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Quality Assurance Laboratory Lead



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ELGIN, Illinois
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Job Description:

The Quality Assurance Laboratory Lead assists in ensuring food safety and quality standards are met. They are responsible for overseeing the product testing performed by the Quality Assurance Lab and the creation and distribution of Certificates of Analysis for outgoing shipments.

Ensure compliance of quality requirements in relation to certifications, customer, state and federal standards

Follow Standard Operating Procedures and Good Manufacturing & Laboratory practices, programs and policies

Responsible for the creation and distribution of Certificates of Analysis for outgoing shipments

Data entry, record review and record keeping duties as required per laboratory SOP’s

Perform routine chemical analysis on raw material and finished product including pH, moisture, salt and fat testing per the current specification as needed.

Assist with product sampling, inspection, testing and other duties required to support the site’s hold and release program

Provide feedback to managers and production team when quality related discrepancies, violations or other issues that occur and need to be resolved

Assist in the site’s weekly Taste and Review program including the gathering of production samples, product specifications and sensory evaluation forms

Oversee the laboratory proficiency testing program to ensure understanding and compliance of laboratory and department SOP’s

Support Quality Management during facility visits, audits and inspections

Retrieve documentation and records, track down needed individuals and any other information or people as requested during the audit process

Engage all employees in Good Manufacturing Practices.

Skills & Qualifications:

Bachelors degree in the sciences- Food Science, Chemistry, Biology, Biochemistry, etc.

Previous laboratory experience from undergraduate program OR industry setting.

Strong communication skills both verbal and written (internal and external customers)

Detail oriented (must be able to review COAs and ensure products meet specifications)

Desire to grow within an organization.

Any food manufacturing or previous laboratory experience is a plus.

About Actalent:

Actalent connects passion with purpose. Our scalable talent solutions and services capabilities drive value and results and provide the expertise to help our customers achieve more. Every day, our experts around the globe are making an impact. We’re supporting critical initiatives in engineering and sciences that advance how companies serve the world. Actalent promotes consultant care and engagement through experiences that enable continuous development. Our people are the difference. Actalent is an operating company of Allegis Group, the global leader in talent solutions.

The company is an equal opportunity employer and will consider all applications without regards to race, sex, age, color, religion, national origin, veteran status, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic information or any characteristic protected by law.

Contact Information

Recruiter: Laura Mazzolini

Phone: (847) 273-2782

Email: lmazzoli@actalentservices.com

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