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Food Safety and Quality Technician - 3rd Shift (Fri-Sun 4am -6:30p) in Mankato, MN at Jack Link's

Date Posted: 1/18/2019

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Job Description

Jack Link’s Protein Snacks began with treasured family recipes passed from generation to generation, transforming a small North Woods business into one of the fastest-growing meat snack manufacturers in the world. Over the years, as consumer demand for convenient, high-quality snack foods increased, so has the company’s product offerings. Today Jack Link’s is the fastest-growing meat snack manufacturer in the world, and sells more than 100 different meat snack products in more than 40 countries. The Link family principles and traditions remain the same: hard work, integrity and a commitment to earn consumer respect by delivering the best-tasting meat snacks in the world.


Primary Purpose:

To perform necessary functions in order ensure: product specifications are met; customer/consumer quality expectations are achieved; our organization complies with all USDA regulations; all quality issues are identified, investigated and addressed.


  • Obtain random samples from outgoing finished product and check with laboratory instruments to ensure that samples meet Jack Link's specific quality standards.
  • Prepare necessary forms and trend charts in support of kitchen or packaging inspections function.
  • Perform all necessary procedures to ensure compliance under HACCP regulations. 
  • Act as a back up for daily operational checklists.
  • Follow all Jack Link's safety and health procedures for protection of all plant associates.
  • Assist Quality Control Supervisor with serious or repeated quality problems to help determine the cause and prevent further occurrences.
  • Assist with Quality Control and Production audits. 

Job Requirements


Skill Requirements:

  • High school diploma or GED required, degree preferred
  • Ability to work in a fast-paced environment
  • Ability to complete training course and acquire HACCP certification within 6 months of hire/transfer
  • Ability to effectively implement solutions to quality issues
  • Firm knowledge of quality assurance methods, product testing methods, standard measurements, regulatory compliance standards, and documentation procedures
  • Working knowledge of Microsoft Office programs
  • Ability to adhere to all company policies and regulatory guidelines
  • Ability to accept direction from Supervisors and Managers

  • Ability to communicate with co-workers and Supervisors

  • Ability to interact with others in a respectful manner
  • Ability to work in a team-oriented environment
  • Demonstrated math aptitude
  • Ability to read and write in the English language
  • Ability to perform repetitive functions
  • Ability to perform duties with minimal supervision
  • Exceptional time management skills

Physical Requirements:

  • Ability to sit/stand for long periods of time
  • Ability to work in a refrigerated environment and endure temps over 160° for short periods of time
  • Ability to repeatedly lift, push and pull over 50 lbs.
  • Ability to bend, kneel, squat, reach and grasp routinely throughout shift

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