Quality Control Technician (2nd & 3rd Shift)

Central Garden & Pet


The Quality Control Technician will play a critical role in ensuring products are packaged correctly and meet quality standards before they are shipped to customers. The primary objective of the Quality Control Technician – Manufacturing is to identify and rectify defects or deviations from established quality criteria to maintain high product quality.

This position runs Monday – Friday, with the following shifts:

2nd Shift: 2:00 PM – 10:30 PM

3rd Shift: 10:00 PM – 6:30 AM

Measures Of Success

Perform thorough inspections of raw materials, components, and finished products to check for defects, non-conformities, and deviations from quality standards.
Work closely with production teams to ensure that manufacturing processes are in compliance with quality standards and are carried out correctly.
Inspect finished produced goods to ensure their quality and adherence are up to specifications.
Keep detailed records of inspections, testing results, and any deviations from the quality standards up-to-date and maintained.
Reject all products and materials that fail to meet quality expectations.
Collect and take samples of production batch to ensure products are meeting standards.
Identify opportunities for process improvement and suggestions on changes to enhance efficiency and product quality.
Ensure that inspection and testing equipment are regularly calibrated to maintain accuracy and reliability.
Investigate the root causes of quality issues, collaborate with cross-functional teams, and recommend corrective and preventive actions to prevent future occurrences.
Conduct internal audits of manufacturing processes and procedures to ensure ongoing compliance with quality standards and regulations.
Maintain open and effective communication with production staff, quality assurance teams, and management to ensure everyone is aligned on quality goals and expectations.
Prioritize safety in the manufacturing environment, ensuring that quality control activities are carried out safely and in accordance with safety protocols.
Other duties as assigned.

Ideal Candidate Attributes

High school diploma or equivalent qualification.
Certification in quality control is preferred.
A minimum of 2 years’ experience in a similar role.
Excellent knowledge of MS Office.
Good math, technical, and communication skills.
Strong understanding of quality control standards and testing techniques.

Benefits Package & Employee Programs

Comprehensive Medical, Dental, and Vision Insurance
Free Life and Disability Insurance
Health and Dependent Care Flexible Spending Accounts
401k with 3% company match and annual employer discretionary contribution
Paid vacation, holidays and sick time
Employee Assistance Program
Access to thousands of free online courses
Discounts on cell phones, movie tickets, gym memberships, and more!
Education Assistance (both college degrees and professional certifications)
Referral Program with cash bonus
Access to on-demand pay
Paid parental leave

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