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Date: Mar 11, 2019

Location: Richmond, IN, US

Work that matters, fueled by passion for pets!  At Hill’s we have a purpose.  Every day around the world, we transform the lives of millions of pet families through pioneering innovation, amazing nutrition, and the best and brightest people. Founded more than 75 years ago with an unwavering commitment to pet nutrition, Hills' mission is to help enrich and lengthen the special relationships between people and their pets.

HILL'S® Prescription Diet® therapeutic pet foods, HILL'S® Science Diet® and HILL'S® Ideal Balance™ wellness pet foods are sold worldwide. Hill’s is a division of Colgate-Palmolive, a leading global consumer products company, tightly focused on Oral Care, Personal Care, Home Care and Pet Nutrition, with sales of products in more than 200 countries.  To learn more about Hill's and Colgate, please visit and, or find us on LinkedIn, Facebook, Twitter and YouTube.

Location: Richmond, Indiana, United States
No Relocation Assistance Offered
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The Food Safety Technician is responsible for assisting with facility compliance to both internal standards and federal and state regulatory requirements. The incumbent will monitor, enforce, and maintain regulatory and the company’s food safety program standards to assure policies and procedures are followed.


Main Responsibilities:


  • Supports plant HACCP and pre-requisite programs by reviewing, documenting compliance, non-conformances and provide training for the plant.  Understands and keeps current with company and regulatory standards. 
  • Maintain required documents for Internal and External Audits and Requirements.  
  • Manages multiple budgets to ensure spending is maintained within budget; participates in Budget Development. 
  • Oversees and is a liaison for third party sanitation crews.  Fully engaged in sanitation activities during shutdowns and maintains, operates and conducts preventative maintenance of applicable sanitation equipment/area. 
  • Perform all Daily Quality & Food Safety checks to ensure product compliance to Hill's Standard


Basic qualifications include:


  • High School diploma or equivalent.
  • 3+ years of Manufacturing Experience
  • Basic understanding of Microbiology and Aseptic Technique
  • Basic understanding of chemistry and sanitation procedures including chemical titrations
  • Computer application experience in SAP, OPERA, with intermediate Microsoft Word, Excel and PowerPoint skills.
  • HERO’s member (if currently not one needs to be willing to become one within 3 months)

Preferred qualifications:


  • Bachelor of Science degree in related field (Chemistry, Biology, Microbiology, Food Science)
  • Knowledge of Quality & Food Safety Standards
  • Willingness to obtain HACCP certification and SQF Practitioner certification


Are you interested in working for Hill's Pet Nutrition? You can apply to work with us using this online application. Attach all relevant documents such as a cover letter and resume or CV. Applications received by e-mail are not considered in the selection process.

Become part of our team. We look forward to your application.

Equal Opportunity Employer
Colgate is an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, national origin, ethnicity, age, disability, marital status, or any other characteristic protected by law.


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