Quality & Food Safety Technologist-COL00142 – S.
This position is responsible
for developing and implementing innovative solutions to site based quality
systems to ensure operational conformance to consumer and customer
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.
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
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
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
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
is not available for this position.
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
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
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Research and Development