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Ardent Mills 19 reviews - Macon, GA




About Us

Welcome to Ardent Mills, a new company dedicated to helping our customers innovate and grow, with the industry’s broadest range of traditional and organic flours, whole grains, customized blends and specialty products. Our ingredients are backed by unrivaled technical support, food safety solutions and the supply assurance of a coast-to-coast network of more than 40 community mills and blending facilities, an artisan commercial bakery and a Mobile Innovation Center. We are Ardent Mills, working with you for the good of grain. And we’re looking for dynamic people to join our team.

The Role

Accountable to ensure effective product safety and product quality systems controls are in place. Supporting the Quality Manager to ensure all products placed on the market are fully compliant to customer, regulatory, industry and Ardent Mills requirements. Technician will work as part of an engaged team to achieve this. Assuring quality awareness and a cost competitive and engaged local quality organization.

Key Accountabilities

  • Ensure compliance to Quality/Food Safety (Q/FS) regulations/policies – accountable to ensure Quality/Food Safety (Q/FS) execution for the location; this includes, training, compliance, and verification/auditing activities. Analyzes and interprets policies, customer standards, and directs implementation of Q/FS policies at the location.
  • Calibrates and maintains accuracy of all testing equipment in the laboratory, elevator and mill. Conducts instrument troubleshooting and repair. Interfaces regularly with the Ardent Mills Instrumentation Lab. As well as Running specialized tests to determine product consistency and performance: , Farinograph, Mixograph, Amylograph, Bostwick, Falling #’s. Analyzes data generated for trends and communicates findings. Jointly works with mill team to find solutions. Generates COA’s as needed.
  • Support Function - Assists Quality Manager in conducting monthly Food Safety/Sanitation Audits and communicates findings, recommends corrective action, and works with mill team on implementation. Audits Quality Systems to ensure compliance, reports discrepancies to Mgr. and implements corrective action. Involved in preparation and execution of customer/3rd party audits. May involve training of others to meet either Food Safety or Quality Systems requirements when needed.
  • Customer Focus – Assist with Customer audit programs and agreed 3rd party certification. Manage customer documentation, specifications, and ensure active customer support. Build relationships with local customers to uncover opportunities that lead to value creation and strengthen ties between our companies.

Skills & Experience

  • Bachelor’s degree in Food Science, Biological Sciences, or related fields or minimum of 5 years flour miling quality experience
  • A minimum of two years in QA/QC experience in a food-manufacturing environment
  • Knowledge in development and implementation of the following programs:
  • Sanitation
  • Good Manufacturing Practices
  • Statistical Process Control
  • Pest Control
  • Food Microbiology and Chemistry
  • FDA and USDA regulatory requirements.
  • Demonstrates effective communication skills – written and verbal
  • Demonstrates effective ability to work with diverse groups within and outside reporting relationships

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Ardent Mills is an equal opportunity employer. Qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability or protected veteran status.

The preceding position description has been designed to indicate the general nature and essential duties and responsibilities of work performed by employees within this position. It may not contain a comprehensive inventory of all duties, responsibilities, and qualifications required of employees in this position. The description, duties, functions, and responsibilities are subject to change at the discretion of Ardent Mills.

Job Type: Full-time

Job Location:

  • Macon, GA

Required education:

  • Associate

Required experience:

  • Laboratory: 2 years

Required language:

  • English


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