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Quality Technician - Des Moines IA

Company name
Archer-Daniels-Midland Company

Des Moines, IA, United States

Employment Type

Bluecollar, Quality

Posted on
Oct 05, 2020

Valid Through
Jan 18, 2021

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Job Title:

Quality Technician - Des Moines, IA



Job Description:

The Quality Tech is responsible for the completion of quality checks, verifications, and ensure product parameters are being meant on the production floor. This position will offer support to the quality manager in making quality decisions, investigating non-conforming product, and completing monitoring activities in a safe fashion. This position reports to the Plant Quality Manager.

Position Description:

Perform preoperational inspections on equipment and utensils

Complete post maintenance inspection of area to ensure processing equipment is free from foreign materials and loose articles

Responsible for completing daily quality checks before, during, and after bagging runs

Oversee product is being packaged to meet expectations

Oversight of sample requirements

Maintain sample retention system

Collect product samples for required assays

Collect and prepare appropriate samples for random sampling program

Monitor products for quality parameters

Communicate to quality manager and production when product falls out of specification, document any noticeable discrepancy, take corrective actions to eliminate the issue

Participate in equipment validation procedures for high risk products

Participate in food safety meetings led by the facility quality manager

Ensure site specific work instructions, sop’s, and mpcs are being followed

Spot check PDI’S, tubs, blocks, etc. to verify product meets specifications

Assist with Pest Control Program

Participate in visits with pest control technician to verify service is being completed

Participate in GMP plant inspections per divisional requirements

Verify quality and product safety checks are properly completed to meet procedural requirements such as; sequencing, bin checks, magnet checks, etc.,

Perform job functional quality safety checks on production employees as assigned by

Assist with monitoring activities such as; carryover studies, uniformity studies, scale checks, and traceability

Verify high risk activities are being completed before the shipment of product


2 years in quality experience in food safety and quality

Knowledge of FDA and state regulatory requirements

Knowledge of FSMA preferred

Excellent communication skills

Effective use of Microsoft office applications

Strong communication and interpersonal skills to lead, coach, build consensus and lead change among a team of production/sales/quality colleagues.

Strong analytical problem solving/root cause analysis skills

Working Conditions:

Employees in this position will carry out many of their functions in a manufacturing facility which requires tolerance to hot/cold temperatures. The environment may consist of numerous raw ingredients such as bulk and bagged animal feed ingredients.

Physical Requirements:

Frequently required to walk, stand, sit, climb, and kneel

Ability to stand, walk, and lift up to fifty (50) pounds.

Occasionally required to push, pull, move, or lift objects up to 50 lbs.


Des Moines


IA - Iowa

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ADM is an equal opportunity employer and makes employment decisions without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, disability and veterans status.

About ADM::

About ADM

At ADM, we unlock the power of nature to provide access to nutrition worldwide. With industry-advancing innovations, a complete portfolio of ingredients and solutions to meet any taste, and a commitment to sustainability, we give customers an edge in solving the nutritional challenges of today and tomorrow. We’re a global leader in human and animal nutrition and the world’s premier agricultural origination and processing company. Our breadth, depth, insights, facilities and logistical expertise give us unparalleled capabilities to meet needs for food, beverages, health and wellness, and more. From the seed of the idea to the outcome of the solution, we enrich the quality of life the world over. Learn more at

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