Quality Control Associate - Johnstown, OH

CuraleafView state requirements in Ohio
Job Posted
Sep 06, 2022
Company & Role Overview


Curaleaf Holdings, Inc. (CSE: CURA) (OTCQX: CURLF) ("Curaleaf") is a leading international provider of consumer products in cannabis, with a mission to improve lives by providing clarity around cannabis and confidence around consumption. As a high-growth cannabis company known for quality, expertise, and reliability, the company and its brands, including Curaleaf and Select provide industry-leading service, product selection, and accessibility across the medical and adult-use markets. In the United States,Today we operate in 21 states with 144 dispensaries and servicing nearly 2,200 wholesale partner accounts. We have 29 cultivation sites and over 6,000 team members. Curaleaf International is the leading vertically integrated cannabis company in Europe with a unique supply and distribution network throughout the European market, bringing together pioneering science and research with cutting-edge cultivation, extraction, and production. Home | Curaleaf | Cannabis with Confidence

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Curaleaf is hiring a Quality Control Associate for our Gummy manufacturing process. The Associate will be responsible to enforce processing and manufacturing procedures, technology, and business practices documented in State-level SOPs, policies, forms, and batch records. This role will support ongoing operations within the State, working closely with site and regional leaders to continuously improve operations. The Quality Technician will oversee the entire process for Gummy products and be responsible for compiling and verifying batch records and confirm product quality requirements are met. This role will closely communicate with other Curaleaf teams including, but not limited to: Compliance, Operations, and Cultivation.

The Quality Control Associate will work cross-functionally to plan, organize, and recommend strategies to ensure products are developed successfully and in accordance with all specifications, SOP's, and GMP's. This includes a complete understanding of the operation and maintenance for all equipment and HMI controls critical to Gummy manufacturing. Responsible for ensuring finished Gummies meet formulation specifications, food safety guidelines, and established quality standards.

  • Conduct inspections and audits to monitor and ensure traceability of product movement throughout the facility and to confirm established product quality requirements are achieved across all stages of production.
  • Promptly communicate identified discrepancies to site and regional leaders and document accordingly.
  • Advise operators of problems and follow up to ensure resolution; troubleshoot equipment issues and resolve efficiently to minimize production downtime.
  • Investigate and participate in correction activities as directed.
  • Assist (or responsible?) with calibration, preventative, and routine maintenance of equipment.
  • Continuously monitor processes to ensure sampling is appropriate to the product; color, flavor, weight, size, and appearance of the finished product meets specifications.
  • Oversee QC for changeovers from one product or batch to another; ensure equipment and product continues to meet all specifications.
  • Works with and trains new employees in all facets of Gummy manufacturing operation.
  • Ensure work areas are maintained, organized, and in compliance with sanitary requirements.
  • Accurately complete documentation and enter data to ensure compliance with internal and regulatory requirements; responsible for maintaining traceability in seed-to-sale and information management systems.
  • Perform duties related to sampling and testing as required by production and staffing needs.
  • Provide guidance on placement of operators and others on the production line.
  • Possesses knowledge of the sanitation, safety, and requirements for food processing, handling, and storage in manufacturing of Gummy products.
  • Responsible for CIP operation throughout all equipment used in the process to manufacture Gummy products.
  • Understand the interface between the Gummy Kitchen operation and the equipment operation.
  • Maintain HACCP for all products and processes manufactured onsite.
  • Lifts containers of in-process, finished, or waste products and transports within the facility as necessary.
  • Perform all duties in compliance with safety rules, standard operating procedures and good manufacturing practices.
  • Responsible for destruction of designated Gummy products.
  • Maintain and enforce strict adherence to established safety and security procedures and report potentially unsafe conditions.
  • Identify areas for quality control improvement and participate in problem solving activities to drive process improvements.
  • Promote a culture of quality and change management.
  • Additional duties and responsibilities will be assigned as necessary.

Minimum Qualifications:

  • A high school diploma or GED is required
  • Degree preferred in analytical chemistry or similar/related field
  • Certification: None

  • Requires a minimum of one year of experience as a machine operator in a manufacturing process
  • Analytical instrumentation experience preferred
  • Analytical experience
  • Demonstrated leadership qualities is required
  • Prior lead experience preferred
  • Subject to background check per state cannabis regulations
  • Working knowledge of the Gummy manufacturing process, typically resulting from a minimum of one-year experience in related jobs (e.g., gummy, candy or confectionery manufacturing) is preferred

Knowledge/Skills/Abilities: Requires:
  • Fluent English skills to read/understand written instructions, manuals, and other information; to maintain a variety of written records, and to communicate effectively with and train, employees in a complex process.
  • Fundamental arithmetic skills (addition, subtraction, division) to calculate weights, fills, etc.
  • Computer skills, including keyboarding, standard functions, and data entry.
  • Manual dexterity to manipulate controls, disassemble/assemble equipment using a variety of hand tools.
  • Mechanical aptitude for troubleshooting and fixing equipment malfunctions, reading/understand gauges/controls/touch screen logic.
  • Physical ability to stand/walk for much of work shift and push/pull/lift large containers weighing up to 50 pounds.
  • Mechanical aptitude for troubleshooting and fixing equipment malfunctions.

Physical Requirements:
  • Stand/walk for most of the work shift
  • Perform duties that require constant attention to the manufacturing process
  • Occasionally push/pull containers weighing up to 500 pounds and lift containers weighing up to 50 pounds
  • Adjust to distractions and interruptions about one-third of the time and handle multiple priorities simultaneously

  • Constant exposure to noise levels loud enough to require employees to wear hearing protection
  • Warm temperature levels, fumes, vibration, etc., enough to cause minor discomfort, oily/wet conditions
  • Employees to wear protective eyewear, hair nets, uniforms, steel-toed shoes, and gloves

  • The incumbent must be able to perform this job safely in accordance with standard operating procedures and good manufacturing practices without endangering the health or safety of self or others

Curaleaf is committed to creating a diverse environment and is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, genetics, disability, age, or veteran status.

About Curaleaf

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