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North Coast Seafoods Quality Control Technician in Boston, Massachusetts

The Quality Control Technician is responsible for testing seafood products and materials used during the manufacturing process to verify the products meet predefined criteria and conform to all applicable laws and company standards. They will test products across three stages of production (before, in-process, and final) to ensure that the final product is safe to release for sale or distribution and report findings back to management.

The QC Technician will participate in the inspection and grading of Grade-A products, perform moisture analysis, produce written reports, verify inventory, quality, and usability of products.

This position reports to the Quality Control Supervisor or Manager.


  • Serve as the primary contact between the production staff and the Quality department for all Quality, Food Safety and Regulatory issues

  • Responsible for filling out assigned HACCP compliance documents

  • Conducts internal audits of plant and paperwork in conjunction with the QC supervisor

  • Test and record measurements of seafood product attributes

  • Communicate quality or compliance concerns with urgency to QC leadership

  • Performs other related duties as assigned

  • Performs analytical and organoleptic product quality inspection of fresh and frozen seafoods, ensuring products are produces to specification standards


  • 1+ years, experience in inspection and/or production

  • 1+ year, experience in food manufacturing; seafood or meat processing a plus

  • Excellent verbal and written skills

  • Excellent customer service skills

  • Strong working knowledge of various mathematical concepts

  • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills

  • Strong project management and organizational skills; able to prioritize and manage multiple tasks and projects on time

  • Exceptional interpersonal skills: able to navigate organizations to build relationships and garner support

  • Able to maintain an environment that drives performance and a safe workplace

  • Drive an environment of teamwork and open communication


  • Must be able to lift 30-50 pounds

  • Work up to a 10-hour workday: standing/walking most of the day

  • Hand use: single grasping, fine manipulation, pushing and pulling

  • Work requires the following motions: bending, twisting, squatting and reaching

  • Exposure to FDA approved cleaning chemicals

  • Exposure to temperatures: <32 degrees Fahrenheit

  • Ability to work in wet and dry conditions

  • Ability to work Monday-Friday, weekends when needed

  • Ability to use tools and equipment, including knives

  • Specific vision abilities, including close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and the ability to adjust focus, required

North Coast Seafoods is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate against otherwise qualified applicants on the basis of race, color, creed, religion, ancestry, age, sex, marital status, national origin, disability or handicap, or veteran status.


At North Coast, employees consider themselves part of a family where everyone works together to ensure that the company's mission and founding values are upheld every day. We offer an inclusive work environment led by an accessible leadership team that believes in the idea that it's not just about the work we do, but what the work allows us to do for our loved ones.

We encourage the opportunity for real growth and long-term employment. Most of our management team members started at the plant and, through mentoring, rose to their current positions. We are currently looking to build the next generation of leaders.

We offer competitive compensation packages that include comprehensive health coverage, vacation and a 401(k) plan to all full-time, benefits-eligible employees. Employees also have access to the highest quality seafood at cost.

This is a full-time, non-exemptposition.