Quality Supervisor 2nd Shift M-F, 1-9 p.m.

Chicago, IL

Posted: 09/26/2022 Industry: Laboratory - Food & Beverage Job Number: 936.22DW Experience:

Job Description

Quality Supervisor, 2nd Shift (M-F, 1-9 p.m.)

The Quality Supervisor will be responsible for supporting all quality assurance for the lab.  They will oversee the daily operations of the lab; perform a broad range of complex, analytical, chemical, sensorial, and physical tests and ensure safety, quality, and service.  Testing of raw materials and finished product samples is also a main focus.

The Quality Supervisor will ensure compliance and have familiarity with programs such as: HACCP, GMP, GFSI, FSMA, SQF, ISO 22000, BRC.

Experience with pH meters, refractometer, densitometer, GC, water activity meter, and turbidimeter.


  • Utilize and drive robust cause analysis process methods and tools to solve both systematic and complex technical problems and deliver continuous improvement
  • Perform internal and external investigations of deviations and customer complaints
  • Provide consistent, two-way communication between production, cross-functional, quality, and management teams
  • Partner cross-functionally to train, implement, maintain quality programs and Food Safety systems for the facility
  • Manage and facilitate internal shelf-life testing and collaborate with R&D to conduct monthly evaluations and updates
  • Champion and lead key quality projects/initiatives to drive continuous improvement
  • Conduct hourly team (mid-year and end of the year) calibration reviews and action plans to support development, and retention efforts
  • Partner cross functionally with the R&D, Planning, Safety, Production, and Warehouse teams to maximize results
  • Ensure laboratory methodology, calibration and maintenance scheduling / tracking, and new method validation processes are conducted
  • Supervise and train team members to achieve quality metrics in a manner consistent with our culture and values
  • Coordinate daily lab coverage to meet internal and external customer demands, including weekend scheduling and off-shift micro pick-ups
  • Assist the QA Manager with leading all company Quality initiatives and Quality audits locally
  • Act as on-call Food Safety & Quality (PCQI) support cross functionally and internally
  • Ensure compliance and record keeping for all mandated quality checks, testing, sampling and sanitation activities
  • Use continuous improvement methodologies and projects to improve and streamline quality processes
  • Evaluate and determine Food Safety risk of raw materials, helping maintain Quality & Food Safety (FSMA) documentation
  • Responsible for recording keeping requirements within the laboratory
  • Perform daily testing of all raw materials, intermediates, and finished products. Ensure that the products are tested in accordance with established SOPs
  • Able to take microbial samples and maintain a sterile/clean environment throughout the process
  • Responsible for sampling incoming raw materials for analysis
  • Responsible for documenting test results, per batch, on analytical sheets and into the computer system
  • Responsible for the daily review of production batch records and HACCP documents to ensure compliance with said programs and SOPs

**If you’d like to hear more about this opportunity and others we are currently working on, please contact Damon Wickmann at dwickmann@cps4jobs.com.

JO:  936.22DW

Job Requirements

Technical Qualifications:

  • Bachelor of Science in a related field such as Chemistry, Biology, Microbiology, or Food Science
  • 3-5 or more years of experience in quality assurance within clean (food, bev, pharma) manufacturing and two or more years of experience in a supervisory capacity
  • Experience with HACCP, FSMA, ISO 22000, SQF, BRC, or equivalent. Global Food Safety Initiative (GFSI) criteria
  • Understanding of quality testing and standards within the food and beverage industry to include analytical, microbiological and sensory
  • Effective communication skills with the ability to influence change and encourage action
  • Solid problem-solving abilities with the ability to coach and mentor others in this capacity
  • Experience with QC related instruments such as pH meters, refractometer, densitometer, colorimeter, GC, water activity meter, and turbidimeter
  • Previous flavor industry experience
  • Demonstrated excellence in priority setting execution skills. Able to handle multiple priorities
  • Discern sensory differences between tested flavors and flavor chemicals

**If you’d like to hear more about this opportunity and others we are currently working on, please contact Damon Wickmann at dwickmann@cps4jobs.com.

JO:  936.22DW

Meet Your Recruiter

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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