FSQA (Food Safety Quality Assurance) Manager



Quality Assurance
West Valley City, UT, USA
Posted on Saturday, March 9, 2024
We’re Tovala, a food-tech company reinventing home cooking to save consumers time. Through an innovative combination of hardware, software, and fresh food delivery, we make it incredibly simple for anyone to prepare and enjoy delicious, home-cooked meals without sacrificing time to do whatever matters to them. Through our superior technology, product experience and food quality, we have separated Tovala from the busy pack of other meal delivery businesses. In the process, we’ve amassed a loyal, rapidly growing following and our retention, product engagement and customer NPS are all best-in-class. We’ve raised over $100mm from great investors like Left Lane Capital, Origin Ventures, Y Combinator and Comcast Ventures and have invested strongly in building a unique culture that fosters growth, personal development and camaraderie.
Position Summary
Under the direction of the Food Safety Quality Assurance Director, The FSQA Manager will fulfill a core operational role by managing and coordinating activities of our Quality Assurance department and staff by performing specialized tasks including, but not limited to: assuring consistent quality of production by developing and enforcing good manufacturing practice (GMP) systems, validating processes, providing documentation and third-party audit regulation Or meet the standard quality expected by the organization or the standard laid out by the prevailing regulatory body, or both. This job involves running tests, keeping a record of defects, analyzing products, and overseeing procedures.
Schedule: Monday -Friday with a weekend rotation twice per month. 7:00 am start until finish (usually around 4:00 pm).

How you'll spend your time at Tovala

  • Support the development and maintenance of Tovala Food Safety and Quality Systems, designed to meet the regulatory, Food Safety and Quality requirements to assure compliance with SQF requirements, including sanitation related activities.
  • Manages both the customer and consumer complaint program, including but not limited to: verification that complaints are documented adequately, preparing trend reports, initiating corrective actions, and making appropriate dialogue with customers
  • Develops, implements, and manages quality and food safety programs, policies, and procedures to adhere to regulatory, internal and 3rd party requirements; including, but not limited to: allergen control, recall and traceability, supplier approval and management.
  • Monitor and verify preventive controls and critical control points for food safety plan, including allergen, sanitation, and process preventive controls, etc.
  • Monitor the production process and finished product by sensory, weight control, and analytical methods to maintain product consistency and comply with established specifications including color, moisture, pH, weight, size, etc.
  • Receive, label and safely store samples from the R & D team and production line to conduct lab tests and analysis.
  • Perform and document all testing with precision and accuracy
  • Maintain and clean lab equipment.
  • Perform environmental monitoring swabs, investigate the root cause, track, and trend the results.
  • Conduct internal audit and follow up corrective actions. Perform pre-op and post-op inspections.
  • Hires, trains, supervises, motivates, and develops Quality Assurance and Sanitation departments staff; manages schedules and workflow
  • Maintenance of Chemical Inventory
  • Chemical Training for facilities and team members
  • Master Sanitation Log upkeep
  • Participates in continuous improvement and cost reduction activities
  • Contributes to various cross-functional teams
  • Performs other duties as necessary

About you

  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office and quality management systems
  • Strong decision-making, problem-solving, and organizational skills.
  • Excellent communication, interpersonal speaking skills
  • Associates degree, Food Science degree or related equivalent degree preferred
  • 1 year of food manufacturing production/QA/Lab experience preferred
  • SQF and PCQI Certified
  • Chemical Handling


  • Comprehensive healthcare coverage we really invest in
  • 401k with match
  • Free Tovala Smart Oven and discounted Tovala meals
  • Paid holidays and our winter holiday office paid shutdown where the offices and facilities close for a week around Christmas and New Year Day
  • Various other perks - recognition programs, continued learning stipend, casual dress code, and Tovala swag
The values we hold dear
Put the team first
We put what is best for the broader team ahead of what is best for ourselves or our immediate department.
Get s#!t done (well)
We celebrate people at all levels for delivering high impact work that expands the bounds of what we’re able to do.
Connect the dots
We engage with curiosity to learn how our work impacts others so that we can problem-solve holistically and work collaboratively.
Be Direct
We share our perspective openly and directly, even when it feels difficult to do so.
Embrace the obstacles
We rise to meet challenges with a sense of urgency, resolve, and optimism.
Champion the customer
We consider and prioritize our customer in all of our decisions
At Tovala we‘re committed to building a workplace that represents a variety of backgrounds, skills, and perspectives and do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, or disability status. Everyone is welcome here!