Quality Control Associate at Imperfect Produce
San Antonio, TX, US
About Imperfect
 
Imperfect is a produce delivery startup on a mission to reduce food waste and to make fresh produce more affordable, accessible, and convenient. We source produce directly from farms, which would otherwise go to waste, and deliver it to customers' doors for an average of 30% less than grocery store prices. Since our start in 2015, our customers have saved millions of pounds of produce from going to waste.
 
Imperfect is more than just a produce box! In everything we do, we bring an appetite, lead with heart, embrace imperfection, and work to grow the movement. We aim to cultivate sustainable environments everywhere we go–whether in the office, warehouse, or field. By working at Imperfect, you’re helping build a more sustainable and effective food system. You’re helping fight food waste. You’re ensuring farmers are rewarded for their full harvest. You’re improving access to healthy food in food deserts. With each curvy cucumber and misshapen potato, you’re helping shape our world for the better.
 
We're headquartered in San Francisco with operations all over the country. Check our website to see if there is an Imperfect near you!
 
We're looking for folks who are positive, motivated, and ready to change the world. If that sounds like you, drop us a line!
 
 
About the Role
 
We are looking for a Quality Control Associate who can help enter study data into an electronic format and quality check as you go. You are the first person to review all data and will need to be extremely well-organized, efficient, and detail oriented. If you're a take-charge problem solver passionate about fighting food waste, we'd love to talk!

Responsibilities

      • Maintains quality standards by approving incoming products that conforms to specifications; conducting visual and measurement tests; rejecting and returning unacceptable products.
      • Maintains quality standards by approving in-process production that conforms to specifications; conducting visual and measurement tests; communicating required adjustments to facility leadership.
      • Maintains quality standards by approving raw & finished products that conforms to specifications; conducting visual and measurement tests; returning products for re-work; confirming re-work.
      • Maintains quality standards by removing all products that fail to meet specifications.
      • Monitor operations & recommend process improvements to meet standards.
      • Coach and mentor employees; seek opportunities to grow leadership in others
      • Communicates and documents inspection and data results by completing reports and logs; summarizing re-work and waste; inputting data into the database.
      • Maintains safe and healthy work environment by following standards and procedures; complying with legal regulations.
      • Updates job knowledge by participating in educational opportunities, reading technical publications, attending seminars, watching industry videos, etc.
      • Accomplishes organizational mission by completing related results as needed
 

About You

      • 0-1 Years of experience
      • Strong communication skills, including the ability to explain and teach methodologies.
      • Excellent computer skills and ability to analyze information & data.
      • Analytical, logical thought process and meticulous attention to detail.
      • Ability to use and maintain inspection equipment.
      • Understanding of manufacturing methods and procedures.
      • Highly organized and strong attention to detail
      • Ability to problem-solve and think on your feet (A.K.A. a mental juggler)
      • Excels at independent, unsupervised work
 

Details of Position

      • Reports to the Quality Control Director located in San Antonio
      • Full-time hourly position
      • Schedule: Open Availability Monday-Friday between 4:00 AM- 12:30 
      • Benefits include medical, vision, health, stock options, and free produce!
 
Individuals seeking employment at Imperfect Foods are considered without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, age, gender, marital status, ancestry, physical or mental disability, veteran status, or sexual orientation.
 
U.S. E-Verify Notice: Imperfect Foods participates in E-Verify in the United States. Imperfect will provide the U.S. Social Security Administration (SSA) and, if necessary, the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS), with information from each new employee's Form I-9 to confirm work authorization.