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Quality Specialist

Nestle Purina PetCare

Last Updated: 6/14/21

Job Description

Quality Specialist Job Description

Just 65 miles from Center City Philadelphia, Allentown – or Lehigh Valley – is in close proximity to many of the major Northeastern U.S. cities, which makes it an ideal location for manufacturing and distributing consumer goods. We utilize thermal processing and high-speed canning to produce varieties of our Friskies®, Mighty Dog® and Alpo® brands – brands we have carefully produced, packaged and shipped since 1955. Allentown balances the identity of a busy industrial city, as well as a beautiful rural environment that Nestlé Purina is truly proud to call home.

As a Quality Specialist, you play a pivotal role in the quality assurance of all incoming ingredients used for producing the highest quality pet food. As the ingredient functional expert, you ensure incoming ingredient HACCP requirements are fully met and documented. The Quality Specialist assures compliance to ingredient specifications in the evaluation process through development and training of procedures and test methods, equipment calibration and validation, and adherence to policies. In this role you will lead continuous improvement efforts in all aspects of incoming ingredients.

Primary Responsibilities:

  • Develop and administer ingredient training program for ingredient receiving operators and QA staff.
  • Actively ensure complete compliance of standards set forth by government agencies as well as those of corporate and the plant.
  • Ensure comprehensive understanding of incoming ingredient HACCP requirements and actively ensure our programs fully support all requirements, including but not limited to cross-contamination, foreign material, infestation, verification of Certificate of analysis, and shelf life.
  • Learn about and maintain appropriate knowledge base about the ingredients used in order to identify potential risks, provide training, and understand functions in formula.
  • Maintain a good level of proficiency in all ingredient sampling/testing performed by operators to support training efforts and auditing.
  • Monitor and document compliance to ingredient key checkpoints, specifications and procedures.

Basic Qualifications:

Education: High School Diploma or GED Equivalent required

Experience: 2+ years of experience working in quality assurance or materials ingredients in a manufacturing, production, military, or related environment required.


  • Bachelor’s Degree in food science, or related field preferred.

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Job: Quality Specialist Primary Location: Allentown, PA US Other Location: Career Area: Professional Nestle Purina PetCare Company

Company Details

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...