Quality Assurance Technician

  • Valley Proteins, Inc.
  • 271 Valpro Road, Ward, SC 29166, USA
  • 10/08/2019
Full time QA-Quality Control

Job Description

Experience a greater sense of accomplishment in a quality career as part of a dedicated team that turns recycled products into high quality additives used in pet food and livestock feed. Take advantage of this career with Valley Proteins, an established, successful organization that will provide you with a greater sense of accomplishment and room to grow. 

We are seeking an experienced Quality Technician for our Ward, SC team. This is a critical role responsible for monitoring, reviewing, examining and conducting testing to ensure compliance with all applicable Federal (FDA & USDA), state, local, international and third party regulatory requirements.

As a member of the quality team, you can expect:          

  • Competitive pay
  • Great Benefits – medical, dental, vision, profit sharing, paid time off
  • $500-$1000 annual contribution towards healthcare
  • 3% guaranteed contribution to your 401(k) account
  • Advancement opportunities – We are always looking for key players motivated to move up into higher level roles

If you have the following, we want to hear from you:

  • BA/BS degree –Technical or Science related field.
  • 2+ years of experience in a laboratory setting (Quality Control laboratory preferred)
  • Experience in regulated environment (FDA, USDA, EPA)
  • Experience in following written procedures, protocols, and manuals

Duties and Responsibilities include:

  • Evaluate and verify incoming material documentation for accuracy and completeness for non-protein based ingredients. This includes incoming material documents such as packing list, bill of lading, label, Certificate of Analysis, and SDS.
  • Conduct physical testing of raw materials, in-process samples, and finished products in accordance to company policies, procedures and programs and evaluate whether they meet the required material specifications. Physical sample testing may include appearance (microscopically and macroscopically), particle size analysis, protein, fat, free fatty acid analysis, and moisture.
  • Maintain clear and accurate laboratory test data.
  • Assist the Quality Assurance Manager and Operations with internal audits and special projects.


About the Company: Since 1949, Valley Proteins, Inc. has been a leader in recycling used cooking oils and animal by-products into high-quality ingredients for biodiesel, livestock feed, and pet foods. Our focus is on customer service and protecting our environment for a sustainable future.


All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to the individual's race, color, sex, national origin, religion, age, disability, genetic information, status as a military veteran or any other characteristic protected by applicable law.