2nd Shift QA Lead
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Schaumburg, IL 60173
Essential Duties and Responsibilities:
- Monitors daily activities of Quality Control Technicians.
- Assists in the training of Quality Assurance employees.
- Performs HOLD inventory when necessary. Has the authority to place any raw material, packaging, or finished product on HOLD that does not comply with specifications. Notifies Production QA Supervisor immediately.
- Monitors the facility for compliance with GMP’s.
- Ensures that products are being produced within specifications. Documents corrective action if required.
- Collects samples for shipment to customers.
- Assists with disposal of damaged finished product or raw materials and documentation.
- Uses the Ross System for addition and/or removal of HOLD Inventory.
- Reviews pre-op inspections, daily paperwork, and shipping records
- Maintains pre-operational deficiency database and prepares monthly pre-operational deficiency report.
- Assists the QA Supervisor to prepare daily paperwork submission to Docuware and verifies documents scanned.
- Participates in sensory training and evaluation to help ensure the highest quality of our products.
- Performs Lockout/Tagout as required.
- Ensures proper communication on pre-ops and changeovers between shifts.
- Confers with other Leads to coordinate activities of individual departments.
- Performs all Quality Assurance functions within each department.
- Maintains and monitors cleanliness of employees’ working area.
- Monitors employee’s adherence to company rules and policies and recommends necessary corrective action to the Supervisor if needed.
- Assists in reviewing and maintaining crewing levels and optimizing to meet or surpass NPF cost targets.
- Suggests ways to control labor and supply costs as well as improve processes.
- Ensures that all work activities are performed with attention to the highest standards for quality, safety and compliance with all appropriate legal and food safety requirements and a focus on continuous improvement.
- Ensures that all Standard Operating Procedures (SOP’s) are followed.
- Follows all company policies & procedures as well as the GMP’s (Good Manufacturing Practices).
- Maintains a high level of safety awareness for an accident-free work place.
- Reports any unsafe or hazardous work conditions or safety-related issues to Management.
- Accomplishes all tasks as appropriately assigned or requested.
Education, Skills and experience:
- High school diploma, GED or equivalent.
- Previous USDA and food manufacturing experience is preferred.
Skills and Experience:
- Ability to work overtime, irregular hours or rotating shifts.
- Three to six months related experience and/or training or equivalent combination of education and experience.
- Ability to speak, write and understand English.
- Good interpersonal, written and oral communications skills.
- Ability to communicate and work effectively with a variety of diverse individuals within the plant.
- Ability to establish trust and credibility with employees.
- Ability to read and interpret documents such as safety rules, operating instructions, formulas, and policy and procedures manuals.
- Ability to write standard information into related paperwork.
- Ability to add, subtract, multiply and divide in all units of measure, using whole numbers, common fractions, and decimals.
- Ability to effectively present information to management.
- Knowledge of Microsoft applications.
- Bilingual (English/Spanish) is a plus.
- Ability to thrive in a constantly changing environment.
Physical Demands and Work Environment:
The physical demands and work environment characteristics described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
Physical Demands: While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to stand, walk, talk, and hear. The employee frequently is required to use hands to finger, handle, or feel objects, tools, or controls. The employee is occasionally required to sit; reach with hands and arms; climb or balance; stoop, kneel, crouch, crawl, or smell. The employee must frequently lift and/or move up to 50 pounds unassisted, and frequently lift and/or move 51 – 300 pounds with lifting equipment or with assistance. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and the ability to adjust focus.
Work Environment: While performing the duties of this job, the employee regularly works in a plant production environment. The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate. While performing the duties of this job in the plant, the employee occasionally works near moving mechanical parts. The employee is occasionally exposed to airborne particles. Employee may be exposed to extreme hot or cold temperatures that range from below zero (0) degrees Fahrenheit to over ninety (90) degrees Fahrenheit. The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate to loud. While in the plant, the employee is required to utilize the required personal protective equipment.
The Quality Assurance Lead will report directly to the Quality Assurance Supervisor
Nation Pizza and Foods is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer. We do not discriminate with regard to race, sex, religion, color, national origin, age, ancestry, disability, or on any other basis prohibited by law. We also provide reasonable accommodations to disabled individuals who can perform their essential job functions with or without such accommodation.