Quality Control Laboratory Technician

Title: Quality Control Laboratory Technician
Classification: Hourly/Non-Exempt (eligible for OT)
Reports to: Quality Control Supervisor
Department: Quality Control
Location: Redmond, OR

Oregon's Wild Harvest is a proud family-owned & operated company dedicated to growing, sourcing and manufacturing the highest quality herbal supplements possible. Everything we do – from rigorous testing and standards to our regenerative farming practices – is done from the heart. Our mission is to offer safe and effective herbal medicine rooted in science and tradition. If you have a passion for healthy plants, people and planet, please apply to join our team.

OWH firmly believes that our employees are the heart of our success. Through exceptional teamwork, dedication and OWH guidelines, our employees thrive individually and collectively. This position description is designed to outline essential functions and qualifications, not to restrict one’s specified duties, but to summarize expectations and scope of responsibilities to foster individual and Farm Team success.

Job Summary:

The primary function of this position is to work with the Quality Control Supervisor and others in Quality Control and Production to support Production in monitoring the quality of products; ensuring certification of materials used in the manufacture of dietary supplements manufactured at Oregon’s Wild Harvest.

Key Functions/Responsibilities:

  • Walk the floor, perform batch record checks, inspect all Quality Control points (set up, equipment, metal detection, Standard Operating Procedures (SOP’s) followed, in-process material and finished product/label), Document findings
    a) Bottling/Packaging
    b) Blending Room
    c) Milling
    d) Encapsulating
    e) Raw Materials
    f) Bulk Packaging and Teas
    g) Bulk Capsules
    h) Finished Goods Extracts
    i) Extracts

  • Inspect material in quarantine
    a) Take samples
    b) Release or reject
    c) File paperwork

  • Sage Software
    a) Close batches
    b) Release raw material and product

  • Ensure compliance to Oregon Tilth and GMP regulation
  • Monitor sanitation of facility
  • Report any deviations of compliance to Quality Assurance Director immediately

  • Label Control/Inventory

    a) Keep track of and monitor all labels
    b) Dispose of old labels
  • Other duties might be assigned as the need arises

Qualifications/Skills:

  • Must have high integrity and ethics standards
  • Excellent analytical skills
  • Able to follow SOP to determine whether raw material and product specifications are met
  • Able to use simple measuring devices and computers (Inventory software, Excel, Access, Word)
  • Able to communicate and work well with others in a collaborative, team environment
  • Possesses or able to achieve thorough knowledge of Oregon Tilth, National Organic Program (NOP) and Good Manufacturing Practices (GMP)
  • US Citizenship or Permanent Resident (Green Card) required


Education: High School Diploma or GED required; College degree in Biology Chemistry, or other related field preferred

Experience: 3 years experience in a production, quality or related field strongly preferred

Skills:

  • Must be dependable, accurate, and possess integrity and commitment to high quality standards
  • Ability to perform basic math/algebra functions to complete Production paperwork
  • Strong Communication skills (oral and written)
  • Fluent in English (oral and written)
  • Strong interpersonal skills, ability to work collaboratively as part of a team


Other Requirements:

  • Able to manage stress appropriately
  • Able to work alone/independently


Physical Requirements: Able to perform essential functions of the job as indicated below, with or without reasonable accommodation

  • Stand and walk for extended periods of time (8-10 hours/day)
  • Perform repetitive tasks/motions
  • Distinguish colors
  • Hear alarms/telephone/tape recorder/normal speaking voice
  • Have good manual dexterity have good eye-hand-foot coordination
  • Have clarity of vision: Near (<20”); Mid (>20”-<<20’): Far (<20’)
  • Occasionally stoop, kneel, crouch, crawl or climb
  • Ability to reach above head and shoulders frequently
  • Ability to twist at waist frequently
  • Ability to lift 50 lbs. frequently
  • Ability to lift from floor level up, from waist level, or above shoulders/head occasionally
  • Ability to handle up to 100 lbs. occasionally, with or without lifting aids
  • Ability to move product using hand truck (up to 100 lbs.)
  • Ability to push/pull pallet jacks containing product of substantial weight occasionally
  • Ability to work in warehouse climate conditions


Working Conditions: Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) is provided as appropriate

  • Exposure to dust
  • Exposure to moving mechanical parts
  • Primarily indoors
  • Operating heavy equipment
  • Exposure to noise (sometimes loud and sustained)


OWH is an equal opportunity employer committed to building a diverse culture that values teamwork, integrity, innovations, and an unwavering commitment to our customer.

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