QA Specialist (GMP & Pest Control)

La Grange, IL

Posted: 06/20/2019 Industry: Laboratory - Food & Beverage Job Number: 282.19DW Pay Rate: 70,000 - 75,000

QA Specialist (GMP & Pest Control)

Hiring a QA Specialist to provide leadership to the plant to ensure the manufacturing process and finished products comply with all GMP and all applicable government, customer and company expectations for the manufacturing of quality and safe products.  As a QA Specialist, your responsibilities will include:

  • Leading, managing and coordinating all the activities associated with the plant’s GMP Program, GMP Auditing, and Pest Control activities
  • Planning, scheduling and coordinating plant wide GMP audits and verification audits within the requisite time
  • Leading and managing pest control contractors within the plant to ensure the service rendered meets the contractual expectations
  • Reviewing and updating pest and vegetation contractor service agreements incorporating company and regulatory needs
  • Overseeing the communication and resolution of pest control related trends between pest control technicians and the plant
  • Supporting the QA unit’s needs by providing all required data, information and participating in customer audits as needed
  • Supporting other QA functions including management review, internal audits, label control, and customer audits
  • Assisting with development and maintenance of Food Safety and HACCP plans and reviews of the plant
  • Working with key personnel to ensure all government, customer and customer expectations are met for food Safety and food quality
  • Acting as backup Food Safety Coordinator when required

**If you’d like to hear more about this opportunity and others we are currently working on, please contact Damon Wickmann at

JO:  282.19DW


  • Bachelor of Science Degree (i.e. Engineering, Chemistry, Microbiology, etc.)
  • Experience in a continuous process food manufacturing environment focused on pest control and GMP activities
  • Demonstrated experience managing contractors, preferred
  • Experience leading audits, a plus
  • Familiarity with ISO, HACCP, and Food Safety
  • Excellent oral, written, and communication skills
  • Strong computer skills with proven proficiency in Microsoft Word, Excel, Power Point, Visio, flowcharting software and experience with Electronic Documentation Systems a plus
  • Familiarity with Lean Six Sigma tools, a plus
  • Experience working with different levels of the organization to resolve problems using a risk-based approach, a plus
  • Ability to prioritize and plan to support the QA team
  • Ability manage and control processes to meet regulatory requirements
  • Ability to work with others to maintain system changes, upgrades and managing control documents
  • Ability to provide leadership and guidance to operations and management staff. Ability to influence without authority

**If you’d like to hear more about this opportunity and others we are currently working on, please contact Damon Wickmann at

JO:   282.19DW


Damon Wickmann
Technical Recruiter

I have always been an advocate of life and career strategy management.

I am also a 'Foodie' at heart and love recruiting for food and beverage companies.   

My background in education has provided me tools to support my passion for helping talented people with career advancement.   

I have transitioned from college advising to career recruiting where I combine that with my other passion - Food!

I recruit excellent people for the food industry and the science behind what we eat and drink.  This includes research and development in the lab through commercialization and the quality people behind the scenes that make it all happen.  I look forward to speaking with you soon.

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