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QA Compliance Specialist

Job Details

Experienced
Performance Pet Products - Mitchell, SD
Full Time
Bachelors
None
1st (Day Shift)
Quality Assurance

Description

Farmers Union Industries, LLC, also known as FUI, is a leading agricultural-based manufacturing company headquartered in Redwood Falls, MN. Our current operations include Central Bi-Products, Northland Choice, Midwest Grease, Artex Manufacturing, Redwood Farms Meat Processors, and Performance Pet Products. Please visit our website at fuillc.com to learn more!

 

Performance Pet, located in Mitchell, SD, is home to the innovators and formulators who turn the desire for leaner, tastier, healthier or otherwise better pet food into an actual product on the shelves. Everything we do is custom-made for every customer, and we're the only canner to do so. Learn more about what we do at performancepet.net/.

 

Performance Pet Products is seeking a QA Compliance Specialist to join the team in Mitchell, SD. We offer a competitive salary and a complete benefits package that includes health, dental, vision, paid time off, paid holidays, a paid birthday holiday, an impressive 401K match, and much more!

 

Areas of Accountability

 

All areas of accountability to be delivered with GRIT - our values of Generosity, Relationships, Integrity, and Teamwork

 

Mentorship & Training                                                 Safety & Quality Compliance

Regulatory Compliance                                               Compliance Records / Reporting

 

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

 

Work safely, comply, and enforce all company and regulatory safety/environmental policies, practices, and procedures

 

Provide technical support with expertise in food safety, quality, and regulation

 

Maintain accurate and organized electronic filing systems, consistently available for inspections and/or audits

 

Assist in conducting compliance reviews of internal controls and procedures in all areas of program operations

 

Aid in all state and import/export certifications and licensing

 

Perform compliance inspections and follow up on nonconformances and corrective actions

 

Ensure compliance with and maintain food safety/quality certifications, registrations and licensing

 

Maintain compliance with product specifications, labeling, and regulatory standards

 

Ensure regulatory requirements are met for product safety and quality control and recommend corrective actions, as needed

 

Assist with audits – internal, customer,  3rd party (GFSI, SQF, etc.), and regulatory agencies (FDA, State Food and OSHA)

 

Ensure all necessary paperwork is completed and being used according to SOPs; collect and review documentation

 

Train and assist in other departments or throughout facility to provide additional coverage or leadership, as needed 

 

Verify accuracy and completeness of data provided and entered by other Quality Control employees

 

Situations may arise that require employees to temporarily or permanently assume responsibility for tasks not specifically outlined in this job description. Employees may be requested to work additional hours and/or accommodate a heavier than normal workload.

Qualifications

Qualifications

 

High school diploma or general education degree (GED) required

 

Bachelor’s degree in Agriculture, Food Science, Biology, or related field; or comparable years’ experience, preferred

 

PCQI and/or SQF certification, or willingness to achieve both certifications

 

5+ years of experience in manufacturing/QA Assurance and compliance; preferably food manufacturing

 

2+ years’ experience in food/feed safety, quality assurance, and/or lab environment

 

Advanced written and verbal communication with high level of professionalism 

 

High level of professionalism, confidentiality, interpersonal skills, and attention to detail

 

Strong sense of initiative and independent problem-solving with the ability to manage time and deadlines with little supervision

 

Ability to understand and operate basic computer systems, NAV experience a plus

 

Ability to stand, walk, bend, and climb, frequently

 

Ability to tolerate varying environmental conditions; wet, slippery conditions; and confined spaces

 

Experience with developing safety and regulatory plans (i.e. – SOP, HACCP, FSMA, etc.)

 

Proficient in Microsoft Office Suite – Outlook, Word, Excel and PowerPoint

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