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Quality & Food Safety Technologist- Dalton, OH



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Job Purpose:

The QFS Technologist is responsible for leading the implementation, maintenance and continuous improvement of the site Quality Management System (QMS) and help ensure the site initiatives are fully compliant to all global Quality and Food Safety standards. The QFS Technologist along with Quality & Product Development (QPD) Manager will serve as key contacts for QFS standards and processes, providing direction and support across functions and operations.

What are we looking for?

Minimum Requirements:

  • Bachelors degree in a relevant technical or scientific discipline (Food Science/Technology, Biological, Chemical Engineering, Animal Sciences)
  • 2+ years of manufacturing and/or lab quality experience within the CPG industry

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Lead Auditor certification and experience in developing and managing auditing programs would be a benefit
  • Experience in leading and managing projects in a feed/food manufacturing consumer goods environment
  • Knowledge of feed industry and raw material processing

What will be your key responsibilities?

  • Manage activities in the quality laboratory. This includes lab equipment calibration and verification, testing raw material mycotoxins and training New Receiving or Utility Associates on mycotoxin testing.
  • Manage and review organized production records and system for completion and accuracy.
  • Maintain and review organized records needed to support product nutritional and quality specification compliance (i.e. Lab Analysis Results of ingredients, finished goods and WIP items, Pellet Mill Data, PAT Data, CoA/CoC information, etc.)
  • Development and implementation of quality management tools across functions and operations, including development of appropriate training materials
  • Act as an internal auditor and facilitate external auditor visits
  • Support and facilitate risk assessment and risk management activities across operations and functions
  • Act as a member of Product Related Incident Management Process (PRIMP) teams
  • Reporting and analysis of key quality metrics
  • Support and manage projects and activities across functional boundaries as required by Quality & Product Development (QPD) Manager
  • Lead and manage site’s Corrective Action Preventive Action (CAPA) program
  • Manage site PRP verification program
  • Manage all aspects of Document Control Policy and related files
  • Manage all aspects of Record Control Policy and related files
  • Aid and assist the facility when the QPD Manager and Commercial Manager are not available.
  • Assist as needed with the development and writing of standard operating procedures, work instructions, trainings and other policies as needed
  • Active member of the Food Safety Team (HACCP)
  • Manage regulatory visits (FDA, ODA, etc.) and report findings accordingly
  • Drive continuous improvement of the Quality and Food Safety systems
  • Perform and complete all special projects as needed in a timely manner

What can you expect from Mars?

  • Work with over 130,000 like-minded and talented Associates, all guided by The Five Principles.
  • Join a purpose driven company, where we’re striving to build the world we want tomorrow, today.
  • Best-in-class learning and development support from day one, including access to our in-house Mars University.
  • An industry competitive salary and benefits package, including company bonus.



330 E Schultz St, Dalton, OH 44618



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