Quality Control Lead

Elmhurst, IL

Posted: 06/28/2018 Industry: Laboratory - Industrial Chemicals Job Number: 296.18CM Pay Rate: 70,000

Quality Control Lead

The Quality Control Lead coordinates the daily operations of the quality lab including all quality testing, auditing and inspection activities.  Assures continuous improvement of quality products through prevention in order to fulfill customer and market requirements.

  • Coordinates the daily activities of the Quality Control lab testing, auditing and inspection activities
  • Under the direction of the Lab Manager / Supervisor monitors daily lab activities to ensure proper testing procedures are used and correct decisions are made
  • Performs laboratory testing and analysis
  • Maintains records regarding process improvements and formula optimizations to maximize production capacity
  • Responsible for the investigation and communication of customer complaints to manager and customer. Entering proper documentation in EtQ system
  • Analyzing, identifying and communicating weaknesses or problematic trends, e.g. recurring first pass issues as a proactive step to increase and stabilize the quality of the products
  • Training and onboarding new QC techs

**If you’d like to hear more about this opportunity and others we are currently working on, please contact Crystal Meeks at 815.756.1221 / cmeeks@cps4jobs.com.

JO:  296.18CM



  • College degree in Chemistry or related field plus ink, coatings or paint industry experience in a quality lab environment
  • This position requires 5-7 years of quality experience specifically in the ink or paint industry or related chemical based industry. Exposure and understanding of color theory a plus.  Experience with analytical machines such as GC and Malvern Particle analyzer also a plus
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills are required. Function serves as a subject matter expert for other techs and will need to communicate with all levels of employees and management.  Is also responsible for guiding the training for new hires
  • Computer proficiency with MS Office. Experience with SAP would be a plus
  • Project Management experience is a plus as this individual would assist with various projects/initiatives. Creativity and strong analytical ability to assist with trouble-shooting quality issues or processing investigations / complaints
  • This role requires a strong self-starter with a high-degree of discipline for time management, allowing for goal achievement
  • The individual must exemplify company values and lead by example. This person is seen as a role model and subject matter expert. Would like them to be goal oriented and driven towards continuous improvement
  • Dynamic up and coming person that has the ability to train and mentor technicians, but is still comfortable doing hands-on testing. The ideal candidate would be able to step into additional leadership in the future and have direct reports

**If you’d like to hear more about this opportunity and others we are currently working on, please contact Crystal Meeks at 815.756.1221 / cmeeks@cps4jobs.com.

JO:  296.18CM

Crystal Meeks
Sr. Technical Recruiter

Our Industrial Laboratory Recruitment Team specializes in placing candidates at all levels of the chemical development cycle from Laboratory Technicians to Executive Leadership in Research.  I joined CPS in 2011 as a full cycle recruiter and have expertise in the following areas:


Technical Leadership ~ Product Development ~ Organic and Polymer Synthesis 
Formulation ~ Research & Development 
Application Chemistry ~ Technical Service
Process Chemistry ~ Analytical Chemistry ~ Method Development
Regulatory Compliance ~ EH&S ~ Quality Assurance ~ Quality Control 


My recruitment philosophy encompasses the belief that people are the greatest asset in an organization.  Finding the right fit is not only about the technology.  It is about how an employee fits within an organization's culture and ensuring that both parties can add value to each other immediately and in the future.   


If you have interest in finding an opportunity that aligns with your career goals, or if you are a hiring manager looking for talent that can add value to your organization, I would love to hear from you!

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