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(Archived) Quality Assurance Analyst

Last Updated: 9/24/20

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Quality Assurance Analyst Job Description Since the doors opened in 1972, this factory has grown dramatically into a sustainable state-of-the-art facility. In 2013, we completed our largest solar project yet by installing a 450-kilowatt photovoltaic system of nearly 1,900 panels. The amount of energy produced annually by this solar array could power nearly 52 average-sized homes, or approximately 5,000 lights bulbs for an entire year. With sustainability and safety always top of mind, our Atlanta factory proudly and passionately produces 460,000 tons a year of our dry pet food brands, including Alpo®, Beneful®, Cat Chow®, Dog Chow®, Fit & Trim®, Friskies®, Nestlé Purina ONE® and Pro Plan®. This plant location is just along the southern crescent of Metro Atlanta – an area that nearly 5 million residents and over 340 of our associates can call home. Atlanta is considered the major commercial and financial center of the Southeast and, if this beautiful city were a country, it would be the 28th largest economy in the world.
As a Quality Assurance Analyst you will gather samples and work in the QA Lab; testing for protein, fat, and moisture utilizing testing equipment and some wet chemistry. Additionally, you will perform sensory evaluations of in-process and finished products. This position is responsible for testing of our pet food to ensure it meets Nestle Purina’s quality standards. You will be the eyes and ears of Quality Assurance on the production floor and will partner closely with your team and the Maintenance and Production teams. Ultimately, you will be responsible for ensuring all products are manufactured according to product formulation and quality specification requirements.
Primary Responsibilities:

  • Sample, test, and approve all ingredients meeting specifications.
  • Communicate with St. Louis (Headquarters) Quality Assurance to arrange acceptable ingredient substitutions when normal formulation cannot be followed.
  • Maintain approved product formulas for batching and maintain all regulatory requirements.
  • Prepare and maintain a program encompassing quality monitoring to provide assurance of quality products.
  • Communicate with production teams to ensure production equipment functions correctly and finished product meets package guarantees.
  • Determine physical and chemical properties of ingredients and finished product as directed by the Quality Assurance program.

Basic Qualifications:
  • Education: High School Diploma or GED Equivalent required.
  • Experience: 1+ years of Quality Assurance or lab experience in a manufacturing, industrial, military, or related environment OR Bachelor’s Degree in a Food Science, Chemistry, or related field.

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Company Details


Nestle Purina PetCare

Saint Louis, Missouri, United States

Nestlé Purina PetCare has been advancing pet nutrition for over 80 years. Our team of over 18,000 employees and 400 scientists, including nutritionists, aim to develop products that deliver comprehensive nutrition to help ensure the long healthy lives of pets and make discoveries that can further enhance the lives of pets everywhere. Nestlé Purina is focused on delivering world-class products with...