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Quality Control Lab Manager - Decatur, IL

Company: ADM
Location: Decatur
Posted on: September 15, 2023

Job Description:

Job Description Quality Control Lab Manager - Decatur, ILThis is a full-time, exempt position.Job Summary:This position is responsible for managing daily and long-term activities of the Quality Control laboratory in the Decatur, IL Corn Processing Facility. This position will provide leadership to the Quality Control team, as well as plan and deploy continuous improvement opportunities for lab instrumentation, procedures, and colleagues.
This position will facilitate lab output of timely and reliable data, for the purpose of controlling and monitoring of processes, as well as ensuring Quality and Food Safety compliance of finished products.
This position reports to the Regional Quality Food Safety Manager.Primary Job Functions:Lead QC lab Safety program and help facilitate ADM Safety initiativesEnsure compliance of all laboratory colleagues with Safety, Quality and Environmental policies and proceduresManage laboratory personnel staffing, performance and professional development Ensure training, proficiency, and development of laboratory technicians in all aspects of in-process and finished product testing, including intra and inter-lab proficiency programsFacilitate development, approval, implementation and maintenance of laboratory records, policies and procedures, adhering to applicable food/feed standards and regulations, as well as ADM Quality initiativesEnsure standardization, maintenance and optimization of QC lab data inputs and outputs, including analytical testing schedules for both internal and external testing, as well as key performance indicators and metrics for successOversee selection, installation, validation and maintenance of laboratory instrumentationCollaborate with QA and Operations leadership to ensure lab colleague education on, and compliance with, applicable food/feed safety protocols and expectationsAssist in root cause analysis for Quality and Food Safety non-complianceDrive contamination troubleshooting efforts in fermentation processesProvide technical consultation to Operations team for product analysisCollaborate with other ADM locations on laboratory troubleshooting, improvement and standardization objectivesArrange and help provide troubleshooting support to the QC lab on weekends, holidays and outside of regular business hoursJob Qualifications:Minimum Bachelor's degree in Chemistry, Biology or similar science field is preferred5 years of laboratory experience in a food or pharmaceutical setting preferredExcellent communication skills to provide guidance and feedbackGood leadership skills and experience facilitating cross-functional team activitiesDesire to see continuous improvement in processes and programsAbility to troubleshoot standard lab equipment (HPLC, GCs, Titrators etc) requiredAbility to work as a team member and independentlyWorking knowledge of Microsoft Office Working knowledge of Statistics desiredWorking knowledge of cGMP, cGLP, ISO, USP-NF, FCC, HACCP desiredWorking Conditions:Employees in this position working at this location are
or may be
exposed to temperature extremes, dust, and various potential chemical and food allergens, due to the nature of our business and the requirements of the job.
If there is any reason such exposure would interfere with your ability to perform this role or work at the location, please notify the hiring manager. Domestic travel is minimal, but expected.This position offers a complete benefit package, including 401K/ESOP, pension, health, life and dental insurance. ADM requires the successful completion of a pre-employment drug screen and a background check. REF:74674BR "AJCIND"

Keywords: ADM, Decatur , Quality Control Lab Manager - Decatur, IL, Executive , Decatur, Illinois

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