Technician - Food Safety (Emporia, KS)
Nutrition is a $2.2 billion, global division of Colgate-Palmolive and the
maker of Science Dietģ and Prescription Dietģ brand pet foods. Our
mission is to help enrich and lengthen the special relationship between
people and their pets by providing the best, leading-edge pet nutrition
technology, products and expertise to pet owners, veterinary professionals
and other key pet professionals worldwide. Our company is a
globally-recognized Best Place to Work.
applications for the position of Quality Technician Ė Food Safety in Emporia, KS.
As a Quality Technician Ė Food Safety for Hillís, you will
support the attainment of Quality Key Performance Indicators
(KPIs) by implementing and maintaining food safety, sanitation, and
customer complaint programs. You will also serve as the primary
back-up for processes such as hold/release, product traceability and
recall, and regulatory compliance.
As a Quality
Technician Ė Food Safety, you will work in a friendly, team-oriented
environment producing the industry's leading premium dry dog and cat food.
This is your opportunity to work at Hil's Pet Nutrition's newest
manufacturing facility with state of the art technology and
processes. Our employees enjoy a caring, respectful and professional
for this position include:
Understands and is accountable for full
compliance with safety and other EOHS requirements.
Ensures that the food processing equipment, floors,
and facilities have been properly cleaned and sanitized in accordance with
all applicable laws and regulations and by outside agencies such as FDA,
USDA, and AIB pertaining to a food manufacturing facility.
Coordinates the Plantís food safety programs such as
sanitation, pest control, and quality control and ensures the integration
of activities and follow ups.
Performs pre-operative inspection of equipment and
premises, once food safety activities have been completed.
Monitors consumer complaint trends and ensures that
all returned samples and complaints are fully investigated and documented.
Acts as the liaison between the Plant and Corporate
Headquarters regarding customer complaints.
Assists in the creation and implementation of
Standard Operating Procedures to insure compliance will all plant,
corporate and governmental agency policies.
Trains and/or updates plant personnel on Quality and
Food Safety procedures.
Manages 3rd party contractors and/or
outside service providers:
Monitors sanitation/cleaning process to ensure
compliance with regulations and procedures are in accordance with all
Will work any shift as needed, as well as
troubleshoot quality issues over the phone during off hours.
Other job duties and projects as assigned.
Associates degree in a science field required;
Bachelors degree preferred.
Must be able to pass OSHA criteria for respirator
usage (respirator required for applying pesticides).
Ability to work in all types of seasonal weather.
Ability to climb, crawl, and kneel as needed to
perform the functions of the job.
Ability to work an off-shift work schedule that
Ability to lift up to 50 lbs.
Minimum 1-2 years of manufacturing work experience.
Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
Previous supervisory work experience preferred.
Work experience in reviewing and understanding
Knowledge of HACCP and Statistical Process Control
Role model c-GMPs.
Computer skills including email, Microsoft Word,
Excel and Powerpoint, and data base management.
Possession of a Kansas Commercial Pest Control
Operators License and ASQ Certified Quality Auditor / or Tech preferred.
Previous auditing experience working with American
Institute of Baking (AIB), Food and Drug Administration, and or United
States Department of Agriculture (USDA) highly preferred.
Hillís offers all
Highly competitive pay
Great employee, domestic partner, and family benefits
that start the first day of employment
Short-term and long-term disability
Company-funded retirement plan
Company matched 401k
14 paid holidays
Annual tuition reimbursement up to $10,000
Annual paid vacation
Opportunities for advancement
Highly professional, ethical, drug free environment
Colgate-Palmolive/Hillís Pet Nutrition, we care about people.
Attracting, developing and retaining exceptional talent are key global
priorities. We proudly offer global career opportunities and a
world-class People Development Program including mentoring, training and
work/life balance programs that ensure all employees have access to
professional and personal development opportunities. We continuously
strive to become a great place to work.
information about Hillís and Colgate, go to our websites at: www.HillsPet.com and www.Colgate.com
: Hill's Pet Nutrition,
: Manufacturing and
Number of Openings
: Individual Contributor
Posting End Date
: Jan 2, 2010
Colgate-Palmolive is a
leading global consumer products company, tightly focused on Oral Care,
Personal Care, Home Care, and Pet Nutrition. Colgate sells its products in
over 200 countries and territories around the world under such
internationally recognized brand names as Colgate, Palmolive, Mennen,
Softsoap, Irish Spring, Protex. Sorriso, Kolynos, Ajax, Axion, Soupline,
and Suavitel. At our Hill's Pet Nutrition division, makers of Science Diet
and Prescription Diet brand pet foods, our mission is to help enrich and
lengthen the special relationships between people and their pets by
providing the best, leading-edge pet nutrition technology, products and
expertise to pet owners, veterinary professionals and other key pet
professionals worldwide. For more information about Colgate's global
business, visit the Company's web sites on the Internet at www.Colgate.com
Company is an equal opportunity employer. It is the policy and practice of
the Colgate-Palmolive Company to provide employment opportunities, as well
as administer all terms and conditions of employment, to all qualified
persons on an equal basis. This position will be filled without regard to
race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, non-related disability or