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JBS USA QA Tech - 1st Shift in Council Bluffs, Iowa

Our Company, Your Opportunity:

Plumrose USA is a company with an 80-year history of providing high quality, great tasting sliced meats, bacon, ham and ribs. Plumrose was recently acquired by JBS, the world’s leading provider of beef, chicken and pork, with a vision of building the company into a leader in Protein Centric Prepared Foods. This is a unique opportunity to be in a start-up environment, with the backing of a Global CPG Powerhouse. This is a role for someone who is looking for an entrepreneurial challenge in a company with aspirations to be leaders within the CPG world. The position will have both strategic and tactical elements and the person may wear different hats. This is an opportunity for people who want to think Big, dream Big and work to make Big ideas a reality.

Our Mission:

To be THE BEST in all we do. We are completely focused on our business, ensuring the BEST products and services to our customers, a relationship of trust with our suppliers and profitability for our shareholders. All this, we do to provide an opportunity for a better future for all of our TEAM MEMBERS.

Starting wage is $17/hr and it will increase as you go up levels.

Weekly Perfect Attendance Bonus


  • Vacations

  • Paid Holidays

  • Personal days

  • Medical

  • Dental

  • Vision

  • Life insurance

  • 401(k)

Key Responsibilities and Accountability include but are not limited to:

Ensuring compliance with USDA/FDA guidelines for food safety/SQF requirements. QA prerequisite compliance programs, manufacturing, HACCP, SQF, customer requirements and other quality aspects.

Essential Duties & Responsibilities

  • Ensure products are made within product specifications by inspecting product.

  • Reviewing daily paperwork for accuracy and completeness and follow up as needed.

  • Assist the plant personnel when food safety and sanitation issues arise.

  • Evaluate paperwork and information for developing trends.

  • Bench-marking with other plants as needed.

  • Reviewing sanitation program as needed, including pre-operational sanitation.

  • Writing policies and procedures as needed.

  • Proper use and care of analytical instruments and equipment, including daily calibration tests via documentation.

  • Analyze documents for product chemistry specifically salts, moisture, fats and proteins look for trends and notify supervisor of any findings.

  • Update and review all packaging, LOG’s, and other validations.

  • Be able to do inspections of raw and finished products

  • Detail oriented to ensure all documentation and traceability is being done daily and stored in a matter that can be pulled easily for traceability tests.

  • Capable of doing swabs, validation tests and back up for technicians when needed.

  • Support SQF audits

Work Environment / Physical Demands

  • Ability to lift up to 40 lbs

  • Be subjected to hot/cold and wet environments

  • Ability to climb stairs, ladders, etc.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

  • High School Diploma or GED equivalent is preferred

Experience / Work History

  • Prefer previous manufacturing experience