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Quality Technician-Can Lab - Topeka, KS

Hill's Pet Nutrition

No Relocation Assistance Offered

# 106264 - Topeka, Kansas, United States

Job Summary

The Quality Assurance Technician is responsible for the execution of Food Safety and Product Quality systems related to the manufacture of low acid canned foods.

Regulatory Compliance
: Perform FDA mandated checks inclusive of seam tear downs to meet desired specifications and performs net weight risk analysis for compliance to Weights and Measures standards.
Product Conformance: Monitors the manufacture of product in process to assure all applicable quality standards are met.
Notification System: Document product holds in the SAP Notification System.
Documentation: Distributes the documentation used during the manufacturing process.

Principal Duties and Responsibilities

1. Responsible for placing any product produced or packaged on hold when it does not meet Hill’s quality specifications using the SAP Notification System (10%)
2. Monitor in process quality checks inclusive of proximate analysis, and product aesthetics (10%)
3. Perform required can seam tear downs per FDA guidelines to meet desired specifications (15%)
4. Troubleshooting of equipment and / or processes when needed, e.g. NIR, Metal Detector, X-Ray, PECO, Can Coolers, etc. (10%)
5. Subject matter expert on food safety in low acid canned foods (10%)
6. Check and monitor schedule to determine needed paperwork and / or requirements for shift and then coordinate accordingly (10%)
7. Responsible for preparing composites of finished goods and completing required analyses (NIR and moisture). (10%)
8. Adjust x-ray machine and/or other HACCP / oPRP points based on documented procedures (5%)
9. Check and monitor all cleaning and sanitation activities (10%)
10. Responsible to ensure all required product release documents are reviewed for accuracy prior to releasing finished product for retail distribution and sale. (10%)

This is not an exhaustive list of duties or functions.

Basic Qualifications

  • High school diploma or equivalent
  • Willing and able to work any shift schedule, including nights and weekends
  • Willing and able to lift up to 55 lbs repeatedly
  • Willing and able to adhere to all safety and EOHS standards, and wear and utilize all personal protective equipment
  • 1 year minimum manufacturing, military, or relevant experience
  • Availability to to work three 12 hour shifts on the weekends 7PM-7AM

Preferred Qualifications

  • BS degree in science, business management, or technical field
  • Key operational knowledge of Hill’s product and operations
  • Google Productivity and/or other computer software
  • SAP transactional knowledge
  • Strong interpersonal skills
  • Strong math skills
  • Knowledge of Colgate Quality standards and Systems
  • HACCP Certification
  • PCQI Certification
  • Analytical Experience

Expected Areas of Skills

  • Analytical and problem solving skills
  • Clear and effective communication
  • Knowledge of Auditing
  • Ability to quickly learn and utilize computer applications, i.e. Google applications, and SAP
  • Quick decision making, detail oriented and have a sense of urgency while troubleshooting.

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 application.

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 and, or find us on LinkedIn, Facebook, Twitter and YouTube.

Reasonable accommodation during the application process is available for persons with disabilities. Please contact with the subject "Accommodation Request" should you require accommodation.



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