Conformance Technician Day / Night shift positions available $3,000 Sign-On Bonus


Kansas City, MO

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Job Description:

Job Purpose/Overview

The Conformance Technician is responsible and accountable for supporting The Nutro Company’s Nutro’s Quality and Food Safety principles through:

  • Monitoring and inspecting process and packaging processes according to Q&FS policies and procedures, and QMP standards.
  • Manage the testing requirements for the positive release programs.
  • Perform other duties and responsibilities as assigned.

This role reports to the Shift Manager and is a member of the production team.

Key Responsibilities

  • Adhere to personal safety practices that meet OSHA & Mars standards to assure a safe environment for associates and others. Maintain open communication with the site safety committee and site safety manager as appropriate for the role.
  • Complete analytical testing and evaluation of the finished product as required by Q&FS policies and procedures.
  • Monitoring and inspecting processes according to Q&FS policies and procedures, and QMP standards. This includes, but are not limited to:
    • Processing
    • Packaging
    • Sanitation and Microbial Control
    • Quality of Testing Protocols
    • Record Control
    • Positive Release Programs
  • Maintain continuous communication with site functional teams to assure complete awareness of the manufacturing process in compliance with Q&FS and performance objectives.
  • Participate in the development, revision, and training of mission-critical competencies as related to the responsibilities and accountabilities of the position.
  • Demonstrate a quality culture in actions, words, and spirit.

Job Specifications/Qualifications

Key Technical Knowledge & Functional Skills:

  • General safety policies and procedures.
  • Knowledge of local, federal, and industry regulations with regards to:
    • Food Safety (GMP, HACCP)
    • Food Quality (Product and Process)
  • Q&FS testing practices and procedures and QMP policies.

Education & Professional:

  • High School Diploma or Equivalent
  • One year pet food and/or food manufacturing experience (preferred)
  • Effective analytical, troubleshooting, and computer skills.
  • Ability to work independently without supervision as well as within a team setting
  • Effective analytical, troubleshooting, and computer skills.

Physical Requirements:

  • Sufficient mobility, strength, flexibility, hearing, and sight to access all job-relevant areas and perform routine activities as necessary to deliver required results.
  • Some pushing/pulling, bending/stooping, and lifting (up to 40 lbs.) are necessary.

Mars is an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law. If you need assistance or an accommodation during the application process because of a disability, it is available upon request. The company is pleased to provide such assistance, and no applicant will be penalized as a result of such a request.