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ADM Quality Specialist- Jackson, TN in Jackson, Tennessee

Job Title:

Quality Specialist- Jackson, TN



Job Description:

Quality Specialist- Jackson, TN

This is an exempt level position.

Job Summary:

The Quality Specialist is accountable for ensuring the integrity of the product throughout the manufacturing process. You 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.

Essential Job Functions

  • Serves 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 plant

  • Performs 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 leadership on the state of the department and provides details on all relevant quality/food safety related incidents

  • Lead role in conducting internal food safety, GMP and SOP audits

  • Maintenance of Microbial Control Program; conducting swabs, trending results and corrective action implementation and follow-up

  • Interacts with the Plant Sanitarian to establish and maintain acceptable sanitation at the facility

  • Established and implements programs and policies that support FSMS

  • Performs activities related to FSMS goals at the facility

  • Provides feedback to Department Superintendents on FSMS progress and activities in the department

  • Leads corrective actions in the APeCS tracking database

  • Provides support for all third party auditing, including GFSI, Regulatory and Customer visits

  • Performs Job Cycle Checks on food safety related activities and proposes corrective actions for deviations

  • Work with Operations to ensure that scales are calibrates/certified and functioning within limits

  • Run metal detection, magnet and sifter programs for the facility and ensures compliance with all program requirements

  • Control and disposition of non-conforming product; ensuring positive release procedures are applied

  • Responsible for ordering lab supplies and managing inventory

  • Assist with training and developing laboratory technicians in all aspects of process control and finished product testing

Job Qualifications

  • Preferred 4 year degree or equivalent 7 year Food Safety experience and PCQI trained. Prior laboratory experience / knowledge of laboratory procedures.

  • Solid understanding of Document Management, spreadsheets, Excel and databases

  • Knowledge of applicable food regulations and requirements

  • Ability to make decisions based on information and data available

  • Work as a team member and provide training

  • Think strategically and proactively to contribute to the development of the organization

  • Ability to empower staff and establish positive relationships across all levels of the organization

Working Conditions

  • Employees in this position may 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 roles or work at any of the mill locations, please advise the hiring manager.

Relocation assistance is available with this position.

This position offers a complete benefit package, including 401K/ESOP, pension, health, life and dental insurance.

ADM requires the successful completion of applicable pre-employment drug screen, medical questionnaire and a background check.




TN - Tennessee

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ADM is an equal opportunity employer and makes employment decisions without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, disability and veterans status.

About ADM::

At ADM, we unlock the power of nature to provide access to nutrition worldwide. With industry-advancing innovations, a complete portfolio of ingredients and solutions to meet any taste, and a commitment to sustainability, we give customers an edge in solving the nutritional challenges of today and tomorrow. We’re a global leader in human and animal nutrition and the world’s premier agricultural origination and processing company. Our breadth, depth, insights, facilities and logistical expertise give us unparalleled capabilities to meet needs for food, beverages, health and wellness, and more. From the seed of the idea to the outcome of the solution, we enrich the quality of life the world over. Learn more at www.adm.com.