Food Quality Control Lab Tech II

  • Perfect Day, Inc.
  • Berkeley, CA
  • Feb 12, 2022
Biology Food Science

Job Description

It's a Perfect Day to change the world! At Perfect Day, we're doing just that.Perfect Day was founded in 2014 to create delicious, nutritious dairy products that everyone can love. We’re using fermentation (not animals) to make dairy proteins that are the foundation for foods like ice cream, cheese and yogurt – all with the distinctive taste and textures that consumers demand, but without lactose or environmental downsides. Through partnerships with respected brands, we’re working to launch a whole range of dairy products that will help shape a humane, sustainable food system for future generations. As the newest member of the Food team, you will help contribute to the Food development in R&D or organized restaurant environment. The ideal candidate is an intelligent, enthusiastic, motivated Lab Technician with knowledge of food GMP, experience in food product development, process development, culinary & sensory is a plus. The ideal candidate will be driven and will do what it takes to contribute to a small team in a fast paced, collaborative start-up environment.


  • With guidance from Research Scientists, monitor quality of ingredients and food products across all stages of development and production through sampling, analysis, testing, and other defined methods and procedures.
  • Implement GLP/GMP in PD’s Food Application laboratories and ensure samples meet the safety and quality standards.
  • Develop and maintain inspection reports.
  • Prepare and send samples to 3rd party lab for analysis. Generate COA and distribute to stakeholders.
  • Inform and train relevant company personnel on quality testing, potential issues, initial response, and determination of appropriate resolutions.
  • Identify areas for quality control improvement and implement new methods accordingly.
  • Maintain calibration of quality control equipment.
  • Participate in sensory evaluation of products across all stages of development; prepare samples for evaluation.
  • Inform and train relevant company personnel on quality testing, potential issues, initial response, and determination of appropriate resolutions.
  • Prepare samples for shelf-life stability studies. Collect data and prepare reports.
  • Ensure compliance with the company standards and specifications.


  • Associates degree in Food Science, Biological Sciences, or Life Sciences with 1-2 years of experience in food industry is preferred. Bachelor’s degree in Food Science, Biological Sciences, or Life Science, is a plus.
  • Food analysis experience in an R&D or food manufacturing environment, knowledge of food GMP and HACCP.
  • Prior operation of food analysis instruments.
  • Objective approach to work, understanding priorities via efficient communication.
  • Disciplined approach to understand scope of experiments with guidance from Research Scientist.
  • Flawless execution of tasks at hand while practicing GMP and upholding the highest standards of food and personal safety.
  • Some travel may be required.


  • Ability to stand or sit for prolonged periods, climb, kneel, bend, and at times lift objects as heavy as 50 lbs.
  • Position located in a mix of typical laboratory, workshop, and kitchen environments, and requires a tolerance for high worker traffic, close quarters, noise, odors, dust, transiently wet and dirty floors, and varying room temperatures and lighting.

It's a Perfect Day to change the world. The day when delicious dairy goodness is something everyone can love. The day we say goodbye to the downsides of factory farming. The day we throw a big party with luscious, animal-free milk, cheese, yogurt, and ice cream, all made with Perfect Day! We hope you join us!

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Food & Agriculture

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Plant-Rich Diets