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Quality and Food Safety Specialist

Location: Chicago, IL, United States
Job Type: Full Time
Job Category: Quality
Job Industry: Manufacturing
Salary: The pay we're offering is $17 per hour

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The Opportunity


We're looking for a Quality and Food Safety Specialist, working in Manufacturing industry in Chicago, Illinois, 60652, United States.

Our client has immediate openings for an experienced Quality and Food Safety Specialist at our manufacturing facility conveniently located in Chicago, IL. As a Quality and Food Safety Specialist, you will play a crucial role in ensuring the safety, quality, and consistency of our food products. You will work closely with production teams to implement and maintain quality control measures throughout the manufacturing process.

Our current openings are on the 1st [7am-3pm], with schedules that offer improved work-life balance. Salary is up to $17 per hour.


  • Conduct routine inspections and checks at various stages of the production process to ensure compliance with food safety and quality standards.
  • Perform quality tests on raw materials, in-process samples, and finished products using appropriate testing equipment and procedures.
  • Maintain accurate records of quality control activities, test results, and production data.
  • Document any deviations from standards and collaborate with the quality assurance team to implement corrective actions.
  • Monitor and enforce adherence to sanitation and hygiene protocols in production areas to prevent contamination and ensure product safety.
  • Identify and investigate non-conformances, quality incidents, and customer complaints.
  • Work with cross-functional teams to identify root causes and implement corrective and preventive actions.
  • Participate in continuous improvement initiatives to enhance quality processes, reduce waste, and optimize efficiency in the manufacturing environment.
  • Provide training and support to production personnel on quality procedures, standards, and best practices.
  • Stay informed about relevant food safety regulations, industry trends, and best practices.
  • Ensure compliance with regulatory requirements, including FDA, USDA, and HACCP guidelines.

Our Client

Our client has been successfully connecting people with the right career opportunities for over 25 years.

Their team can help you get the most out of your skills and experiences. Whether you want to add flexibility to your career or you would like to grow with the right employer, they’re here to guide you every step of the way.

With our client, you will be able to:

  • Build real skills that make you more employable.
  • Find opportunities that match your skills and interests.
  • Choose the shift that best fits your schedule.

It’s about more than finding work. It’s about having a career partner that is invested in your success and your future. Apply now!

Experience Required for Your Success

  • 1-2 years of experience in quality program implementation and maintenance, along with strong knowledge of food safety and quality systems, continuous improvement, and problem-solving
  • Experience and working knowledge of HACCP/HARPC programs
  • Ability to assess and understand food safety risks
  • Experience in a food manufacturing facility a plus
  • Auditing experience (internal, supplier or third party) and training is a plus
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Office Suite

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