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Quality Assurance Specialist - Lockport, IL




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GREIF (NYSE: GEF, GEF.B) is a 138 year old world leader in industrial packaging products and services. We produce steel, plastic, fibre, flexible and corrugated containers, packaging accessories and containerboard, and provide blending, filling and packaging services for a wide range of industries.  We also manage acreage in the United States. With more than 16,000 employees in 200 operating locations in more than 50 countries, GREIF is positioned to serve global as well as regional customers. If you're looking for a rock-solid global manufacturing company committed to continuous improvement, and one that knows the power of lean, look to GREIF. You'll be part of a team known for its industry-leading talent, unparalleled portfolio and unmatched commitment to customer success. Our culture, founded on the GREIF Way, promotes recognition and rewards collaboration, hard work and commitment. We are continually seeking a diverse mix of talented people. We want people with a passion for working in partnership with customers. We want people with potential who can take GREIF to the next level in packaging excellence. 

The Quality Assurance Specialist devises, implements and oversees all plant quality assurance and control programs, practices and procedures in support of established production standards and company business objectives. They are a professional /single contributor role within a plant environment and have no direct reports.  They may also implement and oversee safety and environmental programs.

  • Will support and encourage the implementation and continuous improvement of the GREIF Production System. 
  • May support and maintain the Food Safety Certification program and fulfill the role of SQF (Safe Quality Foods) practitioner for the plant.
  • Designs, institutes, and documents quality assurance programs.
  • May design, institute, and document safety and environmental programs, including Food Safety assurance.
  • Advises plant management on all quality related issues (may include environmental and safety related issues). 
  • Measures customer satisfaction and takes corrective action as appropriate. 
  • Implements “just in time” techniques to ensure quality levels remain high and consistent.
  • Performs periodic testing and documents results for certification and compliance purposes.
  • Advises and consults with plant management on all continuous improvement and quality/safety related issues (may include environmental related issues).
  • Develops reports as required by management.
  • Ensures compliance in the safe handling of hazardous materials and waste.
  • Coordinates activities with other departments and outside functions.
  • Incorporates and maintains safety observances, including but not limited to, use of all PPE by employees, ensuring guards and safety features are working, and promoting good daily safety practices and habits.
  • May be responsible to ensure that the GREIF Production System is being effectively deployed throughout the plant, initiate, plan and assist in the execution of improvement activities.
  • May be required to monitor adherence to established safety standards. 
  • Recommends and implements changes as needed.
  • May assist in training on Lean Manufacturing techniques.
  • Performs other duties as assigned.
  • Bachelors degree
  • 4+ years experience in quality assurance/control in a production setting.
  • Demonstrated skills in verbal and written communications.
  • Strong project management skills.
  • Ability to work with various testing equipment.
  • Fundamental understanding of a plant manufacturing operation.
  • Fundamental understanding of computer operation and software.
  • Knowledge of applicable federal, state, and local regulations, and ISO 9000 standards.
  • Must also have the ability to work collaboratively with others as part of a team.
  • Occasional

We offer a competitive salary, excellent benefits and opportunity for growth. Greif, Inc. is an equal opportunity employer. We will not discriminate against any applicant or employee on the basis of sexual orientation, gender identity, race, gender, religion, age, national origin, color, disability, or veteran status. EOE/Minority/Female/Disabled/Veteran. For more information read Greif’s Equal Opportunity Policy.


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