The Quality Assurance Supervisor is responsible for managing the Quality Assurance activities in all Ocean Mist Farms locations. Primary duties include, but not limited to; upholding Ocean Mist Farms product standards, overseeing all inspections, maintaining accurate reporting and monitoring outside services. This role will work under general supervision; supervise others, including and up to, providing employee feedback, disciplinary communication, performance reviews and training.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

Oversee and Control all In-House Inspections and Reporting

  • Oversee team members daily activities; such as, product quality inspections including field pack, value added and transfers from other locations for California, Arizona and Mexico
  • Maintain quality standards in our production and cooling processes, including all pack styles
  • Develop quality standards for new products
  • Assist in the development of a VA shelf-life program
  • Daily inspections for each commodity and lot
  • Daily reporting within the company regarding pack, appearance, color and condition

Staff Management

  • Hire and evaluate internal QA team
  • Train, mentor and develop QA team
  • Advocate quality from field – cooling – shipping

Additional Responsibilities

  • Monitor and interface with outside inspectors and published reporting services
  • In collaboration with the food safety department, uphold and apply food safety standards at all times
  • Administer and drive the quality incentive program
  • Work with the Product Development Manager as requested to create new products
  • Work with the marketing department to give tours and prepare customer product presentation set up

Job Requirements and Qualifications

  • High school diploma or equivalent is required. Associate’s degree with agriculture courses is highly desired
  • Bachelor’s degree with agriculture major is preferred. Requires continuing education in supervision, quality assurance, and other job-related areas
  • One – three years of experience as a Harvest Crew Leader is highly desired. One – three years employee supervisory experience is preferred
  • Ability to read, write and speak in an English capacity at a proficient level is required; bilingual in English/Spanish is highly desired; basic math and reading skills is required
  • Ability to operate a company vehicle and maintain a current and valid CA driver’s license and be insurable
  • Ability to travel and work at our remote areas - Castroville, Huron, Oxnard, Coachella, Yuma and Mexico        
  • Office equipment to be used (not inclusive list): telephone, computer keyboard, photocopy machine, fax, 10-key calculator and other office equipment. Able to correctly use radio frequency handheld devices is required


Email: careers@oceanmist.com