Quality Assurance

  • location: Elgin, IL
  • type: Temp to Perm
  • salary: $24 - $26.44 per hour

job description

Quality Assurance

Hiring for 1st, 2nd, and 3rd shift positions!

Primary Purpose:

The Quality Assurance Supervisor assists in ensuring food safety and quality standards are met


Quality Programs and Compliance

  • Ensure compliance of quality requirements in relation to certifications, customer, state and federal standards
  • Follow Standard Operating Procedures and Good Manufacturing & Laboratory practices, programs and policies
  • Daily GMP audits to ensure an effective transition from sanitation to production
  • Knowledge of routine checks for leakers, gas levels, temperature, weights, product moisture and product appearance and able to conduct testing when necessary
  • Knowledge of line audits per product specifications and food safety checks and able to perform checks when necessary
  • Provide feedback to managers and supervisors when quality related discrepancies, violations or other issues that occur and need to be resolved
  • Investigate quality issues to identify root causes and potential solutions
  • Liason between QA technicians and production

Audit Support

  • Support Quality Manager during facility visits, audits and inspections
  • Retrieve documentation and records, track down needed individuals and any other information or people as requested during the audit process

Sampling and Analysis

  • Perform environmental sampling using aseptic techniques, including but not limited to: clean equipment, water, in-process liquids, air and employee hand swabs
  • Gather environmental samples and coordinate shipment of samples to contract laboratories for analysis
  • Perform ATP swabs
  • Ensure chemical concentrations are within specifications
  • Conduct testing for No Burn and communicate results
  • Enter data into appropriate spreadsheets

Training and Employee Education

  • Engage production employees in Good Manufacturing Practices, programs and policies to educate and improve compliance
  • Facilitate training sessions with employees when quality programs or policies are implemented or changed

Additional Duties

  • Back up QA Project technician when not available

All other duties as assigned.

Education, Experience, Qualities and Skills Requirements:

  • Strong written and verbal communication skills
  • Self-motivated with ability to work independently
  • Effective collaboration and influence skills
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office programs (Word, Excel, Outlook, PowerPoint) preferred
  • Attention to detail; thorough and accurate in work

Work Environment/Physical Requirements:

Work environment fluctuates between office, laboratory setting and food production areas. Standing is required for 90% of work shift. Must be able to walk, bend, stoop, squat and twist. Must be able to occasionally lift 25-50lbs. Temperatures range from 30°-100°F. Personal Protective Equipment must be worn in required areas.

Job Type: Full-time


  • Supervisor: 1 year
  • Quality Assurance: 1 year


  • High school or equivalent

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