Hormel Foods Corporation Quality Control Lead in Algona, Iowa

Hormel Foods has open position for Quality Control Lead. Successful candidates will work in our processing production facility located in Algona, IA and enjoy competitive wages along with a comprehensive benefits package. Opportunities for over time. Weekend work is required. Specific schedules will be discussed during the interview process.

Job Description:

With guidance from the Q&PC Manager or Supervisor, the Q&PC Lead will lead and guide current QC Auditors in an assigned area to ensure audits are being completed in a timely manner. The Q&PC Lead will also fill in as a vacation relief for the QC Manager or Supervisor in the designated area. The incumbent will also train production professionals and QC Auditors on Food Safety and Quality topics. The Q&PC Lead will have a good working knowledge of Company food safety programs such as HACCP, SSOP, and other various food safety processes.

Job Responsibilities:

  • Populate and create routine reports/trending for KPI's, regulatory, HACCP, returns, foreign material and other assigned reports

  • Assist with Export documentation and identity preserved documentation

  • Conduction validation and verification activities including sensory testing, gold standards, calibrations (internal and external)

  • Assist in new hire training

  • Conduct paperwork reviews on quality receiving notes, corrective action tracking and other assigned tasks

  • Maintain hold log reconciliation and entries

  • Product evaluations of new items, test runs, raw materials, complaints and co-manufactured items

  • Maintain change log and assist with SQF document programs

  • Relieves QA Leas in production whenever necessary

Job Requirements:

  • High School Diploma

  • Prefer food manufacturing experience and computer skills

  • Ability to understand safety rules, operating and maintenance instructions, and procedure manuals

  • Ability to complete required documentation

  • Ability to manage time well, deal with multiple tasks and handle stressful situations

  • Good communication and reasoning skills to retrieve information from co-workers and to relay information to and from all employee levels

  • Ability to tolerate temperatures of 35 degrees or below for an entire shift

Employee Safety & Food Safety:

At Hormel Foods, Employee Safety, Food Safety & Safe Animal Handling Practices are our top priorities! We believe every employee has the responsibility to maintain a safe working environment by closely following our safety policies and actively engaging in our safety culture. Also, by adhering to the highest food safety standards, our manufacturing facility is able to produce quality, wholesome foods to our customers.


Our benefits package includes a comprehensive health insurance, prescription drug plan, dental and vision plan, 401(k) with company match, short-term disability and vacation and holiday pay.

New Employees:

New Employees at our facility are immediately place on a 90-day probationary period. During this time, employee attendance and performance are closely monitored. While on probation, management reserves the right to move any employee to a different open position anywhere in our facility to meet the needs to the business.

Hormel Foods is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, age, religion, gender, gender orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, or veteran status.

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