Food Technologist - Lake Mills, WI
Lake Mills, WI 53551
QA - Quality Control
4 Year Degree
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Crystal Farms cheese
processing plant is located in Lake Mills, Wisconsin where we have
access to the best cheese from select dairies throughout Wisconsin and the
Midwest. It's clearly one reason why since 1926, we've accomplished our
primary goal of providing you high quality products at a better value than
bigger national brands. Today we are the third largest brand of shredded,
chunk and processed single cheese in the country.
Ensures product safety and quality by auditing, evaluating, and providing
co-packers and suppliers follow-up to determine if they are meeting the
required standards set by Crystal Farms, the MFI food safety objectives,
and the dairy industry. Coordinates specification initiation and
updates/changes with procurement, quality, distribution chain, and
co-packer/suppliers. Has advanced knowledge in cheese technology, grading,
functionality, defects, and available supply effectiveness for Crystal
- Audit supplier/co-packer
manufacturing facilities to ensure that they meet required standards
for food safety and product quality. Performs follow-up required.
- Participate in the internal
distribution/warehouse audit team.
- Update and maintain file for
nutritional data used for labeling our product. Determine when
nutritional data testing is necessary.
- Maintain, update, and
initiate product specifications, working with procurement, supply
chain, and quality, to provide the most up-to-date specification
- Request and track that all
documents are received from supplier, co-packer.
- Maintain the
supplier/co-packer complaint tracking log and provide each co-pack
supplier monthly complaint details.
- Provide quality specific
answers to customer question/issue.
- Participate in the SQF team
project and specifically maintain and update Crystal Farms corporate
specific procedures and policies.
- Provides back-up function to
the Director of Quality in the area of product labeling, product
evaluation, shelf life studies, and problem solving.
- Provide back-up function to
the Quality Auditor and is able to audit products at receipt to be
sure they meet the quality requirements set forth by Crystal Farms and
perform the follow-up to issues noted.
- Perform basic cheese tests
for microbiology and chemistry using our lab in Lake Mills.
- Required to travel
- Perform all other job duties
EXPERIENCE AND SKILLS:
- A Bachelor's degree in Dairy
Science or Food Science with emphasis on Dairy Manufacturing.
- Accurate and detail oriented.
- Knowledge of how cheese is
made and what changes affect the quality of the product.
- Knowledge of production
processes and procedures for making, converting, and packaging cheese.
- Ability to recognize a
problem, combines pieces of information, and use deductive reasoning
to solve the problem.
- Proficient in MS Office, with
advanced abilities in Excel, Outlook, Word, PowerPoint.
- Good time management and the
ability to manage one’s own time.
- Strong interpersonal, written
and oral communications skills and the ability to interact with all
levels within the corporation.
- Smelling, touching, sitting,
driving, flying, kneeling, crouching, walking, grasping, talking,
hearing, seeing, repetitive motion, standing, ability to taste
- Exerting up to 40 pounds of
force occasionally and/or up to 10 pounds of force frequently and/or
negligible amount of force constantly to move objects.
- Bending, stooping, crouching,
and twisting repeatedly.
The above statements are intended to describe the general nature of the
work and may not include all of the duties required of the position.
Please fax, e-mail, or send your resume to the following address:
Crystal Farms Packaging
ATTN: Margie Ulrich
P.O. Box 340.
Lake Mills, WI 53551
Fax # (920)648-7253
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