For more than 100 years, Purina has been revolutionizing pet food production. By 1956, through innovative engineering, we literally reshaped pet care, and we’re still at it today, with Tidy Cats®, the lightweight cat litter champion of the world and the leader in our category. Such leadership requires constant innovation and renovation, which is so often rooted in our world-class food production standards.
Our factory in Crete, NE, located just 25 miles from the city of Lincoln, is one of the largest wet pet food manufacturing facilities in the U.S. as a mass producer of over three million cans of wet pet food per day, which include our Alpo®, Purina ONE®, Pro Plan®, Friskies® and Pro Plan Veterinary Diets® brands.
As a Quality Analyst I, you will be responsible for testing samples of our finished products and communicating those test results with the appropriate departments. You will regularly interact with Production, Maintenance, and Product Safety. You will have the opportunity to cross-train and gain experience in multiple areas across QA to strengthen your skillset. Quality and safety are the promises we make on every bag, container, tub, and can – and we continue to deliver on that promise.
Perform tests for NIR (Protein, Fat, and Moisture), Date Codes, Temperature/Condensation, Package Seals and other QA tests as required ( process and finished goods)
- Make recommendations and decisions on product holds and release
- Monitor product formulas for accuracy
- Participate and /or coordinate R & D testing as instructed under direction of Quality Assurance Manager
- Monitor processing and packaging conditions to assure compliance to specifications
- Coach production operators on quality requirements
- Set up and maintain Sensory lab and product displays
- Support packing inspections at changeovers
*Perform all other duties as assigned*
Basic Qualifications (Minimum):
- High School Diploma/GED
- 1+ years of experience in quality, food manufacturing, lab or related environment or 2+ year degree in Food Science, Chemistry or related field
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