Quality Control Technician (Multiple Shifts) | Empwr

Job Description

*$2.50 shift differential for hours worked past 5:00 pm*

We are planning to transition to a condensed work week schedule in 2024.

Swing Shift: 10am - 10pm

Day Shift: 8am - 8pm

The EMPWR values reflect the spirit and company culture: ‘Raise the bar’, ‘Growing together’ and ‘Living the passion’.

Constantly pushing themselves, their clients, and the creativity of their employees, EMPWR instinctively aims for better, healthier, and tastier. They believe in a world of positive growth for both individuals and companies. This is EMPWR’s way to reach a happier, healthier world in a sustainable manner.

In order to shape the future of their ambitious scale-up company, EMPWR wants to strengthen the team with multiple Quality Technicians!

Quality Control technicians are responsible for testing materials and finished products to ensure they conform to all applicable laws and company standards. Quality control technicians test products across the three stages of production (before, in-process, and final) to ensure quality levels are met.

A Day in the Life

Quality Assurance:

  • Conduct routine inspections of raw materials, in-process production, and finished products to ensure compliance with established quality standards.

  • Perform sensory evaluations, taste tests, and visual inspections to verify product attributes and identify any deviations from quality specifications.

  • Monitor and document critical control points in the production process to maintain consistency and quality.

  • Inspect raw materials and packaging materials upon arrival, ensure proper paperwork accompanies the raw materials and pull raw material retains as required.

  • Food Safety including pre-op sanitation inspections, packaging verification, metal detection, x-ray verification, product checks and verifying formulas.

Compliance Management:

  • Stay current on industry regulations, standards, and best practices related to food safety and quality assurance.

  • Audit and analyze food contact equipment for cleanliness.

  • Implement and maintain compliance programs, including HACCP (Hazard Analysis and Critical Control Points) and GMP (Good Manufacturing Practices).

Documentation and Record Keeping:

  • Maintain accurate and up-to-date records of quality control activities, test results, and compliance documentation.

  • Generate reports summarizing quality metrics and compliance status for management review.

  • Participate in the development and maintenance of standard operating procedures (SOPs) related to quality assurance.

Collaboration and Communication:

  • Work closely with production, R&D, and other cross-functional teams to address and resolve quality issues in a timely manner.

  • Communicate quality standards, expectations, and changes to relevant personnel.

  • Provide training to production staff on quality control procedures and best practices.

Continuous Improvement:

  • Identify opportunities for process improvement to enhance product quality, consistency, and efficiency.

  • Participate in root cause analysis and corrective action initiatives to address quality deviations.

  • Actively contribute to a culture of continuous improvement within the organization.

  • Calibrate or replace malfunctioning equipment.

Physical Requirements:

  • Frequently required to talk, hear and communicate with others in English.

  • Frequent sitting, walking, bending, and squatting.

  • Ability to sit and perform work on a computer or at a desk.

  • Ability to lift up to 50 lbs.

What We Offer You

  • A full-time position with attractive pay - starting at $22/hour + $2.50 shift differential.

  • Healthcare, dental, vision, paid holidays, employer contributed 401(k).

  • Good training, continuous coaching, and career advancement.

  • A modern working environment in which your safety and well-being are paramount.



At EMPWR, we participate in E-Verify and will provide the federal government with your Form I-9 information to confirm that you are authorized to work in the U.S.

En EMPWR, nosotros participamos en E-Verify y proporcionáramos el gobierno federal la información de su Formulario I-9 para confirmar que usted está autorizado para trabajar en los E.E. UU..

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The USA: why it's worth it to work with us


Challenge the status quo

We are building something really special in the United States, to challenge the status quo of nutritional bars and prove that they can be delicious. Our operations are expanding rapidly, and we are looking for the best people to work with us on our ambitious growth plans!


Job security

Job security in a safe and pleasant working environment: the growth we foresee in our volumes the coming years is big! Therefore, we are able to secure jobs because we are in need of many hands and brains to make it all come together.

EMPWR USA McMinnville

Where we work

The facility

In McMinnville, the growth in operations has given us a new breath that allows to expand our operations and modernize our equipment. The future looks bright, and that vibe makes it an exciting spot to be for our entire team here in the U.S.

The R&D center

Our growing R&D center is where the team can make and evaluate prototypes for our customers and the growing nutrition bar industry. This onsite center allows us to immediately evaluate the test results and to rapidly push our innovations one step further. All employees are encouraged to taste new prototypes and share their thoughts.

We’re situated in the south end of McMinnville, a historic town in the heart of Oregon’s wine country. Not many cities here are as lucky to be just 45 minutes away from the big city, the mountains, and the ocean. An easy commute from all directions, without traffic jams.