Quality Assurance Technician at Cresco Labs | Powderkeg

COMPANY OVERVIEW

Cresco Labs is one of the largest public, vertically integrated, multistate operators in the cannabis industry. Our portfolio of in-house cultivated and manufactured brands features some of the highest quality, most awarded and most popular cannabis products in America. With dozens of locations nationwide, our owned and operated Sunnyside® dispensaries provide a welcoming, positive, judgement-free place to shop for anyone at any point on their cannabis journey.

Founded in 2013, Cresco Labs’ mission is to normalize and professionalize cannabis through our passionate employees. As stewards of the cannabis industry, our teams are constantly focused on supporting the needs of our fellow colleagues, consumers, customers, and communities alike. With a focus on Social Equity and Educational Development, our SEEDTM initiative ensures that our company reflects the communities in which we serve, ensuring equal opportunity for all to have the knowledge and resources to work in and own businesses in cannabis.

At Cresco Labs, we aim to revolutionize and lead the nation’s cannabis industry with a focus on quality and consistency of product, and to bring legitimacy to the industry with the highest level of integrity and professionalism.

If you’re interested in joining our mission, click the below links to join our team today!

MISSION STATEMENT

At Cresco, we aim to lead the nation’s cannabis industry with a focus on regulatory compliance, product consistency, and customer satisfaction. Our operations bring legitimacy to the cannabis industry by acting with the highest level of integrity, strictly adhering to regulations, and promoting the clinical efficacy of cannabis. As Cresco grows, we will operate with the same level of professionalism and precision in each new market we move in to.

Shift:

Tuesday - Saturday: 7:00am to 3:30pm

JOB SUMMARY

Cresco Labs is seeking a Quality Assurance (QA) Technician to join our manufacturing team in our facility. As a QA Technician, you will be responsible for assisting with quality-related activities at the facility associated with incoming inspection, start-up verification, in-process verifications & checks, and sampling and inspection of finished products. Product families could include cannabis flower, cannabis oil, manufacturing infused products (vape pens/cartridges), and food products (gummies). This position will also help ensure products are being produced in a manner that meets all specifications and brand consistency. You will also assist in identifying potential quality risks and working with operations personnel to develop improvement opportunities. The ideal candidate must possess a strong attention to detail and experience working within a highly regulated industry.

CORE JOB DUTIES

  • Performs incoming inspections
  • Performs finished product sampling and inspection
  • Maintains retain library
  • Performs equipment and product line clearances before processing/production runs including but not limited to cleaning and sanitation verification, metal detector checks, and balance checks.
  • Performs regulatory label review and approval prior to start-up
  • Performs in-process verifications to ensure product weights, correct labeling & packaging for transfer.
  • Performs in-process ANSI inspections.
  • Performs verifications on finished product including but not limited to metal detection checks, label review, and record review.
  • Assists in customer complaints and product investigations, helping to assess risk, identify root cause and quarantine product.
  • Inspects packaged orders to ensure correct content and quantities, as deemed necessary.
  • Reviews in-process batch documentation to ensure real-time compliance to product specifications, good documentation practices and written policies/procedures.
  • Monitors compliance to established Good Manufacturing Practice (GMP) guidance.
  • Reviews product quality standards and specifications to make sure they are available during production runs.
  • Complete all required trainings on time.
  • Conducts all duties in compliance with safety rules, applicable SOPs, and other applicable guidelines.
  • Other duties as assigned

REQUIRED EXPERIENCE, EDUCATION AND SKILLS

  • Bachelors Degree, OR 1-2 years experience & an Associate Degree, OR 2+ years experience in a production environment
  • Prior experience in a highly regulated industry. Highly desirable: healthcare, medical devices, pharmaceutical, consumer packaged goods (food), FDA, HACCP, or SQ.
  • Prior experience in Quality Assurance or Quality Control function desired
  • Prior experience with product sampling, inspection procedures, customer complaints, product investigations, and CAPA desired
  • Ability to follow written procedures and monitor others for adherence to written procedures
  • Ability to create or update written procedures with site operations personnel, as needed
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills
  • Detail-oriented
  • Utilizes critical thinking to troubleshoot issues, work collaboratively with a team to brainstorm solutions, and implement solutions.

BENEFITS

Cresco Labs is proud to offer eligible employees a robust offering of benefits including, major medical, dental and vision insurance, a 401(K)-match program, FSA/HSA programs, LTD/STD options, life insurance and AD&D. We also offer eligible employees paid holidays and paid time off. Other rewards may include annual discretionary bonuses, stock options as well as participation in our employee discount program. Benefits eligibility for permanent positions may vary by full-time or part-time roles, location, or position.

ADDITIONAL REQUIREMENTS

  • Must be 21 years of age or older to apply
  • Must comply with all legal or company regulations for working in the industry

Cresco Labs is an Equal Opportunity Employer and all applicants will be considered without attention to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, veteran, or disability status.

California Consumer Privacy Act (“CCPA”) Notice to Applicants:
Please read the [California Employee Privacy

Notice](https://www.sunnyside.shop/california-employee-privacy-notice)[ ](https://www.crescolabs.com/california-employee-privacy-notice/)(“CA Privacy Notice”) regarding Sunnyside* and its affiliate Cresco Labs’ policies pertaining to the collection, use, and disclosure of personal information. This CA Privacy Notice supplements the information contained in the Sunnyside* Privacy Policy and applies to California resident employees and job applicants. Applicants with disabilities may access this notice in an alternative format by contacting CCPAnotice@crescolabs.com

Reporting a Scam:

Cresco Labs is aware of fictitious employment offers being circulated from various sources. Many of these schemes consist of an alleged offer of employment with Cresco Labs with the intention of gaining personal information, including payment and/or banking information. Be aware that fraudulent job offers and correspondence may appear legitimate: they may feature a Cresco Labs logo, they may appear to originate from an official- looking email address or web site, or they may be sent by individuals purporting to represent Cresco Labs or an entity which includes the word Cresco Labs in its name.

Please note that Cresco Labs **does not **ask for payment or personal banking information as a condition of employment. Any personal information is requested for payroll or state badging purposes only. Applications can be securely submitted through our career’s pages.

We are working diligently to block this from happening. Beware if an

offer of employment looks too good to be true. Never divulge personal and banking information or send money if you are unsure of the authenticity of an email or other communication in the name of Cresco Labs.

If you are in doubt, please contact us at **[Report-a-

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Job Summary
  • Job Title
    Quality Assurance Technician
  • Company
    Cresco Labs
  • Location
    Chicago, IL
  • Employment Type
    Full time
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