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Food Safety, Quality and Regulatory Associate - Dayton, OH 45414 (Northridge Estates area)







Position Purpose & Summary


The primary responsibility of the Food Safety Quality and Regulatory (FSQR) Chemist is to ensure products meet or exceed customer requirements for quality and food safety. Assurance of product quality requires the chemist to monitor quality assurance systems including instrumentation calibration, maintenance, cross-checks, methods, procedures, raw materials, food safety, and training. Additionally, our FSQR Chemists are expected to understand our plant processes and provide technical advice to support our production operations. Data analysis, trend recognition and effective communication are required competencies. The success of the FSQR Chemist candidate is measured in impact to customer satisfaction, minimization of process variation, process recoveries, waste reduction, and cost minimization.


Principal Accountabilities


50% Daily assessment of process quality parameters and quality management systems including cross-checks, raw materials, calibration, maintenance, procedures, food safety, training, auditing and oversight of analytical testing performed in control rooms.


20% Data analysis, trend identification, troubleshooting, corrective action, and communication with regard to processing data, final product, and wastewater.


10% Training of new FSQR chemists, analysts, operators, technicians and personnel from other functional areas.


10% Final product approval. Assurance of compliance to customer specifications.


10% Perform miscellaneous job-related duties as assigned (i.e. process improvement projects, development and modification of FSQR procedures and documents, recruiting and interviewing of new employees and assisting other locations with process startups and projects.)




Required Qualifications


  • Bachelorís degree in Chemistry, Food Science, Microbiology, or Biochemistry OR a Bachelorís degree in science field with minimum 1 year general chemistry + labs and 1 year organic chemistry + labs.
  • At least 2 upper level courses relating to Chemistry, Food Science, Microbiology or Biochemistry.
  • Ability to work a flexible schedule including, nights, weekends, and holidays.


Preferred Qualifications


  • Proven ability to anticipate, recognize, and solve process and laboratory problems, implement improvements based on the findings.
  • Ability to balance and achieve positive results in the areas of food safety, safety, quality, productivity, and cost.


Success Factors


  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills.
  • Demonstrated strong problem-solving and analytical skills.
  • Ability to work in a team environment.
  • Strong attention to detail.
  • Ability to adapt and learn in a changing work environment.

Equal Opportunity Employer, including Disability/Vet.


Job Quality Assurance/Food Safety

Primary Location US-OH-Dayton

Schedule Full-time

Job Type Standard

Shift Weekend


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