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Food Safety & Quality Assurance (FSQA) Technician - Flex Shift



Quality Assurance
Danville, VA, USA
Posted on Wednesday, June 5, 2024

Food Safety & Quality Assurance (FSQA) Technician for Night Shift (6PM - 6AM)

Pay for this position is $20.00/hour.

AeroFarms offers benefits that include enrollment in 401k, Medical, Dental, and Vision Insurance, PTO, and more.

Working Conditions: The AeroFarms facility has two areas: one is warm and humid: 80 degrees, the other is cold at 35 degrees. You are required to wear PPE provided by AeroFarms, including a facemask in the GMP/food production areas.

Who we are at AeroFarms:

The world needs our help. By 2050, there will be 9 billion people on the planet with less arable land than ever before. We need a solution to cultivate more using less and define the future of farming for generations to come. In 2004, AeroFarms began transforming agriculture with humans and our planet at the forefront.

In 2021, with 20+ current patents, 60+ pending patents, and 200+ invention disclosures, AeroFarms agriculture technology continues to grow unprecedented sustainable products, delivering elevated flavor, taste, experience, quality, access, and unmatched nutrition to you.

Here’s how we’re growing the best plants possible for the betterment of humanity:

  • Researching and understanding plants to be better, more intuitive farmers
  • Elevating local communities by increasing access to nutritious, high-quality, consistent, and safe products in a way that’s better for you and the planet.
  • Protecting and sustaining our environment for future generations
  • Pioneering consistent, and scalable indoor vertical farming food safety & traceability practices, and manufacturing standards
  • Investing in our AeroFarms humans and fostering our diverse company culture of inclusion, equity, excellence, teachability, and curiosity.

Click here to watch a video and learn more about AeroFarms

The Food Safety Technician Responsible for:

  • Monitoring and documenting all food safety programs.
  • Responsible for monitoring product safety throughout the manufacturing process and to ensure the product meets AeroFarms’ standards and specifications.
  • Support compliance, monitoring, and trending of key programs including but not limited to GAP/GMP, Pest Prevention, Internal Auditing, Microbiological, and Environmental Monitoring.
  • Report food safety and quality non-conformances and deviations to Food Safety Supervisor. Placing the product on hold and further evaluation.
  • Enforce GMP and Food Safety policies to ensure that Aerofarms quality standards are always maintained.
  • Monitors food safety alerts on an ongoing basis; and effectively communicates to all functional departments on food safety information and updates.
  • Generate value for AeroFarms by anticipating, analyzing, solving, and preventing problems.
  • Perform Pre-Operational Inspections before start-up and report any inadequacies to the Food Safety Supervisor.
  • Complies with the enforcement of all GMP policies, documentation, and record-keeping per company standards.
  • Special assignments upon request from the Sr. Manager, Food Safety and Quality Assurance

You have:

  • High School Diploma
  • 1-2 years of experience in a food manufacturing environment or lab and knowledge of food safety (required).
  • Bilingual (English/Spanish) desired
  • Proficient computer skills required. Experience operating in a Windows environment, managing files, and handling data.
  • Strong interpersonal skills, including conflict resolution.
  • Ability to work in a challenging and fast-paced environment with changing practices.
  • Must be able to communicate effectively.
  • Must be able to read, write, understand, and speak basic English (required).
  • Ability to respect and maintain confidential information.
  • Ability to work within a team environment.
  • Ability to lift, push, or pull up to 30 lbs.
  • Must be able to work independently and within a team.
  • Must have time management skills to meet certain deadlines.
  • Must be detailed oriented and organized.
  • Must have good communication skills.
  • Must have good basic math skills.
  • Must be able to work in a cold environment (about 34 degrees F) for long periods of time.
  • Availability to work weekends is a must.

Internal candidates seeking a promotion must have completed a minimum of six months in their current role and/or have less than four attendance points before becoming eligible for consideration.

*Please note that AeroFarms does not work with any external staffing/recruitment vendors. Any unsolicited resumes shared with the AeroFarms team will be considered property of AeroFarms and no recruitment fees of any kind will be paid or owed unless an existing recruitment agreement exists alongside with specific engagement for the role in question.

In accordance with organizational protocol, employees will at times be required to fill absences in the operation process that are equal to or lower than their positional hierarchy. Additionally, if an employee is absent, the role of the absent employee is to be completed by their immediate superior.