MycoWorks - Manufacturing QC Lead

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MycoWorks is the biotechnology company that produces Reishi™, a Fine Mycelium™ option for leather that is neither animal nor plastic. We are currently shipping the product to brand partners in fashion, and we are backed by some of the leading venture capital firms in Silicon Valley. Our mission is to create a platform for the highest quality materials using Fine Mycelium™, and our vision is to grow the future of materials. As a team, we are data-driven in our commitment to quality, and we strive for transparency, empathy, and thriving in the relationships we build with customers, partners, and each other.

MycoWorks is committed to building a diverse team and an inclusive environment where all employees belong. Women, gender non-conforming individuals, people of color, individuals with disabilities, veterans, and LGBTQ candidates are strongly encouraged to apply.

Manufacturing QC Lead

MycoWorks is seeking a person to fill the role of Production Technician. We are now building our production faMycoworks is seeking a hardworking and enthusiastic Manufacturing QC Lead with a strong quality mindset to support the quality team at the shift level. The candidate will work cross-functionally with individuals and departments such as operation, warehouse, safety, maintenance, and engineering. 

With a key focus on efficiency, consistency, and integrity, this role will require the candidate to manage a team of manufacturing QC technicians at the shift level, ensuring full QC support for manufacturing needs, and addressing quality issues in a timely manner. 

The goal will be to ensure the compliance of the key quality parameters for the manufacturing of biomaterials- Fine Mycelium. 

The ideal candidate will have an aptitude for following defined standards and protocols, and adequately identifying and addressing deviations in the process during monitoring and inspection. The individual will have minimal experience in improving product quality by making recommendations for change based on quality observations. The individual will be expected to work in a deliverable-based atmosphere with quality metrics used to assess outcomes. 

Job Duties:
  • Lead daily work planning and assignment with Manufacturing QC technicians at the shift level 
  • Manage daily schedule and vacation time off for Manufacturing QC Technicians
  • Ensure full coverage and support from technicians to manufacturing’s needs during the shift
  • Conduct training with QC technicians periodically 
  • Review and approve of employees’ timecards 
  • Lead shift daily direction setting (DDS) review with the team
  • Conduct performance reviews and feedback with the team
  • Follow all safety and quality protocols outlined in company protocols 
  • Follow written protocol to analyze product quality
  • Perform inspections across all stages of production as assigned
  • Identify areas for quality control improvement and implement new methods accordingly
  • Work together with relevant teams and departments to improve products
  • Ensure manufactured products adhere to customer quality standards
  • Address quality incidents and observations in a timely manner 
  • Address quality concerns with urgency
  • Participate in group discussions to create solutions for identified problems
  • Document results and findings after inspections are carried out
  • Record and analyze data, manage documentation and communicate/present results within and outside the team
  • Support SOP writing 
  • Serve as a backup for Manufacturing QC engineer
Experience Required:
  • BS in science or engineering, or a relevant field
  • At least 3 to 5 years of work experience in quality assurance and quality control environment required
  • Prior experience in food, pharmaceutical, consumer products manufacturing experience is a plus 
  • Prior experience in conducting direct report performance reviews and feedback 
  • Ability to coach team members 
  • Be detail-oriented, with a high level of focus on the quality of your work
  • Ability to work on your feet the majority of your shift and handle materials up to 50 pounds in weight with assistance (i.e. push and pull, or lift in tandem)
  • Capable of managing a team of technicians 
  • Capable of working individually and as a part of a team 
  • Comfortable with autonomy and a deliverable oriented approach
  • The ability to be coachable and both give and receive constructive feedback
  • Basic written and verbal communication skills in English required 
  • General computer knowledge and data entry ability
  • Must be able to follow cleanroom and safety practices

MycoWorks offers a competitive benefits package including:
Medical, Vision and Dental plans at no cost to employees
Optional paid coverage for partners and dependents
401K Retirement Plan and Company Stock Options
Paid Time Off and 12 Paid Holidays
Starting wage:  From $32.00
Shift hours: 12-hr shifts in a 2-2-3 schedule where you work alternate working weekends

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Computer access available at Spartanburg SC Works office –300 E South St, Union SC 29379
or your nearest SC Works office
Office Hours:  8:30 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Or your local SC Works office

An Equal Opportunity Employer