Quality Assurance / Quality Control Lead 406 views0 applications

You’re going to be an integral part of the team bringing the next massive plant-based food brand to market. You’ll help new products come to life and will ensure the incredible products we create are safe to eat. Our operations team is growing and you will be the first QA/QC hire, so you will be creating and implementing QA programs, running shelf life testing, and ensuring our products meet various compliance standards. You are an incredibly organized person and have the ability to write detailed reports describing QA activities and trends, but also know when and how to communicate findings and action plans to the Product Development and Operations teams. This hands-on role perfectly matches your scrappiness, passion for innovation, and strong attention to detail. Our team is growing rapidly, and you’re ready to be a part of it!


Who are you?

  • You have at least 5 years of progressive food industry experience in food safety and quality assurance, or a proven track record of acting as a food safety expert making decisions based on scientific, regulatory, and quality evidence. 

  • You excel in startup-like environments and know the importance of being adaptable and the necessity of juggling multiple projects.

  • You are incredibly organized and have great attention to detail, which shows when writing up detailed QA reports and when quantitatively reviewing technical procedures. 

  • You take ownership over your work and create solutions to problems. 

  • You have an associate or bachelor’s degree, preferably in Food Science, Microbiology, or a similar field. 

  • You’re a great person, in and out of work. You are smart, proactive, trustworthy, kind, humble, and hard-working.  

  • You’re incredibly passionate about your work. You care deeply about changing our food system and want to help make it happen.

Who are we?

  • We’re the next massive plant-based food company, revolutionizing the $100B dairy sector. Our investors include the founder of Reddit, a former executive of Dreyers, the creator of Gmail, and Y Combinator.

  • We’re behind some of the best-selling plant-based products in the world (JUST Mayo, for example).

  • We’re on a mission to save our planet, our health, and animals by creating a solution to fix the food system.

  • We’re people of integrity. We do what we say we will do, we treat others right, we care deeply about those around us, and we put our hearts into our work.  

What will you do?

  • Provide strategic direction, design, and implement extensive quality assurance and quality control programs to ensure product safety, quality, and regulatory compliance 

  • Work closely with our Product Development team to innovate and extend product shelf life and conduct in-house shelf life testing in our brand new HQ

  • Audit, review, and ensure facilities and quality systems of all external partners (from co-manufacturers to ingredient suppliers) comply with Eclipse standards 

  • Design product evaluation programs, define product standards, and write product specifications to monitor internal performance metrics and drive continuous improvement

  • Liaise with certification agencies to ensure Eclipse products meet the highest standards

  • Assist with shipping and receiving by reviewing lab testing results, COA’s, incoming raw materials and outgoing finished products

This is a full-time job, located in Oakland, CA, with a competitive compensation package.


Interested? Please send your resume + cover letter to careers@eclipsefoods.com with the subject: QA/QC


Eclipse Foods is an equal opportunity employer. We celebrate diversity and thrive on it for the benefit of our employees, our products, and our customers. We are deeply committed to creating an inclusive environment for all employees.

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Eclipse Foods makes plant-based dairy products that are indistinguishable in flavor, texture, and functionality from conventional dairy. Our mission is to create a more sustainable, healthy, and humane food system by making amazing plant-based foods that require no sacrifice.

We are the team behind JUST Mayo (and other best-selling plant-based products) and one co-founder has chef’d/ staged at 16 Michelin stars. Some of our investors include Y Combinator, the founder of Reddit, the creator of Gmail, and the former chairman of Daiya Foods. You can read about us here or in the Wall Street Journal.

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