JOB FILLED - Quality Control Technician

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Job Description: 

Church Brothers Farms is a vertically-integrated family owned and operated company that produces a full line of fresh vegetables year round with an in-house farming/harvest program and state-of-the-art processing plant, True Leaf farms. We are a grower-owned processor, farming the majority of our raw product ourselves; adhering to industry-leading food safety and quality standards. The Church family has a legacy of service and innovation, we deliver produce with passion.

We are now hiring for a Quality Control Technician to support our facilities in Monterey County, CA; Imperial / Yuma County, AZ and Fresno County, CA.

As a Quality Control Technician, you are responsible for the success of quality compliance and the overseeing and auditing of quality procedures.

KEY RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Oversee staff’s implementation of all Quality Programs
  • Manage and coordinate customer Quality visits and audits
  • Ensure compliance to company Quality Programs and customer requirements/specifications
  • Implementation of Company’s Food Safety, Good Agricultural Practices (GAP) & Good Handling Practices (GHP) written programs
  • Communicate with customer inspectors and manage private label field approval
  • Uphold Quality control objectives complementary to corporate policies and goals
  • Take pictures and create field assessments for review amongst Production and Sales departments
  • Manage and coordinate corrective actions for complaints pertaining to Quality issues
  • Monitor traceability and quality specifications to determine present standards and maintain reliability of harvested product
  • Development of quality culture amongst all employees through training, development, monitoring and mentoring
  • Provide timely communication to commodity managers and production department of field quality assessments
  • Assist in the completion of quality trainings for harvest crew forepersons, employees, etc.
  • Verify resources are in place to support quality and business needs

EDUCATION AND/OR EXPERIENCE

  • Associate degree (A. A.) or equivalent from two-year College or technical school
  • one-year related experience and/or training; or equivalent combination of education and experience
  • Agriculture or specific produce experience is preferred
  • Knowledge of Good Agricultural Practices (GAP) & Good Handling Practices (GHP)
  • Certification in Quality disciplines (i.e., ASQ CQE, CQA, etc.) preferred

SOFT SKILLS REQUIRED

  • Work independently with little or no supervision.
  • Time Management
  • Leadership
  • Able to communicate efficiently
  • Ability to define problems, collect date establish facts, and draw valid conclusion
  • Prioritize duties in a changing environment to meet business needs
  • Great decision-making ability
  • Work well in a team setting in a respectful and professional manner with all levels of employees
  • Desire to gain knowledge and develop skills to improve your work performance
  • Flexible within job tasks and work schedules

HARD SKILLS REQUIRED

  • Bi-Literate in English/Spanish
  • Strong computer skills and proficiency in Microsoft Word, Excel, and PowerPoint
  • Knowledge of quality standards
  • Must be able to absorb and learn company quality control processes and procedures and be able to demonstrate “good” practices through information retention.

COMMUNICATION SKILLS

  • Excellent communicator, both verbal and written
  • Effective presentation, and public speaking skills
  • Clear and accurate written and verbal communication

OTHER REQUIREMENTS

  • A valid driver’s license
  • Clean driving record

This is an amazing opportunity to join an industry leader. Church Brothers offers a competitive compensation package, and an excellent place to work.

Church Brothers Farms is an equal opportunity employer. All applicants will be considered for employment without attention to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, veteran, or disability status.

Our company is an Equal Opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, national origin, age, sex, religion, disability, sexual orientation, marital status, veteran status, gender identity or expression, or any other basis protected by local, state or federal law.

This policy applies with regard to all aspects of one’s employment, including hiring, transfer, promotion, compensation, eligibility for benefits and termination.