Vilmorin North America

Job Info
  1. Job Title: Quality Assurance Specialist
  2. Location: Salinas, CA
  3. Number: 10128
  4. Post Date: 2/23/2018
Job description

The fourth largest seed company in the world. Limagrain is an international cooperative group created and directed by French farmers. As a creator and producer of plant varieties, Limagrain markets field seeds, vegetable seeds, and cereal products.

Vilmorin North America, Business Unit of Group Limagrain, a company headquartered in France; specializes in the breeding, production, and marketing of vegetable seeds and tree seeds for professional farmers worldwide. The diversity within our multicultural teams drives the company’s growth strategy through quality products, expertise, and commitments to excellence.

Job Description - To maintain and execute Vilmorin Quality Control Procedures, check and ensure quality standards are adhered to. Keep inventory characteristics/status updated. Provide a single point of contact for all quality related matters.

Primary Functions:

  • Monitor and execute Quality Control Program

  • Maintain and adhere to industry quality standards

  • Document and report any discrepancies in quality standards

  • Work with the stakeholders to determine, flag and track excess/obsolete/surplus inventory

  • Facilitate additional testing upon request from internal customers

  • Maintain written procedures

  • Maintain and update physical and electronic files as received

  • Execute reoccurring germination updates

  • Create and update lot characteristics (germination rate, purity, vigor, disease) as received

  • Maintain and execute procedures for traceability program

  • Maintain traceability files

  • Review quality for all incoming seed (productions and buy-ins)

  • Review suitability results on whole head lettuce varieties and provide direction to stakeholders

  • Maintain lab and conduct in-house germinations as needed

  • Main point of contact for labs and all quality related issues

  • Assist Production Manager with production contracts, stock seed inventory, import/export documentation, data entry, stock shipments, production receiving

  • Other duties as assigned


Qualifications :

  • 3-5 years vegetable seeds industry experience

  • High School diploma

  • Some College attendance preferred

  • Basic office environment experience (phones, copying, faxing, filing, etc.)

  • Computer skills (working knowledge of MS word, excel, internet, e-mail)

  • Ideal knowledge of SAP or JDE

Equal Employment Opportunity Employer. M/F/D/V.

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