Quality Assurance Associate

Posted: October 6, 2020

Closing: December 31, 2020

Clara Foods is bringing an egg white to the table that is produced completely animal-free using fermentation technology, that uses less land and water inputs, while matching the taste, nutritional value, and unique culinary properties of hen-borne egg whites.

We are looking for a candidate with experience in quality assurance and food safety management in the food industry.

Reports to: Associate Director, Product

Location: South San Francisco, CA

FLSA Status: Exempt, Full-Time 

Role and Responsibilities

• Perform tests to check for compliance of products to quality specifications.

• Create SOPs for quality testing of new protein candidates.

• Timely submission of Reports capturing test results and status of spec conformance of products tested.

• Organize and maintain food safety and quality assurance records.

• Work with operations, product development and marketing to establish quality attributes of products to ensure compliance and sustainability.

• Regular inspection, calibration and maintenance of analytical instrumentation used by Product Team.

• Assist in investigating quality incidents – foreign material, food safety, quality non-conforming product to identify root causes and facilitating correction action(s) by CMO.

• Liaise with CMO to assist in food safety audits.

• Contribute towards protein validation, discovery & analysis projects in line with Clara Foods’ product commercialization strategy.

Qualifications and Education Requirements

• Bachelor’s degree in Food Science, Chemistry, Biochemistry, Microbiology or a similar program.

• At least 2 - 4 years of experience working in quality assurance and food safety management in the food industry.

• Must be authorized to work in the United States for Clara Foods.

Preferred Skills and Abilities

• Experience working in a GLP/GMP lab environment and familiarity with lab safety best practices is required. 

• Attention to detail and due diligence in executing analyses and data recording.

• Ability to contribute in a fast paced, research-oriented environment.

• Experience with HACCP, SQF, FSMA and other relevant food safety program is highly desirable.

• Knowledge of food chemistry, ingredient technology, food processing and analytical

techniques used in food industry is highly desirable.

• Strong communication and presentation skills.

• Good teamwork, ability to multitask, and good organization skills.

• Proficiency in MS Word, Excel, PowerPoint and statistical analysis.

What Clara Can Offer

• Generous benefits package; 100% medical, dental, and vision employee coverage, 401k matching, and stock

• Optional benefits; Dependent coverage, FSA, HSA, Commuter, Pet Care, and additional life insurance

• Flexible PTO and 10 paid company holidays per year

• Free parking, unlimited gym access, lounge, mini-golf patio, yoga and fitness classes onsite 

• Unlimited supply of sparkling water, granola bars, snacks, local coffee and tea

• Weekly virtual happy hours

• Monthly all-hands meetings and 1:1 with CEO and leadership

• Close to South San Francisco BART and Cal Train stations, including free shuttle service

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