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BHJ USA, LLC Quality Control Technician (Nights) in FORT DODGE, Iowa

BHJ USA LLC is a leading international supplier of meat and meat-based ingredients to the pet food, pharmaceutical and feed industries.This position is responsible for performing a variety of tasks in the quality control of the processing of raw materials for the pet food, pharmaceutical and feed industries. iSupports QA staff by maintaining logs and record books; troubleshooting and resolving problems; helping with special projects, and data entry by performing the following tasks:Records observations and measurements and reports resultsCalibrates thermometers and other critical instruments used to verify customer specifications and standards.Reports deviations in data to Quality Manager and pursues corrective actions for resolution.Produces and distributes Certificates of Analysis (COAis) and finished material holds or releases to required personnelMonitors cooler and freezer for cleanliness and temperature specifications to protect integrity of raw material.Conducts live analytical test in all commodities to ensure required customer specifications are in range.Formulates recipes that adhere with customer specific analytics and weights while utilizing inventory availability minimizing product loss increasing profit margins.Prepares supplier incident reports by compiling data relative to product or transport/supplier services outside of compliance.Oversees production supervisors on all tanker/trailer seal identification procedures to ensure they are conducted correctly and documentation is accurate before releasing finished product to carrier.Observes temperatures on all inbound/outbound loads accepting/releasing or rejecting according to specifications.Inspects raw product to ensure that it conforms to established quality control guidelines such as kill dates and signs of decomposition.Verifies all production paperwork such as LOT# association adherence to recipe and weight for tracking purposes.Inspects the condition of the machine/equipment and tools to ensure no adverse conditions exists that may cause contamination.i If found out of compliance a work order is issued to identify area in question.Adheres to all safety guidelines and wearing of all required safety gear (PPE)Adheres to attendance guidelines of the company.Required skills/experience:Ability to follow written and verbal instructionsAbility to complete all assigned tasks and shifts as assigned according to production requirementsAbility to work as a part of a team and treat coworkers with respectExperience in the meat processing industry is desired but not requiredUp to (6) months experience in manufacturing, lab, or officeKnowledge of basic Excel and Word is helpfulAcedemic requirements:H.S. education or GEDBHJ USA LLC is an Equal Opportunity Employer, and we use e-verify.