Home Chef

Quality Control Tech - 3rd shift

Location 1445 South Tippecanoe Avenue
Job Locations US-CA-San Bernardino
Scheduled Days Off
4-Thursday, 5-Friday


Ensures the accuracy and quality of all product labeled, portioned, meal bagged, and shipped from Home Chef by working alongside production to conduct on-the-line checks of product against recipe specifications and quality standards.


A QC Tech demonstrates mastery of all core QC Associate responsibilities, specifically:

  • Labeling
    • Performs visual inspection during labeling process (including bottles, jars, bags) for proper placement of label, correct name of product and/or ingredient per Q.A. sheets 
  • Portioning
    • Issues correct QC samples to production team leads/production associates prior to production, utilizing QA sheets to ensure correct portion amount for the specific ingredient being portioned
    • Issues the proper measuring equipment (i.e. scales, measuring spoons, measuring cups, spatulas, pumps)
    • Reinforces training for production team leads and associates on proper measurement using the equipment
    • Confirms the portioned amount with production team leads for each portioned ingredient prior to starting production (based on QA sheets)
    • Performs final verification of portioning and sign-off on portioning line prior to starting production
    • Conducts hourly visual inspections of portioned ingredients for accuracy 
  • Meal Bagging
    • Utilizes production sheets to verify proper meal bag line setup: 
      • Verifies that all ingredients required for the meal are present and within shelf life
      • Confirms ingredient amounts with production team leads and associates (particularly for ingredients that require multiples)
      • Sign-offs on production sheets
    • Conducts hourly visual or physical inspections to ensure meal bag accuracy  (by unpacking completed meal bag)
    • Maintains continuous watch over meal bagging line and helps to close bags at the end of the line
    • Performs random meal bag inspections to ensure produce quality and double check ingredient quantities on days when shipping lines are operational
  • Shipping Line
    • All Lines
      • Verifies set up of line (meat, meal bags, recipe cards, box call outs) using boxing call out sheet prior to start of shipping
      • Communicates back to production team when errors are identified on the line
      • Visually inspects meat for quality (e.g. freezer burn, discoloration, broken seals) when serving in the role of protein QA 
      • Understands and can conduct sanitation process for proteins that have fallen on the floor or have been otherwise exposed to potential sources of cross-contamination 
    • Similar Line:
      • Verifies the setup of the line prior to each run, ensuring correct product is present, and initials similar sign off sheet with start time 
      • Ensure correct pick quantity (e.g. 4 serving run) has been communicated to the production associates working on the line
    • Unique & Hybrid Lines:
      • Confirms correct proteins, meal bags, box call outs, recipe cards, and ice quantity have been placed in each box utilizing the pick ticket 
  • Receiving/Outbound Transfers 
    • Completes and properly documents QC inspections of all inbound/outbound ingredients
    • Escalates issues to FSQA Supervisor/FSQA leadership of any issues regarding quality or food safety

Other Responsibilities

  • Final Box Verification
    • Removes boxes systematically from each line and completes the final box verification form
    • Documenting issues identified in the box as well which shipping line it was packed on 
    • Provides feedback to production supervisor and or team lead running the shipping line when issues are identified 
    • Corrects issues identified in boxes checked and ensures box is placed on pallet for shipping
  • Post-op Clean up
    • Collects all utensils (scales, dishers, measuring cups, measuring spoons, etc.) from sanitation after they have been cleaned and sanitized and places them in designated spots within the QA lab for the next shift
    • Places QA sheet / clipboard / tablet in designated storage area
  • Equipment Setup and Maintenance
    • Sets up portion fillers with ingredients requested 
    • Verifies Scales used in portioning 
  • Issue Escalation
    • Promptly notifies FSQA Supervisor and/or FSQA Leadership  when quality issues arise such as produce quality, portioning quantity, or missing ingredients

Attitude and Attendance

  • Arrives to work at scheduled time and follows time off request procedure
  • Communicates with co-workers in a professional manner
  • Treats co-workers with respect at all times
  • Uses teamwork with working with production throughout the day 

General Responsibilities:

  • Follow the facility GMP’s and help enforce them throughout the facility
  • Support the efforts of the company to maintain our food safety system (SQF) and quality programs

This position requires 0% travel.


  • High school diploma or equivalent required
  • Previous experience working in food quality is preferred


Hourly Range: $15.50 - $23.50


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