Purpose: The Quality Technician will be responsible for the verification of Quality Procedures and product specifications. Monitors sanitation, GMPs, and FSMA compliance. Assists in performing and coordinating product analysis and testing. Works closely with the production team and laboratory to ensure quality product in a timely fashion.

Reports to: Food Safety and Quality Assurance Manager

Job duties:
● Provide guidance, counsel and recommendations to employees within Operations/Production regarding GMPs, product specifications, and food safety
● Monitor Operations/Production adherence to GMPs, product specification, SOPs, SSOPs, and food safety
● Address all GMP violations with both production management and team members
● Obtain and maintain accurate records to determine consistency of product quality, compliance to regulatory agency requirements and documentation on of Food Safety Plan
● Assist Operations/Production with the creation of Standard Operating Procedures and Standard Work Instructions
● Perform analysis on product produced within the plant as needed
● Collect products and samples for testing as needed
● Maintain accurate lab records and verify accuracy of testing samples, as needed
● Furnish appropriate accurate verbal and/or written reports to the Quality department and plant management regarding product/process quality and consistency, process capabilities, and Food Safety Plan
● Interact daily with production supervisors, operations supervisors and employees
● Inspection of production floor including ensuring that food safety and quality checks are performed
● Review and verify QA/QC records including: Receiving/shipping records, monitoring records, cleaning records and all Process Control Documents.
● Function as internal auditor to monitor the plant for compliance with FSMA and 3rd-party regulations and review for compliance with GMPs
● Manage, maintain, and improve Hold and Release Program and Production Corrective Action System. Help investigate root causes and suggest corrective actions. Working with Human Resources, follow up on corrective actions to ensure implementation.
● Conduct pre-shipment review of finished product
● Investigate customer complaints
● Act as back-up to QA Specialist for key food safety functions

The basics for the position:
● Ability to maintain an organized and efficient work flow while demonstrating a high degree of accuracy.
● Ability to prioritize and complete ongoing tasks assigned by Director of Technical Services.
● Demonstrated proficiency in writing and composition, including use of proper grammar and logical/attractive spatial design of forms, reports, charts and flow diagrams. Ability to speak effectively before groups of managers or employees of the organization.
● Proven ability to work collaboratively and safely in a production and/or lab environment.
● Ability to add, subtract, multiply, and divide in all units of measure, using whole numbers, common fractions, and decimals. Ability to compute rate, ratio, and percent and to draw and interpret bar graphs.

Candidate should have:
● Bachelor of Science degree in Food Science, Microbiology, Chemistry, Biology or related discipline.
● Intermediate MS Word or Google Platform experience.
● Previous food manufacturing experience is preferred.

Physical demands:
● Ability to sit continuously at a computer
● Carry weight, lift - lift up to 5 pounds frequently and up to 50 pounds occasionally
● Taste/Smell - ability to detect and perceive fermentation and tea flavors and aromas
● Standing - ability to stand for long periods
● Ability to climb a ladder occasionally

ABOUT OUR COMPANY
We are kombucha from a tea company and we’re proud of where we came from. Every batch of Brew Dr. Kombucha is crafted with care from the beginning. We start with the same high-quality organic teas we serve at our Townshend’s Teahouses and infuse with organic botanicals, fruits and dried herbs. It’s a no shortcuts, whole ingredients approach that we have stayed true to from the beginning.

MISSION STATEMENT
Through the combined effort of our teahouses, Brew Dr. Kombucha, and Townshend’s Distillery, Townshend’s Group is dedicated to crafting unique and always-delicious tea beverages. Our commitment to authenticity and integrity is mirrored in the care we have for our people, our community and our planet.

PROUD TO BE B CORP
Brew Dr. Kombucha is proud to be the first national kombucha company to become a Certified B Corporation. As a B Corp, we are verified to meet the highest standards of social and environmental responsibility, accountability, and transparency. We're using business as a force for good to help preserve the world we love through implementing a closed-loop brewing practice, sourcing 100% renewable energy, and donating to ecologically-minded non-profits. It is the responsibility of the person in this role to work with colleagues and supervisors to execute on the activities of the department that contribute to fulfilling our commitment to environmental sustainability and a green environment.

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