Quality Assurance Manager

FUI - Corporate Office

Redwood Falls, Minnesota

Farmers Union Industries, LLC, also known as FUI, is a leading agricultural based manufacturing company based in Redwood Falls, MN. FUI is a premier provider of specialized products, providing superior value and services to our members and customers. Our current operations include Central Bi-Products, Northland Choice, Midwest Grease, Artex Manufacturing, Pet Care Systems, Redwood Farms Meat Processors, and Performance Pet Products. FUI currently manufactures in 8 facilities in a three state area, including: Redwood Falls, Long Prairie, Waite Park and Detroit Lakes, Minnesota; Mitchell, South Dakota and Estherville, Iowa. For more information, visit fuillc.com.

Job Title: Quality Assurance Manager
Location: All Applicable Locations
Reports To: Complex Manager / Director of Quality

Areas of Accountability

All areas of accountability to be delivered in a manner that aligns with the values and business strategy of Farmers Union Industries, LLC.

  • Product Quality & Safety Standards
  • Food Safety/SQF Compliance
  • Continuous Improvement / Strategy
  • Quality Records & Reporting

Essential Duties & Responsibilities

  • Adhere to all health, safety and environmental policies/procedures, FSMA requirements, HACCP requirements, and Good Manufacturing Practices (GMPs)
  • Assist in setting quality standards and ensure that production is maintained at such standards
  • Provide necessary technical resources and information to all Plant Department Managers and report all quality deviations to the appropriate staff
  • Provide necessary documentation to ensure that established quality and food safety standards are met
  • Responsible for continuous improvement of the QA Department
  • Manage, train, coach, lead, and supervise all plant QA staff
  • Communicate with purchasing and /or raw material suppliers, on product quality deviations and supplier audit information
  • Investigate and document all product complaints, recommending corrective action as needed
  • Perform and/or oversee HACCP, GMP, SOP, SSOP and Food Safety/SQF audits as well as employee training in these areas
  • Utilize SPC and other statistical tools to improve areas within the QA function
  • Oversee and assist in working relationships with third party laboratories
  • Assist in the preparation for and execution of customer, corporate, and third-party audits

Situations may arise that require employees to temporarily or permanently assume responsibility for tasks not specifically outlined in this job description. Employees may be requested to work additional hours and/or accommodate a heavier than normal workload.


  • Bachelor’s degree in Food Science, Animal Science, Meat Science, Biology or related field; or comparable years’ experience, preferred
  • 5+ years of Quality Assurance experience in the food or meat processing industries, preferred
  • 2+ years’ experience as a supervisor
  • Knowledge of humane handling SOPs, SPC, HACCP, USDA regulations, GMPs, Quality Assurance, and Food Microbiology
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office Suite — Outlook, Word, Excel and PowerPoint
  • Ability to work day/evening/night shifts as required
  • Travel up to 30%, annually

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Farmers Union Industries, LLC is an equal opportunity employer / affirmative action employer and considers applicants for all positions without regard to race, color, religion, creed, sex, national origin, age, disability, genetic information, veteran status, marital status, status with regard to public assistance, sexual orientation, or any other characteristic protected by law.

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