The Quality Assurance Specialist will be responsible
for managing and improving Brew Dr. Kombucha’s
food safety and quality procedures. The ideal candidate for the job must be
able to detect and perceive fermentation, tea flavors and aromas by tasting
and smelling product throughout the brewing process. Candidate should have
a Bachelor of Science degree in Food Science, Microbiology, Chemistry,
Biology or related discipline. Must have valid driver’s license and
reliable vehicle to commute between SE Portland and Tualatin locations.
This is a full-time position.
Purpose : Manages, maintains, coordinates,
improves and helps develop and facilitate changes to Brew Dr. Kombucha’s food safety and quality procedures. This
includes ensuring safety of the product and processes around creating,
brewing, and packaging of Brew Dr. Kombucha.
: Director of Technical Services
- Stay current on regulatory
policies, directives & notices, and provide effective liaison with
government regulatory agencies.
- Manage, maintain, and improve
Corrective Action and Document Control System.
- Manage, maintain, and improve
Internal Audit System, function as Lead Auditor, and run lead on all
- Ensure Portland and Tualatin
facilities maintain required 3rd-party audit scores or above.
- Oversee supplier raw material
compliance regarding source supply protocol, food safety and quality.
- Audit and drive improvement
of pre-operation and operational SSOP programs, define requirements
for master sanitation program and sanitation performance standards,
and verify corrective actions.
- Coordinate with all
departments to ensure employee training and documentation regarding
the principles and practices of FSMA, SSOP, GMPs, allergens, records,
food defense, defined regulatory prerequisite programs, and organic
- Manage, reassess and improve
- Analyze consumer complaint
trends and work with other departments to develop plans to reduce
- Develop, audit, improve, verify,
and validate GMPs, SOPs, specific performance standards, and other
prerequisite programs including pest control, maintenance, supplier
letters of guarantee, foreign object management, crisis management and
preparedness, food defense, analytical composition evaluation, weights
and measures, etc.
- Establish process and product
sampling testing justifications, objectives and standards for product,
equipment and plant environment.
The Basics for the Position:
- Ability to maintain an
organized and efficient work flow while demonstrating a high degree of
- Ability to prioritize and
complete ongoing tasks assigned by Director of Technical Services.
- Demonstrated proficiency in
writing and composition, including use of proper grammar and
logical/attractive spatial design of forms, reports, charts and flow
diagrams. Ability to speak effectively before groups of managers or
employees of the organization.
- Proven ability to work
collaboratively and safely in a production and/or lab environment.
- Ability to add, subtract, multiply, and divide in all units of
measure, using whole numbers, common fractions, and decimals. Ability
to compute rate, ratio, and percent and to draw and interpret bar
Candidate should have:
- Bachelor of Science degree in
Food Science, Microbiology, Chemistry, Biology or related discipline.
- 2+ years of Food Industry
Quality Assurance experience.
- Knowledge of national organic
program regulatory compliance requirements.
- Intermediate MS Word or
Google Platform experience.
- Preference given for SQF, BRC
or 3rd party food audit environment experience.
- Valid driver’s license
- Ability to sit or stand
continuously at a computer
- Carry and lift up to 5lbs
frequently and up to 50lbs occasionally
- Heightened sense of taste and
smell to detect and perceive fermentation, tea flavors and aromas
- Ability to stand for long
- Ability to climb a ladder
Through the combined effort of our Teahouses, Brew
Dr. Kombucha, and Thomas & Sons Distillery,
Townshend’s Tea Company is dedicated to crafting unique and
always-delicious tea beverages. Our commitment to authenticity and
integrity is mirrored in the care we have for our people, our community and
COMMITMENT TO SUSTAINABILITY & A GREEN WORKPLACE
Working hard to use our planet’s resources more
wisely and take better care of people is very important to us. It is the
responsibility of the person in this role to work with colleagues and
supervisors to execute on the activities of the department that contribute
to fulfilling our commitment to environmental sustainability.
Job Type: Full-time
- Food Industry Quality
Assurance: 2 years
Required license or certification: