Farmers Union Industries, LLC, also known as FUI, is a leading agricultural-based manufacturing company headquartered in Redwood Falls, MN. FUI is a premier provider of specialized products, providing superior value and services to our members and customers. Our current operations include Central Bi-Products, Northland Choice, Midwest Grease, Artex Manufacturing, Redwood Farms Meat Processors, and Performance Pet Products.
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/.
We are currently seeking a detail-oriented Quality Assurance (QA) Compliance Specialist to join our fun and energetic team in Mitchell, SD! We offer a competitive starting wage as well as a complete benefits package including health, dental, visions, PTO, paid holidays, a paid birthday holiday, an impressive 401K match, and much more!
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Areas of Accountability
All areas of accountability to be delivered in a manner that aligns with the values and business strategy of Farmers Union Industries.
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 non-conformances 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.
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
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
Disclaimer: Because of the work that Farmers Union Industries does with the federal government, all employees are subject to executive order 14042 and the FUI COVID-19 vaccination policy.