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ADM QA TECH in Erlanger, Kentucky


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Quality Assurance Tech – Erlanger, KY

This is a full time, non exempt position


The Quality Assurance Technician will support the implementation and enforcement of the Quality and Food Safety Management System requirements throughout all of the manufacturing process in order to ensure compliance with company policies, FDA cGMP, and Industry standards.



Adapts well to changes in assignments and priorities; adapts behavior or work methods in response to new information, changing conditions, or unexpected obstacles; approaches change positively and adjusts behaviors accordingly.

Building Trust

Interact with others in a way that gives them confidence in one’s motives and representations and those of the organization. Is seen as direct and truthful; keeps confidences, promises, and commitments.


Builds constructive working relationships with clients/customers, other work units, community organizations and others to meet mutual goals and objectives. Behaves professionally and supportively when working with individuals from a variety of ethnic, social and educational backgrounds.

Continuous Learning and Professional Development (Do not use with Applied Learning)

Is committed to developing professionally, attends professional conferences, focuses on best practices, values cutting-edge practices and approaches; takes advantage of a variety of learning activities, introduces newly gained knowledge and skills on the job.


Uses appropriate interpersonal skills and techniques to gain acceptance for ideas or solutions. Uses influencing strategies to gain genuine agreements; Seeks to persuade rather than force solutions or impose decisions or regulations.

Planning and Organizing

Organizes work, sets priorities, and determines resources requirements; determines necessary sequence of activities needed to achieve goals.

Quality Orientation

Monitors and checks work to meet quality standards; demonstrates a high level of care and thoroughness; checks work to ensure completeness and accuracy.

Safety Awareness

Being aware of conditions and circumstances that affect one’s own safety or the safety of direct reports.


Participates as an active and contributing member of a team to achieve team goals. Works cooperatively with other team members, involves others, shares information as appropriate, and shares credit for team accomplishments.

Technical/Professional Knowledge and Skills

Possesses, acquires, and maintains the technical/professional expertise required to do the job effectively and to create client/customer solutions. Technical/professional expertise is demonstrated through problem solving, applying professional judgment, and competent performance.


Perform Risk Based Quality, Layered Audits based on:

  • First Pass Quality Deviation, Rejections

  • EMP Failures and related GMP practices

  • Customer complaint data (cap seal / torque, bag closer, box seals, leaking containers)

  • Foreign material risks (Glass, plastic, wood, gasket material, etc.)

  • Weigh compliance

  • Formulation Compliance (staging, scanning, order of addition, etc.)

  • Calibration Compliance (Torque wrenches, scales, magnets, etc.)

  • Weight Verification Label compliance

  • Validation of CCPs and OPRPs

  • GMP, Allergen, G&BP program audits

Support Technical QA in Cross Functional Initiatives

  • Audit for implementation and sustainment of CAPAs

  • Provide interface with operators during MOC validations

  • Monitoring of GMPs during MOC, Construction, etc.

  • Provide 24/7 back-up coverage for micro sanitation and emp swabbing

  • FS&Q Skills Validation support to operations

  • Escalate issues to Technical QA

Coordinate Activities of contracted Quality Inspectors which include:

  • Labeling compliance

  • Leaking Container,

  • Box Making

  • Sweeping/GMP support

  • GMP Inspections

  • Daily GMP Walkthrough

  • Weekly Glass and Brittle Plastics Inspections


  • B.S. in Food Science, Chemistry or related Science field with some laboratory experience, or 3 years prior Quality Control experience.

  • Computer skills; Word, Excel, Outlook.

  • Knowledge of laboratory procedures.

  • Good problem solving, communication and interpersonal skills

  • Focus on Food Safety and Customer/Consumer needs in all aspects of work.

  • Completes Deviation/Rejection investigations to determine actual Root Causes.

  • Ability to manage multiple priorities while maintaining Quality requirements.

  • Encourages Trust between Operations and Quality.

We will ensure that individuals with disabilities are provided reasonable accommodation to participate in the job application or interview process, to perform essential job functions, and to receive other benefits and privileges of employment. Please contact us to request accommodation.

Relocation assistance is not available with this position.

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

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

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 veteran status.




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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::

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