Conagra Brands (http://www.conagrabrands.com/careers)
Conagra Brands has the most energized, highest-impact culture in food. Our people persistently challenge and disrupt marketplace/business conventions and we are respected for our great brands, great food, great margins and consistent results. Conagra Brands, be part of building something BIG.
Under the supervision of the QA Manager, be responsible for running both routine and non-routine tests on in-process samples, finished product, ingredients, and manufacturing supplies to determine the quality and acceptability of each material. Responsible for storing and evaluating samples in compliance with the sample retain program. Responsible for maintaining appropriate records of analyses and informing supervisory and production personnel of any non- conforming product, in processing material and ingredients.
Perform routine and non-routine tests on in-process samples, finished product, ingredients and manufacturing supplies.
Perform special tests and projects related to the operation as required.
Use, maintain, troubleshoot, and do minor repairs on standard laboratory apparatus for performing routine and non-routine analyses.
Compare test results and disseminate information as required.
Input data into computer for the purpose of maintaining a permanent record of all finished analyses, out-of-specification report, and end of the month report.
Compare test results with current specifications and advises supervisory and production personnel of problems and/or out-of-code situations. Make recommendations as to cause and resolution of problem.
Evaluate results and independently ensure accuracy before alerting supervisory and production personnel.
Follow inventory of necessary chemicals and equipment, make out orders for timely replacement or repair.
Work with production on solution to problems, including audit of quality performance by operators.
Maintain high standard of cleanliness and housekeeping in the laboratory work area.
Prepare standard solutions for running routine and non-routine tests.
Perform related analyses and assignments as required.
College degree in relevant field required.
Preferred 3 years related work experience.
Preferred experience with GMPs, HACCP, and GFSI Audit Standards.
Ability to read, write and speak fluent English.
Basic computer skills.
Basic math skills of addition, subtraction, multiplication, division, and percentages.
Ability to interpret graphs and read measurements.
Ability to carry out instructions furnished in written, oral, or diagram form.
Basic microbial knowledge helpful.
While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to talk and hear. The employee frequently is required to stand and walk. The employee is occasionally required to sit; use hands to finger, handle, and feel; reach with hands and arms; climb or balance; stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl; taste and smell. The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 50 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and ability to adjust focus. The employee will be exposed to a noisy environment that varies from hot to cold in temperature. The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
Conagra Brands is an equal opportunity employer and considers qualified applicants for employment without regard to sex, race, color, religion, ethnic or national origin, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age, pregnancy, leave status, disability, veteran status, genetic information and/or any other characteristic or status protected by national, federal, state or local law.