Reno Staffing is looking for a QA/QC Specialist Lead for for a large cannabis manufacturer in the Mustang area of Sparks.

Rate of pay is negotiable based on candidate and experience level.


CANDIDATE WILL HAVE TO OBTAIN MARIJUANA ESTABLISHMENT AGENT CARD.

SUMMARY
Trains, mentors and oversees the QA/QC Specialists I and II. 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. 

BASIC DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES include the following. Other duties may be assigned.
  • Monitor, follow and complete routine reviews of plant HACCP plan to ensure product safety.
  • Ability to make sound product safety decisions involving product quality and food safety.  
  • 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. Assist with managing equipment calibration program and relationship with outside vendors.
  • 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 and identify risks and recommend corrective actions as needed.
  • Ensure package integrity and accuracy.
  • Pest control and pesticide control oversight and management with outside vendor as needed.
  • Support QA Manager and assist other QA / QC Specialists as needed.

DAILY EXPECTATIONS:
  • 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 and environmental swabs as needed and evaluate and make recommendations on effectiveness of set programs.  

Competencies
•           Performance Management.
•           Performance Management.
•           Technical Capacity.
•           Discretion.
•           Problem Solving/Analysis.
•           Decision Making.
•           Communication Proficiency.
•           Collaboration Skills.

Supervisory Responsibility
This position has no direct supervisory responsibilities, but does serve as a coach and mentor for other Quality Specialists in the department. This position will back-up and cover the Supervisor and/or Manager responsibilities during times when they are scheduled off.

Work Environment
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.

Physical Demands
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.

Pay will be determined DOE

Travel
No travel is expected for this position.

Required Education and Experience

• Must be at least 21 years of age
  • 2-4 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  
  • Associate or Bachelors degree in Nutrition, Food Safety, Quality Assurance or Quality Management
  • Team leader experience is a plus
  • FOCUS knowledge is a plus
  • Metrc knowledge a plus
  • HACCP Certification (obtainment within 90 days of employment)
  • Serv Safe Certification (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.

To apply, please do so via this job posting. A RESUME IS REQUIRED TO BE CONSIDERED. Applications without a resume will not be responded to.

An in person interview with client will also be required.


Reno Staffing
2255 Green Vista Drive, Suite 402
Sparks, NV 89431
775-356-1137


 

Department: Manufacturing
This is a full time position

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