Quality Assurance Technical Services Specialist Centralia, IL

About the Job

Pinnacle Foods Group, a $2 billion food company manufacturer and marketer of quality brands such as Swanson Frozen Foods, Hungry Man, Vlasic Pickles, Mrs. Paul's Frozen Fish, Celeste Pizza, Lender's Bagels, Duncan Hines, Mrs. Butterworth's, Van de Kamp's, Aunt Jemima and Log Cabin.

Position Summary:


Works with co-packers and suppliers to ensure products meet Pinnacle Foods Quality Standards.  Works with co-packer and supplier management to recommend, develop and implement quality system controls.  Monitors co-packer to ensure quality checks and process controls are carried out according to control plans.  Monitors finished product quality to ensure that it meets product quality as well as food safety standards.


Duties and Responsibilities:


  • Assures compliance with Pinnacle Standards and quality system policies.
  • Establishes in-process and finished product standards and specification for assigned products.

         Conducts product and process audits to assess compliance to Pinnacle standards, policies and regulatory requirements.  Reports audit findings to Pinnacle and co-packer management.  Maintains corrective log, monitoring and reporting status of corrective actions.

  • Conducts pre-operational inspection of manufacturing equipment to verify that the sanitation practices have been effectively carried out.
  • Assures accurate testing, reporting, and monitoring of product safety and quality
  • Maintains systems for checking and verifying process compliance, including but not limited to SPC, HACCP, Quality Systems, and Formula Control.
  • Provides regular updates to Corporate Quality Assurance outlining quality tends, issues and required corrective actions.
  • Facilitates regular conference calls with co-packer and corporate groups to manage priority quality and technical projects.
  • Advises the Plant Management Team on quality trends within the process.

         Facilitates the development of analytical methods and sampling procedures as required.

  • Conducts regular inspection of all Pinnacle production lines to assure compliance to GMPs and company standards. 
  • Ensure that all manufacturing specifications are correct, clear and complete. 
  • Sample and inspect in-process, finished products, returned and reworked material for quality.  Determine final disposition on products inspected.
  • Provides support to monitor and resolve supplier quality issues.
  • Willing to work flexible hours to provide oversight and coverage on all three shifts.




  • The ideal candidate will have 5+ years of food plant quality assurance and operations management experience. 
  • Candidate will have excellent team-building, leadership, communication, organizational, computer and analytical problem solving skills.
  • Candidate will have hands-on experience with problem solving tools and process control statistics.  The ideal candidate will have a strong six-sigma competency or certification.
  • A B.S. in food science or related discipline such as chemistry, biology or microbiology is preferred.



Pinnacle Foods Corporation


Centralia, IL 62801


Consumer Packaged Goods Manufacturing

Job Type

Full Time


Relevant Work Experience

5+ to 7 Years

Education Level

Bachelor's Degree

Career Level

Experienced (Non-Manager)




Pinnacle Foods Corporation

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