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Quality Assurance Technician

Simple Mills

This is a Full-time position in Chicago, IL posted February 12, 2021.

Quality Assurance Techniciann n Company Descriptionn n Simple Mills is a rapidly-growing Chicago-based company on the forefront of the clean food movement, transforming center store grocery aisles with products made from simple, whole food, nutrient dense ingredients.

In the company’s short history, Simple Mills has become the #1 bestselling natural baking mix, the #1 bestselling natural cracker, and the #2 bestselling natural cookie.n nDistributed in 20,000+ grocery stores nationally from Whole Foods to Target, Walmart and Kroger, the brand’s newest products include: Almond Flour Brownie Mix, Soft-Baked Almond Flour Bars, and Veggie Pita Crackers.

Simple Mills has earned broad recognition from top magazines, bloggers, and industry associations
– including a segment on our Founder & CEO Katlin Smith on the TODAY Show in April 2020.

Our products have been featured in a wide array of top publications including Vogue, Women’s Health, Forbes, Business Insider, mindbodygreen, NOSH and many more.

Simple Mills was also a 2019 Clean Eating Clean Choice Award Winner!n nThe company’s mission is to enrich lives and bodies through simple, delicious, real foods.

We strive to make healthful choices easy by offering food that tastes great in the moment and nourishes your body for the long-term.

We’re here to positively impact the way food is made because we believe in clean, nutritious foods for a greater life.

It’s that simple.n nRole Descriptionn nThis is a full-time, exempt, benefited position within the Simple Mills’ Manufacturing and Quality team based in Chicago, IL.

The Quality Assurance Technician is responsible for supporting Quality team members in their day-to-day execution and adherence to the Quality Management and Food Safety System at Simple Mills.n nThe Quality Assurance Technician will report to the Quality Assurance Manager and responsibilities will include:n Supports the QA department on maintaining high standards of quality by leading and executing laboratory testing and adhering to appropriate document management protocols Sets-up and executes product quality evaluations, including physical set-up of product evaluation, measurement of product attributes, evaluation of sensory attributes, data collection, and data reporting Evaluates retained samples to confirm compliance to Simple Mills internal specifications and maintains database of results Manages the Simple Mills Certificate of Analysis (COA) program Executes internal sensory panel studies and employee tests under guidance from the Quality Supervisor and according to protocols Manages inventory of product samples, small equipment and a retain sample library Partners with 3rd party laboratories to set up testing requirements and manage results Inspects products for safety, product quality, and packaging quality Monitors, records, and verifies Quality related documents Oversees the receipt of shipments of product samples and ingredients from manufactures and warehouses Supports the R&D team with sample preparation and shipments Develops and maintains standard reports Performs other projects as assignedn Position Requirementsn Bachelor’s Degree in Science preferred (Chemistry, Food Science, etc.) 1+ years related experience working in a food Quality laboratory setting and/or a food production environment Must have flexibility in working environment (lab & work from home combination) Must be able to work in a fast-paced environment and effectively manage/execute changes Position requires ability to act as a member of a highly functioning team Good communication (verbal and written), analytical, and critical thinking skills Must be proficient in Microsoft Office suite with intermediate PowerPoint skills and strong Excel capabilities (ability to structure and analyze data, manipulate pivot tables, create trackers, and utilize basic functions) Must be adaptable to other software applications as needed A passion for natural food and healthy eating as well as a desire to change the way we think about ingredient labelsn n Benefits Of Working At Simple Millsn You will make a huge impact as a key member of an emerging brand that’s changing the way we eat and facing explosive growth Working with a unified group of passionate team members that are driven by healthy food that tastes good and fuels your body Integrating into a company that is passionate about its people and their development, with consistent in-office classes and trainings Employee benefits including health, dental, vision, life, disability, FSA/DCA account options, Commuter Reimbursement Plan, and a 401(k) plann n Compensation will be competitive for the ideal candidate.

Simple Mills follows CDC recommendations to help insure a safe working environment during the COVID pandemic.

When in office, the following precautions are taken:n Maximum capacity limitations set Cleaning stations available to sanitize and obtain gloves Face coverings worn by all in office 6 feet distance maintained between employees Compostable/disposable cutlery available for mealsn At Simple Mills, we are committed to providing an environment of mutual respect and inclusion.

Equal employment opportunities are available to all applicants and teammates without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, gender (including pregnancy, childbirth, or related medical conditions), sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, age, past or present military service, physical or mental disability, or other applicable legally protected characteristics.

All aspects of employment are decided on the basis of business need, job requirements, and individual qualifications.n n Powered by JazzHRn n1jBn7r7zoM

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