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Quality Assurance Technician

Nutiva

This is a Full-time position in Richmond, CA posted April 5, 2021.

About UsTireless seekers of pure and delicious foods that will nourish our bodies and our planet, we have devoted ourselves to a dream, a vision, a mission. We will revolutionize the way the world eats! And in so doing we will bring nourishment and balance, health and well being, sustainability and community to people and planet.At the same time, we are results-oriented professionals motivated to achieve our financial goals!Join our tribe and be surrounded by like- minded people who embody the values of Innovation, Purity, Community and Well-Being and achievement. This means we care about profit, but equally health, wellness, organics, GMO labeling, giving back, work-life balance, recycling, and energy and water conservation.Position SummaryThe Quality Assurance Technician works independently and coordinates essential Quality Assurance / Quality Control functions from raw materials receiving, Cgmp verification through processing and finished product released) verification through finished product release. This individual will maintain compliance with local, state and federal regulations, good manufacturing practices, sanitation, food safety program and HACCP guidelines, and other appropriate programs such as SQF, Organic, Kosher or third party audit programs.We Are Looking for an Individual with:* A four-year college degree in a technical/scientific discipline (Food, Chemistry, or Biological Sciences preferred).* Minimum of 1-3 years practical experience in a quality, laboratory or cGMP regulated production environment in 21 CFR regulated industries (i.e., food, dietary supplements); school and/or internship experience okay.* Excellent written and verbal communication, analytical and problem-solving skills.* Good interpersonal and communication skills in order to function as a member of an interdisciplinary team.* Excellent organizational skills with accuracy and attention to detail required.* Knowledge of cGMPs, HACCP/food safety, laboratory safety, GFSI/SQF, ISO, National Organic Program and Kosher guidelines a plus* Proficient with Microsoft Windows or Apple computer operating systems and applications including:** Microsoft Office Suite (or comparable); word, excel and powerpoint.** Relational databases and other tools to compile and interpret quantitative data.** Experience working with version-controlled forms, procedures, policies and workflows.Major Responsibilities* Perform component or product inspection, sampling, analyses following standard methods and procedures, and approval/release* Evaluate validity of test data received/obtained. Review data for conformance to specifications.* Maintain equipment, records (logs, documentation, calibration etc.), and retention samples in compliance with codified regulatory guidelines and company procedures (cGMPs, SOPs).* Maintain adequate inventory levels of supplies needed for QA Inspection and/or auditing of manufacturing processes, records, or products while emphasizing adherence to cGMP standards. Interpret and enforce Nutiva QA/QC standards to ensure product quality.* May be involved in experiment design and execution. Analysis shows scientific judgment with few errors/omissions.* Liaise with outside entities (contract manufacturers, laboratory equipment vendors, etc.).* Daily QA production line inspection audits / cGMP checks.* Incoming component (raw materials, packaging, etc.), Work-in-progress (WIP), or finished good (FG) inspection, review, testing, approval, release, rejection and disposition.* Maintain QA documentation and records – both physical and electronic.* Collect and maintain QA retention samples.* Conduct sensory evaluation of raw materials/finished goods as part of the product inspections.* Obtain and prepare samples as required for third party laboratory analysis.* Assume additional responsibilities as assigned.* Identify Non-Conforming Materials, finished goods, equipment and properly communicate with a cross functional team, adhering to the QA Hold program.* Conduct cGMP and Food safety training to plant personnel as needed.