QA Specialist I

Location: Utica, New York
Date Posted: 27-08-2018
About Us

At MedMen, we started our journey in 2010 as a team of two with one big idea and a simple vision; cannabis as a consumer product. It is a simple idea with profound consequences for how marijuana is cultivated, produced and marketed. Quality standards matter, best practices matter, brand reputation matters. Today, MedMen is the most dominant cannabis enterprise in the emerging legal marijuana industry.

Our Story

We started MedMen with a simple vision; cannabis as a consumer product. It is a simple idea with profound consequences for how marijuana is cultivated, produced and marketed. Quality standards matter, best practices matter, brand reputation matters. Today, MedMen is the most dominant cannabis enterprise in the emerging legal marijuana industry.

MedMen is the first turnkey marijuana corporation of its kind and is transforming the way people experience and perceive this previously underground multi-billion-dollar cannabis/wellness industry. At MedMen you'll be inspired, challenged and humbled working with insanely smart and passionate people.
QA Specialist I                           
Assist with tasks related to quality and safety of finished products, excipients, packaging materials, ingredients, and processing methods. Ensure Good Agricultural Practices (GAP) and product safety practices are followed. 
Basic Duties and Responsibilities include the following. Other duties may be assigned
  • Support QA Manager and perform minor supervisory duties in absence of manager
  • Monitor and follow the HACCP Plan to ensure product safety
  • Ability to make quality/product safety decisions involving product quality
  • Analyze quality data to recommend quality and process improvements
  • Ensure calibration of quality testing instruments to provide accurate monitoring and recording of critical control points
  • Perform risk assessments and documentation of the deviation with a preventive action
  • Coordinate with production on quality issues, and document corrective actions
  • Inspect and maintain areas for sanitation
  • Ensure package integrity and accuracy
  • Pest Control
  • Pesticide Oversight
Daily Expectations:
  • Monitor all QA/processing paperwork hourly. Insure proper information, date, signature and relevant information is on processing batch records, data sheets, computer (where applicable) and quality monitoring documents.
  • Monitor production operator paperwork hourly. Insure proper information, date, signature and validity of information.
  • Confirm that facility GMP/Product Safety audit procedures are properly carried out and assigned work schedules are maintained.
  • Review and confirm accuracy of all batch records and batch testing results.
  • Inspect, and release all materials received for use of production of finished goods.
  • Verify product lot coding information is correct during manufacturing/labeling/processing
  • Communicate to Quality Manager or other management (in their absence) when critical quality issues arise.
  • Assist in development of special department projects and work in conjunction with manager, quality assurance services.
  • Retrieve and review external finished product testing results (Wadsworth, NYDOH, CLIMS, etc.)
  • Assisting the management team and provide QA support as necessary.
  • Monitor HACCP documentation. Verify HACCP verifications are complete for all products hourly.
  • Monitor all label documentation, date codes, print issues and compliance.
  • Perform label verification for Metric labeling, records, and sign documentation to verify compliance to requirements.
  • Monitor inbound packaging quality in conjunction with Inventory Control Department
  • Verify that all paperwork is correct for the line and/or product being run. Verify that all specification sheets, data and conformance information is correct for the product/line
  • Communicate product safety issues as they occur
  • Sample retrieval delivered to the lab or escort the 3rd party lab so that they may obtain their samples.
  • Ensure compliance with government regulatory agencies and third-party audits.
  • Review and recommend disposition of held raw material, WIP and finished products.
  • Provide proper atmosphere for employee attitudes and morale.
  • Performance Management
  • Technical Capacity
  • Discretion
  • Problem Solving/Analysis
  • Decision Making
  • Communication Proficiency
  • Collaboration Skills

Supervisory Responsibility

This position has no direct supervisory responsibilities but does serve as a coach and mentor for other positions in the department.

Work Environment

This job operates in a professional facility environment. This role routinely uses standard office equipment such as computers, phones, photocopiers, filing cabinets and fax machines. A large portion of the work will be performed in the plant where the noise may be loud.

Physical Demands

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job.
The employee is occasionally required to sit; climb or balance; and stoop, kneel, crouch or crawl. The employee must frequently lift and/or move up to 10 pounds and occasionally lift and/or move up to 25 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception and ability to adjust focus.

Position Type/Expected Hours of Work

Must be available during the core work hours of 7:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Some overtime and weekend hours expected.
Pay will be determined DOE


No travel is expected for this position.

Required Education and Experience
  • Must be at least 21 years of age
  • 2-4 years of experience in field, laboratory, or production facility quality control
  • High School diploma or General Education Diploma is required
  • Knowledge of Microsoft office

Preferred Education and Experience  
  • Team leader experience is a plus
  • FOCUS knowledge is a plus
  • * HACCP Certification (must be able to obtain within 90 days of employment)

Work Authorization/Security Clearance

There is no visa or H1-B sponsorship. 
AAP/EEO Statement

MMMG provides equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, or genetics. In addition to federal law requirements, MMMG complies with applicable state and local laws governing nondiscrimination in employment in every location in which the company has facilities. This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including recruiting, hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfer, leaves of absence, compensation, and training.
MMMG expressly prohibits any form of workplace harassment based on race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, age, genetic information, disability, or veteran status. Improper interference with the ability of MMMG employees to perform their job duties may result in discipline up to and including discharge.
Other Duties

Please note this job description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities that are required of the employee for this job. Duties, responsibilities, and activities may change at any time with or without notice.  
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