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American Foods Group, LLC 1st shift Quality Assurance Technician (Long Prairie) in Long Prairie, Minnesota

Long Prairie Packing Company, LLC an American Foods Group Company has opportunities for Quality Assurance Technician. You must have the ability to work in a fast-paced manufacturing environment with a dedication to quality.

If you are looking to advance your career, join the AFG family where you can be a part of providing quality beef products to over 40 countries around the world. Training is provided.

As Quality Assurance Technician, you will:

  • Calibrate equipment.

  • Collect samples for testing.

  • Accurately prepare and process daily paperwork in an organized manner.

  • Perform visual line and finished product inspections to ensure conformance to specifications.

  • Place tags to hold or reject product, materials, or equipment (i.e. thermometer, pressure gauge or dial) to gather, measure, analyze, and record inspection data, such as weights, temperatures, grades, and quantities inspected or graded.

  • Interpret test results, compare them to established specifications and control limits, investigate and take corrective action, make recommendations on preventative measures, and document findings.

  • Conduct pre-operational inspection of production areas.

  • Prepare and process daily paperwork.

  • Provide guidance and train lower level employees on QA processes and standards. Provide assistance to QA manager to help employees obtain missing core skills.

  • NOTE: this description is not intended to be all-inclusive. An employee may perform other related duties to meet the ongoing needs of the organization; these duties are considered marginal.

Basic Qualifications:

  • Must be 18 years or older.

  • Must be able to work in the United States without visa sponsorship.

  • Must be able to work in a variety of work temperatures cold, wet or damp with slippery surfaces at varied heights in and around moving equipment and parts.

  • Must be able to perform the physical requirements of the job.

  • Ability to work extended scheduled hours Monday through Saturday with daily overtime. Must be able to work overtime as required. Start times and hours vary based on production needs.

  • Diploma/GED.

  • Must be fluent in English (speaking, reading, and writing) - must be able to communicate with Government personnel and other designated personnel, read specifications/labels, SOPs, SSOPs and HACCP, and be able to complete necessary written documentation). Spanish skills a plus.

  • Degree in Agricultural Science, Biology or Meat Related Science degree or equivalent experience recommended.

  • Hands-on knowledge, training and/or experience in Basic Microbiology, Basic Chemistry, Sanitation, and HACCP preferred.

  • Prior lead or management experience preferred.

  • Good computer skills in Microsoft programs (Word, Excel, and Access), Visio, and AS400).

  • Minimum 1 to 3 years Quality Assurance experience.

  • Safety training.

  • Safe Quality Food (SQF) training.

  • Good Manufacturing Practices (GMPs) training.

  • Hazard Analysis and Critical Control Point (HACCP) training.

  • Standard Operating Procedure (SOP) training.

  • Food defense training.

  • First aid training.

  • Lock out tag out training.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Prior quality assurance experience in a USDA inspected beef, pork or poultry facility.

  • Prior production experience.

  • Work history in the last 12 months.

Long Prairie Packing Company, LLC an American Foods Group Company is a privately held beef processing company located in Long Prairie, Minnesota. We appreciate our employees and reward them for a job well done. As a member of the team, you will find yourself challenged and contributing in a significant way to the success of the business, and you will be rewarded for that success. If you want to feel appreciated for a job well done and be part of something bigger, then consider joining American Foods Group, a “hire to retire” type of company.

What we offer:

  • Competitive pay

  • Excellent benefit plan. Benefits include: Health, Dental, Vision, Life Insurance, Flex Spending Accounts, Voluntary Benefits, PTO, 401k, Short Term Disability, Discount Meat Purchase Program, and more!

  • Training, growth and advancement opportunities that will make this the best and last company you work for.

Apply today and work for a company that loves you back!

Check Out the Long Prairie, MN Area!

Improve your quality of life by residing in Long Prairie, Minnesota, a rural city located in the center of Minnesota - A short drive from many of the best recreational areas in Minnesota, and not too far from the Twin Cities and the ever-famous Mall of America! Long Prairie’s museums, scenic golf courses, and historic buildings will fulfill your diverse interests.

The area also offers:

  • Long Prairie Trails - 4 well-kept trails that extend throughout the entire city

  • Lake Charlotte Beach which includes a swimming beach, fishing pier and boat launch, softball fields, and much more!

  • Year-round community events that the whole family will love.

Try to convince us that there is a better place to live and work other than Long Prairie Packing Company, LLC in Long Prairie, Minnesota!


Shift(s)*: 1st Shift

External Company Name: American Foods Group, LLC

External Company URL: http://www.americanfoodsgroup.com/

Street: 10 Riverside Drive

Post End Date: 12/2/2020

FLSA Status: Non-Exempt

Hourly Pay Includes Incentive (Seen on Portals): Yes

Requisition ID: 2020-2927