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Kemin Industries Sr. QC Specialist in Des Moines, Iowa


Kemin is currently seeking a Sr. Quality Control Specialist to join our team in Des Moines, IA! This position will be part of our CALTAX group. The CALTAX group provides internal support to the global Kemin business units for our risk assessment of both raw materials and finished goods.

Our current offering of ISO accredited testing includes pesticides, dioxins, PCBs, and antibiotics. An ideal candidate can work closely with the current team to perform these routine tests and maintain the associated instruments. The role will require advanced troubleshooting of the instruments and will work with third party support teams as needed.

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 testing

  • Operate and maintain lab instruments.

  • Daily data entry and run reports in ERP system, as defined and as applicable.

  • Perform method validation process.

  • Record basic data and perform advanced data analysis.

  • Provide data to support strategic plan and/or budget, as requested.

  • Participate in internal audits, as applicable.

  • Provide external audits support, as applicable.

  • Review batch records, as applicable.

  • Must follow, create procedures and SOPs/forms.

  • Must maintain proper quality documentation.

  • Generate and review Certificates of Analysis.

  • Support Change Management functions.

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

  • Perform lot tracing as applicable.

  • Report any nonconformities by following applicable SOPs.

  • Generate nonconformities report and communicate to stakeholders, as applicable.

  • Coordinate supplier qualification tests, as applicable.

  • Contribute to reports and deliver internal presentations.

  • Must follow good lab procedures, safety, etc.

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

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


  • Bachelor's Degree in a related field with 5+ years of experience or a Master's Degree with 2+ years of related experience

  • 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 with SPC principles and practices.

  • Ability to operate, troubleshoot, perform maintenance, instruct and perform methodvalidation 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 Date2 weeks ago(5/17/2023 9:56 AM)

Job ID 2023-9186

Positions 1

Category Quality

Position Type Regular Full-Time