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Senior QA Manager - Extrusion Operations - Minot ND

AGT Foods is looking for a Senior QA Manager - Extrusion Operations, to join our Minot team.

The Senior QA Manager will provide support, guidance and oversight of extrusion production facility Quality and Food Safety systems. They will provide support to Commercialization and Marketing groups.

Responsibilities:

  • Supervises production documentation systems, which includes the control of quality systems documents (policies, procedures, work instructions, record keeping).
  • Coordinate with Food Safety team creating new documents, revising existing documents, determining training needs, overseeing the approval and distribution processes, maintaining document control database, and coordinating document reviews. Manage review, storage and archiving of quality records. Fulfill requests for data and reports (ex. Corporate, environmental).
  • Supports commercialization activities for new products from special batch phase through initial production. Including but not limited to creating manufacturing instructions, inspection requirements, developing record keeping documents and other operational requirements to bring new products from concept to production.
  • Lead and coordinate other Food Safety / Quality program efforts such as Customer Audits, FSSC22000 certification audits, facility verification / validation activities, HACCP / Food Safety Program, Organic Certification, Gluten-Free Certification, GMO Free Certification, Halal, Kosher, Food Defense or Food Security Improvements, etc.
  • Lead Food Safety continuous improvement efforts (complaint reduction, program reassessments, data collection systems, training).
  • Manages product and environmental microbiological testing program.
  • Provides quality and Food Safety training and awareness to plant employees.
  • Provides support and training to Production team in support of product inspection programs, laboratory testing, environmental monitoring, and calibration activities.
  • Manage product formulas by creating/revising plant floor formulas, ensuring alignment with approved formulas and specifications.  Schedule and coordinate audits to ensure formula system integrity.
  • Lead plant internal quality and food safety inspections. Create and coordinate schedule, coordinate training, qualification and calibration of auditors, develop checklists, generate reports and follow-through with corrective action assignees to ensure CARs are completed, effectiveness is verified, and audits are closed.  Participate in programs as an auditor/inspector.
  • Champions plant traceability systems and mock recall exercises for ingredients, packaging and finished product.  Executes plant-scheduled and Corporate-initiated trace exercises.  Leads plant food defense team by conducting team meetings, audits and assessments.
  • Lead investigations of in-plant quality incidents (foreign material, nonconforming product) and consumer complaints, identifying root causes and facilitating corrective action with plant teams.  Interprets and reports consumer complaint data trends and facilitates action plans.
  • Function as HACCP / Food Safety team member responsible for conducting risk assessments and organizing program reassessments for continuous improvement.
  • Identify opportunities and design plans for expanded use of the plant electronic data collection system, anticipating future applications.
  • Cross-train team members in QA tasks to function as back-up in the absence of the Quality Assurance Manager. The appropriate responsibilities will be shown to cover critical food safety responsibility
  • Designs and develops work plans for the appropriate AGT Foods Business supporting multiple projects of varying complexity and technical risk.
  • Conduct trials in pilot plant/manufacturing facilities to assess manufacturing capabilities.
  • Initiate product and process improvements.
  • Recommend actions for improvement and assure resolution.
  • Interface and communicate directly with the customer of AGT Food’s products.
  • Communicate at all levels of the organization

Competency Requirements:

  • Bachelor’s degree, Bachelor’s degree in Engineering, Biology, or Food Science preferred
  • 2 years of directly relevant experience, 5 years is preferred.
  • Live in either Minot ND or Regina Sask.
  • Strong ability to properly assess risk and prioritize actions accordingly. Able to manage multiple priorities and know when to pull in resources.
  • Strong collaboration skills and the ability to build relationships and get work accomplished with and through people at all levels of the organization, differing styles, and multiple functions.
  • Experience in the food industry plant environment with an understanding of manufacturing processes. Extrusion experience preferred.
  • Practical knowledge and application of food safety principles (ex. Regulatory, PCQI, HACCP, FSSC2200, GMPs, food microbiology)
  • Practical knowledge and application of quality systems
  • Strong technical acumen - ability to troubleshoot a problem, involve other stakeholders as necessary, and brainstorm potential root causes.
  • Strong interpersonal skills and leadership abilities
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills
  • Effective abilities in organizing and deductive thinking
  • Computer skills including proficiency with Microsoft Office software, able to master other software
  • Able to communicate at any organizational level
  • Effective presentation skills
  • Promotes engagement & diversity
  • Ability to work effectively lead by example and coach others within a team-based high performing organization
  • Ability to Travel up to 20% of the time.
  • The employee is working out in the manufacturing environment 70 - 80% of the time and is exposed to machinery, heat, changes in elevation, wet floors, cleaning chemicals, interfacing with powered industrial equipment as a pedestrian, and high noise levels on a routine basis.

AGT Foods values and supports employment equity in the workplace.

Please forward resume and cover letter stating the position you are applying for and salary expectations to:
AGT Foods
1611 East Century Ave Suite 102
Bismarck ND 50503
Email: rfinneseth@agtfoods.com
Attn: Robin Finneseth

AGT Foods values and supports employment equity in the workplace.


Current Postings

Senior QA Manager - Extrusion Operations - Minot ND
Quality Control Lab Technician - Minot, ND
Commercialization Manager - Remote (U.S)
Project Manager - Bismarck ND
Safety Manager - Bismarck, ND
Desktop Support Specialist - Regina, SK
Facility Assistant - Condie (North of Regina), SK
Full Time Container Truck Drivers
Facility Assistant - Delisle, SK
Logistics Coordinator - Regina, SK
Super B Truck Driver - SK

Quality Control Lab Technician - Minot, ND

AGT Foods is looking for a Quality Control Lab Technician, to join our Minot team.

The Lab Technician position performs basic testing functions in the laboratory and manages sample flow through the laboratory. Personnel are expected to complete testing on finished product and hourly samples, record data, and maintain the laboratory.

Responsibilities:

  • Ability to competently complete laboratory protocols for analysis including, but not limited to; Elementar sample generation, Mettler-Toledo moisture analysis, NIR, Micron AirJet, and RoTap particle size analysis.
  • Prepare samples of finished product for retain samples and external testing.
  • Have an understanding of products and the technical specifications for those products.
  • Complete finished product, hourly sample, and changeover testing protocols.
  • Be able to complete final product inspection and incoming packaging material inspections.
  • Learn aseptic technique and apply the principles daily.
  • Maintain laboratory documentation and submit paperwork promptly.
  • Completion of Qualification Card/s for designated area and/or other job position/s that may be assigned.
  • Uphold a quality-conscious and food-safe culture.

Competency Requirements:

  • High school diploma or GED.
  • Ability to read, write and interpret documents.
  • Must be able to work any day and/or shift including weekends and holidays.
  • Must have physical ability and strength to perform assigned tasks.
  • Must be able to climb stairs and ladders.
  • Must be able to work independently and/or as part of a team.
  • Have the ability to perform all above tasks in an environment in cold or hot temperatures.
  • Must be able to lift 50 pounds.
  • Background in Chemistry, Biology or other applicable Science preferred.

BENEFITS - We offer competitive compensation with a base pay structure, excellent benefit package, and job training.

401 (K)
401 (K) Matching
Dental Insurance
Disability Insurance
Employee Assistance Program
Health Insurance
Paid Time Off
Vision Insurance
Benefit Conditions: Full Time Employees Eligible

Please forward resume and cover letter stating the position you are applying for and salary expectations to:
AGT Foods
1611 East Century Ave Suite 102
Bismarck ND 50503
Email: rfinneseth@agtfoods.com
Attn: Robin Finneseth

AGT Foods values and supports employment equity in the workplace.


 
Commercialization Manager - Remote (U.S)

AGT Foods, is looking for a Commercialization Manager to join our team.

The Commercialization Manager is responsible for delivering large scale projects within specific categories- including but not limited to new platform innovation initiatives and/or highly visible capital and cost out initiatives. They are required to interface with cross functional parties at all levels of the organization- including relevant functional leads in Sales, R&D and Operations, Production & Finance- as well as relevant technical and execution resources and/or field operations. In addition- the Manager will provide regular updates on progress- cost management- and next steps to project sponsors and key stakeholders upon request.

Requirements

  • Lead commercialization efforts for projects across multiple projects.
  • AGT projects are mainly related to plant-based products including but not limited to yellow peas, faba bean, chickpeas, pea protein concentrates and isolates, pea fiber, etc.
  • Facilitate the definition of project scopes- goals- tasks and resource (people and cost) requirements; resolve or assist in the resolution of conflicts within and between projects or functional groups; develop methods to monitor and report project progress and provide corrective action if necessary.
  • Initiate the finished good Master data setup and communicate completed information to all stakeholders so all information systems can be properly set up to produce- ship- sell and invoice our products.
  • Support Business and Manufacturing Systems initiatives as required- and support the continuous improvement of the commercialization process through collaboration with key stakeholders and best practice sharing.
  • Accomplish the documentation process and resulting generated information flow from plant/equipment testing, via written reports and updated R&D databases, to effectively communicate manufacturing adjustments, update historical records, and standardize implemented manufacturing procedures across all Operations facilities and within R&D department.
  • Conduct plant trial of both new and revised product formulations to validate proper mixing instructions, ingredient additions, and automation set-up for sequential success in manufacturing said product within a food production environment. Additionally, once a product is released to Operations for commercial production to provide the necessary technical support required for operational success in manufacturing all products produced.
  • Conduct post-plant trial product attribute validation to verify that experimental products, made in a manufacturing environment, meet minimal sensory and stability requirements as defined by the team.
  • Coordinate and ensure proper control samples are present at plant testing for validation comparisons when conducting plant trials.
  • Troubleshoot manufacturing technical hurdles via creating and implementing technical solutions associated with newly developed and/or legacy formulations using effective technical knowledge and sound scientific principles.
  • Assume the liaison role between Operations and R&D, which includes being physically present at off-site facilities as necessary to provide technical support as required for Operational success.
  • Maintain a high level of competence and professionalism in a dynamic business environment.
  • Ability to travel up to 50%
  • Job position is Remote (anywhere in US)

Qualification Requirements:

  • B.S in Food Science (or related discipline) with 7-10 years of experience in food product development and commercialization in Food Industry (B2B experience preferred)
  • Prior experience in pea proteins, extrusion, milling, drying, etc is preferred.
  • Understanding of project management methodology
  • Mentality to drive for results. • Experience growing- building- and strengthening relationships
  • Exceptional Communication-Written and Presentation

Please forward resume and cover letter stating the position you are applying for and salary expectations to:
AGT Foods
1611 East Century Ave Suite 102
Bismarck ND 50503
Email: rfinneseth@agtfoods.com
Attn: Robin Finneseth

AGT Foods values and supports employment equity in the workplace.


 
Project Manager - Bismarck ND

AGT Foods, is looking for a Project Manager to join our team in Bismarck ND.

The Project manager role is one-of-a-kind and requires a unique mix of organization, problem-solving, systems-savvy, and interpersonal skills. The ideal candidate has the flexibility, outgoing personality and collaboration skills needed to work cross-functionally with product development, business development, regulatory, operations, production team, as well as our customers.

Requirements:

  • AGT projects are mainly related to plant-based products including but not limited to yellow peas, faba bean, chickpeas, pea protein concentrates and isolates, pea fiber, etc.
  • This position will be the main point of contact to manage AGT’s Project Management software.
  • Diligently administer projects and serve as the key point for internal communication this includes meeting invites, notes and agendas, recording key decisions, dates & information in our project management software, monitor progress and follow-up on any issues or stalls with appropriate parties.
  • Refer customer requests and inquiries to relevant internal team members and ensure prompt reply or acknowledgement.
  • Work with leadership team to identify projects and once approved, create projects on the software.
  • Manage timeline for multiple projects.
  • Manage milestones and assigned tasks to functional experts by updating and following up with project team members on a regular basis.
  • Interact with customers on specific projects and work as a liaison between customers & internal team
  • Connect granular tasks to longer-term strategic objectives.
  • Prioritize in a time-crunched, fast-paced environment.
  • Product development, technical knowledge as well as scale up experience within the Food and Beverage Industry are crucial.
  • Having the awareness to proactively identify risks and then facilitate the team conversation to mitigate is a must. Confidence to raise your hand when you don't know something, something doesn't make sense, or you've got a potential solution is also key.
  • Serve as the key liaison between leadership, engineers, and the client-facing team.
  • Help smooth friction points throughout the company, to move and drive projects forward.
  • Key influencer for project team members and stakeholders.
  • Coordinate activities between Ops, Comm. & R&D for existing as well as new prod. Dev.

Qualification Requirements:

  • B.S in Technical or Scientific field (Food Science preferred) with 5-7 years of experience in food manufacturing / product development (B2B experience preferred)
  • Understanding of project management methodology • Mentality to drive for results. • Experience growing- building- and strengthening relationships • Exceptional Communication-Written and Presentation

Please forward resume and cover letter stating the position you are applying for and salary expectations to:
AGT Foods
1611 East Century Ave Suite 102
Bismarck ND 50503
Email: rfinneseth@agtfoods.com
Attn: Robin Finneseth

AGT Foods values and supports employment equity in the workplace.


 
Safety Manager - Bismarck, ND

AGT Foods, is looking for a Safety Manager to join our team in Bismarck, ND

The Safety Manager is responsible for developing, maintaining, and conducting safety and security training programs. Also responsible for maintaining safety programs and procedures related to federal and state OSHA, and other applicable regulatory agencies. Works with various facility personnel to schedule and conduct training to promote continuous improvement in safety performance and ensure compliance with regulatory requirements. Maintains regulatory and company-required records and reports.

MAIN FUNCTIONS: The Safety Manager ensures overall safety of employees and equipment that is operated. He demonstrates competence to train others.

RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Monitor Plant Safety and compliance with OSHA requirements and Corporate Safety Policy
  • Work with Corporate Safety Manager regarding safety-related programs and inspection
  • Conduct risk assessment on each area and identify appropriate preventive controls
  • Facilitate incident reporting, investigation, and action item completion
  • Coordinate New Hire training of all employees
  • Ensure training and compliance in Confined Space, Lock-Out Tag-Out and Hot Work
  • Lead Plant Safety Committee
  • Facilitate Plant Safety Meetings
  • Participate in Plant Food Safety Committee
  • Conduct regular Safety Audits in all areas of the Plant
  • Certify Forklift Operators
  • Conduct audit on operation of heavy equipment
  • Conduct inspection of Fire Extinguishers, First-Aid and Stations, AED, and Eye Wash Stations
  • Initiate and document Emergency Evacuation Drills
  • Update, review and disseminate Emergency Action Plan procedures
  • Coordinate training for First-Aid, Adult CPR, and AED
  • Communicate with Police, Fire Department and Ambulance
  • Aid with drug testing
  • Maintain records and review trend analysis
  • Completion of Qualification Card/s for designated area and/or other job position/s that may be assigned.
  • Uphold a quality-conscious and food-safe culture.

COMPETENCY REQUIREMENTS:

  • College Degree in applicable field or equivalent experience
  • Needs to have knowledge on every level and safety of all equipment
  • Competency of Safety for all equipment
  • Familiarity with OSHA training, rules and regulations
  • Good communication skills
  • Organizational skills
  • Interpersonal Skills
  • Ability to read, write and interpret documents
  • Tour the plant, identifying areas in need of attention
  • Must be able to work independently and/or as part of a team
  • CPR/First Aid/AED Certifications
  • State Trainer Certification, where applicable

Benefits:

  • 401 (k)
  • 401 (k) matching
  • Dental Insurance
  • Disability Insurance
  • Employee Assistance Program
  • Health Insurance
  • Paid Time Off
  • Vision Insurance

Schedule:
Monday to Friday
Benefit Conditions:
Full Time Employees Eligible

Please forward resume and cover letter stating the position you are applying for and salary expectations to:
AGT Foods
1611 East Century Ave Suite 102
Bismarck ND 50503
Email: rfinneseth@agtfoods.com
Attn: Robin Finneseth

AGT Foods values and supports employment equity in the workplace.


 
Desktop Support Specialist - Regina, SK

AGT Foods, a division of Alliance Pulse Processors Inc., is seeking a Desktop Support Specialist to join our Head Office in Regina, SK. 

The primary function is to ensure the operation of computers, printers, copiers, fax machines, phones, and network devices and to troubleshoot problems as they arise. Additional tasks include preventive maintenance, workstation imaging, administrative duties and end-user training. 

Requirements

  • Valid driver's license
  • Formal education (college/university) and/or certifications a plus
  • Knowledge of Microsoft Windows, Office, Exchange and Active Directory
  • Knowledge of computer repair procedures and network device configuration
  • Ability to problem solve and troubleshoot issues
  • Ability to work independently and on a flexible schedule (early mornings, weekends)
  • Some lifting required (computers, monitors, etc.)
  • Good communication and organizational skills
  • 2-3 years recent experience

Please forward resume and cover letter stating the position you are applying for and salary expectations to jobs.ca@agtfoods.com.

AGT Foods values and supports employment equity in the workplace.


 

Facility Assistant - Condie (North of Regina), SK

AGT Foods Canada, a division of Alliance Pulse Processors Inc. is looking for a Facility Assistant to join our team at our Condie location just north of Regina, SK.

As the Facility Assistant, you will be responsible for tasks associated with receiving, processing and shipping of grain and/or special crops, as well as general labor in and around the facility including light maintenance and repair and general housekeeping.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Take grain samples for quality analysis
  • Prepare, weigh and load railcars and trucks for shipment
  • Prepare shipping documentation and maintain grain samples
  • Receive and record product including quality, damages or shortages
  • Perform housekeeping and warehouse duties
  • Travel as needed to other AGT Foods locations

Knowledge and Skills:

  • Previous grain and/or special crops experience is considered an asset
  • Must possess a valid class 5 driver’s license
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills
  • Strong organizational skills
  • Strong attention to detail with the ability to multitask
  • Positive attitude
  • Ability to work and travel to LMR locations
  • Ability to work outside in adverse conditions
  • Must be able to work independently and/or as part of a team
  • Must be able to work any day and/or shift including weekends and holidays
  • Must be familiar with MS Office including Word and Excel
  • Applicant should be punctual, reliable and able to work with minimal supervision

Please forward resume and cover letter stating the position you are applying for and salary expectations to jobs.ca@agtfoods.com.

AGT Foods values and supports employment equity in the workplace.


 

Full Time Container Truck Drivers

AGT Foods, a division of Alliance Pulse Processors Inc., is looking for Full Time Container Truck Drivers to join our team.

Main Function:

  • Responsible for the operation of AGT Foods tractor trailer power unit(s) and handling various chassis/inter modal/equipment loaded or empty in tractor trailer trucking service.
  • Operation of various heavy equipment required for yard maintenance and container handling
  • Provide truck and chassis maintenance to the extent possible
  • Assists the Truck Driver Coordinator in the operation and equipment supply at AGT Foods compounds.

Description of Work Performed:

  • Truck driver will work closely with the various rail inter modal ramps and equipment providers.
  • Develops and implements good coordination and professional working relationships with both internal and external customers.
  • Operates the equipment to load and off load containers.
  • Provides container chassis maintenance.
  • Maintain daily work and log book records.
  • Perform other duties as required.
  • Night and day shifts available.

Qualifications:

  • Grade 12 or equivalence or suitable work related experience
  • Must have class 1 license with air brake endorsement
  • Must provide current drivers abstract
  • Must be able to pass drug testing
  • Must have the ability to work quickly, accurately, and independently

How to Apply?

Please provide Resume and Current Drivers Abstract to jobs.ca@agtfoods.com

AGT Foods values and supports employment equity in the workplace.


 

Facility Assistant - Delisle, SK

AGT Foods, a division of Alliance Pulse Processors Inc., is looking for a Facility Assistant to join our team at our Delisle, SK location.

As the Facility Assistant, you will be responsible for tasks associated with receiving, processing and shipping of grain and/or special crops, as well as general labor in and around the facility including light maintenance and repair and general housekeeping. 

Key Responsibilities:

  • Receive incoming product from growers and perform certain grain grading measures to assess its quality
  • Prepare, weigh and load railcars and trucks for shipment
  • Prepare shipping documentation and maintain grain samples
  • Perform housekeeping and warehouse duties

Knowledge and Skills:

  • Previous grain and/or special crops experience is considered an asset
  • Must possess a valid class 5 drivers license
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills
  • Strong organizational skills
  • Strong attention to detail with the ability to multitask
  • Positive attitude
  • Must be able to work independently and/or as part of a team
  • Must be able to work any day and/or shift including weekends and holidays
  • Applicant should be punctual, reliable and able to work with minimal supervision

AGT Foods values and supports employment equity in the workplace. 

Please forward resume to jobs.ca@agtfoods.com.


 

Logistics Coordinator - Regina, SK

AGT Foods, a division of Alliance Pulse Processors Inc. is seeking a Full Time Logistics Coordinator to join our Regina Head Office

We are looking for motivated individuals to join our team focused atmosphere to help move our products from producer to the world. 

Responsibilities:

  • Contract execution
  • Assisting with Bookings (inland and ocean freight)
  • Inventory management
  • Various other duties as required

Skills & Abilities:

  • Highly motivated, independent self-starter
  • Superior organizational, analytical and problem solving skills
  • Strong computer proficiency in Microsoft office products
  • Direct grain and/or export documentation is preferred but not required
  • Strong background in document tracking or logistics is an asset

AGT Foods values and supports employment equity in the workplace.


 

Super B Truck Driver - Regina, SK

AGT Foods, a division of Alliance Pulse Processors Inc., is looking for a Full Time Super B Truck Driver to join our team.

Main Function:

  • Responsible for the operation of AGT Foods tractor trailer power unit(s) and handling various chassis/inter modal/equipment loaded or empty in tractor trailer trucking service.
  • Operation of various heavy equipment required for yard maintenance and container handling.
  • Provide truck and chassis maintenance to the extent possible.
  • Assists the Truck Driver Coordinator in the operation and equipment supply at AGT Foods compounds.

Description of Work Performed:

  • Truck driver will work closely with the various rail inter modal ramps and equipment providers.
  • Develops and implements good coordination and professional working relationships with both internal and external customers.
  • Operates the equipment to load and off load containers.
  • Provides container chassis maintenance.
  • Maintain daily work and log book records.
  • Perform other duties as required.

Qualifications:

  • Grade 12 or equivalence or suitable work related experience
  • Must have class 1 license with air brake endorsement
  • Must provide current drivers abstract
  • Must be able to pass drug testing
  • Must have the ability to work quickly, accurately, and independently

Please forward resume and current driver's abstract to jobs.ca@agtfoods.com to apply.

AGT Foods values and supports employment equity in the workplace.


AGT Foods values and supports employment equity in the workplace.

For more information about careers with AGT Foods, contact us at jobs@agtfoods.com.