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Nestle Purina Quality Assurance Team Lead - 21000768 in Denver, Colorado

Quality Assurance Team leadJob DescriptionAside from its 300 days of annual sunshine, breathtaking scenery andremaining a mecca for some of the country's best brews, Denver hasconsistently ranked in the 'Top 10 pet-loving cities' and 'Top 5dog-friendly cities' year over year. Nestl Purina has a proud presence inthis mile-high city, having been in operation since 1930. Its first 42 yearsin operation were primarily to produce livestock feed until the planttransitioned into a pet food-only manufacturer in 1972. Since then, thelocation became the first-ever pet food factory to utilize solar energy. Todate, we're proud to sustainably produce 260,134 tons annually of DogChow, Cat Chow, Kit n Kaboodle, Alpo, Beneful, Nestl Purina ONEBeyond, Nestl PWe're recognized at the top of the QA ladder within the greater Nestlorganization, the world's largest food company. In the Food Safety TeamLeader (Quality Assurance) role, you will be responsible for themanagement, compliance, sustainability and continuous improvement for thefactory's Product Safety and Food Safety Programs. Your leadership willassure that all products are manufactured, packaged, stored and shippedunder safe and wholesome conditions. A strong understanding of HACCP,sanitation programs, Good Manufacturing Practices, and auditing and foodsafety inspection is necessary to fulfill the requirement of the position.As a culture that continuously challenges us to Stand Tall and think"What's Next?", we'll empower you to challenge the status quo inquality. Join a company that believes in bettering our work every day toenrich the lives of pets and the people who love them!PRIMARY RESPONSIBILITIES:Develop, implement, and maintain the factory sanitation programs to ensurethat all products are manufactured in a sanitary environment.Set up and maintain Sensory lab and product displays.Sample finished product in a timely manner and perform tests and communicateresults to management personnel.Coordinate cost effective treatment plans and schedules for all departments tocomply with the Good Manufacturing Practices (GMP's).Coordinate training and development of employees for all factory food safetyprograms and additional projects assigned by QA management.Communicate effectively between shifts with other personnel.BASIC QUALIFICATIONS (Minimum):Education:HS Diploma/GEDExperience: (Years/Type):1+ years of experience in quality, food manufacturing, lab or relatedenvironment OR a 2+ year degree in Food Science, Chemistry or related fieldJob Posting Summary for SALARY Associates.This position has a minimum salary of $57,000. Please note that the salaryprovided is a good faith estimate for the position. The final salary offerwill be determined after reviewing relevant factors, which include acandidate's qualifications and experience, where appropriate.When you choose a career at Nestl Purina PetCare Company (Purina), youmay gain access to a variety of valuable benefits you can elect for yourselfor family. When you elect your benefits, you and Purina partner together tomanage costs for medical, prescription, dental, vision, life andaccidental death and dismemberment, short-term disability, and long-termdisability coverage. You may also choose to set aside tax-free money byelecting one of three Flexible Spending Accounts (FSAs) or a HealthSpending Account (HSA) to best meet your and your family's needs. Youare eligible for the Nestl 401K Savings Plan with company-matchedcontributions (up to a limit) and an annual retirement contribution tohelp you save for retirement and may be eligible for a retirement pensionbenefit. We also offer other benefits such as an extensive Parental SupportPolicy, providing 26 weeks of leave, the first 18 weeks at 100% pay forthe primary care giver of a newborn child under six months of age, andadoption assistance. Purina offers earned vacation, sick and personal timefor you to use throughout the year. Purina typically honors paid 10 holidaysthIt is our business imperat