• Quality Assurance Specialist

    Job Locations US-IL-Bedford Park
    Requisition ID
    Job Family
    Manufacturing (MF)
  • Responsibilities

    Title: QA Specialist

    Location Bedford Parlk , IL (Argo)


    Ingredion is hiring a Quality Assurance Specialist to support the continuous improvement and maintenance of the facility Food Safety Management System to meet the requirements of FSSC 22000 and FSMA.


    As a QUALITY ASSURANCE SPECIALIST, your responsibilities will include:

    • Coordinating and leading the activities and work of the HACCP team(s) in the development of the HACCP programs in a timely and effective manner.
    • Acting as the team’s primary contact person for the Food Safety Team Lead for progress reports and issue resolution.
    • Acting as one of the site’s Preventative Controls Qualified Individuals (PCQI).
    • Coordinating and submitting team schedules, reports, and other necessary documentation required from the team.
    • Coordinating and leading the HACCP team in evaluation of HACCP programs at planned intervals as required.
    • Verifying the hazard analysis and the adequacy of the established prerequisite programs and preventative controls.
    • Verifying the effective implementation of relevant Pre-Requisite Programs (PRPs).
    • Maintaining records of the site Food Safety group.
    • Maintaining current knowledge of the Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA) with regards to human food and animal feed, and current knowledge of the seven principles of HACCP within FSSC 22000.
    • Being knowledgeable of food cGMPs as it pertains to prerequisite program functionality and application within FSSC 22000.
    • Ensuring that team members are adequately trained by designing, implementing, and maintaining HACCP training programs.
    • Fostering team and individual growth through identification of training requirements, coaching, and mentoring.
    • Working with units to verify PRPs and oPRPs and issue CAPAs where necessary.
    • Acting as Food Safety Subject Matter Expert during customer, regulatory, and registrar audits.
    • Acting as backup for GMP Pest control Specialist when required.
    • Other duties as required.  

    The QUALITY ASSURANCE SPECIALIST position is well-suited for you if you are:

    • Detail-oriented and able to multitask to achieve desired goals within established time frames.
    • LSS Orange or Green Belt certified, desired.
    • Able to recommend solutions to resolve non-conformancies.


    Qualified candidates will have:

    • Bachelor’s degree in Chemical Engineering, Food Science, Biology, Microbiology, Chemistry or related sciences.
    • Current knowledge of ISO, HACCP, food safety within FSSC 22000 or equivalent approved GFSI Scheme.
    • Knowledge in program and customer/regulatory requirements.
    • Demonstrated proficiency in effectively managing relationships.
    • Familiarity with the CWM process and experience working in a plant environment would be a plus.
    • Good communication skills.


    Relocation Available?       No


    Job Grade:                              E


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