2nd shift Quality Assurance Tech
Mars - Missouri

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The Role:
The position of the QA Technician is designed as a monitoring, auditing and inspecting position that ensures compliance to company, regulatory and industry established specifications and procedures.

Key Responsibilities:
Evaluation of physical, chemical and sanitary characteristics of ingredient receipts

Constant evaluation of appearance, chemical, physical and sanitary integrity of all products produced at the facility

Routine evaluation of packaging integrity and compliance to regulatory guidelines

Isolation, segregation and re-evaluation of materials deemed to be non-compliant with regard to established specification

Both routine and non-routine collection of test data, sending and receiving analytical samples and results as well as process problem solving and troubleshooting

Technicians must honestly, neatly and completely document their observations so informed decisions regarding quality can be made

Other Responsibilities:
May have to perform special non-routine tasks associated with corporate requests, projects and tests

Support plant management in a like manner regarding non-routine assignments such as supply inventory and "hold" re-evaluations

Keep laboratory equipment clean and in proper working order unless repairs are beyond their capacity

Other similar duties as assigned by supervisor


Physical/Environmental Requirements:
Standing on a concrete floor

Wearing proper personal protective equipment (hair net, bump cap, ear plugs, safety shoes, and uniform)

Bending, stooping, twist, turn, standing for extended time periods, reaching, climbing stairs, and lifting up to 50 lbs

Must be able to adapt to temperature and environmental extremes such as hot to cold, dust dirt and chemicals

Minimum Qualifications:
Be 18 years of age or older

Have a High school diploma, GED or equivalent education

Demonstrated competency in computer and pc software including MS Office and email

Must be willing and able to work and accept varying shifts and schedules

Ability to understand and effectively communicate in the English language

Good basic math, reading and writing skills

Good communication skills

Ability to learn to operate quality control testing equipment

Basic knowledge of personal computers

Ability to work in a self directed manner with minimal supervision and a positive attitude

High Level of mechanical aptitude and knowledge, with good skills in troubleshooting and problem solving

Basic knowledge of Safety, Quality and Material Management Systems and procedures.

Basic knowledge of food safety, GMP, GHOP, HACCP, SPC

Demonstrated ability to work in a team environment

Preferred Qualifications:
3+ years of manufacturing experience operating a variety of machines

2 years of work experience within manufacturing, or a technical and/or trade discipline

Knowledge of inventory control principles

Company-paid relocation is not available for this position.

As a privately-held, family-owned company, Mars Petcare North America offers benefits which reflect our commitment to attracting and retaining great people. This includes excellent pay, competitive health and dental care coverage, a retirement plan, a very competitive vacation plan and unrivalled career advancement opportunities, to name just a few of our unique and generous benefits.

If you're looking for a place where you can take ownership for your work, where the pace is fast, the environment is built around the importance of open communication, and where employees are called "associates" and treated as such, then we want to hear from you.

We value a diverse work environment and encourage qualified individuals to apply, regardless of race, religion, disability, national origin, veteran status, gender and age. Mars Petcare North America is an Affirmative Action and Equal Opportunity Employer.

Visit www.mars.com to learn more about our company and for information about all of our current openings. Please, no agencies.


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