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Quality Control Inspector at PIM Brands, Inc. (makers of Welch’s fruit snacks and conf

Quality Control Inspector

PIM Brands, Inc. (makers of Welch’s fruit snacks and conf Somerset, NJ Full-Time
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About PIM Brands:

We are one of North America’s premier makers of fruit snacks, confections and other treats. Ranked amongst the top 50 on Candy Industry Magazine’s “Global Top 100” confectionery companies in the world. PIM has also been named as one of the fastest growing CPG companies in the U.S. by The Boston Consulting Group and IRI, for the fourth time in six years to receive this recognition.

At PIM our goal is simple: We delight consumers with delicious, high quality snacks and confections. Our commitment is to develop, manufacture and market the highest quality products in a responsible, ethical and transparent manner. We put consumers at the core of what we do and are continually looking to improve our people, knowledge, processes and technologies to accomplish this.


Performs and Documents routine testing on incoming materials, in process and finished products. Reject product in non-conformance. Report food safety and quality problems to Plant Management and SQFP to initiate action. Instructions shall be available setting out how all tasks critical to meeting customer specifications; the maintenance of food safety, quality, and process efficiency is to be performed.


  • Report food safety and quality issues to Plant management and SQFP
  • Follow PIM Brands GMP rules
  • Monitor fellow employees for adherence to GMP’s.
  • Ability to work additional hours as needed

Mogul Inspector:

  • Perform required testing at Moguls
    • Temperature of product at different stages of production
    • Perform Brix (refractometer) analysis
    • Perform pH analysis (pH meter)
    • Perform organoleptical testing for colors and flavors
    • Obtain samples of starch, product after curing, and bulk retains for laboratory analysis
    • Performs calibration of pH meter and refractometer
    • Gather samples for retain and Microbiology
    • Perform visual, sponge swab, and ATP testing after equipment is cleaned and sanitized.
    • Document all results in the computer
    • Maintain QC station and carts:
      • Cleanliness, stocked with supplies such as functioning equipment, cups, and paper towels
    • Release bulk within specification; reject with disposition any product out of specification

Packaging Inspector:

  • Perform metal detector test to assure its proper function
  • Record Temperature and Relative Humidity of the Packaging room
  • Weigh pouch samples for all machines and document in the computer
  • Verify that all codes and expiration dates are correct. Verify that all pouches and cases coincide with each other and product packaged
  • Verify Empty Pouch Reject System
  • Reject any product out of specification
  • Approve or reject reworked items

Panning Room Inspector:

  • Perform and Record Temperature and Relative Humidity of different areas
  • Record the temperature of the product at different stages
  • Weigh pieces of product before and after coating.
  • Record the weight of cases packaged
  • Perform the metal detector test
  • Gather samples for retain, Microbiology, and laboratory analysis
  • Reject any product out of specification
  • Verify Critical Control Points and Critical Quality Points

Shipping & Receiving Inspector:

  • Inspect all incoming materials including Raw Materials, Packaging Materials, and R&D Materials.
  • Verify that the Certificate of Analysis is provided by the Supplier and FDA documents have been released for imported products.
  • Record dates, Item # and Descriptions, Lot#, Supplier, Characteristics, MFG and EXP dates, PO#, receiving #, truck/trailer/container# and Certificate of Analysis in logs.
  • Release or Reject in the ERP Infor M3 system.


Standing, walking, sitting, bending, reaching, kneeling and crouching. Manual dexterity of hands and fingers to handle or feel objects, tools and controls. Lifting and moving of objects weighing 15 lbs. Reasonable accommodations will be evaluated and considered to enable an individual to perform the essential job functions.


Job will generally be performed in the manufacturing plant. When on the plant floor it is representative of a large, busy manufacturing operation. Noisy, active, objects on the floor, constant movement and traffic flow of motorized equipment. Hair net, beard net, assigned work uniform, protective eye wear and gloves are among the GMP required apparel that must be worn, if indicated, on the plant floor.


  • High School Diploma or GED is strongly preferred, Associate’s Degree in science discipline preferred.
  • Basic math and general knowledge of Microsoft Office is preferred.
  • General knowledge of GMP’s, HACCP, SQF and ERP systems preferred.
  • High degree of accuracy in performing analysis
  • Ability to read, speak, and write English is required

What We Offer:

We invite you to come and build a SWEET career at PIM. Our entrepreneurial environment is perfect for action-oriented individuals who enjoy a non-bureaucratic structure. Make an immediate and lasting impact while helping to grow our iconic brands.

PIM offers competitive pay and a comprehensive set of benefits for which each Associate is eligible on their first day of employment.

Benefits include:

  • Medical, prescription drug, dental, vision care, flexible spending accounts for you and your dependents
  • Company matching 401(k) plan
  • Life Insurance and Long-Term Disability Insurance
  • Generous paid time-off including sick/personal days, vacation, and company holidays
  • Wellness Programs
  • Scholarship Program
  • Commuter Plan

Our Key Principles:

  • Put Consumers First:  Understand consumers and address their needs and desires.
  • Accessible: We strive to make our brands available in traditional retail and online – anywhere consumers want to find them.
  • Transparency:  Be open and honest about our products, ingredients, how we make them and label them.
  • Responsibility:  We do not advertise on any media outlets aimed at children under age 13 and have signed an industry commitment to abide by this standard.
  • Community: We partner with local and national organizations on strategic initiatives to help our communities thrive.
  • Fun and Goodness:  At the end of the day, we make snacks and treats that bring joy and goodness to peoples’ lives.

Life at PIM:

We believe to our core that our true competitive advantage is talented Associates who share our values and our passion for the business.

A lot of companies talk about being entrepreneurial. At PIM, we live it every day. Associates are empowered to make decisions and bureaucracy is kept to a minimum. 

Attracting, selecting, and developing top talent is what differentiates us from the competition.

You can make an immediate and lasting contribution to help grow our iconic snacking and confectionery brands, no matter your area of expertise.

We are a privately held mid-sized, global company with limited bureaucracy, committed to investing in the business.

Be part of a fast-paced environment that provides challenging opportunities to learn and grow your career. We recognize and reward achievement and foster great teamwork through collaborative and strong relationships with colleagues.

Enjoy your work and be part of a fun team and industry.

Somerset, New Jersey:

Located within Franklin Township in central New Jersey, Somerset a beautiful and friendly suburb of New York City and is one of the best places to live in New Jersey. Somerset is conveniently located minutes away from Interstate 287 and the New Jersey Turnpike.

PIM is an equal opportunity employer, and an e-verify employer.

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