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Quality/Food Safety Technologist - Topeka, KS 66619


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Job Purpose/Overview

The key purpose for the Q&FS Technologist role is to assist quality compliance related tasks necessary to support the factory operations and QMP. Associates in this role keep the plant quality compliance systems infrastructure running. The Q&FS technologist exhibits cross functional knowledge in relation to factory operations and is accountable for implementation of projects and process including the contributing to QMP compliance through converting recipes into factory systems to meet specification, ensuring recipe governance of Q&FS related SPC parameters and S-CAPA management.

Key Responsibilities

  • Partner with the factories, supply, innovation and digital teams to compile, report, trend and improve metrics related to material qualification, material and product performance.
  • Site champion for translation of formulas/recipe to factory operation systems, SAP-BOM creation, waiver and change management system for changes to formula/recipe.
  • Site champion for governance and management in SPC of finished product specifications, and Key Quality Attributes to be delivered by Supply. Actively monitors and optimizes quality related SPC processes for the lines and deploys system upgrades
  • Member of the Food Safety/HACCP and internal audit team
  • Incident support for raw and pack materials to enable Material Quality Management compliance
  • Report factory metric data to identify trends for reporting and escalation
  • Coaches, trains and guides associates across the site to improve the effectiveness and competency across the technical services, quality and innovation community.
  • Responsible for continuously improving their area of responsibility to increase efficiency and provide greater business value

Context and Scope

  • Recommend systemic improvements in processes and tools that continue to improve on the quality and capabilities of the systems
  • Involved in projects that impact the technical services & community
  • Authority in recipe/formula change management and waiver system performance
  • Utilizes specialized technical knowledge in performing routine assignments and is recognized as an expert within processes and systems related to quality compliance function within the factory
  • Deliver results through defined tasks, or systems and are expected to show personal initiative and must display and excellence in execution
  • Collaborates with supply, commercial and technical services to support factory operation

Job Specifications/Qualifications

Education & Professional Qualifications

High school degree mandatory; however, some additional college courses are preferred.


Knowledge / Experience

5+ years of Technician experience or manufacturing experience in a related field (internal hire only) associate degree or technical certifications are preferred.

Computer savvy with preferred SAP, Nexus, WinSPC, etc. experience

Ability to work collaboratively within a team environment

Ability to multi-task in a fast-paced environment

Knowledge of Quality Management Systems/Process



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