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Hy-Vee Food Stores Quality Control Clerk in Chariton, Iowa

At Hy-Vee our people are our strength. We promise “a helpful smile in every aisle” and those smiles can only come from a workforce that is fully engaged and committed to supporting our customers and each other.

Job Description:

Job Title: Quality Control Technician

FLSA: Non-Exempt

General Function:

The individual in this position will be involved with all aspects of Quality and Food Safety to ensure safe and wholesome food for our customers. This individual will work closely with production employees, supervisors and regulatory staff. This individual will work with staff and suppliers to ensure the food source is safe and wholesome.

Core Competencies:

  • Partnerships

  • Growth mindset

  • Results oriented

  • Customer focused

  • Professionalism

Reporting Relations:

Accountable and Reports to: Group Vice President, Commissary; Production Manager, and room leads.

Positions that Report to you: None

Primary Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Ensure the daily operation of the Q.C. and sanitation departments.

  • Review daily production paperwork and ensure it is complete prior to filing.

  • Assist R&D and Upper management with development of new products and procedures as is necessary.

  • Review daily samples of all production runs, ensuring proper containers, lids, dating and product are used.

  • Conduct counseling and reviews of staff as needed.

  • Assist with tours of the facility for inspections from various regulatory agencies. Follow-up with deviations discovered during inspections.

  • Monitor daily allergen sequences and assist production with sequence of production runs.

  • Ensure the monthly collection of Listeria swabs and quarterly testing of product for presence of Listeria.

Secondary Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Ability to work under time constraints and be flexible in hours worked.

  • Performs pre-operational sanitation checks on equipment as needed.

  • Performs other job-related duties and special projects as required.

Knowledge, Skills, Abilities and Worker Characteristics:

  • Must have the ability to use logical or scientific thinking to solve problems and with several abstract and concrete variables.

  • Must possess good written and verbal communication skills.

  • Ability to be bi-lingual in Spanish but not required.

  • Have the ability to work independently.

Education and Experience:

  • Production experience preferred

  • Experience in Quality Control helpful

Physical Requirements:

  • Must be physically able to exert up to 50 pounds of force occasionally; exert up to 20 pounds of force frequently; and exert up to 10 pounds of force constantly to move objects.

  • Must be able to be on feet (standing and walking) for 6-8 hours a day.

  • Visual requirements include vision from less than 20 inches to more than 20 feet with or without correction, depth perception, color vision, and field of vision.

  • Must be able to perform the following physical activities: Climbing, balancing, stooping, kneeling, reaching, standing, walking, pulling, lifting, grasping, feeling, talking, hearing, and repetitive motions.

Working Conditions:

  • The duties of this position are performed mostly in the production area which is wet and refrigerated (@38 degrees).

  • Adaptability for changes throughout daily operation.


Has daily contact with customers, employees and suppliers/vendors. Has occasional contact with federal or state regulatory agencies regarding inspections.

Are you ready to smile, apply today.