• Quality Assurance (QA) Tech

    Performance Pet Products
    Job Description

    Available Schedules: 

    Monday - Thursday, 6:00am - 4:30pm


    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 fuillc.com/performance-pet-products/.


    We are currently seeking to add a Quality Assurance Technician to our team in Mitchell, SD! We offer a starting base wage of $19.25/Hr., scheduled increases, and weekly bonuses! Our complete benefits package includes health, dental, vision, PTO, paid holidays, an impressive 401K match, and much more!


    Areas of Accountability

    Food Safety Compliance
    Continuous Improvement


    Essential Duties and Responsibilities


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

    Maintain highest level of confidentiality, customer service, and professionalism to promote a positive image of the Company


    Complete routine food safety & quality systems inspections, identify deficiencies, and follow up with corrective actions


    Communicate effectively with plant personnel and supervisors and update supervisors on any non-conforming materials/equipment  


    Follow all procedures regarding all potential QA or Food Safety holds


    Understand and implement company procedures pertaining to Operational Sanitation Standard Operating Procedures


    Perform pre-operational sanitation inspections of the facility prior to start-up


    Perform various sample collections related to bacterial testing, interpret test results, and compare to company specifications


    Assist in training of plant personnel and developing company procedures related to food safety & quality


    Complete daily paperwork and maintain accurate and organized records


    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 work load.




    High school diploma or general education degree (GED); degree in biology, microbiology, or other related field, preferred


    Working knowledge of general manufacturing and laboratory practices, HACCP, ISO, and regulatory guidelines


    Advanced written and verbal communication skills with a high level of professionalism  


    High level of proficiency, accuracy, discretion and confidentiality


    Strong sense of initiative and independent problem-solving/root cause analysis


    Ability to manage time and deadlines with little supervision


    Ability to handle hot and cold conditions (dress according to temperature); different scents; and be aware of any wet floors or other hazards


    Ability to stand; walk; move about the facility; occasionally lift, push/pull up to 40 pounds


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


    Basic mathematical skills

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