Pre-Side Receiving Technician, Blue Buffalo at General Mills, Inc in Joplin, Missouri

Posted in Other about 24 hours ago.

Job Description:


The position of Pre-Side Receiving Tech is designed as a monitoring, auditing and inspecting raw materials that ensures compliance to company, regulatory and industry established specifications and procedures.


  • Evaluation of physical, chemical and sanitary characteristics of ingredients.

  • Constant evaluation of appearance, chemical, physical and sanitary integrity of all raw materials received into the facility.

  • Routine evaluation of ingredient integrity and compliance to regulatory guidelines.

  • Isolation, segregation and re-evaluation of materials deemed to be non-compliant with regard to established specification.

  • Both routine and non-routine collection of test data, sending and receiving analytical samples and results as well as process problem solving and trouble shooting.

  • Technicians must honestly, neatly and completely document their observations so informed decisions regarding quality can be made.

  • Support Operators with supplying the raw materials for daily operations.

  • Support Operator with disassembling and assembling of 290 pumps and emulsifiers to company specifications.

  • Wash and Sanitize area on a weekly basis while following SSOP's.

  • Cross train on the slurry lines to cover in absence of the Meat Operator.

  • Work with receiving clerk to obtain correct documentation of materials supplied to the facility from vendors.

  • Document proper information and Analytics into SAP.

  • Climb ladders routinely to sample & inspect raw materials from a semi-trailer.

  • Use of a 2-man lift to inspect ingredient bin in the mill tower as well as inspection in the silo area daily.

  • Daily cleaning and sanitizing the transition area of the unloading bay.

  • Perform other duties as assigned.


  • Ability to climb 12 foot ladders.

  • Ability to climb up a 3 story ladder with a safety enclosure as required.

  • Forklift Certification Required.

  • Be able to endure extreme temperatures and wet conditions.

  • Record keeping, and organizational skills.

  • Ability to read, write and understand English.

  • Strong interpersonal skills, positive attitude and the ability to communicate effectively at all levels.

  • High School diploma or GED.


  • Ability to read and interpret documents such as SOP's, and safety documents.

  • Understands the importance of safety and quality.

  • 2 or more years in food manufacturing with production floor experience.

  • Detail oriented and able to multi-task.