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Job Description: 

As the Compost Quality Control, you will be responsible for ensuring the production of premium-quality compost, the foundation for successful mushroom cultivation. Your expertise and meticulous attention to detail will play a critical role in maintaining the highest standards of compost quality throughout our operations.


1. Quality Control Oversight:

  • Develop and implement comprehensive quality control protocols to monitor compost production processes, ensuring adherence to industry standards and company requirements.
  • Conduct regular inspections and tests on raw materials, ingredients, and finished compost to assess quality and identify any deviations from established specifications.

2. Documentation and Reporting:

  • Maintain accurate and up-to-date records of compost quality control activities, including test results, inspection reports, and actions taken to address any issues.

3. Supplier Management:

  • Foster strong relationships with compost ingredient suppliers, ensuring their compliance with quality specifications and standards.
  • Conduct periodic supplier audits to assess adherence to quality control requirements, resolve non-compliance issues, and maintain an approved supplier list.
  • Collaborate with the procurement team to evaluate potential new suppliers, reviewing their quality systems and negotiating contracts.

4. Training and Education:

  • Develop training programs and materials to educate personnel on compost quality control procedures, emphasizing best practices and quality standards.


  • Bachelor's degree in agriculture, biology, environmental science, or a related field. A master's degree is a plus.
  • Proven experience in quality control management, preferably in the agricultural or horticultural industry.
  • In-depth knowledge of mushroom composting processes, ingredients, and quality parameters.
  • Strong analytical skills and the ability to interpret test results accurately.
  • Excellent organizational skills and meticulous attention to detail.
  • Effective communication and interpersonal skills to collaborate with cross-functional teams.
  • Proficiency in using quality control software, spreadsheet applications, and data analysis tools.
  • Familiarity with relevant regulations and certifications related to compost production (e.g., organic certifications) is desirable.

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