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Quality Manager

MycoWorks

MycoWorks

Quality Assurance
South Carolina, USA
Posted on Friday, April 5, 2024

We’re on a journey to Grow the Future of Materials. How? By unlocking the unique properties of mycelium, the root structure of mushrooms. Our patented technology, Fine Mycelium™, unleashes a new class of materials crafted from nature, engineered for performance, and built for a resilient future.We’re seeking passionate learners to join us in pioneering a materials revolution and creating an epic place to work. MycoWorks offers competitive equity and benefits programs to support the health, well-being, and financial empowerment of all our employees.We root our relationships with our partners and one another in our core values: Be Mycelial, Cultivate Quality, and Grow the Future, and we're committed to building a diverse team and an inclusive environment where all employees belong. Women, gender expansive individuals, people of color, individuals with disabilities, veterans, and LGBTQ+ candidates are strongly encouraged to apply.

Job Summary
MycoWorks is seeking a person to fill the role of Quality Manager. This position is not a remote or hybrid role. This position is required to adapt to the work culture of Mycoworks and continue embracing the MycoWay culture among the employees in the Quality department. This role will be responsible for leading the implementation and management of the site Quality Management System, QC microbiology, environment monitoring, quality control, and material testing.

Responsibilities

  • Ensuring manufacturing products and processes meet minimum standards of quality
  • Managing the development and implementation of a site quality management system (QMS)
  • Driving the implementation of quality system metrics such as daily direction setting, quality incident elimination, quality behavioral observation system, risk assessment, and prediction, etc.
  • Overseeing the management of raw materials, in-process, and finished material testing
  • Developing, validating, and reviewing specifications for products or processes
  • Ensuring a robust environmental monitoring and sanitation program in place
  • Understanding customer needs and requirements to develop effective quality monitoring processes
  • Eliminating product losses due to quality failures and finding the root causes
  • Managing the Quality team and talent development
  • Providing coaching and mentoring team members for personal and professional development
  • Reporting site process and product quality performance and issues on a regular basis
  • Working closely with cross-functional teams on projects such as new processes or product development, process changes, continuous improvement, etc.
  • Providing recommendations on improving product quality to the site management team based on statistical data analysis
  • Driving changes for better product quality results
  • Executing all project tasks as assigned

Qualifications

  • 5-10 years of quality assurance and quality control in a manufacturing environment
  • Minimum of Bachelor's degree in agriculture, material science, food science, microbiology, mycology or equivalent
  • Minimum 3+ years of people management experience
  • Strong organizational and leadership skills
  • Experience in a regulated manufacturing processes such as food, pharma, or leather materials is a plus
  • Experience in liquid or solid fermentation manufacturing processes is a plus
  • Experience in RTE food or consumer products manufacturing is a plus
  • A good understanding of basic microbiology is a plus
  • Experience in developing quality management systems from the ground up for new or existing manufacturing site
  • Good verbal and written communication skills
  • Fluent in English
  • Good interpersonal and problem-solving skill
  • Excellent working knowledge of data analysis, statistical methods, and data reporting
  • Capable of presenting data and providing data interpretation
  • Successful managerial experience of a team (the ability to set goals, delegate work, and follow up results)
  • Uphold positive thinking and good work ethic
  • Excellent capability with MS Office / GSuite tools
  • Highly adaptable to the dynamics of a fast manufacturing environment
  • Flexibility to travel domestically and internationally occasionally if requested

Physical Demand

Frequency

Stand or Sit (stationary position)

Occasionally to Frequently

Walk (move/traverse)

Occasionally to frequently

Dexterity (use hands/fingers to handle/feel)

Frequently to Constantly

Climb (stairs/ladders) or Balance

Occasionally to frequently

Stoop, Kneel, Crouch, Crawl

Seldom to Occasionally

Talk/Hear (communicate/convey/discern)

Frequently to Constantly

See (observe/identify/inspect/perceive/assess)

Frequently to Constantly

Lift, Carry, Push, Pull (move/transport/install/remove)

Up to 50 lbs, Seldom to Occasionally/Up to 25 lbs, Occasionally to Frequently

Exposure to Work Environments

Loud noises in the plant, Occasionally to Frequently

MycoWorks offers world class benefits and compensation programs to support the health, well-being and financial empowerment of our employees. Our benefits include:

  • Medical, Vision and Dental plans at no cost to employees
  • Equity
  • Optional insurance coverage for partners and dependents
  • FSA Accounts
  • Free Personal Health Advocate
  • Generous PTO policy
  • Paid parental leave
  • Paid holidays beyond the traditional
  • 401(k) program

MycoWorks may contact you via text message regarding your application for this or similar opportunities. You can always text STOP to opt out.

This employment is contingent upon receiving applicable background check results, including drug screening, that meet standards based upon the job duties and business necessity, as well as passing a degree or license verification required for the position.

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In our commitment to fostering an inclusive and supportive work environment, we recognize the importance of accommodating individual needs. If you require any specific accommodations during the application or interview process, please feel free to let us know. We are dedicated to facilitating a comfortable and accessible experience for all candidates, and will work with you to ensure your needs are met.