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Quality Assurance Specialist (Food Safety) - Bedford Park, IL





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US-IL-Bedford Park

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Manufacturing (MF)

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Job Title:             Quality Assurance Specialist (Food Safety)

Position Location:           Argo Plant Ė Bedford Park, IL 

Business Unit:   North America


Primary Function: To support the continuous improvement and maintenance of the facility Food Safety Management System to meet the requirements of FSSC 22000 and FSMA.    


Reports To:         Quality Assurance Lead (Food Safety)


Supervision:      None


Key Deliverables



         Coordinate and lead the activities and work of the HACCP team(s) in the development of the HACCP programs in a timely and effective manner.

         Act as the teamís primary contact person for the Food Safety Team Lead for progress reports and issue resolution. Act as one of the siteís Preventative Controls Qualified Individuals (PCQI)

         Coordinate and submit team schedules, reports, and other necessary documentation required from the team. Coordinate and lead the HACCP team in evaluation of HACCP programs at planned intervals as required.

         Verify the hazard analysis and the adequacy of the established prerequisite programs and preventative controls. Verify the effective implementation of relevant Pre-Requisite Programs (PRPs).

         Maintain records of the site Food Safety group


Agility and Innovation  

         Maintain current knowledge of the Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA) with regards to human food and animal feed

         Maintain current knowledge of the seven principles of HACCP within FSSC 22000.

         Knowledgeable of food cGMPs as it pertains to prerequisite program functionality and application within FSSC 22000.


Relationships and People

         Ensure that team members are adequately trained by designing, implementing, and maintaining HACCP training programs

         Foster team and individual growth through identification of training requirements, coaching, and mentoring.

         Work with units to verify PRPs and oPRPs and issue CAPAs where necessary.

         Act as Food Safety Subject Matter Expert during customer, regulatory, and registrar audits.


Knowledge, Skills, and Requirements: 

         Bachelorís degree in Chemical Engineering, Food Science, Biology, Microbiology, Chemistry or related sciences.

         Current knowledge of food safety within FSSC 22000 and customer/regulatory requirements.

         Demonstrated proficiency in effectively managing relationships.

         Familiarity with the CWM process and experience working in a plant environment would be a plus.

         LSS Orange or Green Belt certification desired

         Ability to recommend solutions to resolve non-conformancies.


Relocation Available:    No

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