Warehouse Quality Control Lead- 3rd Shift at Imperfect Foods
Los Angeles, CA, US

About Imperfect

Imperfect Foods was founded in 2015 with a mission to reduce food waste and build a better food system for everyone. We offer imperfect (yet delicious) produce, affordable pantry items, and quality meat and dairy. We deliver them conveniently to our customers’ doorsteps and pride ourselves on offering up to a 30% discount compared to grocery store prices. Our customers can get the healthy, seasonal produce they want alongside the grocery staples they rely on, without having to compromise their budget or values. We’re proving that doing the right thing for the planet doesn’t have to cost more, and that shopping for quality ingredients can support the people and resources that it takes to grow our favorite foods.

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!

How we are protecting employees from COVID-19

At Imperfect Foods, employee health and safety is our top priority. We have implemented processes and precautions to prevent the spread of COVID-19 in our facilities. We provide gloves, masks, and hand sanitizer to all essential employees who must report to work. Before entering our warehouse, employees have their temperatures checked. In addition, we take great care to ensure frequently touched surfaces are sanitized throughout the day and all warehouses are fully sanitized weekly.

We have also implemented an Emergency Sick Leave policy providing full-time and part-time employees 2 additional weeks of paid time off and up to 26 weeks paid leave if they have a confirmed case of COVID-19.

About  the Role:

We are looking for a Quality Control Lead who can help enter study data into an electronic format and quality check as you go. You are the first person to capture 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!

Duties and Responsibilities:

Effectively communicates with all co-workers while still embodying our values. Provides employees guidance on how to properly perform their task.

Support and follow direction from all managers and supervisors and complete tasks with minimum supervision.

Maintains quality standards by approving incoming products that conforms to specifications; conducting visual and measurement tests; rejecting and returning unacceptable products within a short time frame.

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.

Maintains safe and healthy work environment by following standards and procedures; complying with legal regulations.

Accomplishes organizational mission by completing related results as needed

Responsible for the performance  and productivity of their team

Train new employees on standard operating procedures, Safety guidelines, and GMPs.

Performs duties to support the operations of production, warehouse and inventory teams.

Report any potential safety hazards or repair needs to supervisor or management

Maintains the work area and equipment in a clean and orderly condition and follows prescribed safety regulations. 

Communicate with other cross-functional departments in order to collaborate and solve problems especially prep leads 

Report food safety and quality problems to personnel with authority to initiate action

Other Duties

Please note this job description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities that are required of the employee for this job. Duties, responsibilities and activities may change or be supplemented at any time with or without notice.

Skills and Qualifications:

1 year of related experience preferred

Basic produce knowledge

Proficient in computer systems (Microsoft Office, Google Sheets)

Ability to read and write English

Ability to count and basic math skills

Ability to stay focused, work efficiently, and deliver results both alone and as part of a team

Ability to lift 50 lbs and work standing for 8+ hours 

Comfortable working in a refrigerated environment (38°F)

Packing or assembly line experience

Creative problem-solving skills

Certification in forklift operation preferred, but not required

Details of the Position:

Reports to the Quality Supervisor

3rd Shift (Graveyard Shift)

Full-time hourly position

Position based out of our City of Industry Warehouse 

Schedule: Open Availability Sunday-Friday

Benefits include medical, vision, health, stock options, and free produce!

Physical Requirements:

Ability to work in both hot and cold temperature conditions 

Able to walk, stand, bend, squat/stoop, climb, reach, crouch, and kneel throughout the workday.

Lift, lower, push, pull, leverage and manipulate equipment and/ or packages weighing up to 50 pounds repeatedly or continuously over time.

About you!

1 Year 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

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.