Quality and Food Safety Tech

| Chicago

About the role:

The Quality and Food Safety Technician will fill an essential role in the monitoring and advancement of our food safety and quality programs. Through daily process checks as well as short and long term projects, the QFS tech will ensure the integrity of all our products, so that our customers can always enjoy them with full confidence and satisfaction.

What kind of person are we looking for:

  • Detailed oriented
  • Deeply caring about the team and business
  • Self-starter, eager to learn and passionate about healthy & fresh foods

In a typical week, you will:

  • Conduct pre-op programs such as: ATP swabs and physical hazard controls etc.
  • Inspect incoming material and packaging: reject / document nonconforming material or material related incidents
  • Work with sourcing and warehouse management for corrective actions
  • Perform our daily food safety checklist: Run rule and GMP audit
  • Execute quality programs including (but not limited to): Weight control, WIP inspections & finished product testing
  • Review all food safety documents/processes in real time, and report any non-performance findings
  • Review driver's transportation temperature log
  • Daily monitoring of fridge/freezers & the production room
  • Perform calibration and EMP programs
  • Promote food safety culture within the organization

Minimum requirements:

  • 2+ years of experience in Quality & Food Safety
  • Bachelor's Degree in food science/relevant field
  • Working knowledge of cGMPs, SOPs, HACCP; PCQI
  • Able to work in 40 F production environment for a shift
  • Excellent verbal, and written communication skills
  • Strong organization and administrative skills

Benefits*:

  • Traditional Benefits -- Health, Dental, Vision, Life, Short Term Disability, LTD
  • 10 paid holidays
  • Generous PTO policy
  • Competitive starting salary & room for advancement
  • Spontaneous company events and community service activities
  • Work with a phenomenal team of individuals that are constantly pushing the market boundaries to offer healthy food at the utmost convenience.

*Benefits apply to full time employees only.

About Farmer's Fridge

At Farmer's Fridge, we're committed to making wholesome, delicious food simply accessible, so people can live a little happier. We aim to remove the roadblocks to eating well on the go. That means sourcing top-notch ingredients, handcrafting meals in our kitchen, packing & delivering fresh to our network of Fridges and ensuring the best possible customer experience. Unpurchased items are regularly donated to local food depositories, providing responsibly sourced nutrition to community members in need. If you're passionate about our mission to change the food system for the better, our team just may be the right fit for you.
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Location

Located in the Kinzie Industrial Corridor, we’re at the epicenter of the startup community. Find coffee shops, breweries, and inspiration all around.

An Insider's view of Farmer's Fridge

What are some social events your company does?

Working at a start-up can be a roller coaster, so we do our best to balance work & play. We have regular get-togethers including happy hours, mixers, and impromptu outings to celebrate the wins at the many restaurants & breweries in the area. We also throw a mean party, are 2018 kickball league champions and have yoga classes in the office monthly.

Eden

Revenue & Sustainability Manager, Farmer's Fridge

What does your typical day look like?

Given the fast-paced environment at the Fridge, things change so quickly around here. Each day comes with new projects and priorities - and no two days look the same. From meetings and calls to strategizing with the team, and travel, in the two years I've been here, it's safe to say that each day is different.

Syed Shah

Executive Director of Channel Partnerships

What makes someone successful on your team?

In a space dominated by big food players, we are building something truly innovative, and the response from the community reaffirms that we're on our way to helping people live healthier, happier lives. Challenges are met with optimism and passion instead of deep sighs and frustration, and the team really bands together to achieve shared goals.

Caroline

Director of Operations Systems, Farmer's Fridge

What is your vision for the company?

Farmer's Fridge aims to make fresh, healthy food as accessible as a candy bar. We are on a mission to improve public health through better access to delicious, nutritious food.

Luke

Founder & CEO, Farmer's Fridge

How would you describe the company’s work-life balance?

I love coming to a place where my coworkers are supportive of my trials as a working Mom. Where time is made for quiet, uninterrupted work with weekly clarity breaks. Where we are fully supported in our projects. I get to bring all of myself to work, the Mom, the food lover, and the runner—and feel like each part is appreciated and celebrated!

Sarah

Customer Development Manager

What are Farmer's Fridge Perks + Benefits

Farmer's Fridge Benefits Overview

Let’s talk perks. Because keeping you healthy and happy is what we’re all about.

We offer:
Traditional Benefits -- Health, Dental, Vision, Life, Short Term Disability, LTD

10 paid holidays

Generous PTO policy (Did somebody say vacay?!)

Daily Fridge Credits (Yep—Lunch is on us! Free snacks, too!)

Monthly cell phone credit

Spontaneous company events and community service activities (kickball, yoga, and yes—even the occasional bonsai tree taming tutorial can be expected!)

Opportunity to work with a phenomenal team of individuals that are constantly pushing the market boundaries to offer delicious, nutritious food at the utmost convenience.

Health Insurance & Wellness Benefits
Dental Benefits
Vision Benefits
Health Insurance Benefits
Life Insurance
Retirement & Stock Options Benefits
Company Equity
Child Care & Parental Leave Benefits
Generous Parental Leave
Vacation & Time Off Benefits
Generous PTO
Paid Holidays
Perks & Discounts
Casual Dress
Company Outings
Free Daily Meals
Daily Fridge credits!
Happy Hours

Additional Perks + Benefits

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