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Starbucks Coffee Company quality assurance technician, 3rd shift in Kent, Washington

Now Brewing – Quality Assurance Technician! #tobeapartner

From the beginning, Starbucks set out to be a different kind of company. One that not only celebrates coffee and its rich tradition, but that also brought a feeling of connection. We are known for developing and supporting partners who share this passion and are guided by their service to others.

The Starbucks experience starts in our Roasting Plants where we have a dedicated team of professional roasters and supporting process teams including planning, warehouse management, packaging, roasting, maintenance, engineering and logistics.

As a quality assurance technician, you will:

  • Evaluate and document quality of finished goods and raw materials. Report quality conditions as needed.

  • Evaluate condition of the manufacturing facility and warehouse space to ensure compliance to regulatory and HACCP requirements. Audit programs in support of quality objectives.

  • Maintain a clean and organized working environment. Follow safety regulations. Participate in process improvement activities. Meet performance schedules.

  • Maintain product quality through adherence to Good Manufacturing Practices (GMP), Food Safety Preventive Controls, product specifications and quality procedures.

  • Participate in the maintenance and development of plant quality programs in support of HACCP. Provide training and education of quality-based programs to manufacturing partners.

  • Demonstrate and understand safety as a core value and follow the key essentials to safety as set forth by our safety resolution; reinforce and coach others to do the same.

  • Understand and follow established safety guidelines, consistently comply with all safety procedures (e.g. PPE, Lock Out Tag Out).

  • Support food safety, legality and quality programs.

  • Maintain product quality through adherence to good manufacturing practices, Food Safety Preventative Controls, product specifications and quality procedures. Monitor and document quality measures using analytical tools.

  • Perform other duties as needed in support of business objectives and Starbucks Mission & Values.

  • Maintain regular and consistent attendance and punctuality.

We’re proud to invest in you and offer these special incentives to eligible partners (employees):

  • Comprehensive health coverage (Medical, Dental and Vision)

  • Arizona State University College Achievement Plan: FULL tuition reimbursement towards bachelor’s degree

  • Highly competitive 401(k) program with company match at 5%

  • Stock equity reward program (annual grants)

  • Health savings, vacation savings & health and wellness programs

  • Paid vacation (prorated vacation allowance on day one), sick leave and personal days

We’d love to hear from people with the following:

  • High school diploma/GED, US military service or equivalent

  • Operation of manual and automated analytical equipment (1 year)

  • Regulated food manufacturing environment with familiarity of Good Manufacturing Practices (GMP) standards (1 year)

  • Scientific method and report writing (1 year)

  • Gathering, recording and reporting on operational and quality metrics, through manual or automated systems (1 year)

  • Analytical skills

  • Attention to detail

  • Ability to communicate clearly and concisely, both orally and in writing

  • Ability to work independently and make decisions with minimal supervision

  • Mechanical/Technical Aptitude to troubleshoot minor equipment failures and make minor adjustments

  • Ability to perform basic math functions

  • Basic skills in Microsoft Windows and internet applications

  • Ability to work with a diverse team environment

  • Ability to work in accordance with safety, quality and sanitation standards, policies and procedures

  • Ability to work variable shifts to support business needs

  • 4 year degree (Preferred)

  • Familiarity with food safety regulatory requirements and global standards including Preventive Controls for Human Food (FDA Code of Federal Regulations) and the Global Food Safety Initiative (GFSI). Experience with the GFSI certification schemes (i.e. BRC and/or or SQF). (Preferred)

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, or status as a protected veteran.

We are committed to creating a diverse and welcoming workplace that includes partners with diverse backgrounds and experiences. We believe that enables us to better meet our mission and values while serving customers throughout our global communities. People of color, women, LGBTQIA+, veterans and persons with disabilities are encouraged to apply.

Qualified applicants with criminal histories will be considered for employment in a manner consistent with all federal state and local ordinances. Starbucks Corporation is committed to offering reasonable accommodations to job applicants with disabilities. If you need assistance or an accommodation due to a disability, please contact us at 206-318-0660 or via email at applicantaccommodation@starbucks.com