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Quality Control Specialist (Multi-Site)



Quality Assurance
Decatur, IL, USA
Posted on Friday, June 14, 2024

Quality Control Specialist (Multi-Site)


IL - Illinois

Quality & Food Safety

Job Description

QC Specialist (Multi-Site)
This is a full-time, 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 ensure that QC training programs are in place for teams that are conducting analysis
Job Qualifications
  • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent 7 years of laboratory experience preferred.
  • 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 (Falling numbers, Farinograph, NIR) 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.
ADM requires the successful completion of a background investigation. If candidate would prefer to relocate to Decatur, IL, Relocation Assistance will be provided.

Salary Wage Range: $88,000 to $120,000 annually
Bonus Eligible: Yes

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Benefits and Perks

Enriching the quality of life for the world begins by taking care of our colleagues. In addition to competitive pay, we support your diverse needs with a comprehensive total rewards package to enhance your well-being, including:

  • Physical wellness – medical/Rx, dental, vision and on-site wellness center access or gym reimbursement (as applicable).
  • Financial wellness – flexible spending accounts, health savings account, 401(k) with matching contributions and cash balance plan, discounted employee stock purchasing program, life insurance, disability, workers’ compensation, legal assistance, identity theft protection.
  • Mental and social wellness – Employee Assistance Program (EAP), Employee Resource Groups (ERGs) and Colleague Giving Programs (ADM Cares).
Additional benefits include:
  • Paid time off including paid holidays.
  • Adoption assistance and paid maternity and parental leave.
  • Tuition assistance.
  • Company-sponsored training and development resources, such as LinkedIn Learning, language training and mentoring programs.
*Benefits may vary for bargained locations, confirm benefit eligibility with your recruiter.


Diversity, equity, inclusion and belonging are cornerstones of ADM’s efforts to continue innovating, driving growth, and delivering outstanding performance. We are committed to attracting and retaining a diverse workforce and create welcoming, truly inclusive work environments — environments that enable every ADM colleague to feel comfortable on the job, make meaningful contributions to our success, and grow their career. We respect and value the unique backgrounds and experiences that each person can bring to ADM because we know that diversity of perspectives makes us better, together.

We are committed to ensuring all qualified applicants receive consideration for employment regardless of race, color, ethnicity, disability, religion, national origin, gender, gender identity, gender expression, marital status, sexual orientation, age, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.

We welcome everyone to apply, especially those individuals who are underrepresented in our industry, as we strive to ensure our workforce represents the world that we help to feed: people of color, women, gender non-conforming, LGBTQIA+, veterans and persons with disabilities. For more information regarding our efforts to advance Diversity, Equity, Inclusion & Belonging, please visit our website here: Diversity, Equity and Inclusion | ADM.

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 www.adm.com.

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