Quality Control Technician - 2nd Shift (2pm-10:30pm) Contract

Quality Santa Cruz, California


Job Summary

The Quality Control Technician I scans, weighs, measures index of refraction and analyzes texture of product, and inputs data. This position requires inspection skills with attention to detail while performing product and/or packaging inspections. The Quality Control Technician I collaborates with a team of professionals, production staff and leaders to ensure highest quality levels of all company products.


Duties and Responsibilities

  • Verify product, packaging materials and labels meet all documented specifications.
  • Verify adequate sanitation and line clearances are obtained between product runs.
  • Verify weights and date code printing are within specifications.
  • Ensure and enforce compliance with Good Manufacturing Practices (GMP), company and other regulatory requirements.
  • Check product for defect levels and document results.
  • Collect and process finished product samples.
  • Check and clear production lines after maintenance work is performed.
  • Track and report label & bag usage, cases produced and investigate discrepancies.
  • Use internal systems (AMAPS and SharePoint) to hold or release product, including scanning products using QR codes.
  • Perform scale and weight suitability checks, along with other product measurements, as outlined in approved Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) and work instructions (WIs).
  • Document all work in accordance with government regulations and company procedures.


Required Qualifications

  • High School diploma or equivalent.
  • 1 year of manufacturing experience.
  • Knowledge of Good Manufacturing Practices (GMP).
  • Basic Microsoft proficiency including Word, Excel and Outlook.
  • Ability to effectively communicate in English both verbally and in written form.
  • Attention to detail, analytical, organizational and coordination skills.


Preferred Qualifications

  • Degree or professional certification in a relevant field.
  • Bilingual in English/Spanish.


Physical Requirements

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to talk and hear. This position is very active and requires standing, walking, bending, kneeling, stooping, crouching, crawling, and climbing all day. The employee must frequently lift and/or move up to 25 pounds and occasionally lift or move up to 50 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception and ability to adjust focus.