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Quality and Consumer Safety Technician 18 views

Bethlehem, PA

Founded in 2015, Bowery Farming is on a mission to democratize access to high-quality, local, safe and sustainable produce. We build smart indoor farms near cities, growing fresher, pesticide-free Protected Produce with bold flavor in precisely controlled environments, 365 days a year. At the heart of each farm is the proprietary BoweryOS, which integrates software, hardware, sensors, AI, computer vision systems, machine learning models, and robotics to orchestrate and automate the entirety of its operations. As a result, each farm creates far less waste and uses a fraction of the water and land compared to traditional agriculture. For more insight on our culture, our teams, and all the things that make us so unique, check out The Roots: Bowery Farming’s People Podcast.
About The Role:
Bowery Farming is seeking a Quality & Consumer Safety Technician who will carry out auditing, testing, calibration, data gathering, investigating duties. You will report to the Farm Quality Manager and be assigned to a shift to work alongside our Modern Farmers.

What You’ll Do:

  • Perform inbound raw materials inspections to ensure downstream quality.
  • Perform GMP inspections to ensure farm hygiene practices are maintained
  • Conduct pre-operational, inter-operational, and post-operational inspections and audits to maintain process integrity
  • Monitor farm assets, and perform calibrations as needed, to verify they are performing as required
  • Perform finished product audits
  • Represent and communicate all quality standards on the production floor
  • Maintain facility sanitation standards to ensure effective cleaning processes
  • Monitor the concentration of cleaning chemicals to ensure effective cleaning processes
  • Conduct weekly and monthly environmental sampling for laboratory analysis
  • Aid in inspecting returned product for quality and temperature specification deviation
  • Help to trend, interpret, and visualize data through use of spreadsheets and business intelligence software
  • Help to design and execute experiments, throughout the process areas, to provide data and insights for continuous improvement projects as needed
  • Aid in tracking, reviewing, and analyzing data associated with marketplace quality issues as needed
  • Aid in building CAPA reports when necessary
  • Participate in training initiatives to educate our staff on food safety best practices
  • Help to identify and remediate gaps in the Quality Management System
  • Collaborate with the Agricultural Science and Agricultural Operations team to operationalize new products
  • Able to conduct duties, 30% of the time, at a second location nearby
  • Provide other interdepartmental support as needed, and other duties as assigned.
  • Who You Are:

  • You will have at least a High School diploma or equivalent
  • Be PC or Mac familiar, with an ability to use a tablet or smartphone
  • You will have some understanding of food safety standards
  • You will have some understanding of cleaning and sanitation standards
  • You will have strong attention to detail and excellent organizational skills
  • You demonstrate strong verbal, written, and interpersonal skills; and are able to effectively communicate with and influence and engage peers
  • You are a self starter and should be able to work independently, with and without an itemized task list
  • You will be able to work flexible shifts as needed
  • You will be able to work in the cold room (sub 37 degrees) for short and extended periods of time (protective equipment provided)
  • You are able to work at heights (infrastructure and protective equipment provided)
  • You will be able to lift and move objects up to 49 pounds
  • You have the ability to bend, lift, stretch, and reach both below the waist and above the head.
  • Who We Are:

  • Bowery is a place where everyone is welcome, included and empowered to reach their full potential 
  • We live our shared values every day in both big and small ways: opt-in, think wildly different, break barriers together & be kind to the core 
  • We are a mission-driven team of unconventional thinkers, problem-solvers, optimists and activators 
  • We share a passion for giving back more to the planet than we take, growing deliciously abundant food without abundant harm
  • We are excited to hear from you!
  • Benefits and Perks:

  • Free benefits from Day 1 for employee (Medical, Dental, Vision) 
  • Heavily subsidized benefits for your family from Day 1 
  • 16 weeks of fully paid parental leave for all new parents (full-time employees)
  • Competitive vacation and sick time off
  • 401K & company stock options
  • Company paid Life Insurance, Short and Long Term Disability 
  • Free Mental Health Resources and Wellness Benefits including Spring Health (personalized quality therapy and psychiatry for mental health needs), Headspace (unlimited access to guided meditation sessions, Aaptiv (virtual fitness classes), Carrot (family forming support), Quit Genius (support for quitting addictive habits)
  • Uniforms and PPE provided by Bowery
  • Free leafy greens & more…
  • Based in New York City, Bowery is the largest vertical farming company in the United States, serving major e-commerce platforms and more than 850 grocery stores in the Northeast and Mid-Atlantic regions, including Albertsons Companies (Safeway and Acme), Amazon Fresh, Giant Food, Walmart, Weis, Whole Foods Market, and specialty grocers, with produce that’s harvested year-round at peak freshness, delivered within days of harvest. To date, we have raised $472 million from leading investors, including Fidelity Management & Research Company LLC, Temasek, GV (formerly Google Ventures), General Catalyst, GGV Capital, First Round Capital, and individuals including Henry Kravis, Jeff Wilke, as well as some of the foremost thought leaders in food, including Tom Colicchio, José Andrés and David Barber of Blue Hill.
    We celebrate unique backgrounds, qualities, and cultures that enrich the workplace. Join us in creating an inclusive work environment that is free of bias and discrimination, where everyone can be their authentic self.  We strongly encourage people from all walks of life and underrepresented backgrounds to apply and join the Bowery Farming team. We are an equal opportunity employer.

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