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Quality Specialist - Chattanooga, TN

Company: ADM
Location: Chattanooga
Posted on: May 9, 2024

Job Description:

Job Description Quality Specialist - Chattanooga, TNThis is a full-time, exempt level position.Job SummaryThe Quality Specialist is accountable for ensuring the integrity of the product throughout the manufacturing process.
The Quality Specialist will provide technical support and leadership for the quality control technician team and develop and implement continuous improvement opportunities for the laboratory equipment and practices.
Focus on activities which maintain and improve the quality system for the lab.
24/7 support of the plant is required as needed.
Work closely with the Quality and Food Safety Manager and lab technicians to provide accurate and reliable lab data for controlling the product process and for meeting finished product specifications. The Quality Specialists is responsible for supporting all aspects of the quality control laboratory and leading continuous improvement initiatives within the Quality Control Department.This position reports to the facility Quality and Food Safety Manager at the flour milling facility. Essential Job FunctionsServes as an active member of the HACCP team up to and including PCQI and Team leader where appropriate and implement recommendations of the HACCP/Food Safety teams in the plantPerforms verification activities supporting the Food Safety Management program, in addition to reporting on metrics that demonstrate compliance with the Food Safety Management System (FSMS)Communicates with the Quality and Food Safety Manager on the state of the department and provides details on all relevant quality/food safety related incidentsLead role in conducting internal food safety, GMP and SOP auditsMaintenance of Microbial Control Program; conducting swabs, trending results and corrective action implementation and follow-upInteracts with the Plant Sanitarian to establish and maintain acceptable sanitation at the facilityEstablished and implements programs and policies that support FSMSPerforms activities related to FSMS
goals at the facilityProvides feedback to Department Superintendents on FSMS progress and activities in the departmentManages corrective actions in the APeCS tracking databaseProvides support for all third party auditing, including GFSI, Regulatory and Customer visitsPerforms Job Cycle Checks on food safety related activities and proposes corrective actions for deviationsWork with Operations to ensure that scales are calibrates/certified and functioning within limitsManage metal detection, magnet and sifter programs for the facility and ensures compliance with all program requirementsControl and disposition of non-conforming product; ensuring positive release procedures are appliedResponsible for ordering lab supplies and managing inventoryConduct new hire training and annual refresher training of
Quality and Food safety programs and proceduresAssist with training and developing laboratory technicians in all aspects of process control and finished product testingThe Quality Specialist will be the primary individual responsible for covering when lab technicians as neededPhysical Requirements:Prolonged periods of standing, moving or sitting.Willing and able to spend time in plant (i.e. walk long distances, stand, climb stairs and ladders and move through close spaces) to understand and audit the process.Working in confined spaces and from heights, bending, kneeling, reaching, and climbing stairs and ladders.Ability to lift up to 50lbs unassisted.Work in a variety of conditions (heat, cold, dust, etc.).Job QualificationsPreferred 4 year degree or equivalent 5 years Quality and Food Safety experience in a Food Manufacturing environmentExcellent written and verbal communication skills a must.
Ability to communicate and interact with all levels of the organization, including senior management, customers, and regulatory officials, as needed.Job SummaryEmployees in this position may or may not be exposed to various potential chemical and food allergens, due to the nature of our business and the requirements of the job.
If there is any reason such exposure would interfere with your ability to perform this role or work directly at a mill location, please notify the hiring manager.Excited about this role but don't meet every requirement listed? Studies show that often applicants will self-select out if they don't check every box. We encourage you to apply anyway. You may be just the right candidate for this role or another one of our openings. ADM requires the successful completion of a background check. "AJCIND" REF:82835BR

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