Merrick Pet Care
  • 16-Jul-2021 to Until Filled (CST)
  • Operations
  • Hereford, TX, USA
  • Full Time

Company paid Health, Dental, Vision and Life insurance, paid holidays, paid time off, generous 401k plan


Now hiring Quality Assurance Technicians for our facilities in Hereford, Texas.

At Merrick, we don't just make pet food. We make the Best Food Ever. Founded in 1988, Texas-based Merrick PetCare is a leader in natural and organic pet food. We believe that our people are the source of our competitive advantage, and as we invest in our people, we invest in our shared future. When you join Merrick PetCare in Hereford, TX you are not only joining a leader in natural and organic pet food, you are joining a tight-knit community focused on creating the most nutritious and wholesome food for pets.

Join Us: Our growing company is looking for a Quality Assurance Technician that will assist with ensuring food safety, regulatory, and quality initiatives are consistently met.

You will work with a team of dedicated professionals that share the same passion built on a foundation devoted to family and pets inspired to make the Best Food Ever for our furry family members.

This role will report to a QA Supervisor.

Primary Responsibilities:

  • Ensure quality standards at the facility are achieved by maintaining documentation, effective communication, and adherence to Quality SOP's
  • Collect samples, perform all relevant tests, and enter results from testing
  • Record package line weights, monitor net contents control policy adherence
  • Interact with plant and QA management for communication of any problems
  • Work closely with process, packaging, and maintenance teams to promote quality awareness and proficiency.
  • Monitor the packaging process to identify non-conforming finished products and ensure they are prevented from reaching customers, using a formal release, status hold, tagging nonconforming materials & finished goods.
  • Calibrate and maintain lab testing equipment
  • Ensure tasks are performed according to standards and be willing to assume any additional tasks as required

Basic Qualifications: 1+ years manufacturing experience; prefer 1+ years Quality Assurance experience in a food manufacturing environment. Must be able to work a flexible work schedule, including weekday, weekend, and holidays overtime as required to meet customer demand and quality department needs.

Preferred Skills: Detail Oriented, problem solver, ability to perform analysis and validate results, proficient in basic computer skills such as Microsoft Office applications, strong communication skills, and organization skills.

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It is our business imperative to remain a very inclusive workplace.

To our veterans and separated service members, you're at the forefront of our minds as we recruit top talent to join Merrick Pet Care. The skills you've gained while serving our country, such as flexibility, agility, and leadership, are much like the skills that will make you successful in this role. We hope you'll consider sharing in our values--you'll join a cohort of others who have chosen to call Merrick Pet Care home.

Merrick is a equal employment and affirmative action employer and looks for diversity in qualified candidates for employment.

Prior to the next step in the recruiting process, we welcome you to inform us confidentially if you may require any special accommodations in order to participate fully in our recruitment experience. Contact us at alytle@merrickpetcare.com to notify of us of any needs related to completing the job application
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