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Quality Assurance Specialist

Georgia Nut - Skokie Facility (via Skokie, IL

  • Expired: over a month ago. Applications are no longer accepted.
Job Description

The Quality Assurance Specialist is responsible for monitoring products and employee practices on the manufacturing floor to ensure the safety and quality of products manufactured by Georgia Nut Company. This role will report to the QA Supervisor and will help in receiving raw materials and analytical testing in labs.


  • Responsible for reporting any food safety and quality issues to personnel with authority to initiate action.

  • Perform QA in-process inspections for each department/line once per shift by checking the following: production paperwork, retain sample, code date/lot number/best by date, weight check documentation, metal detection documentation, label, color code, department cleanliness employee GMP practice and checking for any potential allergen cross-contamination

  • Perform scale checks once per day

  • Execute holds based on the following:

    • Place on hold materials due to quality, food safety per Hold Policy

    • Send out electronic hold reports to through SharePoint and transfer PQ product to 100#

    • Release products which are on hold when approval is received

    • Generate disposal reports for materials on hold to be disposed

  • Perform verifications and logs on Direct Verifiable User (DVU) and alarm checks for roasters

  • Perform changeover validation on production lines and perform clean equipment/ATP swabbing on equipment after sanitation policy 6615

  • Perform environmental swabbing during manufacturing and yearly allergen validation

  • Maintain inventory of QA supplies and file QA documents

  • Make retain samples for Production

  • Conduct internal plant audits and audit of glass and brittle plastic

  • Perform magnet pull test annually and metal detection tests on metal detectable ear plugs and Band-Aids twice a year

  • Monitor GMP on the floor and send out daily report of issues noted

  • Train new QA Techs and QA Specialists

  • Generate maintenance work requests

  • Shut down lines/department when a serious food safety issue is noticed

  • Conduct any other functions as required by the QA department

  • Check oil FFA and water chlorine


  • College degree in foods, biology, chemistry, etc. highly preferred

  • Experience in the foods/manufacturing industry preferred

  • Basic written and mathematics skills

  • Strong organizational and time management skills

  • Attention to detail

  • Good communication skills (written and oral)

You should be proficient in:

  • Quality inspection

Georgia Nut - Skokie Facility (via


7500 Linder Ave

Skokie, IL
60077 USA



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