• Quality Assurance Technician

    Performance Pet Products
    Job Description

    Farmers Union Industries, LLC, also known as FUI, is a leading agricultural based manufacturing company based 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 accepting applications for advanced Quality Assurance Technicians at our Performance Pet Products location in Mitchell, SD! We offer a complete benefits package, paid time off, paid holidays and birthday holiday, great team members, and more!  

    Submit an application at https://recruiting.ultipro.com/FAR1006FARMU today to get started!  


    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.

    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.


    Qualifications

    Degree in Agricultural Science, Biology or meat science related degree, preferred

    3+ years’ experience in food/feed safety, quality assurance, lab environment, microbiology, or related fields

    Knowledgeable in food safety, quality and USDA regulations and developing SSOPs and HACCP plans

    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

    Bilingual (Spanish), desired but not required

    Ability to read and write in English

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