1+ months

QA Lab Specialist

Kelly Services
Waukegan, IL 60079
**Kelly Services is actively recruiting for an QA Lab Specialist for a Direct Hire opportunity in Waukegan, IL.**

**Customer Job Title:** QA Lab Specialist

**Job Description:** SUMMARY

The Quality Assurance Lab Specialist is responsible for monitoring products and employee practices on the operation floor and for executing the Client's Food Safety Plan through processes and procedures in day to day business activities. The QA Lab specialist will operate on a QA/Regulatory team with other QA Specialists with defined responsibilities but should be able to perform other QA departmental tasks as needed. This is an exempt position reporting to the Quality Assurance Supervisor.


Management of Lab Results (internal laboratory testing)

Internal incident investigation

Management of product sampling necessary for Certificate of Analysis creation

Customer Complaint Management Investigation, in assistance to complaint team

Management of Non-Conformant products (including destructions)

Management of Non-Conformant product reporting

Release products which are on hold when approval is received

Conduct quality and food safety audits, individually or as part of a team

Take part in cross functional teams to assure effective implementation of food safety and quality initiatives and other processes, as necessary--CAPA

Perform clean equipment/ATP swabbing on equipment after sanitation

Perform environmental swabbing and other related sampling (water, air), during manufacturing

Ensure allergen compliance on production lines

Perform QA in-process inspections for each department/line, per procedure, by checking the following: production paperwork, retain sample, code date/lot number/best by date, weight check documentation, metal detection documentation, label, color code, department cleanliness, employee GMP practice and checking for any potential allergen cross-contamination


Responsible for the sharing of audit best practices and deficiencies across the company to improve performance and scores

Clearly and concisely capture audit findings to provide recipients with a report of actionable items.

Generate maintenance work requests linked to Quality/Food Safety

Create, maintain and file QA documents

Conduct any other functions as required by the QA department


BS in Food Science, Biology or Chemistry or related field required

Minimum of 1 to 3 years industry experience preferred

Troubleshooting, data analysis, and investigative skills required

Must have strong computer skills and be familiar with MicroSoft Office Word and Excel (heavy computer usage in QA Lab Specialist role)

Incumbent must be able to work under direct or indirect supervision

Knowledge of food safety, food manufacturing processes, technologies or other relevant area of responsibility preferred

Sound report writing, with good interpersonal and communication skills (written and verbal)

Good organization and time management skills

Attention to detail

Knowledge of government regulatory requirements in food (GFSI, FSMA, FDA, USDA) a plus

Knowledge of BRC, GMP's, Sanitation, Pest Control, Food Safety and HACCP systems, Training, Allergens, Operations, Personnel Practices and applicable programs/regulations a plus

Bilingual Spanish/English helpful


Minimal to none


Ability to sit, walk and/or stand for up to 8 (or more, possibly) hours a day

Ability to lift up to 50 lbs. as needed for product inspections.

**If you feel you have the knowledge and expertise, apply today to connect with a Kelly professional who will work to enrich your life.**



**You should know:** Your safety matters! Vaccination against COVID-19 may be a requirement for this job in compliance with current client and governmental policies. A Kelly recruiter will confirm and share more details with you during the interview process.

**Why Kelly** **** **Science & Clinical?**

Kelly Science & Clinical is your connection to premier scientific and clinical companies looking to hire industry experts just like you. Our team creates expert talent solutions to solve the worlds most critical challenges. Every day, we match science professionals with dream jobs that fit their skills, interests, and career goalsits the way we think job searching should be. Nearly 100 percent of our science recruiters have a professional background and education in science, so we know a thing or two about the science market and how to get your expertise noticed.

**About Kelly** ****

At Kelly, were always thinking about whats next and advising job seekers on new ways of working to reach their full potential. In fact, were a leading advocate for temporary/nontraditional workstyles, because we believe they allow flexibility and tremendous growth opportunities that enable a better way to work and live (plus, did we mention we provide a ton of benefits ?). Connecting great people with great companies is what we do best, and our employment opportunities span a wide variety of workstyles, skill levels, and industries around the world.

Kelly Services is proud to be an Equal Employment Opportunity and Affirmative Action employer. We welcome, value, and embrace diversity at all levels and are committed to building a team that is inclusive of a variety of backgrounds, communities, perspectives, and abilities. At Kelly, we believe that the more inclusive we are, the better services we can provide. Requests for accommodation related to our application process can be directed to Kellys Human Resource Knowledge Center.
Kelly complies with the requirements of Californias state and local Fair Chance laws. A conviction does not automatically bar individuals from employment.


Posted: 2022-07-25 Expires: 2022-10-08

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