CPG Quality Control Technician

Location: Playa Vista, CA
Date Posted: 07-25-2018
Irwin Naturals is a marketing leading CPG company selling products to both the mass market and health food channels. Our product line crosses over multiple categories and are currently found in all major Food, Drug, Club and Mass market retailers throughout the US.
We are searching for a thorough and efficient Quality Control Technician who will perform quality inspection functions in support of the Quality department.  Primary responsibilities include assisting in inspection and release of finished goods, equipment calibrations, organization and filing of documents, shipping activities, and data entry functions.

Main Duties:
  • Perform inspection and physical testing of finished goods against specifications.
  • Assist with overall disposition and release of finish products.
  • Log receipt of finished goods into QC database.
  • Assist in investigation of nonconforming products.
  • Assist in reviewing product formulas.
  • Review product packaging against specifications.
  • Review and organize product certificates of analysis, inspection records and manufacturing documents.
  • Validate information and data on test reports and certificates of analysis.
  • Assist with inspection and disposition of product returns.
  • Collect and maintain finished good retain samples.
  • Collect and maintain product reference standards.
  • Perform equipment calibrations. 
  • Generate Certificates of Analysis for finished goods. 
  • Process product samples for shipping using FedEx shipping system.
  • Assemble test result data and summarize information into report format.
  • Perform administrative duties; including copying and filing.

Necessary Requirements:
  • Minimum AA/AS Degree in Chemistry, Biology or Physical Sciences.  BA/BS Degree in Chemistry, Biology or Physical Sciences preferred.  
  • Previous work experience in quality systems and/or laboratory testing.
  • Knowledge of quality systems.
  • Good written and verbal communication skills.
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite applications (Word, Excel, Outlook, Access).
  • Ability to assimilate information quickly.
  • Must be flexible and have the ability to multi-task different projects.
  • Ability to lift 20 pounds.
  • Knowledge of dietary supplement cGMPs, 21 CFR part 111 is preferred.
  • Superior organization skills.
  • Strong analytical and problem solving skills.
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