Started in 1950 on a small farm in the Northwest region
of the U.S., Lamb Weston has grown to be one of the world’s largest frozen
potato companies, happily delivering the delicious goodness of fries to
more than 100 countries. Lamb Weston has created inventive products and
processes that are standards in the industry. When we look at a potato, we
Our people are a valuable and integral part of our
business and play a vital role in our success as an organization. At Lamb
Weston we offer the financial stability and career potential of a true
Lamb Weston will offer you the opportunity to put your
education and skills to work as part of a great team, contributing to the
achievement of the organization’s goals and objectives. You will be
challenged to take responsibility, drive results, show creativity, and
display initiative - and you will be rewarded for your contributions and
Let’s explore the possibilities together.
Provides support on Foreign Material (FM) initiatives
and responses (both proactive and reactive) to assure minimized impact of
FM issues to Lamb Weston (LW) and to its customers. This position supports
collaborative efforts with RQI, Engineering, Operations, Ag Operations, and
Quality / Food Safety staff to ensure LW is positioned to achieve and
maintain “Best in Industry” capabilities to deliver food products to our
customers that are free of foreign material. The incumbent supports and
helps lead FM prevention efforts by employing a variety of measures, new
& emerging detection and exclusion technologies, as well as
identification and implementation of industry best practices.
- Manage the process of
receiving, triage, and identification of FM samples submitted by
consumers, customers, and manufacturing facilities.
- Utilize sophisticated lab
instrumentation to analyze FM samples. Maintain required skills in the
instrumentation to perform accurate sample analysis.
- Duties will include equipment
calibration, maintenance, and testing of process materials. * Respond
to customer complaints using LW’s complaint management system to
provide Food Safety and Quality Managers a thorough investigation of
- Utilize a continuous
improvement thought process for forensic FM identification to optimize
the speed and accuracy of sample analysis.
- Provide insight, leadership,
and support of technical input to ensure “Best in Industry”
technological innovations of LW production lines, suppliers, and LW
co-manufactures. Optimum technological solutions or improvements must
be able to be cost-effectively deployed and yield desired results.
- Provide technical review or
assistance in significant FM incidents to:
- Accurately identify issues for
determination of risk.
- Partner with management in
making logical, data-based product dispositions.
- Create summaries of FM
incidents, including trend analysis by product type, and production
- Support Food Safety Management
and Operations in verification and validation testing of FM detection
and elimination equipment. Perform GAP analysis to best practice to
determine effective preventative or corrective actions for
- Support determination and
implementation of product dispositions regarding FM product restrictions.
- Provide technical support for
FSMA physical hazards, HACCP, plant-based FMECA analysis, and FM
- Provide leadership for FM
reduction practices and champion the development of FM reduction
- Help develop and provide FM incident
response training to corporate and manufacturing facility staff to
ensure best practices are being used, procedures are being followed,
and the effective use of FM data management system.
- Develop lab procedures for
various methods of analysis.
- Develop and provide training
for FM response at the manufacturing facilities to ensure FM incidents
are appropriately handled and documented to prevent FM entering
Skills & Experience
- Strong interest and ability to
perform advanced laboratory testing using sophisticated
instrumentation and chemical tests.
- This position requires a
minimum of a BS degree in: Forensics, Engineering, Biological
Sciences, Food Science, Chemistry or related field. Analytical
laboratory experience preferred.
- 5 years
relevant work experience required, with vegetable or extensive potato
processing experience preferred.
- Strong skills in
problem-solving; proven abilities to interpret diverse data sets in a
logical and rational fashion.
- Demonstrated organization
skills as it relates to work environment, sample, and data management.
- Excellent report writing
- Demonstrated interpersonal and
communication skills (written and verbal).
- Ability to effectively work in
team and independent settings.
- Proficient in Microsoft Office
products. Programming experience and understanding of other software
- Working knowledge of food
production and process flow dynamics.
- Strong understanding of food
- Experience using fundamental
statistical and analytical tools.
- Excellent negotiation skills
when working through conflict resolution.
- Experience with USDA/ FDA
regulated facilities preferred.
- Ability to travel up to 20% of
the time and work in manufacturing environments.
Incumbent must have the ability to effectively perform
all of the following physical demands without assistance:
- Sitting or standing for up to 8
hours a day.
- Able to use microscope for
extended periods of time.
- Able to lift and carry 40
pounds when required. * Manufacturing Facility
- Walking on various
manufacturing facility surfaces.
- Climbing up ladders and stairs.
- Investigate cramped and
- Exposed to manufacturing
facility noises and vibrations.
- Temperature changes from hot to
cold depending on work area.
- Exposure to wet, dirty areas. *
- Frequency of travel as required
to support FM investigations, manufacturing facility audits, corporate
requirements and learning opportunities.
This position description is not intended, and should
not be construed to be, an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, skills,
efforts or working conditions associated with the job. It is intended,
however, to be an accurate reflection of those principal job elements
essential for making decisions related to job performance, employee
development and compensation. As such, the incumbent may perform other
duties and responsibilities as required
Lamb Weston is an equal opportunity employer and
considers qualified applicants for employment without regard to race,
color, creed, religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender
identity and expression, age, disability, veteran status or any other
protected factor under federal, state or local law.
Job Type: Full-time