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Quality & Food Safety Technologist-COL00142 S. Carolina


Key Responsibilities:

This position is responsible for developing and implementing innovative solutions to site based quality systems to ensure operational conformance to consumer and customer expectations.


As a site based R&D resource, this position requires working closely with supply, maintenance, engineering, logistics, central and global quality, food safety & distribution systems specialists and regulatory affairs to identify opportunities to improve product quality, systems and safety.


This position is also responsible for acquiring and understanding the advancement of global petfood processes and auditing techniques to drive appropriate innovations for the site.


Key Skills Required:

         As a Quality Services associate who represents the R&D and the business, the jobholder must possess a high degree of initiative, responsibility, work ethic, and flexibility.

         The associate must be willing to involve himself / herself in any aspect that relates to our company's products or activities, even if such aspect is not directly related to other parts of this job description.

         Facilitate and document site based hold management systems (FGS/Marc or SPEDE/PRMS), requirements and procedures including product disposition and destruction in accordance with Mars Quality and Food Safety Standards

         Facilitate/lead plant microbiology testing program including data analysis, trending, reporting and recommendations.

         Facilitate and document Risk Assessment process for all new commodities in accordance with Mars regulatory requirements.

         Food Safety Representative for Site HACCP Team.

         Facilitate site based audit program for quality systems compliance, pest control, product traceability and food safety in accordance with Mars Inc. Quality and Foods Safety Standards and FDA regulations

         Facilitate site based quality systems to assess compliance to published product and process specifications

         Maintain site Statistical Process Control systems including deviation reporting and recommendations Design, develop and implement site based programs to trend, report and address consumer feedback information

         Maintain current recipe database system and verify new recipe accuracy prior to implementation. Approves and communicates appropriate CRC's (controlled recipe Changes)

         Design, develop and provide quality systems training and education programs for site based Associates as needed


Minimum Qualifications:

Successful completion of a drug and background screen

         Food Science, engineering, biological sciences, chemistry, or equivalent BS degree preferred.

         Preferred 1 year experience in a Quality, Food Safety, Regulatory Services, or Engineering area preferred.

         Working knowledge of petfood processing and packaging

         Ability and aptitude to work in an R&D, Manufacturing, and/or Distribution environment

         Understanding of Good Manufacturing Practices (GMP's), Good Laboratory Practices (GLP's), Hazard Analysis Critical Control Point Systems (HACCP), ISO, Regulatory Guidelines, Sensory, and/or Microbiology

Company-paid relocation is not available for this position. 


As a privately-held, family-owned company, Mars North America offers benefits which reflect our commitment to attracting and retaining great people. This includes excellent pay, competitive health and dental care coverage, a retirement plan, a very competitive vacation plan and unrivalled career advancement opportunities, to name just a few of our unique and generous benefits.


If you're looking for a place where you can take ownership for your work, where the pace is fast, the environment is built around the importance of open communication, and where employees are called "associates" and treated as such, then we want to hear from you.

We value a diverse work environment and encourage qualified individuals to apply, regardless of race, religion, disability, national origin, veteran status, gender and age. Mars North America is an Affirmative Action and Equal Opportunity Employer.


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 Research and Development

Primary Location

NA-USA-South Carolina


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