Farmer Brothers Company

  • QC Tech I

    Job Locations US-OR-PORTLAND
    Job ID
    Operations - Quality
  • Overview

    Farmer Brothers has an excellent opportunity for a Quality Control Technician. The Quality Control Technician is responsible for performing a variety of quality control tests/inspections on products, materials, components, parts, etc., at various stages of the production process to ensure compliance with quality and reliability standards. This person records statistical data, analyzes data and writes summaries to validate or show deviations from existing standards. She/he recommends modifications to existing, or suggests new, standards, methods and procedures. The QC Tech provides leadership and technical support with an emphasis on consumer requirements, continuous product quality and productivity requirements. The work schedule for this position is 11:00pm-7:30am.


    • Performs Quality Control Functions in both plant and lab environment.
    • Performs analytical tests from raw product to finish products for specification compliance.
    • Acts on noncompliance results and records all results in the Quality Control Computer System.
    • Performs and monitors weight audits on all packaging lines and collects data using the QC Weight Program system.
    • Maintains daily retention sample procedure from raw material to finish goods.
    • Holds product not within specification by generating hold tags and to distribute to the proper personal.
    • Assists in the disposition of Hold Product when needed. Maintain the QC Hold system daily.
    • Performs daily and period instrument calibration on equipment and to maintain the QC Instrument Calibration Log as needed.
    • Approves and dispositions product as needed.
    • Provides technical assistance to production, supervisors and management as needed.
    • Maintains a “floor presence” as an auditor of quality throughout the plant.
    • Performs Sensory evaluation/cup testing of raw material sampling to finish product.
    • Complies with Safe Quality Food 2000 Code (SQF 2000 Code).
    • Assists other Supervisors/ Managers with projects as needed.
    • Demonstrates professionalism and dedication towards company.
    • Other duties as assigned by Supervisor and/or Manager.


    • High School diploma or GED required.
    • Minimum of 1-2 years operating Windows and associated Microsoft Office applications, including: MS Word and Excel; experience with Access preferred.
    • 2+ years of QC experience in a manufacturing environment preferred.
    • Knowledge in HACCP, GMP, SQF and USDA regulations is a plus.
    • Good mathematical skills required.
    • Team oriented problem solver who takes ownership of their work.
    • Self-motivated individual.
    • Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
    • Safety conscious and excellent interpersonal skills.


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