration, swab and sample micro plating, pH).
- Expanding scope of Quality
Assurance program by identifying opportunities for improvement of
process and process monitoring.
- Collecting and organizing
data to support data-driven improvements to product specifications and
- Assist in managing 3rd party
Certifying agencies. (CCOF, Non-GMO Project, Audits).
- Organize regular in-house
audits of all safety and sanitation programs.
- Participate in training new
operations personnel in sanitation and sensory analysis or ingredients
and finished products.
- Participate in implementation
of new products.
- Assist with R&D trials
related to continuous improvement.
Non-Essential Job Functions:
- Assist production/warehouse
teams in times of high-demand.
- Run errands / perform
miscellaneous tasks for various departments.
- Participate in management and
production team meetings and presentations.
- Assist in training personnel
on quality guidelines, safety, and production SOPs.
- Excellent written and oral
- Fluent in Excel, word and
basic Office programs
- Background in chemistry,
botany, microbiology, fermentation, or food science (at least 2 years
of college with science courses, AS degree or BS degree - preferred)
- Ability to read, write, and
- Ability to lift 50 lbs
- Must work in both warm, cold,
and wet environments
- Work safely around hazardous
- HACCP Certified (or ability
to obtain HACCP certification as a condition of hiring)
- Current Food Handlers Card
(or ability to obtain as a condition of hiring)
- Ability to record, organize,
and interpret data
- Ability to taste / smell and
evaluate food and ingredients for quality parameters
Other Skills / Abilities: Creative Self-motivated
Flexibility Teamwork Passion for great tasting and healthy foods. If you
think you would be an excellent fit for our team please send your resume to
Job Type: Full-time