Quality Assurance Technician in Lake Norden SD

Agropur Inc
Quality Assurance Technician
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Lake Norden SD
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Job Types:
QA/Lab Technologist
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Working at Agropur means choosing a committed employer who invests daily to give its employees the means to develop professionally. It is also means being part of a large family where simplicity and honesty are lived on a daily basis and where the management style is based on integrity, openness and autonomy. Invest in yourself and join Agropur to realize your full potential.
The Quality Assurance Technician I supports the organization's commitment to food safety and quality by monitoring and verifying production parameters in accordance with Quality programs. The Quality Assurance Technician I is responsible for ensuring organization standards and Good Manufacturing Practices (GMPs) are followed to preserve integrity of the products while providing feedback for continuous improvements for the Quality System

Join the production team at Agropur and help feed the world!

Agropur's US operations produce approximately 1 billion pounds of quality, award winning cheese each year. The US operations produce more than 20 different cheese varieties.

If you have a willingness to learn and work as a team, ability to walk, stand, bend and lift up to 50 lbs. and want to grow with a stable company, we want to hear from you ! We have full time and temporary seasonal opportunities available.

Agropur has a lot to offer our dedicated employees and new hires (besides great cheese).
  • Assist in all aspects of the plant's quality functions in compliance with plant and corporate level standard operating procedures (SOPs), good manufacturing practices (GMPs), and company safety policies.
  • Acquire and maintain all documents necessary for regulatory compliance including HACCP/Food Safety documentation.
  • Assist with preparing documents for audits.
  • Complete plant inspections and calibrations per SOP frequencies.
  • Conduct routine Quality Inspections related to food production and/or ingredients for finished product quality, regulatory compliance, pest control, routine sanitation, employee GMPs, training compliance, foreign material control, and HACCP/Food Safety compliance.

Education Required:
  • High School Diploma or equivalent required.
  • Associate's Degree in Science, Food Science or Chemistry field preferred.
  • Equivalent combination of education and/or experience may be considered.

Experience Required:
  • No experience required; in-house training provided.
  • Knowledge of quality assurance procedures and sampling requirements preferred.
  • Knowledge of HACCP, GMPs and regulatory agencies preferred.

What we offer you:
  • A steady paycheck with opportunities for premium pay as well as pay increases after 6 and 12 months of employment.
  • Work only 14 shifts in 28 days and spend more time with your family.
  • Benefits
    • Health, Dental and Vision Insurance

  • Great 100% Company paid benefits:
    • Paid Time Off (available on day 1)
    • Up to 7% Company contribution to your 401(k) Retirement Plan
    • Employee Assistance Program
    • Mobile app to help you manage your benefits
    • $10 telemedicine visits for you and your family
    • Wellness programs to help you find your "Whey to be Well"
    • Tuition Reimbursement Program
    • Employee Discounts
    • Bonus Program
    • Uniform Program
    • Shoe Allowance
    • And more, contact us for details!

  • Opportunities for advancement

Cheese the day! Apply for a position at Agropur today.

The Location:

Lake Norden:

Our Lake Norden, SD, plant is home to approximately 360 employees and boasts a brand new, state of the art cheese and whey facility. We produce mozzarella, provolone, parmesan, romano, asiago, and Monterey Jack cheeses as well as various whey streams.

The Lake Norden, SD, area is known for its beautiful lakes and outdoor activities. There are both small and large towns within the area with great schools and healthcare. You can also visit the Watertown Chamber site www.watertownsd.com for more information on local events.

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