Quality Assurance / Quality Control Manager - Clarkson Lecithin

Clarkson Grain Company

Clarkson Grain Company

Quality Assurance
Champaign, IL, USA
Posted on Monday, June 3, 2024

Quality Assurance / Quality Control Manager - Clarkson Lecithin

EOE Statement We are an equal employment opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status or any other characteristic protected by law.
About the Organization For over 40 years, Clarkson has been an industry pioneer in the production and supply of identity preserved grains, oilseeds, and ingredients to food and feed industries worldwide. Clarkson works with end users to identify, select, and supply hybrids/varieties/characteristics that improve end product quality, market access, process yield and client differentiation. Clarkson's supply chain is traceable and transparent. Products can be conventional, non-GMO, organic, regenerative or whatever the client wants. To satisfy demand, farmers receive premiums to grow what buyers want in the way they want it. Crops ship from Clarkson's own facilities cleaned and ready to process; move in bag or bulk; travel by truck, container, rail, barge, or vessel. Clarkson's supply system functions every day throughout the year.
Position Quality Assurance / Quality Control Manager - Clarkson Lecithin

Quality Assurance / Quality Control Manager

Clarkson Specialty Lecithins

Clarkson Specialty Lecithins (CSL) is a subsidiary of Clarkson Grain Company, Inc., an Illinois-based grain, oilseed, and ingredient supplier to the global food manufacturing and animal feed industries. Founded in 2002, CSL provides natural lecithins to the food, pet food, personal care, and pharmaceutical industries. CSL supplied the world's first certified organic soy lecithin and is the one and only dedicated producer and supplier of Certified Organic and Non-GMO lecithins in the world, from soybeans to sunflower.


  1. MANAGE AND OVERSEE QA/QC PROCESSES AND DOCUMENTATION: Ensure CSL and its suppliers meet required food safety regulations by staying abreast of current company, customer, domestic and global rules, and regulations pertaining to manufacturing and shipping finished products. Prepare and update quality documentation and verify all incoming raw materials and packaging meet food quality standards (i.e., SQF). Prepare and update company quality documentation. Prepare and submit customer specific quality-related documentation.
  1. DEVELOP AND MONITOR FOOD SAFETY STANDARDS: Develop, monitor, and enforce Key Performance Indicators aiming to meet food safety standards during work operations.
  • Conduct internal audits to ensure facility meets food safety regulations.
  • Conduct regular quality checks on equipment throughout the production process.
  • Perform quality verification checks on raw materials, packaging, and outgoing finished goods.
  • Oversee third-party technicians and inspectors to ensure they perform their duties in line with established quality procedures.
  1. ANALYZE DATA: Ensure CSL meets or exceeds required customer and regulatory food safety requirements:
  • Collect, compile, and analyze relevant quality statistical data to obtain information regarding quality performance.
  • Review statistical data to identify quality problems. Analyze the data and recommend changes to eliminate any problems.
  • Review product returns and customer complaints to identify problems or trends over time.
  • Review, approve and release finished goods.
  • Document and maintain proper records of quality tests and procedures.
  • Prepare and present reports to update CSL management on quality related activities on a monthly basis.
  • Propose continuous improvement recommendations to CSL management on ways to improve quality related processes and procedures to achieve food safety standards.
  1. COORDINATE AND/OR FACILITATE EMPLOYEE TRAINING: Ensures a unified culture of quality and safety.
  • Coordinate all training for CSL. (i.e., monthly and new hire)
  • Facilitate quality training for all employees to meet food safety standards

Qualifications and Education Requirements

  • Bachelor's degree in food science, food manufacturing, microbiology, manufacturing operations, quality assurance or related field or equivalent experience required.
  • Prior experience in food industry, preferred.
  • Mandatory quality assurance/control training and certifications will be provided by the company.
Full-Time/Part-Time Full-Time
Qualifications and Education Requirements
Travel Requirements
Supervisory Responsibilities
Number of Openings 1
Exempt/Non-Exempt Exempt
Location Champaign

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