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Quality Assurance Specialist

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  • Gurnee, IL
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Gurnee, IL

Posted 12 months ago

Seeking to hire a Quality Assurance Specialist for a direct hire opportunity in Gurnee, IL. Our client seeks a quality-minded candidate who has a continuous improvement mindset.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Lead the site Quality Management System and drive continuous improvement activities to enhance the QMS processes/procedures and mitigate quality risks to the business
  • Actively promote a quality improvement culture and contribute to the development of quality systems and strategies
  • Provide QMS training for new team members and lead the development, implementation, and maintenance of quality and food safety-related training
  • Lead annual Quality and ISO training and have plant floor presence to raise awareness of quality and QMS requirements
  • Lead and organize internal and external audits to ensure successful compliance of all quality registrations (e.g., ISO 9001:2015, FSSC 22000, Kosher, etc.)
  • Ensures HACCP plan is maintained, verified, validated, and kept current and CCPs and pre-requisite programs are monitored, verified, and validated as required by the plan
  • Provide oversight and leadership in enhancing the site document control and record control management among the operations departments
  • Oversee the release of manufacturing records and material inspections
  • Interface with the site technical team to resolve quality issues during the customer complaint investigation and develop sound corrective actions
  • Coordinate and ensure the provision of information to customers in a timely and efficient manner (certificates, reports, general inquiries, etc.)
  • Communicate with both customers and suppliers on quality issues and resolve them in a timely manner
  • Work closely with the quality team providing support to the kosher and food safety systems

Other Details:

  • Schedule: Monday-Thursday or Tuesday-Friday/4 10-hour shifts/Start time 6,7, or 8 am
  • Location: Gurnee 
Position Qualifications:

·      Bachelor’s Degree Preferred in Chemistry, Biology, or Biochemistry

·      Minimum of 2 years in a quality role in a manufacturing environment

·      Food safety experience

·      Knowledge and training of ISO 9001:2015

·      Internal auditor training or ASQ certified Quality Auditor Certification preferred

·      Working knowledge of Lean Manufacturing tools and principles

·      Ability to take initiative on projects and work with team members to get a resolution to issues

·      Utilizes quality tools and methods (flow charts, pareto diagrams, cause and effect diagrams, 5-Whys, PDCA, 8D)

·      Strong communication skills – written and verbal

·      Promotes strong ethical standards and integrity

·      Excellent critical thinking and problem-solving skills

Contact the Recruiter:
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Jenni McBride
Manager, Talent Advisory Solutions
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Jenni McBride
Manager, Talent Advisory Solutions
I had an amazing time working with Jenni throughout the recruitment process. She made sure to check in with me every step of the way and even gave me tips about interviewing. I definitely wouldn’t hesitate to work with her again.
– Nia H.
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