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Quality Control Technician -Food Manufacturing
Cornfields, Inc. - Waukegan, IL




The Quality Assurance Technician will ensure compliance with all company, customer and regulatory quality requirements by monitoring, coordinating and documenting quality activities. Responsible for assuring that safe and quality foods are produced by performing all quality control tests and tasks in accordance with the company’s standards. The QA Tech is responsible for recording test results, taking appropriate actions when production and/or quality issues arise, and maintaining an accurate log of daily activities. The QA Tech must also work with other departments and management with quality issues, and be knowledgeable of Cornfields products, texture, taste, color, and ingredients.

· Perform daily quality checks as required to ensure all company, customer and regulatory specifications and requirements are met
· Maintain documentation to meet SQF, HACCP and customer requirements
· Inspection of raw materials, packaging components, in-process and finished product to defined specifications
· Monitor Pre-Op and Operational Sanitation compliance and record information/deviations as necessary, including notification of Quality and Production Management
· Work with production to correct out of specification product
· Monitor GMP’s for compliance
· Complete deviations/hold documentation for out of specification material
· Inspect raw materials for proper specifications, codes, lot numbers and dates including information necessary for lot tracing
· Maintain weight control documentation for finished product and give feedback for adjustment to maintain target weights
· Perform metal detector checks to ensure proper operation of detectors
· Ensure implementation of quality assurance and other company standards throughout production, receiving and shipping
· Maintain documents according to company requirements
The description above represents the most significant essential duties of the job but does not exclude others


  • High School diploma or GED required


  • Minimum two (2) years quality experience in the food industry
  • Experience with 3rd party food safety audits, preferred
  • Experience with GMP’s and understanding of HACCP principles

Skills & Competencies
· Ability to make sound decisions based on supervisor guidance
· Works in an organized manor to meet daily goals
· Able to accept feedback and modify behavior accordingly
· Self-motivated and continuously looking to improve
· Responsible for work done and focused on improving
· Clearly communicates to others and actively listens
· Builds partnerships for teamwork
· Able to work in constantly changing atmosphere to meet production requirements
· Able to work off-shifts and weekends when production requirements dictate
· Must have strong writing, math, oral communication and basic computer skills
· Position requires ability to work effectively with production, warehouse personnel

  • Able to Read, Write and Understand English

Job Type: Full-time

Required experience:

  • Food Manufacturing: 2 years

Required education:

  • High school or equivalent


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