Assist with tasks related to quality and safety of finished products, excipients, packaging materials, ingredients, and processing methods. Ensure Good Agricultural Practices (GAP) and product safety practices are followed.
Monitor and follow the HACCP Plan to ensure product safety.
Ability to make quality/product safety decisions involving product quality.
Analyze quality data to recommend quality and process improvements.
Ensure calibration of quality testing instruments to provide accurate monitoring and recording of critical control points.
Perform risk assessments and documentation of the deviation with a preventive action.
Coordinate with production, cultivation and other support departments on quality issues, and document corrective actions.
Inspect and maintain areas for sanitation and cleanliness.
Ensure package integrity and accuracy.
Support QA Manager and assist other QA / QC Specialists as needed.
Monitor all QA/QC processing paperwork hourly. Insure proper information, date, signature and relevant information is on processing batch records, data sheets, computer (where applicable) and quality monitoring documents.
Monitor production and cultivation operator paperwork. Insure proper information, date, signature and validity of information.
Confirm that facility GMP/GAP and Product Safety audit procedures are properly carried out and assigned work schedules are maintained.
Review and confirm accuracy of all batch records and batch testing results.
Inspect, and release all materials received for use of production of finished goods.
Verify product lot coding information is correct during manufacturing/labeling/processing
Communicate to Quality Manager or other management (in their absence) when critical quality issues arise.
Assist in development of special department projects and work in conjunction with manager, quality assurance services.
Retrieve and review external finished product testing results (In house lab, 374 Labs, etc)
Assisting the management team and provide QA support as necessary.
Monitor HACCP documentation. Verify HACCP verifications are complete for all products hourly.
Monitor all label documentation, date codes, print issues and compliance.
Perform label verification for Metrc labeling, records, and sign documentation to verify compliance to requirements.
Monitor inbound packaging quality in conjunction with Inventory Control Department
Verify that all paperwork is correct for the line and/or product being run. Verify that all specification sheets, data and conformance information is correct for the product / line.
Communicate product safety issues as they occur
Sample retrieval delivered to the lab or escort the 3rd party lab so that they may obtain their samples.
Ensure compliance with government regulatory agencies and third-party audits.
Review and recommend disposition of held raw material, cannabis waste, WIP and finished products.
Provide proper atmosphere for employee attitudes and morale.
Perform hygiene swabs as needed
This job operates in a professional facility environment. This role routinely uses standard office equipment such as computers, phones, photocopiers, filing cabinets and fax machines. A large portion of the work will be performed in the plant where the noise may be loud.
The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job.
The employee is occasionally required to sit; climb or balance; and stoop, kneel, crouch or crawl. The employee must frequently lift and/or move up to 10 pounds and occasionally lift and/or move up to 25 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception and ability to adjust focus.
Position Type/Expected Hours of Work
Must be available to work set schedule with some overtime and weekend hours expected.
No travel is expected for this position.
Required Education and Experience
Must be at least 21 years of age
1-2 years of experience in field, laboratory, cultivation or production quality control.
High School diploma or General Education Diploma is required
Knowledge of Microsoft office
Preferred Education and Experience
Team leader experience is a plus
FOCUS knowledge is a plus
Metrc knowledge is a plus
Serv Safe (obtainment within 90 days of employment)
Work Authorization/Security Clearance
There is no visa or H1-B sponsorship. Must successful complete and pass background and drug screen, and live scan.