Quality Assurance Technician, C Crew

Vital Farms

Vital Farms

Quality Assurance
Springfield, MO, USA
Posted on Tuesday, October 24, 2023

Vital Farms – Quality Assurance Technician – Springfield, MO


C Crew: Thursday Noon-6:00pm and Friday-Sunday 6:00am-6:00pm

Finding the right place to grow your career isn’t (over) easy, so we’re here to help by sharing a few reasons why the grass is greener at Vital Farms. We think you’ll appreciate our focus on Conscious Capitalism, which drives business decisions that benefit all our stakeholders (leading to even better business results). You might be drawn to our innovative approach and refusal to settle for the “way things have always been done.” Or you could find it exciting to grow your skills while working for an industry-leading brand. Whether you’re into our values, our brand, or our egg-cellent puns, we hope you’ll join our Crew and help us change the world 108 square feet at a time!

Do you have experience working in quality and focusing on the details and making sure that things are done correctly? Are you always being complimented on your ability to follow procedures? If you answered yes, we have an amazing position for you as a Quality Assurance Technician!!

Reporting to the Quality Manager, the Quality Assurance Technician requires a general knowledge and understanding of laboratory testing procedures and functions, sanitation policies and procedures. Must follow all Good Manufacturing Practices (GMP'S) and work in manner consistent with all Corporate, regulatory, food safety, quality and sanitation requirements, along with other duties as assigned.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Perform physical testing on raw eggs, finished product. Utilizing test results for products for packaging in accordance with customer or company specifications
  • Required testing includes yolk testing, candling, eggshell thickness, egg grading, raw egg mold testing, insert check, dents, mold & blood, leakers, carton weight, carton UPC.
  • Required checks include finished product line checks per customer and/or company specs, initiating holds, CCP checks, quality checks, MOBA weight verification
  • This position would also be responsible for training new technicians, calibration/maintenance of lab equipment, inventory/ordering of lab supplies and replacement parts, general housekeeping
  • This position would also perform special projects and other duties as assigned
  • Follow safety policies as required by Vital Farms
  • Maintains GMP entrances
  • Cleans and fills footbaths
  • Manages hand washing station (soap dispensing and inventory)
  • Inventory chemicals on hand
  • Replaces chemical as need it
  • Oversees chemical dispensing and tracks usage
  • Verifies and maintains pH levels on wash tanks
  • Titrates chemicals on egg and flat washer
  • Maintains egg waste accordingly
  • Manages cleanup of spills
  • Records and documents corrective actions
  • Maintain plant cleanliness
  • Manage & Run CIP circuits


  • Must have good math skills
  • Handwriting must be neat and legible
  • Must have ability to understand and operate lab equipment and generate complete/accurate records
  • Must be able to work without direct supervision
  • Must have/develop a working knowledge of computers
  • Must also adhere to all Safety and Good Manufacturing Practice policies
  • Must perform testing in a timely manner to prevent production line downtime/processing delays

Who We Are:

Vital Farms, a Certified B Corporation, offers a range of ethically produced foods nationwide. Started on a single farm in Austin, Texas, in 2007, Vital Farms became a national consumer brand that works with over 300 family farms and is the leading U.S. brand of pasture-raised eggs by retail dollar sales. Vital Farms’ products, including shell eggs, butter, hard-boiled eggs, and liquid whole eggs, are sold in over 24,000 stores nationwide. Vital Farms’ ethics are exemplified by its focus on the humane treatment of farm animals and sustainable farming practices. In addition, as a Delaware Public Benefit Corporation, Vital Farms prioritizes the long-term benefits of each of its stakeholders, including farmers and suppliers, customers and consumers, communities and the environment, crew members, and stockholders. In short, we exist to improve the lives of people, animals, and our planet through food.

Next Steps:
Shortly after you complete your application, you'll receive a follow-up email elaborating on any potential next steps in our process. If you don't immediately receive said follow-up email, we would highly encourage you to check your spam filter!
In order to fulfill Vital Farms mission to “bring ethically produced food to the table,” we seek to build teams that leverage diverse perspectives to create a welcoming and innovative environment that is committed to the principles of equal employment opportunities.
To that end, we make employment decisions based on qualifications, merit, and business need. Vital Farms does not discriminate on the basis of age, race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, protected veteran status, disability or any other status protected by law.
Notification to Agencies:
**Vital Farms is not accepting unsolicited third-party recruitment agencies in the hiring process for this role. If you are a potential candidate interested in a role with Vital Farms, please submit an application directly. If you have any questions about the application process or the role itself, please reach out to a member of our Talent Acquisition team at .