Our factory in Crete, NE is one of the largest wet pet food manufacturing facilities in the U.S. as a mass producer of over one thousand tons of pet food per day, including brands like Alpo®, Nestlé Purina ONE®, Pro Plan®, Friskies® and Nestlé Purina Veterinary Diets® brands. With the city of Lincoln just 25 miles from the factory, many of our associates find convenience in larger-city living in Lincoln and embrace the short commute to the quainter city of Crete.
This position is responsible for testing of our pet food to ensure it meets Nestle Purina’s quality standards. You will be the eyes and ears of Quality Assurance on the production floor and will partner closely with your team and the Maintenance and Production teams. This position will be scheduled for a back shift- either 2nd or 3rd shift and will be required to work every other weekend.
In a typical 24-hour production cycle, we conduct 30,000 documented quality checks involving ingredient/packaging, receiving, processing, and packing. That’s how much we care.
Not only is Nestlé Purina an industry leader and at the cutting edge of pet food innovations that are revolutionizing the business, we’ve set the gold standard in quality assurance. We’re backed by a Malcolm Baldrige National Quality Award, but more significantly, we’re grounded in a strong values system of developing high-quality products with unconditional integrity, passion, expertise, performance, and innovation.
Perform analytical testing on in progress and finished goods
Make recommendations and decisions on product holds and releases
Monitor product formulas for accuracy
Participate and/or coordinate R & D testing as instructed under direction of Quality Assurance Manager
Monitor processing and packaging conditions to assure compliance to specifications
Coach production operators on quality requirements
High School Diploma/GED
1+ years’ experience in quality, food manufacturing, lab or related environment OR a Bachelor’s degree in Food Science, Chemistry or related field
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