QA/QC Technician

1 month agoCompton, CA

At Plenty, we’re on a mission to give people in local communities everywhere access to the freshest, most amazing tasting produce possible. And to do so in a way that’s better for the planet.

The people and teams who make up Plenty are at the core of how we do that. We are an ag-tech company looking for a QA/QC Technician who will perform and document quality and food safety checks as required, to ensure all products meet Plenty’s quality standards and food safety requirements.

About Role

The QA/QC Technician 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.

Type of Role


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.
  • Attend the shift transition meeting on a daily basis representing the QA department.
  • Evaluate current testing protocols and recommend improvements.
  • Hold non-conforming raw materials, packaging materials, WIP and finished product be able to investigate and trouble shoot the non-conformity and provide the appropriate disposition for product not meeting company quality standards.
  • 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
  • Maintain the work area 5s system
  • Utilize Good Laboratory Practice when conducting testing
  • Identify and generate graphs for QA Key Results
  • Utilize computer to enter and track test result data.
  • Evaluate test data and report deviations from existing standards.
  • Evaluate incoming material Certificate of Analysis (COA) against the current company specifications. Validate COA through either internal or outside lab testing of product according to specified audit frequency.
  • 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 We're Looking For

  • Excellent interpersonal skills.
  • Excellent computer skills, Microsoft Windows and Office.
  • Minimum 3 years QA experience in a manufacturing environment.
  • Ability to be precise and accurate.
  • Ability to make good judgment and decisions 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.
  • BS/A in an applicable technical field (industrial engineering, quality, mechanical engineering, materials science engineering) Preferred
  • High School Diploma required
  • Team player.
  • Strong math skills.
  • Analytical skills.
  • For business and safety reasons, must be able to communicate effectively via verbal and written methods

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.

About Plenty

Plenty is here to change the way people eat, making extraordinary flavor and nutrition more available in a way that's better for people and the planet. We build farms that can put craveable flavor first while delivering exceptional yields. And our produce is always pesticide-free and grown using less than 1% of the land and 5% of the water of outdoor farming.

Client-provided location(s): Compton, CA, USA
Job ID: 5040442002

Perks and Benefits

  • Health and Wellness
    • Health Insurance
    • Dental Insurance
    • Vision Insurance
    • FSA
    • HSA
    • Life Insurance
    • Short-Term Disability
    • Long-Term Disability
    • Wellness Program
    • On-Site Gym
  • Parental Benefits and Childcare
    • Paid Family Leave
  • Office Life and Perks
    • Commuter Benefits Program
    • Casual Dress
    • Happy Hours
    • Snacks
    • Some Meals Provided
    • Company Outings
    • Employee Resource Groups (ERG)
    • Holiday Events
  • Vacation and Time Off
    • Unlimited Vacation
    • Paid Holidays
    • Personal/Sick Days
    • Leave of Absence
    • Paid Vacation
  • Financial and Retirement
    • 401(K) With Company Matching
    • Company Equity
    • Relocation Assistance
    • Financial Counseling
  • Professional Development
    • Promote From Within
    • Lunch and Learns
    • Access to Online Courses
  • Diversity and Inclusion
    • Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Program