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(Archived) Ingredient Specialist

Last Updated: 11/24/20

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Ingredient Specialist Job Description Fort Dodge is a city of 26,000 people located just an hour and a half north of Des Moines, three and a half hours south of Minneapolis/St. Paul, and 6 hours west of Chicago. As a regional hub for retail, recreation, and industry, the city is rapidly expanding in terms of population growth and economic development.
The Fort Dodge Purina plant has been providing growth opportunities and stability to countless employees since 1975. We are deeply involved in the Fort Dodge community, providing not only careers but also shared value through our donations to local and national charities, animal shelters, schools, and medical centers.
The Fort Dodge plant is a wet manufacturing facility that produces 5.5 ounce canned Friskies pet food and is one of the strongest in the division. The products are a customer favorite and keep the facility running at full capacity year round.
Most importantly, our plant upholds a strong safety ethic which is strengthened by the participation of each and every employee. When you join the Purina plant at Fort Dodge, you are not only joining one of the largest food manufacturing companies in the world, you are joining a tight knit community focused on your personal growth, development, and safety.
As an Ingredient Specialist I, you’ll be responsible for ensuring all ingredients and packaging materials meet Nestlé Purina Quality standards by performing job duties with the highest regard of safety and complying with Good Manufacturing Practices (GMP).

  • Performing QMS checks on production floor and completing required paperwork/Redzone checks Including investigation of non-compliance.
  • Update and maintain raw and finish specifications.
  • Interpret data and evaluate trends.
  • Drive First Time Quality (FTQ) and other quality initiatives.
  • Assist and performs PPSR’s.
  • Maintain Hold and Incident databases.
  • Update SOP’s, QMS, Reference Documents etc.
  • Lead special projects as assigned.
  • Provide quality training to other employees as needed.
  • Enter results into company databases.
  • Follows Good Manufacturing Practices.
  • Supports the NCE (Nestlé Continuous Excellence) process, TPM and the North America Blueprint for Success.
  • Complete lab test as assigned
*Must be open to working 3rd shift and weekends.BASIC QUALIFICATIONS: Education: High School Diploma or GEDExperience: 1+ years working in quality, lab, manufacturing, or related environment

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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...