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Quality Control Specialist in South Hutchinson, KS at Morton Salt

Date Posted: 10/13/2019

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Job Description

Responsible for facility level quality system implementation and continuous improvement, maintenance of quality- system documentation, and review of test records and data

Responsibilities Accountabilities

  • Accountable for assisting in facility level quality system implementation and continuous improvement
  • Accountable for root cause analysis, investigation, and documentation of product/process deviations and nonconformance issues
  • Accountable and responsible for assisting in implementing corporate-driven quality initiatives, projects, and investigations
  • Accountable and responsible for coordinating mock product and material recalls and withdrawals
  • Assists the Quality Manager in actual product and materials recalls


  • Responsible for assisting in food safety and food security regulatory compliance
  • Responsible for assisting in quality related instruction, inspection, testing, and approval of maintenance and repair work
  • Responsible for assisting in corrective and preventative action follow-up
  • Responsible for coordinating and organizing documentation associated with monthly GMP facility audits
  • Responsible for assisting in the review of USP NaCl product batch records and analytical documentation
  • Responsible for assisting in the review of COA’s and COC templates
  • Responsible for providing daily support to department and facility associate quality related inquiries
  • Responsible for assisting and reviewing plant inspection and testing records
  • Responsible for assisting in the generation, review, and revision of SOP’s, Work Instructions, and forms
  • Responsible for industrial and consumer complaint investigation and response
  • Responsible for SQC, SPC data analysis
  • Responsible for assisting with Quality program training
  • Responsible for maintaining safety, quality, and legality of all product and ensuring employees do likewise
  • Responsible for ensuring that the principles of HACCP are followed throughout the plant and by all employees
  • Responsible for back-up support to QA Manager and QA Technicians
  • Responsible for the generation, distribution, tracking and organization of nonconforming material rejection reports
  • Responsible for ordering general quality department supplies and equipment
  • Responsible for generating pellet/pellen quality trend data
  • Responsible for coordination of the destruction of records per retention protocol
  • Responsible for the weekly review of pest control documentation and for taking corrective actions to address noted deficiencies
  • Responsible for assisting in new material/supplier qualifications
  • Responsible for the maintenance of the COA test result database
  • Responsible for environmental sampling and reporting to key management personnel
  • Responsible for performing the duties of the Quality Manager when on vacation or absent
  • Responsible for filling in for vacations and leave of absences of the QA Technicians as needed
  • Bachelor’s Degree in Chemistry, Chemical Engineering or related field
  • Minimum five (5) years of experience operating in a food production packaging environment.
  • Supervisory experience preferred
  • Quality system experience preferred – ISO 9001:2000, FDA GMP’s – Food