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Quality Assurance Technician (Food Manufacturing)

Location: Chicago, IL, United States
Job Type: Full Time
Job Category: Logistics and Skill Trades
Job Industry: Manufacturing
Salary: The pay we're offering is $25 per hour

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The Opportunity


We're looking for a Quality Assurance Technician (Food Manufacturing) , working in Manufacturing industry in Chicago, Illinois, United States.

We are seeking a meticulous and detail-oriented Quality Assurance Technician to join our team in the food manufacturing industry. The Quality Assurance Technician will play a critical role in ensuring that our products meet quality and safety standards throughout the production process.

Our current opening is on the 1st shift, with schedules that offer improved work-life balance. Salary is up to $18 per hour.


  • Conduct routine inspections and audits of raw materials, in-process production, and finished products to ensure compliance with quality standards, specifications, and regulatory requirements.
  • Perform physical and sensory evaluations of food products, including appearance, texture, flavor, and aroma, to assess overall quality and consistency.
  • Collect samples of raw materials, ingredients, and finished products for laboratory testing, microbiological analysis, and shelf-life studies.
  • Monitor production processes and equipment to identify and address deviations from established procedures, specifications, or quality parameters.
  • Document inspection results, test data, and any non-conformities or deviations in quality control records, batch records, or electronic databases.
  • Communicate with production supervisors, operators, and other personnel to resolve quality issues, implement corrective actions, and prevent recurrence of defects.
  • Conduct internal audits and GMP (Good Manufacturing Practices) inspections to ensure compliance with food safety standards, regulatory requirements, and company policies.
  • Assist in the investigation of customer complaints, quality incidents, and product recalls by collecting relevant data, conducting root cause analysis, and implementing corrective and preventive actions.
  • Participate in the development and implementation of quality assurance programs, procedures, and training initiatives to improve product quality, process efficiency, and employee awareness.
  • Collaborate with cross-functional teams, including production, R&D, and procurement, to address quality-related issues, drive continuous improvement, and support new product development initiatives.
  • Stay updated on industry trends, regulatory changes, and best practices in food safety and quality assurance through training programs, professional development opportunities, and industry conferences.

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

  • Previous experience in quality assurance, quality control, or food safety within the food manufacturing industry is preferred
  • Knowledge of food safety regulations, HACCP (Hazard Analysis and Critical Control Points) principles, and GMP (Good Manufacturing Practices) standards
  • Strong analytical skills and attention to detail, with the ability to interpret data, perform statistical analysis, and make data-driven decisions
  • Excellent communication skills, both verbal and written, with the ability to effectively communicate with internal teams, external stakeholders, and regulatory authorities
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office applications (Word, Excel, PowerPoint) and experience with quality management systems (e.g., SAP, Oracle) is a plus
  • Ability to work independently with minimal supervision and prioritize tasks in a fast-paced manufacturing environment
  • Flexibility to work occasional evenings, weekends, or holidays as needed to support production schedules, quality initiatives, or special projects

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