FSQ Technician - Albuquerque Plant

General Mills

General Mills

Albuquerque, NM, USA
Posted on Tuesday, July 25, 2023

Job Description


Provide Food Safety and Quality support in Albuquerque, NM. The role works a 2-2-3 schedule and works from noon – midnight but will require some flexibility to support business needs.


  • Comply with all safety requirements, chemical hygiene program and proper use of PPE
  • Daily analytical (chemical and physical) PCQI testing and coverage in the lab as needed
  • Conduct lab Internal Reference Material (IRM) program laboratory activities
  • Intermediate knowledge of analytical instrumentation and troubleshooting.
  • Lab cleaning and maintenance as needed
  • Assure accurate and efficient laboratory operations on a daily basis
  • Lead trouble-shooting efforts to assure accuracy & functionality of analytical equipment. Lead efforts to update equipment and methods when appropriate
  • Support plant tests, capability studies and start-ups, as needed, including additional analytical test requests
  • Approval of product against specifications
  • Data entry into MQIS (statistical analysis database)
  • Execution of plant label verification program
  • Partner with team leaders and technicians to influence quality decisions and support production
  • Assist in development, maintenance, and execution of plant audit programs to assure effective execution of quality and food safety programs, such as spec conformance, FSRA (Food Safety and Regulatory Assessment), HACCP, Integrated Pest Management, GMPs
  • Sanitation responsibilities, including monitoring titrations
  • Control of documentation and document review to support Preventive Control Requirements
  • Ownership and responsibility for tasks, programs and high-quality work output
  • Strong organizational skills with an ability to handle multiple priorities
  • Willingness and ability to be flexible and adapt to changing job requirements
  • Provide leadership and support to the manufacturing teams to effectively resolve product quality and food safety issues. Provide technical and system analysis support for root-cause investigations and foreign material contamination incidents
  • Sensory panel participation and program support
  • Lead and execute assigned programs to support the Food Safety Management System
  • Additional duties as assigned


  • Associates Degree in Science or relevant degree and at least 1 year of relevant experience in a food manufacturing or lab setting
  • Strong problem solving skills with a proactive approach to identifying and solving problems
  • Strong interpersonal skills and ability to influence others around you
  • Strong statistical skills with attention to detail
  • Ownership and responsibility for tasks and high-quality work output
  • Strong organizational skills with an ability to handle multiple priorities
  • Computer skills: Excel, Outlook, Word and ability to learn internal computer programs
  • Willingness and ability to be flexible and adapt to changing job requirements


We exist to make food the world loves. But we do more than that. Our company is a place that prioritizes being a force for good, a place to expand learning, explore new perspectives and reimagine new possibilities, every day. We look for people who want to bring their best — bold thinkers with big hearts who challenge one other and grow together. Because becoming the undisputed leader in food means surrounding ourselves with people who are hungry for what’s next.

Salary Range

The salary range for this position is $46000.00 - $63400.00 / Annually. At General Mills we strive for each employee's pay at any point in their career to reflect their experiences performance and skills for their current role. The salary range for this role represents the numerous factors considered in the hiring decisions including, but not limited to, educations, skills, work experience, certifictions, etc. As such, pay for the succesful candidate(s) could fall anywhere within the stated range. Beyond base salary, General Mills offers a competitive Total Rewards package focusing on your overall well-being. We are proud to offer a foundation of health benefits, retirement and financial wellbeing, time off programs, wellbeing support and perks. Benefits may vary by role, country, region, union status, and other employment status factors. You may also be eligible to participate in an annual incentive program. An incentive award, if any, depends on various factors, including, individual and organizational performance.