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Dairy Farmers of America QA Technician - Night Shift in Allerton, Iowa

Position : QA Technician - Night Shift

Location : Allerton, Iowa

Requisition ID: : 17264

$2,000 hiring bonus

Open to non-local candidates. Relocation assistance provided.

General Purpose:

The QA Technician is responsible for performing, recording, and interpreting the results of all required testing; handling and shipping of all required samples; communicating any quality issues to appropriate people; maintaining and verifying the calibration of lab equipment; cleaning the lab and equipment; and providing coverage for QA personnel due to vacations, illness, or other requirements.

Job Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Prepare composite product samples for internal and external labs and coordinate delivery to labs

  • Perform grading analysis on finished products

  • Perform testing of environmental samples

  • Prepare daily lab reports

  • Calibrate, troubleshoot and maintain laboratory equipment

  • Verify samples are representative of the complete lot for lab testing

  • Provide accurate testing and test results for product disposition

  • Guarantee accuracy of lab test equipment

  • Dedicate effort to safety as we expect every employee to leave work in the same condition as they arrive

  • Follow all DFA good manufacturing practices (GMP) and work in a manner consistent with all corporate regulatory, food safety, quality, and sanitation requirements

  • Exhibit the values and ethics of Dairy Farmers of America through honesty, discretion, and sound judgment

  • Adhere to all DFA Quality, Safety and GMP policies and procedures and report any nonconformity

  • Attend required training, including but not limited to, Safety, GMP, Hazard Analysis and Critical Control Point (HACCP), and Safe Quality Foods (SQF)

  • The requirements herein are intended to describe the general nature and level of work performed by employee, but is not a complete list of responsibilities, duties, and skills required. Other duties may be assigned.


  • HIRING BONUS - $2,000

  • Competitive health, dental, and vision insurance. Benefits go into effect the 1st of the month after hire date.

  • 401K matching goes into effect on date of hire

Education and Experience

  • High School Diploma or GED required

  • Two- or four-year degree in food science or related field preferred

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

  • Proficient in Microsoft Office

  • Accurate typing skills and proofreading skills, both words and numbers

  • Attention to detail

  • Ability to process and retain information

  • Ability to multi-task efficiently

  • Motivated self-starter who takes ownership of assigned tasks

  • Must be able to read, write and speak English


  • 5:00 PM-5:00 AM, rotating schedule