Associate Quality Systems Technologist in New Hampton, IA at TreeHouse Foods

Date Posted: 3/5/2021

Job Snapshot

Job Description

Employee Type:

Full time


IA New Hampton

Job Type:

Quality Assurance

Job Posting Title:

Associate Quality Systems Technologist

Job Description:

Job Description

Position Title: Assoc. Quality Systems Technologist, Food Safety & Quality

Location: New Hampton, IA

Reports To (title): QA Manager

Department: Quality Assurance

Exempt/Nonexempt Status:

Effective Date: 10/23/2020

Job Responsibilities

  • Supports FS&Q Manager with respect to the facility’s Food Safety Plan, Food Defense Plan, Food Quality Plan and related prerequisite programs including, but not limited to: formula control, mock trace and recall, consumer complaint management, GMPs, sanitation, pest control, allergen control, environmental pathogen control, sanitation effectiveness, calibration, document control, kosher, SPC, corrective and preventative actions, and verification and validation programs.
  • Conduct daily record review as prescribed in facility’s Food Safety and Quality programs.
  • Troubleshoots problems and implements corrective actions through root cause analysis.
  • Assist FS&Q Manager with Regulatory inspections, GFSI certification. Identity Preserved Certification Audits, and Customer visits as needed. 
  • Represents the Food Safety & Quality department for continuous improvement initiatives. Supports compliance within the TreeHouse Management Operating System to help drive a culture of FS&Q and Continuous Improvement. 
  • Conducts Consumer Complaint investigations and works with FS&Q Manager on responses.
  • Supports RDI plant trials and/or projects that qualify new ingredients, suppliers, formulas or processes.
  • Maintain and update the plant product specification database as needed. 
  • Obtains proficiency on all lab and production line FS&Q checks.
  • Acts as a back-up in the absence of a Quality Technicians as required.
  • The duties and responsibilities described are not a comprehensive list of all tasks. Additional tasks and duties may be assigned from time to time as necessitated by business needs.

Qualifications and Requirements:

  • 0-2 years’ experience in food manufacturing, scientific laboratory or similar industries is a plus.
  • Familiarity in using continuous improvement tools and fundamentals. 
  • Must possess sound problem-solving skills, be analytical, and creative to investigate problems to recommend and implement solutions.
  • Efficient computer skills; strong knowledge of Microsoft Office including Excel, Word, PowerPoint, SharePoint, and familiarity with programs such as SAP, Infinity-QS and Trace gains an asset.

Preferred Attributes: Possess strong interpersonal skills, along with good verbal and written communication skills. Must have the ability to influence change, problem solve, and the willingness to spend time in the plant with the team members on all shifts.  Self-motivated and ability to work independently and manage multiple projects simultaneously.

Equal Opportunity Employer – M/F/Veterans/Disability

Disability Assistance
TreeHouse Foods is an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer and offers opportunities to all job seekers, including those with disabilities.  If you need a reasonable accommodation to assist with your job search or application for employment, please contact us by sending an email to In your email please include a description of the specific accommodation you are requesting and a description of the position for which you are applying.

EEO Considerations

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, citizenship, disability or protected veteran status.

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