Safety Technician - Richmond, IN
Hill's Pet Nutrition
The Food Safety Technician serves as the primary support for the
Food Safety program and regulatory compliance, ensures that the facility and
all equipment is production ready by verifying all required cleaning and
sanitization processes, monitors the Cleaning and Sanitation Service to
ensure performance is to standard, and supports the execution of the Richmond
Plant’s Quality Systems and Key Performance Indicators (KPI’s). This position
will also have primary responsibility for implementing and maintaining food
safety principles, HACCP, sanitization, current Good Manufacturing Practices,
Integrated Pest Management, and environmental programs. In addition, this
position will have primary responsibility as the backup for food safety
document review, document management, and regulatory compliance.
Principal Duties and Responsibilities
Performs ATP and microbiological sampling for the established
environmental program and cleaning and sanitization verification using
aseptic technique. Troubleshoots issues and provides corrective actions
for sanitation non-conformances.
- Develops and implements Standard
Operating Procedures (SOP’s) to ensure compliance with plant, corporate
and regulatory agency policies. Assists in writing or modifying
procedures related to the HACCP prerequisite programs to support food
- Performs inspections of the entire
facility for sanitation, pest control, and other food safety related
issues. Including assigning tasks and following up on issues found.
- Assists in the root-cause analysis,
corrective actions, and preventive measures for Food Safety
nonconformance’s and all-encompassing documentation
- Responsible for updating the Food Safety
KPIs and collaborate with the internal plant teams on continuous
improvement and compliance initiatives to regulatory standards
- Assists in the scheduling and
coordination of the various Food Safety Plans to drive continuous
improvement and compliance to the industry standards.
- Participates in the development and
review of prerequisite programs, Food Safety Site Plan, Master
Sanitation Plan, and Weekend Food Safety activities.
- Assists with the Richmond plant HACCP
program by reviewing, updating, documenting compliance, and training to
- Executes quality and food safety training
to all plant employees. Monitor and track all training to completion.
- Collaborates with the integrated pest
management professional and documents findings, corrective actions, and
preventive measures. Responsible for tracking and trending of the pest
captured, findings, and reporting of results
- Understands and comply with Hill’s
policies, safety standards, Good Manufacturing Practices (GMPs) and Food
Safety. Identifies and reports Food Safety issues to management.
Education/ Experience Requirements
Basic qualifications include:
- At least 1 year of experience in a
- Availability to work any shift including
- Ability to wear all required Fall
Protection Equipment and other PPE
- Ability to bend, climb, crawl, work in
confined spaces, work in hazardous condition spaces, work in extreme
weather conditions and use hazardous materials.
Preferred qualifications include:
Bachelor’s Degree in a Science or Technical field is preferred
- 1 year of previous quality/food safety
experience as applicable to all aspects of Food manufacturing is preferred.
- Knowledge of HACCP with previous
experience utilizing HACCP principles preferred.
- Knowledge of SQF (Safe Quality Food)
principles and requirements as it relates to pet food manufacturing.
- Previous supervisory work experience.
Previous auditing experience working with AIB, SQF, FDA, or USDA.
- Working knowledge of statistical software
Expected Areas of Skills
Excellent interpersonal and communication skills (written and verbal)
- Proficient knowledge of HACCP, GMPs, and
- Proficient in reviewing and interpreting
- Excellent ability to multitask and
- Proficient computer skills including;
Google business platform and SAP
- Excellent ability to understand and apply
finance and accounting principles
- Excellent at identifying the underlying
principles, reasons, or facts of information by breaking down
information or data into separate parts
- Excellent attention to detail
- Excellent at using relevant information
and individual judgment to determine whether events or processes comply
with laws, regulations, or standards
- Must be able to bend, climb, crawl, work
in confined spaces, work in hazardous condition spaces, work in extreme
weather conditions, use hazardous materials as needed, lift up to 50 lbs on continual basis, and operate mechanical lifts
Equal Opportunity Employer
Colgate is an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will
receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion,
gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, national origin, ethnicity, age,
disability, marital status, veteran status (United States positions), or any
other characteristic protected by law
Are you interested in working for Hill's Pet Nutrition? You can
apply online and attach all relevant documents such as a cover letter and
resume or CV. Applications received by e-mail are not considered in the
selection process. Become part of our team. We look forward to your
Work that matters, fueled by passion for pets! At Hill’s we have
a purpose. Every day around the world, we transform the lives of millions of
pet families through pioneering innovation, amazing nutrition, and the best
and brightest people. Founded more than 75 years ago with an unwavering commitment
to pet nutrition, Hills' mission is to help enrich and lengthen the special
relationships between people and their pets.
HILL'S® Prescription Diet® therapeutic pet foods, HILL'S®
Science Diet® and HILL'S® Ideal Balance™ wellness pet foods are sold worldwide.
Hill’s is a division of Colgate-Palmolive, a leading global consumer products
company, tightly focused on Oral Care, Personal Care, Home Care and Pet
Nutrition, with sales of products in more than 200 countries. To learn more
about Hill's and Colgate, please visit http://www.hillspet.com and
http://www.colgatepalmolive.com, or find us on LinkedIn, Facebook, Twitter
Reasonable accommodation during the application process is
available for persons with disabilities. Please contact Application_Accommodation@colpal.com
with the subject "Accommodation Request" should you require