Quality Control Manager in Vancouver, WA at Hawthorne Gardening Co.

Date Posted: 7/23/2018

Job Snapshot

Job Description

At the Hawthorne Gardening Company (HGC) we want our people to empower more people to garden no matter where and how they choose to grow. We accomplish this by encouraging people to live happier, healthier lives through gardening. If you also feel this way then you’d fit in great with us!

We are looking for a Quality Control Manager who will grow at our Vancouver, WA offices.

The QC Manager develops, implements and manages quality systems designed to ensure continuous production of advanced composite materials and applications consistent with established standards, customer specifications, regulatory compliance and production goals.

In this role you will:

  • Lead and develop the team to deliver the highest standards in quality and technical integrity
  • Ensure a high level of internal and external customer service
  • Investigate (and correct) customer issues and complaints relating to quality
  • Monitor products for quality and consistency
  • Evaluate the company’s product specifications and examines them to customer requirements
  • Set quality assurance compliance objectives to achieve stated targets
  • Promote performance improvement and quality assurance programs throughout the organization
  • Ensure product compliance to regulatory requirements
  • Identify, evaluate, and execute tests and procedures in accordance with quality standards for manufactured and purchased material
  • Interview, hire and train department personnel. Monitor performance by collecting relevant information and prepares statistical reports
  • Write management and technical reports
  • Develop test lab; identify standards and train personnel
  • Ensure health, safety and cleanliness standards are followed
  • Ensure products meet or exceed established quality and regulatory standards
  • Inform stakeholders of quality issues
  • Maintain QA/QC testing plan and documents results
  • Verify departmental processes are followed
  • Conduct periodic review of processes and adjusts as necessary

The perfect person will have:

  • Bachelor’s degree in agriculture, horticulture, engineering, or related technical field
  • 3-5 years related quality management experience
  • Strong written and oral communication and presentation skills
  • Moderate chemistry knowledge
  • Familiarity with lab equipment (EC/pH meters, Spectrophotometer, GCMS, ICP)
  • Ability to motivate and develop personnel
  • Hazardous material experience helpful

This is what we will bring to the table:

  • Extremely competitive benefits including: Health, Dental and Vision coverage
  • Discounted gym memberships across the U.S.
  • A highly energetic and fast paced environment at a rapidly growing company
  • Unbelievable 401K match and discounted stock purchasing program
  • Generous vacation day policy in addition to 11 holidays

Not interested in this role? Check out our other career opportunities and learn more about what it’s like to work at Hawthorne Gardening Company by accessing our Talent Network: HGC Talent Network

The Hawthorne Gardening Company is a start-up company focused on hydroponic gardening. Dedicated to creating high quality products founded in social and environmental responsibility. Backed by the largest lawn and garden company in the U.S. (Scotts Miracle-Gro, NYSE: SMG) we bring new ideas, values, and culture to our endeavors without the constraints of a large corporation. We are an energetic, progressive-minded, sustainability-focused group of highly-motivated individuals, eager to share our love of gardening with the world. 

The brands and products within our portfolio include: Sunlight Supply, General Hydroponics, General Organics, Vermicrop, Botanicare, AeroGarden, CanFilters and Gavita Lighting.

Hawthorne Gardening Company is an EEO Employer, dedicated to a culturally diverse, drug free workplace.

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Notification to Agencies:

Please note that the Hawthorne Gardening Company does not accept unsolicited resumes from recruiters or employment agencies. In the absence of a signed Master Service Agreement, and specific approval to submit resumes to an approved requisition, the Hawthorne Gardening Company will not consider or approve payment regarding recruiter fees or referral compensations.

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