Quality Coordinator – Comanche, TX

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Hi-Pro Feeds USA / Trouw Nutrition USA is the global leader in vitamin premixes, innovative feed specialties and nutritional solutions for the livestock and companion animal nutrition industry. Trouw Nutrition USA is a subsidiary of Nutreco, one of the top ten global nutrition companies in the world. We offer an exciting opportunity to work in a small town but be part of a global organization of over 60,000 employees worldwide.
We have an opening at our facility in Comanche, Texas for an experienced Quality Coordinator. This position will be responsible for maintaining and monitoring Hi-Pro’s Quality Control Program for all Hi-Pro Feeds USA locations, which assures that the products and production processes of the company meet or exceed quality expectations of customers and Nutreco and are compliant with legislation and/or product specifications.
This role manages the quality and food safety aspects of the business working closely with the Operations, Sales, Nutrition, and Purchasing. Regular communication with Operations (Production, Warehouse, and Maintenance), HSE, Customer Service, Sales, Procurement, Finance, Formulation, Laboratory, and all employees is essential to ensure the company’s quality objectives are achieved. Must be able to successfully execute projects with and without support from other departments. This position reports to US HSEQ Manager (Health, Safety, Environmental and Quality Manager) at Hi-Pro Feeds USA.

Job Description:

Key Responsibilities

  • Manage all quality assurance and quality control related functions under guidance of the US HSEQ Manager.
  • Review and qualify new raw material sources and vendors for current raw materials
  • Conduct internal food safety audits and inspections
  • Manage quality control NIR laboratories and testing schedule
  • Conduct supplier food safety audits as required
  • Lead investigations of quality system failures
  • Communicate with all departments to investigate and problem solves issues to assist with the Continuous Improvement standard.
  • Organize Mock Recalls (annually) and administrate recalls (as needed).
  • Conduct monthly premise inspections and track resulting non-conformances.

Requirements

  • College diploma or Bachelor’s degree in Animal Science, Food Science, Ag Science and/or equivalent experience
  • Strong knowledge of livestock nutrition, food safety, or feed milling
  • Excellent communication skills, written and oral
  • Organizational skills and strong attention to detail
  • Close attention to details
  • Time management skills
  • Ability to multi-task and learn new things quickly
  • Computer literate in e-mail programs, word processing and excel applications including charts and graphs
  • Strong math skills including an understanding of the metric system
  • Must be able to climb multiple flights of stairs, climb ladders, and lift 55 lbs.
  • Collaborate and assist with HSE team

Preferred

  • FSPCA Preventive Controls For Animal Food Certification
  • HACCP For Food Processors Certification

This position is located in Comanche, Texas.

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Hi-Pro Feeds offers competitive compensation and a full benefits package, including medical, dental, life and disability insurances and a 401(k) plan with generous company matching funds that are vested immediately. Benefits are available immediately upon the employee’s hire date.

Our organisation:

Trouw Nutrition is the global leader in innovative feed specialties, premixes and nutritional services for the animal nutrition industry. Trouw Nutrition provides species-specific nutritional solutions consisting of feed concepts, products and nutritional know-how. The unique combination of products, models and services Trouw Nutrition offers, boosts productivity and supports animal health through all life stages, contributing to our customers’ peace of mind. Trouw Nutrition’s nutrition solutions have met the need of farmers and home-mixers, feed producers, integrators and distributors. Trouw Nutrition has locations in 25 countries and around 5000 employees.  Our mission is Feeding the Future.

Equal Opportunity Employer: 

Trouw Nutrition is an equal opportunity employer; applicants are considered for all roles without regard to race, color, religious creed, sex, national origin, citizenship status, age, physical or mental disability, sexual orientation, marital, parental, military status or any other status protected by applicable local law. Please advise us at any point during the recruitment and selection process if you require accommodation. Trouw Nutrition is committed to compliance with all applicable legislation, including providing accommodation for applicants with disabilities.