USA

Quality & Regulatory Technician

Long Prairie - Minnesota (MN),

Central Bi-Products

Job Description:

Farmers Union Industries, LLC, also known as FUI, is a leading agricultural based manufacturing company based in Redwood Falls, MN. FUI is a premier provider of specialized products, providing superior value and services to our members and customers. Our current operations include Central Bi-Products, Northland Choice, Midwest Grease, Artex Manufacturing, Redwood Farms Meat Processors, and Performance Pet Products. FUI currently manufactures in 8 facilities in a three state area, including: Redwood Falls, Long Prairie, and Waite Park, Minnesota; Mitchell, South Dakota and Estherville, Iowa. For more information, visit fuillc.com.

Job Title: Quality & Regulatory Technician
Location: Long Prairie, MN
Reports To: Manager, Food Safety & Compliance

Areas of Accountability

All areas of accountability to be delivered in a manner that aligns with the values and business strategy of Farmers Union Industries, LLC.

  • Food Safety & Compliance Support
  • Safety & Quality Records / Reporting
  • Regulatory Compliance (Safety & Quality)
  • Continuous Improvement & Strategy

Essential Duties & Responsibilities

  • Provide technical support with expertise in food safety, quality and regulation
  • Update SOP, HACCP and FSMA documents, with assistance from Food Safety Dept. and Complex Managers, as required
  • Assist Complex Managers and employees with implementation of internal programs for product safety and quality control
  • Report status of and provide guidance on continuous improvement of internal programs to management
  • Ensure regulatory
requirements are met for product safety and quality control and recommend corrective actions, as needed
  • Maintain and organize all documentation for product safety, quality and regulation compliance for CBI and NLC complexes
  • Assist complex employees in converting documents to electronic storage system
  • Monitor all changes in the documentation requirements and report to Food Safety Department in a timely manner
  • Maintain accurate and organized electronic filing system, consistently available for external inspections and/or audits
  • Assist Complex Managers and employees during internal and external inspections and/or audits
  • Situations may arise that require employees to temporarily or permanently assume responsibility for tasks not specifically outlined in this job description. Employees may be requested to work additional hours and/or accommodate a heavier than normal work load.

    Qualifications

    • Bachelor’s degree in Agriculture, Food Science, Biology, or related field; or comparable years’ experience, preferred
    • 2+ years’ experience in food/feed safety, quality assurance, and/or lab environment
    • Knowledgeable in food safety, quality and USDA regulations and developing SOP, HACCP and FSMA plans
    • Advanced written and verbal communication skills with high level of professionalism
    • Strong sense of initiative and independent problem-solving with the ability to manage time and deadlines with little supervision
    • Proficient in Microsoft Office Suite – Outlook, Word, Excel and PowerPoint
    • Travel up to 30%, annually

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