Quality Control Specialist - Sheridan, IN

Sheridan, IN

Position Title: Quality Control Specialist
Department / Division: Operations / Nutrition
Position Reports To: QA / QC Regulatory Manager
Approx. # of People Supervised: 0
Location: Sheridan, IN
FLSA Classification: Exempt
Job Grade: N/A

Summary/Purpose of Position:
The primary function of this position is to administer company-wide quality control activities within the Nutrition Division. Quality Control activities are product oriented.

Primary Job Responsibilities / Duties:

  • Coordinates with QA and Research ingredients and manufactured products to collect and type of analysis to perform
  • Coordinates with QC personnel the collection of ingredients and manufactured products to be analyzed.
  • Visually inspects ingredients and manufactured product samples before lab submission
  • Coordinates and conducts QC sample processing and preparation for lab submission
  • Enters and organizes lab reports in database.
  • Analyzes QC lab data with QA and Research to determine product conformance and any corrective action.
  • Works with formulation staff to establish and maintain feed tag guarantees.
  • Develops and oversee corn quality and Mycotoxin testing.
  • Evaluates PDI data and other manufacturing data that is generated by production and QC team members
  • Manages implementation of special QC requests from customers
  • Manages certificates of analysis for incoming and outbound products
  • Oversees and maintains the QC visuals for ingredients and manufactured products
  • Coordinates and summarizes internal and external mixer studies
  • Coordinates and summarizes contamination studies

Additional Job Descriptions/Duties

  • Internal auditing of facilities
  • Audit ingredient suppliers, toll mills and customer mill sites
  • Meet with suppliers, purchasing, and Research staff prior to the introduction of new ingredients into production system
  • Assist Research Staff on various projects as requested.
  • Maintains knowledge of customer complaint issues relating to product quality and works with QA to resolve issues
  • Maintains knowledge of Quality Assurance Manual and Feed and Food Safety Policies

Typical Work Environment

  • Majority of work is conducted in a temperature-controlled office environment
  • Exposed to a variety of environmental conditions in the mills including dusty conditions.
  • Able to safely clime ladders to access equipment and storage bins.
  • Required traveling and overnight stays to mills, customer sites and away meetings

Minimum Job Qualification Requirements:

Education / Training:

  • BS Degree in Agriculture or related field or a minimum of four years of experience in Quality
  • Quality and regulatory auditing

Specialized Job / Technical Knowledge:

  • Knowledge of animal nutrition and related software
  • Knowledge of quality issues/concerns in the feed industry (past, present, & future).
  • Knowledge of feed manufacturing and product delivery.

Non-Technical Skills and Abilities:

  • Excellent interpersonal skills
  • Excellent communications skills
  • Ability to handle critical situations when a quality complication arises.
  • Proactive with quality issues.
  • Multi-tasking ability
  • Excellent organizational skills.
  • Team player.
  • Proficient in relevant software programs including Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Outlook.
  • Well versed with Internet use and search engines.

Physical Requirements:

  • Ability to lift 50 lbs. or more pounds periodically

Safety Requirements:

  • Adhere to manufacturing safety manual when working in facility doing audits, etc.
  • Follow all company safety procedures and safety regulations

Additional Preferred Qualifications:

  • 2 years of professional experience in quality
  • Possess extensive knowledge and organization when coordinating quality assurance and quality control applications

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