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Quality Technician I - 2nd shift at Hearthside Food Solutions LLC in Carol Stream, Illinois

Posted in General Business 30+ days ago.

Type: Full-Time

Job Description:

Who We Are:

  • Hearthside Food Solutions is the industry's leading food contract manufacturer, and leader in nutritional bars and baked snacks.
  • Our product categories include energy bars, snack bars, granola bars, baked bars, cookies, crackers, pretzels, croutons, breadcrumbs, snack components and other baked foods and snacks. Hearthside is also one of the largest food contract packaging companies, we package many foods that people eat every day. Today Hearthside operates 38 production facilities, including three in Europe, and is a volume leader in multiple food categories.
  • At the heart of every world-class manufacturer, and at the heart of every great company, you will find a unique and valuable culture. Hearthside empowerment culture of continuous improvement and customer focus is the great enabler for the value we create for customers. Explore our website, speak with our people and tour our facilities. The Hearthside culture is a game changer and a powerful competitive advantage for the company and our customers.

Job Summary:

  • Enforce that all elements of food safety within the Quality Monitoring Scheme are being met.Share any discrepancies with the QMS to their Supervisor or Quality Manager.These discrepancies are but not limited to HACCP programs, Allergen programs, Sanitation procedures, GMP findings, Foreign Material findings, and HOLD procedures.Ensure that all regulatory, customer, and company quality initiatives are being met and maintained.


Duties may include, but are not limited to the following:

  • Perform Quality checks on production lines in a timely and accurate fashion every hour per line. (Will frequently be responsible for 3 lines at any given time).
  • Ensure that product being produced meets all legal and customer requirements as outlined in the Bluebook for each product.
  • Complete paperwork in a timely and accurate fashion each day.
  • Maintain instrumentation and equipment in good condition and stored appropriately.
  • Label, store, and organize samples and product retentions.
  • Follow Hold Procedures for all non-conforming materials or product.
  • Perform HACCP and Preventive Controls checks/tasks as needed.
  • Assist in test runs and new product trials as needed.
  • Perform other audits or inspections as required.
  • Other tasks or duties as required by supervisor.
  • Meet or exceed customer expectations.
  • Maintain a clean and organized work area.
  • Sustain plants 5-S efforts.
  • Keep all information pertaining to our operations (products, customers, production details, etc.) confidential.

Education Requirements

  • Required - High School Diploma, GED, or equivalent.
  • Preferred - Same

Experience Requirements

  • Required - 3 months of as a Quality Assurance Technician.
  • Preferred - 1 years of experience as a Quality Assurance Technician or other Technical department.

Skills, Knowledge, and Ability Requirements

  • Must have good attention to detail and be able to spot defects on fast-moving production lines.
  • Must be able to gain a basic understanding of how different machinery operates as it relates to the quality of the product and adjustments that need to be made to correct certain conditions.
  • Must be able to maintain good interpersonal communications with co-workers, employees from other departments, and superiors.

Physical Requirements:

  • Body Positions - Sitting, Standing, Kneeling, Crouching
  • Body Movements - Walking, bending arms, wrists, and fingers; twisting/turning of head, shoulders, and torso.
  • Must have ability to lift 40 pounds occasionally and stand or sit for lengthy durations.

Mental Requirements:

  • Mathematics - Must be able to perform simple mathematic calculations and be able to work with fractions / ratios and percentages.
  • Language - Must be able to communicate in English both verbally and in writing and interface with customers, vendors and employees.Must be able to read and comprehend English.Ability to speak, read, write, and comprehend Spanish is a plus.
  • Must be able to perform basic tasks on a computer using Microsoft Office and other software packages as needed.

Working Conditions:

  • Work will be done in both climate controlled and non-climate controlled, production areas of the facility.

Measures of Performance:

  • The Quality Technician shall be considered to be performing in an acceptable manner when the following have occurred:
  • Able to interpret results and reach basic conclusions regarding product quality.
  • Able to functionally assist in mock product recalls and comprehend the steps associated with this process.
  • Willingness to work as a team member and help out where needed to ensure maximum process efficiency.
  • Willingness to maintain a positive and productive relationship with co-workers, production, management and others with whom the position may have contact with.
  • Safety Requirements:
  • Hearthside's number one priority is keeping our employees and visitors safe.Therefore, all employees are required to:
  • Follow all current and future safety policies, at all times.
  • Participate in all safety training and pass written exams.
  • Wear all required PPE.
  • Report all accident/incidents immediately to the proper person.
  • Provide post-accident drug screen.

Other details

  • Job Family Skilled Labor
  • Pay Type Hourly

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