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QA Technician

Charlie's Produce
paid holidays, sick time, 401(k), profit sharing
United States, Alaska, Anchorage
9401 King Street (Show on map)
November 28, 2023
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Charlie's Produce - Who We Are

Charlie's Produce is a privately owned wholesale produce company. We are the largest privately owned produce wholesaler on the West Coast, and we are growing. The secret to our success in this industry is PEOPLE! We strive to hire the best and we reward them with a working environment that fosters loyalty, stability, innovation, and growth. Charlie's was founded in quality, and we are proud that it is still our focus.

With a team of dedicated people who are passionate about food, supply chain, and their community we are looking for like minded individuals to help further our goal to enhance our communities through quality produce.

What we offer:

    An amazing company culture!
  • Medical/Dental/Vision on the first of the month following hire.
  • ESOP (Profit Sharing) and 401(k).
  • Paid vacations, paid holidays.
  • Pre-tax commuter benefits, and onsite parking.
  • Coverage under State Sick Leave.
  • 100% Prepaid College Tuition for employees and their dependents.
  • Employee assistance program (EAP).
  • Potential 90-day performance-based raise
  • Yearly review with possibility of increase based on performance and tenure


The Role

This position is responsible for coordinating and implementing quality assurance functions of the processing department. This position will also assist in the internal audits and work with the compliance department resolving quality issues as they arise.

Essential Responsibilities Include, but Not Limited To

  • Enforcing food safety and security procedures for our facility through programs such as HACCP and GMP's.
  • Monitoring, documenting and reporting on finished product specifications to measure compliance with company standards.
  • Performing quality checks of raw, work in process, and finished product through inspections
  • Performing analysis of finished product as required. Analysis includes visual, weight, size, mix, color, etc.
  • Conduct self-inspections of facilities
  • Report the finding of food quality audits and analyze issues and implement solutions to QA Lead/Food Safety Manager.
  • Work with all departments to prepare for external audits.


Required Skills and Experience

Must have High School Degree or GED; At least 1 year experience in a Quality Assurance role or equivalent.


  • Strong skills in data collection and organization are required.
  • Ability to work weekends and holidays
  • The ideal candidate will also have a general understanding of food safety
  • Ensure that established process control procedures are followed throughout the plant.
  • Maintain plant compliance to the HACCP and quality systems programs.
  • Maintain daily product evaluation programs (scoring, key quality indicators, shelf life).
  • Communicate and cooperate with the USDA and FDA inspectors as needed
  • Must be able to read, write, understand and speak English fluently
  • Knowledge of HACCP and GMP's preferred
  • Must be able to work in a refrigerated environment 34-37 degrees up to 75% of the time.
  • Ability to work with diverse groups of people
  • Excellent organizational skills.

Hear from Charlie's employees

Supplemental Information

This employer participates in E-Verify and will provide the Social Security Administration and if necessary, the Department of Homeland Security with information from each new employee's Form I-9 to confirm work authorization.

We do not provide H1-B sponsorships at this time.

Please note that the pay range provided is a good faith estimate for the position at the time of posting. Actual compensation will be dependent on factors, including but not limited to, the individual's qualifications, experience, knowledge, skills, and abilities as well as physical work location within the state.

For additional protected privacy information please visit: Privacy Policy | Charlie's Produce (charliesproduce.com)

Charlie's Produce is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Visit our Employment Page for more details or to view our privacy center: https://www.charliesproduce.com/careers/

As an essential employer and key contributor to our community's food distribution chain, we will follow all state and federal guidelines on vaccination mandates, allowing for an accommodation for those that qualify.

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