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Quality Control Technician

Company: Red Collar Pet Foods, Inc.
Location: Joplin
Posted on: May 16, 2020

Job Description:

Job Location:: Joplin, MO - Joplin, MORed Collar Pet Foods is looking for a QC Technician to join our exciting new pet food business at our Clinton, OK manufacturing plant. Who is Red Collar? We are pet people, and to us pets are family. We believe that they deserve good food made with wholesome and balanced nutrition in every bag and bowl. It is our commitment to quality ingredients and manufacturing exclusively in the U.S. which makes us all proud of our company and the pets we ultimately feed.

As part of our overall total compensation package, Red Collar Pet Foods offers a competitive benefits package to all associates which includes: Medical, Dental, Vision & Life Insurance, Short & Long Term Disability, and 401k match. Associates are also immediately eligible (based on hire date) up to three weeks of vacation, Paid Holidays per year, Sick Pay, Maternity & Parental Leave and annual/quarterly bonus earning potential, plus many other ancillary benefits not listed here.

Purpose of Role
The QC Technician is responsible and accountable for supporting the Red Collar Pet Foods Quality and Food Safety principles through monitoring and inspecting process and packaging processes according to Q&FS policies and procedures, and QMP standards. They will manage the testing requirements for the positive release programs. This position supports R&D with product development.

Principal Accountabilities

  • Adhere to personal safety practices that meet OSHA & Mars standards to assure a safe environment for associate and others; Maintain open communication with site safety committee and site safety manager as appropriate for the role
  • Complete analytical testing and evaluation of raw materials and finished products as required by Q&FS policies and procedures
  • Monitoring and inspecting processes according to Q&FS policies and procedures, and QMP standards. This includes, but are not limited to:
  • All Q&FS requirements
  • Receiving of materials
  • Processing
  • Packaging
  • Sanitation and Microbial Control
  • Quality of Testing Protocols
  • Record Control
  • Positive Release Programs
  • Actively participate in continuous improvement projects through proactive and reactive efforts including incident investigation and implementation of corrective/preventive actions pertaining to Q&FS
  • Maintain continuous communication with site functional teams to assure complete awareness of the manufacturing process in compliance with Q&FS and performance objectives
  • Participate in the development, revision, and training of mission critical competencies as related to the responsibilities and accountabilities of the position
  • Demonstrate a quality culture in actions, words and spirit
  • Perform other duties and responsibilities as assigned by management
  • Responsible for reporting and following up on any observation that may impact associate safety and/or product Quality and Food Safety
  • Auditing of production documentation to evaluate if product is able to be released
  • Productive and safe work habits
  • Other duties and responsibilities as assigned

    Key Functional Skills/Knowledge

    • Knowledge of local, federal, and industry regulations with regards to:
      • Food Safety (GMP, HACCP)
        • Food Quality (Product and Process)
          • Red Collar Pet Food safety policies and procedures.
          • Knowledge of local, federal, and industry regulations with regards to:
            • Food Safety (GMP, HACCP)
            • Food Quality (Product and Process)
              • Q&FS testing practices and procedures, and QMP polices.
                • Q&FS Testing Equipment
                • Team player
                • Action oriented
                • Problem solving abilities
                • Strong communication skills
                  • Continuous self-development
                  • Must be capable of working at elevated heights and or confined space
                  • Wearing proper personal protective equipment (hair net, bump cap, ear plugs,safety shoes, and uniform)
                  • Bending, stooping, twist, turn, standing for extended time periods, reaching, climbing stairs, and lifting up to 55 lbs.
                  • Must be able to adapt to temperature and environmental extremes such as hot to cold, dust dirt and chemicals
                    • Knowledge of local, federal, and industry regulations with regards to:
                      • Food Safety (GMP, HACCP)
                      • Food Quality (Product and Process)
                        • Q&FS testing practices and procedures, QMP polices and SPC
                        • Forklift assignments require OSHA certification and getting on and off frequently


                          Qualifications

                          Minimum Qualifications
                          • Be 18 years of age or older
                          • High School Diploma or equivalent.
                          • Effective verbal & written communication skills.
                          • Effective analytical, troubleshooting, and computer skills.
                          • Ability to work independently without supervision as well as within a team setting.
                          • Effective verbal & written communication skills with a good understanding and command of Microsoft programs Word, Excel, and PowerPoint.
                          • Ability to work independently without supervision as well as within a team setting.
                          • Physical requirements: Sufficient mobility, strength, flexibility, hearing, and sight to access all job relevant areas and perform routine activities as necessary to deliver required results. Some pushing/pulling, bending/stooping, and lifting (up to 50 lbs.) necessary.
                          • Must be willing and able to work and accept varying shifts and schedules
                          • Ability to understand and effectively communicate in the English language
                            Preferred Qualifications
                            • Minimum of one year food related experience
                            • Working Knowledge of food safety, GMP, GHOP, HACCP, SPC
                            • Demonstrated competency in computer and pc software including MS Office and email
                            • Knowledge of inventory control principles
                            • Experience with JD Edwards
                            • Red Collar Pet Foods is an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law. If you need assistance or an accommodation during the application process because of a disability, it is available upon request. The company is pleased to provide such assistance, and no applicant will be penalized as a result of such a request. PI120245350

Keywords: Red Collar Pet Foods, Inc., Joplin , Quality Control Technician, Professions , Joplin, Missouri

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