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Quality Control Associate

Iowa, Des moines, 50301 Des moines USA

OverviewKemin is hiring for a talented and dedicated QC Associate who will be responsible for testing raw materials and finished goods through a variety of analytical chemistry and wet chemistry techniques. This includes product sampling, chemical analysis, instrument maintenance and troubleshooting, and project reporting. This also includes communication with Operations and other business units to ensure customer satisfaction is maintained. The hours for this position are 8:00 AM-4:30 PM, Monday-Friday. We Are Kemin We are visionaries who see things differently and are inspired by the world around us. We have been dedicated to using applied science to improve the quality of life for over half a century. We are a global ingredient manufacturer that strives to sustainably transform the quality of life every day for 80 percent of the world with its products and services. For over half a century, Kemin has been dedicated to using applied science to address industry challenges and offer product solutions to customers in more than 120 countries. Kemin provides ingredients to feed a growing population with its commitment to the quality, safety and efficacy of food, feed and health-related product s to customers in more than 120 countries. Established in 1961, Kemin is a privately held, family-owned-and-operated company with more than 2,800 global employees and operations in 90 countries, including manufacturing facilities in Belgium, Brazil, China, India, Italy, Russia, San Marino, Singapore, South Africa and the United States. As a Kemin team member, you’ll receive…

A competitive financial package - in addition to your salary, we offer an uncapped bonus opportunity, 401k match program, and paid vacation and holidays.

Robust health and wellness support - we are proud to offer a fitness reimbursement (for your whole family!), an on-site fitness center, restaurant with seasonal fresh food options (and the ability to order food to bring home), and free fresh fruit in break areas- to name a few.

Continued learning opportunities - Kemin offers tuition reimbursement and recently launched a new corporate university with online and in-person training opportunities for growth and development throughout your entire career.

The chance to give back to our world - Through our foundation of servant leadership, we are proud to offer ample service opportunities, including paid time off to do so. Kemin has a valued corporate partnership with both The World Food Program and Habitat for Humanity, in addition to many local initiatives.

Opportunities to support our valued educators - Kemin is a proud sponsor of the Iowa Governor's Stem Advisory Council where we fund annual teacher's awards. In addition, we have a robust internship and externship program, and frequently host student tours.


Collect samples, prepare shipments and inspect raw materials and finished goods, as applicable.

Perform various types of raw material and finished good testing.

Responsible for raw material and finished goods release, with authorization, as applicable.

Record basic data.

Review batch and/or test records and bring variances forward, as applicable.

Must follow all procedures and SOPs and assist with updates.

Must maintain proper quality documentation.

Generate and review Certificates of Analysis.

Support Change Management process as necessary.

Daily data entry into M3 and LIMs, as applicable

Report any nonconformities by following applicable SOPs.

Send out supplier evaluation samples, as applicable.

Assist with method validation.

Must follow good lab procedures, safety, etc.

Must work closely with cross functional teams (including Operations, R&D, and other quality groups.)

Follows and maintains an environment of food and/or feed safety in compliance with rules and regulations, as applicable.


Education and Experience:

High School Diploma, with 5+ years of related experience or

Associates Degree with 2 years of related experience or

Bachelor’s Degree (4-year degree) with 0-3 years of related experience.

Ability to operate, troubleshoot, perform maintenance, instruct and perform method validation on lab equipment.

Minimum working knowledge of lab instruments.

Good written and oral communication skills.

Must have basic computer skills, including MS Office, M3 and LIMs, etc.

Must have attention to detail.

Ability to interact well with others in a team environment.

A post-offer background check and drug screen is required. Additional pre-employment requirements may be necessary based on position.

Kemin is an equal opportunity employer, and all reasonable accommodations will be considered.

Kemin is a drug-free and tobacco-free campus.


LocationUS-IA-Des MoinesPosted Date11 hours ago(4/1/2024 10:51 AM)Job ID 2024-10011 Positions 1Category Quality Position Type Regular Full-Time

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