Quality Technician

  • Location
    Franklin Park, Illinois
  • Job type
    Direct Hire
  • Category
    Industrial & Manufacturing - Quality Control

Adecco is assisting a Famous Candy Company in Franklin Park, IL and looking to hire qualified candidates asap. Are you looking for a new career as a Quality Technician with a well-known company? If so, check out the details below!


JOB TITLE: Quality Technician, Factory Quality



  • B.S. Degree in Chemistry, Biology or Mathematics

  • Knowledge of Lean Six Sigma or Total Productive Maintenance (TPM)

  • 2 years manufacturing QA/QC and/or laboratory experience in food industry.


SHIFT: Must be flexible to work swing shifts and weekends, including 1st, 2nd and 3rd shift. Every 4 weeks your schedule will change from working during the week only (no weekends), to working during the weekend only (not during the week). At times, you will be required to work rotating Mondays. All shifts are 12 hours.


SALARY: $53,949 - $71,316          



  • Must have good verbal and written communication skills.

  • Strong attention to detail.

  • Must be able to handle multiple assignments.

  • Must be precise, accurate and well organized.

  • Must be able to perform in a demanding, fast-paced environment.

  • Good mathematical (basic statistical skills highly desired), problem-solving and analytical skills.

  • Proficiency with computer systems, personal computers and spreadsheet software (Microsoft Office, etc.)



The QA Technician’s primary responsibilities will include raw material and packaging inspections, monitoring of in-process inspections and finished goods documentation review and/or performs a variety of standard microbiological, chemical and physical or sensory testing and assays.  Responsibilities will also include maintaining logs and data records associated with job function (e.g. non-conforming materials, corrective action log, hold logs, net content files, etc.).




  • The employee shall comply and execute the company Quality Policy on all required Good Manufacturing Practices (GMP), quality and food safety requirements.

  • Ensures that a high quality of products, services, housekeeping, and hygiene standards are maintained and improved in designated areas.

  • Escalate quality or food safety findings or incidents to management.

  • Supports the compliance for FSSC 22000 while supporting continuous improvement for Quality metrics/Key Performance Indicators (KPI) in their area of responsibility.

  • Supports quality Improvement initiatives (e.g. consumer complaints, product defect reduction) within the factory.



Manufacturing Support

  • Supports investigations and problem solving on improvement projects (e.g. product defect reduction, consumer complaints), helps to identify root cause, and helps to identify corrective actions and monitors for effectiveness.

  • Execute required tests on incoming ingredients and packaging according to the QMS (Quality Monitoring Scheme)

  • Perform verification on finished goods documentation to ensure that each finished good lot meets positive release criteria.

  • Support training for line operators to ensure process checks are accurate and timely as stated in the QMS.

  • Collect finished good samples and is responsible for the sensory panel set-up.

  • Place "Out of specification" material and/or product on quality hold.  Communicate quality holds with supervisors

  • Utilize net contents software/hardware as well as assist production operators with the use of net contents equipment.

  • Calibrate lab equipment such as pH meter, moisture analyzers, refractometer, scales, etc. in accordance to the ICP (internal control plan) and regulatory standards.

  • Support the execution of GMPs throughout the manufacturing plant and follow safety rules and procedures.

  • Record results for product net contents, sensory, HACCP (Hazard Analysis Critical Control Point) plan and SSOP (Sanitation Standard Operating Procedure).

  • Assist in the Document Control System, record retention program and management of Recipe/Formula/Deviation database and distribution?

  • Support the Management of Change process in their area of responsibility.

  • Support Tracking/Trending of Behavior Based Quality Program.

  • Laboratory Support

  • Conducts daily routine sample analyses using standardized lab techniques and other instrumentation following Good Laboratory Practices (GLP).

  • Organizes laboratory records and files, summarizes data, and prepares reports for management.

  • Ensures compliance to all laboratory procedures and work instructions

  • Supports laboratory activities to ensure that a high quality of products, services, housekeeping, and hygiene standards are maintained and improved in laboratory and other analytical areas.

  • Responsible for daily/weekly plating, reading, product release/holds, swabbing, calibration, sample collection, Internal Control Plan, sample preparations, etc.

  • Supports the administration, training, and execution of off- and on-line sensory and test methods.

  • Supports laboratory compliance (Calibration, equipment testing, etc.) to FSSC 22000 and internal requirements

  • Supports continuous improvement of Quality metrics/KPI’s in the lab.

  • Ensures the proper recording of laboratory and quality records in compliance with the QMS (Quality Monitoring Scheme).

  • Supports Operations in attaining the Quality Standards.



  • Ensures compliance with all regulatory and Company guidelines pertaining to safety, health, and environmental.

  • Be part of the culture change towards behavioral safety.



  • Receives general supervision and direction from Quality Supervisor. Direction consists of clarification of factory and department policies, priorities, and goals.



  • Absence: In the absence of this person, the responsibilities of this position are delegated to the other Technicians / Specialists.



  • Direct ability to impact product and laboratory quality to ensure only quality product is delivered to the consumer.

  • Contribute to the Quality departmental budget goals.


Click on “Apply Now” to be considered for this Franklin Park, IL position with this famous candy company!  You may also visit www.adeccousa.com to view other current opportunities.

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