Quality Assurance

Posted by: Jeff Greenberg | Posted on: February 8, 2021

The Kitchen Coop is looking for someone to help keep our operation running properly by helping our operations team maintain compliance with Safety & Quality Standards. The primary responsibilities include observing performance and assuring compliance with HACCP/HARPC, GMP’s, SOP’s, third party audit requirements, and the like through internal audits and periodic reviews of Operations. Day to day responsibilities also include coordinating external and performing internal product testing for R&D and contract Manufacturing work.


  • Helping ownership and manufacturing colleagues implement systems that drive reduction in consumer complaints year over year
    • Monitoring product quality by conducting product tests and tests related to ingredients and packaging and evaluating outside lab tests
  • Authoring and updating food safety protocols, including GMPs, HACCP plans, and EMP Programs
  • Providing support, training and review of quality and sanitation policies, procedures, and practices to ensure they are being executed properly and consistently. This involves monitoring and assisting with master sanitation schedules, GMP, Traceability, HACCP, Gluten Free, and Kosher program adherence.
  • Evaluating suppliers and ingredients for Food Safety compliance
    • Evaluating certain Materials after receipt that require Quality inspection, testing or approval and releasing them for use
    • Reviewing Supplier applications for approval
    • Collecting information on anomalies and exceptions with regard to Materials, production and packaging
  • Inspecting the facilities, equipment, and operations.
    • Helping to implement improvements in quality control testing, equipment sanitation, general sanitation and housekeeping practices.
  • Supporting the implementation of corrective action plans to completion

Essential Qualifications:

  • 2 or more years experience with Food GMP’s, HACCP/HARPC and Quality Assurance, including experience preparing an organization for a 3rd party GMP or GFSI audit
  • Creating action plans to close the gap between “As Is” and “To Be” states
  • Keeping good records of specific details of one’s work and the time required
  • Auditing the paperwork created by others and catching inconsistencies in minutiae
  • Ability to organize, coordinate, prioritize, and facilitate multiple on-going tasks simultaneously
  • Communicating science and best practices to a diverse group of people in a respectful and efficient manner


  • Competitive salary in the range of $65 to $80k plus bonuses & benefits

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To Apply:
If you are interested in this position, please provide a resume, cover letter, and answers to a few questions using TKC’s Employment Inquiry form. Please include a complete list of the third-party audits with which you have experience,  your role in achieving those certifications, a sample SOP or HACCP program you authored, hours of availability, and current compensation requirements.




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