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ADM Lab QC Specialist- Decatur, IL in Decatur, Illinois

Job Title:

Lab QC Specialist- Decatur, IL



Job Description:

Lab QC Specialist- Decatur, IL

This is an exempt level position.

Job Summary

Provides QC support in a high-volume process-control laboratory, while ensuring compliance with safety, environmental and quality programs. The QC specialist will oversee all QC reporting, 3 rd party sampling, and finished product retention coupled with process support projects.

Essential Job Functions

  • Reviews analytical results and lab activities including but not limited to food safety, product quality, and housekeeping

  • Adheres and guides Safety, Environmental, Quality, and HR programs

  • Reviews and provides follow up for in-process and finished product analytical data for completion, accuracy and quality/food safety implications

  • Communicates interdepartmentally, regarding lab activities, analytical data, product quality and food safety

  • Communicates with research, corporate, and 3 rd party companies regarding analytical data and sample submission

  • Reviews and publishes daily and weekly reports

  • Reviews and approves all incoming non-bulk raw materials

  • Oversees special sample submission to research and 3 rd party labs

  • Follows up with QC technicians on analytical issues

  • Reports product quality or food safety issues to QC and QA

  • Advanced proficiency in Microsoft, Total Lab Client, and other lab related information systems

  • Works independently on plant related projects

  • Understands their role in food safety and quality systems, actively participates in food safety efforts, and ensures all activities conform to good manufacturing practices

  • Laboratory PolicyTech Document Owner

  • Manages and retains all lab documentation

  • Write and review lab test protocols

  • Exhibits continuing good work habits and high level of individual productivity; including commitment to discretionary performance

Education / Experience

  • QA/QC Lab Technician experience is preferred

  • Bachelor’s degree in a science related field is preferred

  • Experience in drafting standard operating procedures is preferred

  • Advanced proficiency in Microsoft, Total Lab Client, and other lab related information systems

  • Possess high level of critical thinking skills

Working Conditions

  • Respiratory Hazards:

  • Dust

  • Hot/Cold Temperature Extremes:

  • Temperature and humidity controlled

  • Indoor

  • Chemicals

  • Hazardous chemicals present

  • Lighting

  • Indoor

Physical Requirements

  • Moves and transports fifty pounds

  • Ascends and descends stepladders

  • Moves to and from lab workstations

  • Positions self to reach items and instruments on lab benches

  • Operates lab instruments

  • Inputs lab data

  • Organizes documentation

  • Communicates and exchanges information with employees of other departments

  • Gathers samples for testing

  • Coordinates final product for special testing and reference samples

  • Lifts and carries samples, boxes, supplies

Relocation assistance is available with this position.

This position offers a complete benefit package, including 401K/ESOP, pension, health, life and dental insurance.

ADM requires the successful completion of applicable pre-employment drug screen, medical questionnaire and a background check.




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ADM is an equal opportunity employer and makes employment decisions without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, disability and veterans status.

About ADM::

At ADM, we unlock the power of nature to provide access to nutrition worldwide. With industry-advancing innovations, a complete portfolio of ingredients and solutions to meet any taste, and a commitment to sustainability, we give customers an edge in solving the nutritional challenges of today and tomorrow. We’re a global leader in human and animal nutrition and the world’s premier agricultural origination and processing company. Our breadth, depth, insights, facilities and logistical expertise give us unparalleled capabilities to meet needs for food, beverages, health and wellness, and more. From the seed of the idea to the outcome of the solution, we enrich the quality of life the world over. Learn more at