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Quality Assurance Specialist - Springville, UT


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If you're driven by the passion to do something meaningful that changes lives, Nestlé is the place for you. Nestlé USA is one of seven operating companies that make up Nestlé’s presence in the United States. We're in 97% of American homes, and as the leading food and beverage company, our goals are to continue to deliver quality food and beverage products, strengthen our local communities, and reduce our environmental and climate impact.

We’re determined to challenge the status quo and be better tomorrow than we are today. As individuals and teams, we embrace our entrepreneurial culture and have created a workplace where collaboration is essential, courage is rewarded, speed is expected, and agility is the norm to delight our consumers every single day. Here, you will find limitless opportunities to learn and advance your career and feel empowered to succeed in the workplace and beyond. Because our focus is not only on nourishing our customers, but also about enriching you.


Position Summary

The Quality Specialist performs a variety of quality control tests/inspections and/or standard microbiological, chemical, physical or sensory testing and assays on products, materials, components, etc. at various stages of the production process to ensure compliance with quality standards. Manages finished product release criteria (i.e. net contents, sensory program, Critical Control Point [CCP]). Responsibilities will include internal auditing, recording statistical data and analyzing production data to verify compliance or determine deviation from existing standards.



  • Employee shall follow and carry out company Quality Policy on all required Good Manufacturing Practices (GMP), quality and food safety requirements
  • Escalate quality or food safety findings or incidents to management
  • Ensures that a high quality of products, services, housekeeping, and hygiene standards are maintained and improved in designated areas
  • Ensures the compliance for FSSC 22000 and ISO 9001 while driving continuous improvement for Quality metrics/Key Performance Indicators (KPI) in their area of responsibility.
  • Supports Improvement initiatives (e.g. consumer complaints, product defect reduction) with the factory.
  • Assist, advise and train Production Operators in attaining Nestlé quality standards
  • Responsible for reviewing and updating factory policies and standard operating procedures (SOPs) in compliance to Nestle standards
  • Supports Compliance by ensuring effective use of the factory’s document control program
  • Responsible for tracking, releasing or holding finished product from production for retail and institutional sale
  • Report out on performance indicator measures (i.e. KPIs, PPIs, APIs)
  • Support traceability exercises, product trace and recall procedures
  • Support root cause analysis and provide information on deposition decisions for held product
  • Responsible for learning, implementing, teaching, maintenance and reporting data from the SAP Quality Management module
  • Responsible for hold product and rework/reprocessing documentation review
  • Responsible for conducting sensory sessions for raw materials, packaging and finished product
  • Responsible for supporting the factory food allergen management program and product coding maintenance


  • B.S. Degree in Food Science, Microbiology, Chemistry, or other related field, required


  • Prefer 2-3 years manufacturing and or laboratory (1-3 years) experience in food industry.
  • Prefer knowledge of Lean Six Sigma or Total Productive Maintenance (TPM)


  • Must have good verbal and written communication skills.
  • Good mathematical and statistical skills required.
  • Must be able to handle multiple assignments.
  • Must be precise, accurate and well organized.
  • Strong attention to detail.
  • Must be able to perform in a demanding, fast-paced environment.
  • Proficiency with computer systems, personal computers, and spreadsheet software (Microsoft Office, etc.).
  • Proficiency in SAP/GLOBE systems is preferred.



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To our veterans and separated service members, you're at the forefront of our minds as we recruit top talent to join Nestlé. The skills you've gained while serving our country, such as flexibility, agility, and leadership, are much like the skills that will make you successful in this role. In addition, with our commitment to an inclusive work environment, we recognize the exceptional engagement and innovation displayed by individuals with disabilities. Nestlé seeks such skilled and qualified individuals to share our mission where you’ll join a cohort of others who have chosen to call Nestlé home.

The Nestlé Companies are an equal employment opportunity and affirmative action employer seeking diversity in qualified applicants for employment. All applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, ethnicity, color, gender, gender identity, age, religion, national origin, ancestry, disability, perceived disability, medical condition, genetic information, veteran status, sexual orientation, or any other protected status, as defined by applicable law. Prior to the next step in the recruiting process, we welcome you to inform us confidentially if you may require any special accommodations in order to participate fully in our recruitment experience. Contact us at or please dial 711 and provide this number to the operator: 1-800-321-6467.

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