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Q A Specialist

Georgia Nut Company Skokie, IL Full-Time
$15.00 - $18.00 / hour
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The QA Specialist is responsible for monitoring products and employee practices on the manufacturing floor to insure the safety and quality of products manufactured by Georgia Nut Company. 


  1. Responsible to report any food safety and quality problems to personnel with authority to initiate action.
  2. 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
  3. Perform scale checks once per day
  4. Holds:
  • 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 hold level 1 and level2 inventory
  • Perform verifications on DVU – (2 Log and 5 Log)
  • Perform alarm checks for roasters
  1. Perform metal detector check as an audit during production
  2. DVU:
  1. Perform changeover validation on production lines and perform clean equipment/ATP swabbing on equipment after sanitation policy 6615
  2.  Perform environmental swabbing during manufacturing policy 6614
  3. Perform yearly allergen validation policy 6605
  4. Maintain inventory of QA supplies
  5. Make retain samples for Production
  6. Conduct internal plant audits
  7. Conduct glass and brittle plastic audit
  8. Perform magnet pull test annually
  9. Perform metal detection test on metal detectable ear plugs and band aids twice a year
  1. Monitor GMP on the floor and send out daily report of issues noted
  2. Train new QA Techs and QA Specialists
  1. Generate maintenance work requests

  1. Shut down lines/department when a serious food safety issue is noticed
  2. Filing QA documents
  3. Conduct any other functions as required by the QA department
  4. Check oil FFA and water chlorine
  5. Cover for QA technicians when necessary / Conduct tasks outlined in QA Tech-COA Coordinator, QA Tech-Raw Material Coordinator and QA Specialist job descriptions


  • Minimum high school diploma – college a plus
  • Basic math
  • Good organization and time management skills
  • Attention to detail
  • Good communication skills (written and oral)



  •  GMP’s Training
  • Allergen Training
  • All GNC Safety Training Required
  • HACCP Training
  • All Food Safety Training
  • All GNC QA policies
  • All GNC HR Policies 

Recommended skills

Hazard Analysis And Critical Control Points
Food Safety
Product Quality Assurance
Good Manufacturing Practices
Time Management
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