Job Type: Full-time

Department: Operations

Reports to: Kendal Rosenbaum – Food Quality and Safety Specialist

Circle Beverage manufactures beverage products that help people find balance & feel good, one drink at a time. Our mission is to provide enriching careers for our people, to uplift our partners, and to benefit society through our products and services.

Team Circle is collaborative and we push each other to achieve excellence. We help each other. We work toward the same goals whether they are small or large, short term or long term, and we cross the finish line together. Our team is energetic and eager to come to work everyday. We love the work we do because we know we are making the world a better place. We welcome everyone. We are kind to one another. We meet frequently. We have monthly town halls and other company social events. We do this to stay connected, focused, and have fun together. We are committed to creating an enjoyable, fulfilling workplace.

The Quality Assurance Technician is a full-time role that is accountable for the oversight and continuous improvement of Circle’s quality assurance programs across the beverage manufacturing plant.  The position is open & available for immediate hire and is a full-time (40 hrs/wk), day-shift position that is based at Circle’s manufacturing headquarters (no remote work option).

In this position your normal responsibilities will be: 

Daily Tasks:

  • Working alongside & coaching the production team to ensure compliance with SOP’s.
  • Batch Testing: pH, Brix, TA, sensory testing.
  • Batch Record creation, review, and filing.
  • Management of Retainer Sample Library.
  • Inbound Ingredient Document Control: COA, SDS, etc.
  • Lab Sample management.
  • Sanitizer level validation and logging.

Weekly Tasks:

  • EMP Swabbing.
  • 3rd Party sample capture, preparation, and delivery to 3rd party lab.
  • Weekly batch tracing validation.
  • Attending weekly production team meetings, QA meetings, and other plant leadership meetings.
  • Researching industry best practices & benchmarking to ensure continuous improvement of Circle’s QA standards.

Monthly Tasks:

  • Water Testing.
  • Full facility inspection with adherence and recommendation report.
  • Observe and interview production team members to verify adherence to the food safety system procedures.
  • Air Quality Testing.

Other Key Responsibilities:

  • Confirm Circle’s procedures comply with government and third-party regulations.
  • Internal audits, as well as audits of suppliers and distributors, to ensure compliance to safety protocols.
  • Lead interface with auditors and certifying agencies, including USDA Organic, SQF, FDA.
  • Manage supplier certifications and audits.
  • Manage equipment calibration program.
  • Corrective Action investigation and logging.
  • Pest Control management and verification.
  • Coordinate training sessions for Circle personnel on quality related topics.
  • Sanitation chemical inventory management

What experience are we looking for?

  • A minimum of 2 years leading & overseeing a food/beverage manufacturing quality program -OR- a Bachelor’s degree in Food Science or a relative science.
  • Eligible to work in the USA.
  • Valid drivers license.
  • Experience in HACCP and SQF Food Safety Systems. Preferred, but not required: you are certified in HACCP, PCQI and/or SQF Practitioner.
  • Proven track record of your dedication to making safety and quality a top priority and working collaboratively in a team environment.

 What You’ll Gain in this position:

  • Knowledge of SQF quality systems in the beverage industry.
  • The opportunity to lead the QA department of a rapidly growing company. 
  • Technical training and the potential of gaining certifications in specific areas.
  • Open access to leadership and regular business updates.
  • Benchmarking with other manufacturers in the food & beverage space.
  • The opportunity to expand your role & responsibilities over time.

Benefits at Circle:

  • Company Sponsored benefit package, including Medical/Dental/Vision coverage, 401k Match, Life Insurance, and Employee Assistance Program (EAP).
  • Elective benefits including 401k, Long & Short Term Disability, and others.
  • Continuing education credit.
  • A casual dress code.
  • Performance bonus opportunities.
  • Scheduled access to a cargo vehicle.

Interested Candidates: Apply here.

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