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QA/QC Tech

Role: Project-Based Associate

About Plenty

Plenty is on a mission to make fresh, pesticide-free fruits and vegetables more accessible to everyone.  Our cutting-edge indoor, vertical farms produce extraordinary yields using a fraction of the land and water outdoor farms need.  Nutrient-rich, mouth-watering and locally grown, our crops help people, communities and our planet to be healthier and more resilient.

The people and teams who make up Plenty are at the core of how we do this.  We are a collaborative and innovative bunch.  We are passionate about our contributions to Plenty, the communities around us and our planet, but never take ourselves too seriously.  We’re down to Earth, we grow together, and we always find a way.  Most importantly, we’re here to improve the lives of plants, people and our planet.  

About the role

Plenty is looking for a QA/QC Tech to join our Farm Operations team.  The QA  team is responsible for testing, inspection of products and processes at various points in the manufacturing process to ensure adherence to company quality & food safety standards. This person is also responsible for establishing and executing the disposition of products that do not meet company quality standards.

What you'll do

  • Conduct Quality Audits to ensure product being produced meets established quality standards.
  • Conduct analytical testing of product and raw materials used for or during manufacture to assure they meet company standards.
  • Recommend modifications of existing quality or production standards to achieve optimum quality.
  • Assess the quality of incoming materials to make sure they meet specifications.
  • Audit the paperwork of operators to ensure they are conducting checks at the required frequency.
  • Conduct product analysis with operations to evaluate current product quality and prevent large-scale issues.
  • Conduct co-manufacturing product analysis on retain samples and maintain records of result data.
  • Assist in training new technicians as necessary.
  • Create documents as needed and ensure that documents being utilized accurately reflect current processes and methodology
  • On the job training will be provided for the role once an associate starts (Training includes- Food and Worker Safety Training and other role specific skills training as applicable).

What you'll bring to the table

  • QA experience in a manufacturing environment a plus
  • Excellent computer skills, Microsoft Windows and Office.
  • Ability to be precise, accurate and make decisions on quality during their shift
  • Ability to read and follow documents (Standard Operating Procedures and Test Methods).
  • Knowledge of GMP, 5s, GLP, HACCP and Quality & Food Safety Systems.
  • Strong math and analytical skills
  • Food and Safety Requirements
  • Comply with all Plant, State and Federal OSHA, EPA, FDA, HACCP, and SQF regulations
  • Comply with GMP/GAPS in the Facility
  • Conduct monitoring activities to assure finished product comply with food safety and quality specifications
  • Assist in the maintenance of Food Safety and Quality system.

Type of role

Contract

What we can offer 

  • Compensation; we’ll pay you a competitive wage
  • Health & well-being; we’ll invest in your physical and mental well-being with comprehensive medical benefits after 90 days and in-office gyms 
  • Food; in-office lunches, snacks and access to our leafy greens & new products in development -- are you up for a side gig as a taste tester?
  • Grow together; learning & development opportunities including unlimited access to our Upstart University platform, LinkedIn Learning, lunch & learns, training certifications, and more
  • Equipment; we’ll provide you with the equipment you need to be successful, including $75/month toward your phone bill 
  • Sick leave & holidays; we offer 24 hours of sick leave and double pay for any holidays worked 

Food & Safety Requirements

  • Comply with all Plant, State and Federal OSHA, EPA, FDA, HACCP, and SQF regulations
  • All employees must show proof of COVID vaccination before starting work, other than in limited circumstances where the law requires an exception
  • All applicants must be 18 years or older to apply
  • Comply with GMP/GAPS in the Facility
  • Conduct monitoring activities to assure finished product comply with food safety and quality specifications
  • Assist in the maintenance of Food Safety and Quality system