Lead Quality & Food Safety (QFS) Technician

at Farmer's Fridge in Chicago, Illinois, United States

Job Description

Lead Quality & Food Safety (QFS) Technician

Hourly Rate: $20.50 per hour / $250 Sign-on BONUS!

Shift: Shift A: Monday through Thursday (8:30am – 7:00pm)

Location: 5370 S. Cicero Ave., Chicago, IL

Check out our story! Click the link below. The Story of Farmer’s Fridge (\_ViHk)

In compliance with federal law, all persons hired will be required to verify identity and eligibility to work in the United States and to complete the required employment eligibility verification form upon hire.

Farmer’s Fridge is on a mission to make it simple for everyone to eat well. We serve healthy, handcrafted meals and snacks from our growing network of 400+ software-enabled vending machines that we refer to as smart Fridges, and a new direct-to-consumer business. We are striving to change the food system from the ground up – one Fridge or delivery at a time.

We are a team that cares about the business, our product’s impact, and each other. We are data-driven, innovative, and quick to move on to a good idea. We are looking for people who want to collaborate in an entrepreneurial, inclusive culture and are passionate about succeeding.

You’ll get…

+ Enjoy free lunch every day! An annual value of $4,000!

+ Competitive Salary & 401K company match that vests immediately upon participation

+ Traditional benefits for full-time hourly – Health, Dental, Vision, Life, Short Term, and Long Term Disability

+ Equity available to full-time employees after 1 year of employment

+ Generous sick leave & PTO policy

+ Up to 10 paid holidays

About the Role: Lead Quality and Food Safety (QFS) Technicians will fill an essential role in the monitoring and advancement of our food safety and quality programs. Through daily process checks the Lead QFS Techs will ensure the integrity of all of our products, so that our customers can always enjoy them with full confidence and satisfaction. Responsibilities as a Lead QFS Technician:

+ Support QFS & Sanitation Shift Lead and QFS Techs by being the first point of contact on the floor

+ Verify daily quality and food safety activities are completed and documented

+ Train new hires and support cross-training for other employees

+ Execute verification activities as delegated by the QFS Supervisor

+ Keep QA Office and supplies organized & communicate needs to the QFS Supervisor

+ Backup coverage for QFS & Sanitation Shift Lead as needed

+ Support master sanitation and emergency projects as needed (ie. HVAC issues, etc.)

Necessary knowledge, skills, and experience:

+ At least 1+ years of work experience in quality and/or food safety

+ Working knowledge of GMPs, SOPs, HACCP, and Food Safety requirements

+ Able to work in a 40°F environment for a full shift; standing and walking

+ Strong verbal and written communication skills; comfortable using a computer tablet

+ Ability to think on your feet and know when to escalate and ask for help

+ Ability to stay organized and be flexible in a fast-paced environment

+ Ability to utilize Gmail, Google Sheets, and Google Forms

+ Ability to read, speak and write in English required

+ Bilingual Spanish preferred but not required

+ Demonstrates a willingness to learn on the job and share knowledge with other team members

+ Takes direction well and asks thoughtful questions

Personal characteristics:

+ Detailed-oriented, passionate, and takes pride in doing the best job possible

+ Deeply caring about the team and the success of the business

+ Self-starter, eager to learn and support your peers in pursuit of shared goals

+ Humility: You appreciate everyone and the contributions that they make. The work of others is just as valuable as your own.

+ Flexibility: Things can change quickly. You take instruction well and use constructive feedback to improve the next time

+ Confidence: You understand “the why” behind your work and your demeanor inspires those around you

+ Positive: You’re the sort of person who is a joy to be around. You smile and lift people when they’re feeling down.

During your break – Never run on empty by enjoying daily Farmer’s Fridge meals, challenge a coworker to a game of ping pong, de-stress by taking a spin on our Nascar arcade game, or spend your break on one of our comfy couches. Happier Workdays – Walking into the facility should fill you with joy, not dread. We’re a fun and passionate group, and we don’t take ourselves too seriously. Bring your unique self to work, dress comfortably, and always feel free to share your thoughts and opinions. We encourage curiosity and inquiry; there’s no hierarchy here when we’re all swapping ideas. Innovate & Elevate – We are all teachers and learners. You’ll grow, and help grow the company through cross-functional collaboration, open access to leadership, and regular business updates. You have a direct impact on the company’s bottom line. You can also impact your bottom line by participating in our 401(k) plan, including a company match with immediate vesting. Farmer’s Fridge is an equal opportunity employer and values diversity at our company. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, or disability status. View our disclosures related to External Agencies and Applicants below:

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Job Posting: JC252011934

Posted On: Dec 04, 2023

Updated On: Dec 21, 2023

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