Prairie Aquatech
  • Brookings, SD, USA
  • Full Time

Prairie AquaTech Manufacturing is a manufacturing company based in Volga South Dakota that is improving animal health and nutrition by providing high quality feed ingredients. Using patent-pending technologies licensed on a worldwide, exclusive basis from South Dakota State University and developed internally, the Company is upgrading soybean meal to high quality ingredients used in aquaculture and other animal feeds.


  • Oversee and direct the efforts of the HACCP plan, including GMP auditing and corrective action plan development.
  • Establishes quality and reliability standards by studying product and consumer requirements with other members of management and with production operators, technicians and engineers.
  • Establishes product quality documentation system by writing and updating quality assurance procedures.
  • Maintains product quality by enforcing quality assurance policies and procedures and government requirements; collaborating with other members of management to develop training methods.
  • Manages and directs the quality assurance activities for the plant, to include syrup preparation and distribution, microbiology, sanitation, finished product analysis, package integrity testing, HACCP/GMP, and process control.
  • Investigates reports and formulates corrective action plans on plant specific consumer complaints.
  • Manage plant audits for housekeeping programs and coordinate improvement activities with other managers.
  • Assist supervisors in resolving Quality Control issues, tracking quality trends, recommending and implementing plans to improve quality and production efficiency.
  • Provide quality improvement education to the workforce through regular team meetings.
  • Updates job knowledge by participating in educational opportunities; reading professional publications; maintaining personal networks; participating in professional organizations.
  • Focuses entire plant on quality, service, safety and cost as a top priority.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS: To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required.

  • Bachelor's degree in science related field, business, or appropriate equivalent from an accredited university.
  • Minimum of 5 years hands-on work experience in the Quality Compliance role.
  • International Compliance Experience
  • Experience in Quality Control in a manufacturing environment
  • Exceptional interpersonal and verbal communication skills
  • Solid business acumen including management, analytical, problem-thinking, project management, business writing and reporting skills.
  • Understands and can support all OSHA required training and compliance.


  • Hands-on experience with optimization of aerobic fermentation process monitoring/control, and operations at varying levels of scale
  • Demonstrated experience in Design of Experiment principles and statistical analysis of data
  • Ability to work in a bio-manufacturing environment
  • Ability to work independently and in a multidisciplinary team
  • Ability to communicate effectively both orally and in writing
  • Proficiency with MS Office suite and ability to utilize new software/automation tools for scientific and business activities

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