Quality Control Technician

  • M Plant Productions, Inc.
  • Santa Rosa, CA, USA
  • 18 Jun, 2021
Full time Cannabis Processing Jobs

Job Description

 This is an excellent opportunity for the right person to apply their skills, learn new skills, and become a key member in a growing cannabis manufacturing company. You will be working with a highly successful team of food and beverage, and cannabis industry executives, scientists, engineers, marketers, and designers who are collaborating to produce a diverse portfolio of products. 

Company Background, Mission, Vision and Values 

Background: M Plant Productions is a Type 6 extraction and manufacturing company located in Santa Rosa, CA. The food grade, 19,200 square foot facility completed construction in mid-2019. Our current product lines include The Root of it All® topicals and tinctures, Mistifi® Vape pens, and Tough Mama® infused pre-rolls and vape carts. We are starting a Type 11 distribution operation to maximize utilization of our large warehouse space and optimize our supply chain. 

Our Mission is to develop and produce demonstrably better products and brands that deliver outstanding quality, efficacy, reliability and experiences. 

Our Vision is to create the leading trust-marks for cannabis and CBD consumers. 

Our Values: Innovative, Entrepreneurial, Collaborative, Customer centric, Principled 

Position Description 

The Quality Control technician is responsible for performing and accurately documenting quality checks on incoming raw materials, incoming packaging components, in process material, and finished products. The QC technician maintains a retain library, prints batch stickers, and helps the Quality Manager with investigations. In addition, they work as a member of the Quality Team in the creation and implementation of quality operations; including, training, auditing, record keeping, and ensuring compliance with all applicable regulations. 

Essential Functions 

• Establish, promote, and maintain a quality focused culture in production 

• Assist in batch pre-weigh, blend development, filling, labeling, pack-out and counts of all product lines 

• Review log sheets for clean and sanitized production equipment and rooms 

• Assist in general facility cleaning, maintenance, and organization 

• Daily review of work activities in production areas 

• Identify improvements and develop/implement actions steps 

• Model work flexibility in daily routines 

• Review in-process quality checks (IPQC) for completeness, accuracy and GDP requirements 

M Plant Productions’ policy is to provide equal employment opportunities to all applicants and employees without regard to race, color, religion, creed, gender, gender identity or expression, age, national origin or ancestry, citizenship, disability, sexual orientation, marital status, pregnancy, veteran status, membership in the uniformed services, genetic information, or any other basis protected by applicable law. 

Member of the HACCP team 

• Perform METRC transactions 

• Perform and document finished product inspection against specifications and quality standards 

• Assist and validate packaging solutions 

• Perform quality checks on incoming packaging components 

• Maintain retain library of packaging components, blends and finished products 

• Assist in root cause investigations 

• Conduct internal audits 

• Perform new employee training and annual refresher training 

• Support the Innovations team, performing tests and sampling as needed 

• Participate in sensory analysis 

• Practice GMPs and maintain compliance with state and local regulations 

• Meet assigned KPIs 

• Perform any other job duties as needed or assigned 

• Capable of self-developing and driving process improvement initiatives 

• Extraction Assignments 

• Controlled Document Development 

• Manage testing and QCP/CCP equipment weekly validation programs 

• Model safe behavior and practices for self, and others 

• Communicate effectively, cross-functionally between multiple locations, time zones, and departments 

• Promote collaborative, respectful and inclusive interactions with all team members 

• Capable of working through challenges with processes and people 

Requirements 

• Must be 21 years of age or older 

• 3 years of experience working in a quality focused position in a manufacturing environment (Preferably in CPG, cannabis manufacturing, or food/beverage) 

• Proficient Microsoft suite abilities 

• Organizational skills, strong attention to detail, and a positive attitude 

Preferred Requirements 

• HACCP, SQF, or ISO certified 

• Bilingual in Spanish and English 

• Sensory/organoleptic experience 

• Use of an ERP system and or METRC 

• Passion for cannabis 

• Interested in sustainable business practices 

Work Environment 

This position works throughout the facility, warehouse, and administrative areas. The climate is controlled in the core facility and office. Temperature is semi-controlled in the indoor warehouse and may fluctuate with the 

M Plant Productions’ policy is to provide equal employment opportunities to all applicants and employees without regard to race, color, religion, creed, gender, gender identity or expression, age, national origin or ancestry, citizenship, disability, sexual orientation, marital status, pregnancy, veteran status, membership in the uniformed services, genetic information, or any other basis protected by applicable law. 

seasons. The noise level fluctuates based off equipment being used and tasks being conducted. Personal protective equipment such as steel toe shoes are required for many duties. There are cameras throughout the facility for security purposes. 

Physical Demands 

This employee is frequently required to walk/stand greater than 50% of the time, or as often as necessary in carrying out job duties. Specific vision abilities required for this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and ability to adjust focus with the ability to see objects in presence of bright lighting (ex: computer screen.) Speech and hearing abilities are frequently required to interact with management, coworkers, temporary staffing, suppliers, and transporters. The employee will be required to do repetitive tasks such as applying caps, labels, packing materials, and typing. Occasionally requires reach with hands and arms, climb or balance, stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl less than 25% of time to move boxes of raw materials and package components. This position is classified as Medium work. Medium work involves lifting no more than 50 pounds at a time with frequent lifting or carrying of objects weighing up to 25 pounds. If someone can do medium work, we determine that he or she can also do sedentary and light work. 

EEO Statement 

M Plant Productions is an equal opportunity employer committed to diversifying its workforce. It is the company’s policy to provide equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants without regard to race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy, childbirth, breastfeeding, or related medical conditions), gender identity or expression, national origin, ancestry, age, disability, legally protected medical condition, genetic information, marital status, sexual orientation, protected veteran status, military status, citizenship status or any other status that is protected by law. M Plant Productions does not discriminate against applicants or employees because they have inquired about, discussed, or disclosed their own pay or the pay of another employee or applicant. 

We believe that every employee, through their diverse abilities and experiences, can contribute to our growth and the community we serve. We embrace diversity and are committed to providing equal opportunity to all employees and applicants. If you have a disability and require a reasonable accommodation during the application process, please contact our Human Resources Department. We will be happy to assist you. We will only share your accommodation request with those individuals who have a specific need to know. The request for an accommodation will not affect any hiring decisions. All other submissions should be performed online.