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1st Shift - Quality Assurance Team Lead

Location: Saint Charles
Posted on: August 7, 2022

Job Description:

Since 1963, compact Industries has been the leading contract manufacturer of dry food products to the Fortune 500 companies that market the national brands you know and love. Compact Industries partners with its customer in the Custom Blending & Contract Packaging, Retail, Food service, Office Coffee Service & Vending maker segments to deliver quality food products with 216,000 square feet of manufacturing and warehouse space. Compact Industries offers total rewards package, including attractive benefits, retirement saving programs, and tuition assistance. Work with an established team of long-term employees.
Apply with us today to become a part of our growing team!

Benefits: $1000 bonus, PAID LUNCH, Medical, Vision, Dental, 401K Match, Paid Time Off, Paid Holidays, Education Assistance Program, onsite free gym, Wellness Programs

First Shift - 5:00 AM to 3:00 PM

Ensure quality processes and procedures are carried out in a safe work environment. Provide guidance, training and coaching to Quality Technicians while ensuring that quality processes and procedures are strictly adhered to. Handle more difficult quality issues. Work closely with Quality Manager and Supervisor to ensure smooth shift transition and communications.


Print and review production schedule.
Organize QC personnel on different areas
Re-organize personnel according to production schedule changes during the shift. Assign personnel activities accordingly
In the absence of a Quality Supervisor, check the first production of every line at every startup or changeover and verify the accuracy and completeness of Quality Control and production and materials used.
Report on quality issues at the daily Quality meeting.
Audit retention samples.
Verify that the retention samples fulfill all the customer specifications, customer requirements and company standards.
If product sample does not accomplish specification, put on hold the corresponding production making sure it has pallet numbers, locations, etc. Make sure the product is not ready to ship and arrange the necessary steps to correct the possible mistake.
Double check preoperational inspections and QC paper work after QC technicians fill out forms following the specifications.
Assist Quality Control technicians to isolate nonconforming items.
Communicate quality issues to Supervisor and Manager and follow procedures to evaluate the quality of the product if something does not achieve the specifications.
Work with any other department verifying the product is under specification in any area, pre-weigh, blending, receiving, production, etc.
Communicate quality issues with the following shift to ensure smooth transition.
Ensure adherence to Good Manufacturing Practices.
Other tasks as assigned by supervisor or manager.

Verify that the hold area is neat and organized every Thursday.
If there is product than needs to ship, make sure it is inspected by production and Quality Control
Make sure signs around the plant are legible or replace the damage ones.
File paperwork such as emails, schedules, hold report, and Syspro reports as necessary.
Occasional, Infrequent:
Complete and sign any training sheets for new Quality Control Technicians.
Communicate any changes or issues on products.
Participate in meetings and training sessions.
Aiding in implementation of trainings and continuous improvement initiatives.WORKING CONDITIONS/PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS:
80% of day spent walking the plant, including going up and down stairs.
Ability to lift 12-20 lbs for line checks.
Occasional lifting up to 50 lbs.
Ability to perform visual inspections.

Use of laboratory instruments: moisture, brix, scales, etc.
Use of vacuum chambers and air pumps during testing.

Basic use of a computer
Basic knowledge of Outlook, Word, Excel applications.

Bilingual skills a plus.

High School Diploma


Experience in the food industry.
2-3 years experience in Quality Control/Assurance.

Keywords: COMPACT INDUSTRIES, INC., Elgin , 1st Shift - Quality Assurance Team Lead, Other , Saint Charles, Illinois

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