Quality Assurance Specialist

Location: Wimauma, FL

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Job Posted
Apr 05, 2024
Company: Parallel

Company & Role Overview


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  • Supports the implementation and execution of operational Quality Assurance (QA) and internal controls programs within the Wimauma, FL Cultivation and Production departments.
  • Supervise Quality Control (QC) Inspections to ensure effective execution and design of QC audits
  • Monitor site-wide processes for lifecycle changes and work with inter-departmental business partners to initiate and execute change management.
  • Serves as the Subject Matter Expert (SME) for applicable regulatory, policy, and standard operating procedure requirements to the market.
  • Supervises QC Inspectors on production line.
  • Support workplace risk assessment and risk management initiatives.
  • Conduct inspections and audits of facilities, processes, internal controls, and training programs for the market to facilitate continuous improvement of quality processes.
  • Support issue management programs to help ensure timely and effective response and mitigation of risk affecting the market, including key performance indicator (KPI) reporting.
  • Partner with cross-functional stakeholders to initiate root cause analysis (RCA) and corrective and preventative action plans (CAPA).
  • Lead special projects and assignments at the direction of the QA Manager or Director, Operational QA & Compliance.


  • Age 21 or over
  • High School Diploma or equivalent
  • Valid Government-Issued Photo ID
  • Ability to pass a background check, including drug testing, to be registered as an employee of a licensed organization in the assigned market.
  • Bachelor's degree or equivalent experience.
  • 2+ years Manufacturing Quality Assurance or Quality Control experience, preferably in a highly regulated market.
  • Management experience preferred.
  • Strong leadership/communication skills with the ability to deal with problems and resolve in a professional manner.
  • Strong understanding of quality management principles.
  • Previous experience developing, implementing, and managing QA/QC programs including risk assessments, documentation and evaluation of controls, and issue management (including executions of Corrective Action Plans)
  • Previous experience with third-party certifications (ISO, GMP, SQF, NSF, etc) - preferred.
  • Demonstrates proficiency in Microsoft Office.
  • Must understand discretion and be able to handle confidential and proprietary information appropriately.
  • Strong communication, research, analysis, problem-solving, and decision-making skills.
  • Ability to work in a fast-paced, ever-changing, and challenging environment.
  • Ability to execute multiple tasks simultaneously; focusing on both short- and long-term goals; ability to identify problems quickly.
  • Ability to pass a background check, including drug testing, to be registered as an employee of a licensed organization in the assigned market.


  • Are self-motivated; micro-managing isn't fun for anyone
  • Roll your sleeves up and do the work; strategy is important, but so is getting stuff done
  • Can work fast and be flexible; our industry is always changing
  • Play nice with others; we collaborate with each other a lot
  • Think creatively; sometimes, the "traditional" solution isn't the best one


  • Employee discount
  • Consistent, reliable benefits; Full medical/vision/dental, 401k with possibility of a company match, access to company-sponsored well-being programs
  • Balance and flexibility; paid time off, paid parental leave, flexible work arrangements
  • Tuition Reimbursement Programs
  • Pet Insurance
  • Chance to make a difference; Employee Relief Fund, community volunteerism through our Parallel Cares program


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Company BenefitsBenefits for this job may vary.

401(k) with Company Match, Career Advancement, Career Training, Charitable Gift Matching, Company Discounts, Dental, Medical, & Vision Benefits, Education Reimbursement, Flexible Time Off / Unlimited Vacation, Inclusive Environment, Life Insurance, Paid Parental Leave, Paid Time Off, Pet-Friendly, Relaxed / Casual Dress Code, Short-Term & Long-Term Disability, Work From Home / Remote

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About Parallel

Parallel is one of the largest privately-held, vertically-integrated, multi-state cannabis operators in the U.S. with active operations in five high-growth cannabis markets. In each market we are known by distinct retail brand names:  ‍

  • Florida: Surterra Wellness
  • Massachusetts: NETA 
  • Texas: goodblend 
  • Pennsylvania: goodblend 
  • Nevada: The Apothecary Shoppe

Parallel is building a leading well-being company and are looking for the best, most diverse talent to join our team. We have a high-performance, inclusive, and employee-focused culture, that focuses just as much on how we do things as on what we do. We strive for the highest compliance to our laws and regulations, while finding the most efficient and innovation solutions that will benefit how we continue to serve our customers.