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QC Specialist (Multi-Site) - Decatur IL

Company: Archer Daniels Midland Company
Location: Decatur
Posted on: June 19, 2022

Job Description:

QC Specialist (Multi-Site) - Decatur IL
This is an exempt level position

Job Summary
This position is responsible for supporting Quality Control within the Milling division. This position will be involved with production data analytics, laboratory standardization/efficiencies, driving zero loss thinking and ensuring compliance to industry expectations. This position, in conjunction with the Divisional Quality Control Manager, will drive continual improvement, best practices and development of facility QC team to facilitate continuous improvement of colleagues, processes and products.

Primary Job Functions

  • Perform evaluation of analytical testing frequency across the division and work with production facilities to streamline resources, align testing and drive cost reduction opportunities.
  • Help design and implement a Statistical Quality /Process Control system for improvement of data visualization and utilization in plants
  • Assist in design and implementation of a standardized, divisional dashboarding/reporting format for production and finished product data
  • Ensure alignment of all finished product testing with Milling product release specifications an customer expectations
  • Keep current with technological advancements in analytical instrumentation looking for technology improvements that can save money and /or increase the accuracy of current analyses
  • Collaborate with the Lab Optimization team and others to coordinate online analytical projects (i.e. NIR), as well as develop and sustain existing systems to increase efficiencies and ROIC
  • Coordination of collaborative studies, non-routine, and external lab testing for the division
  • Work with facilities to build/improve and maintain QC models and plant MMPs
  • Assist, as needed, to identify/rectify recurring failures to meet product specifications
  • Assist with lab safety evaluations and improvements
  • Provide assistance to labs when purchasing new analytical equipment to ensure performance and standardization requirements are met
  • Help insure that QC training programs are in place for teams that are conducting analysis
    Job Qualifications
    • Minimum bachelor's degree or equivalent 7 years of laboratory experience
    • Working knowledge of document management systems, Microsoft Office Suite, Power BI, LIMDA/TLC and PI
    • Working knowledge of statistics desired
    • Knowledge of applicable food regulations and requirements
    • Ability to troubleshoot standard lab equipment (HPLC, GC, Titrators, etc.) required
    • Milling processing knowledge preferred but not required
    • Results driven to provide support to achieve the goals established by the division
    • Ability to work as a team member and independently
    • Excellent communication skills to provide guidance and feedback
    • Good leadership skills and experience facilitating cross -functional team activities
    • Desire to see continuous improvement in processes and programs
    • Ability to travel, potentially frequently, depending on the needs of the position up to 25%
      Working Conditions:

      Employees in this position working may or may not be exposed to 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 directly at a mill location, please notify the hiring manager. Travel is minimal, but expected.

      Relocation is available for 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 investigation.

      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:ADM unlocks the power of nature to enrich the quality of life. We're a premier global human and animal nutrition company, delivering solutions today with an eye to the future. We're blazing new trails in health and well-being as our scientists develop groundbreaking products to support healthier living. We're a cutting-edge innovator leading the way to a new future of plant-based consumer and industrial solutions to replace petroleum-based products. We're an unmatched agricultural supply chain manager and processor, providing food security by connecting local needs with global capabilities. And we're a leader in sustainability, scaling across entire value chains to help decarbonize our industry and safeguard our planet. From the seed of the idea to the outcome of the solution, we give customers an edge in solving the nutritional and sustainability challenges of today and tomorrow. Learn more at 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.Ref ID#LI-JD2

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