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Kemin Industries Senior QC Specialist in Des Moines, Iowa


Kemin is seeking a Senior QC Specialist to join our Quality Control team is Des Moines! The Senior QC Specialist will have a variety of responsibilities including IS0 17025 testing and data review of raw materials and finished goods and maintenance of the quality management system for the laboratory. This position will also have the opportunity to work with complex instrumentation and process improvement projects.

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 products to customers around the world .   

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 Programme 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.


  • Perform various types of raw material and finished goods data review in accordance with ISO 17025 accredited procedures

  • Generate and review Lab Reports and Certificates of Analysis

  • Contribute to development and maintenance of the ISO 17025 quality program.

  • Coordination of internal/external audits, document control, investigation of non-conforming work, corrective/preventive actions, customer complaints, management review, and the proficiency testing programs.

  • Must be able to create procedures and SOPs/forms for various laboratory operations

  • Must maintain proper quality documentation.

  • Contribute to Change Managements, as necessary.

  • Conduct and participate in internal audits, as applicable.

  • Investigate any nonconformities, as applicable.

  • Perform supplier qualification tests, as applicable.

  • Ensures compliance to chain of custody procedures for regulated materials in laboratory processes

  • Record data and perform intermediate and high level data analysis.

  • Daily data entry into LIMS system, where applicable.

  • Operate and maintain most lab instruments.

  • Must follow good lab procedures, safety, etc.

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

  • Develop and validate methods, as needed


  • Bachelor’s Degree (4-year degree) in a related degree with 5+ years of related experience or Masters Degree with 2+ years of related experience

  • Must have ISO 17025 quality management and/or technical management knowledge

  • Advanced working knowledge on all lab instruments and method validations

  • Strong written and oral communication skills

  • Must be able to use computer systems, including MS Office, M3 and LIMs, etc

  • Must have attention to detail

  • Must have project management skills

  • Familiarity of SPC principles and practices

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

  • Ability to interact well with others in a team environment

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

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


LocationUS-IA-Des Moines

Posted Date3 days ago(11/23/2022 12:07 PM)

Job ID 2022-8652

Positions 1

Category Quality

Position Type Regular Full-Time