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ADM QA Specialist - Cedar Rapids, IA in Cedar Rapids, Iowa


Job Title:

QA Specialist - Cedar Rapids, IA



Job Description:

Quality Assurance Specialist – Loc.142 Cedar Rapids, IA

This is an exempt level position

Position Summary:

  • Manage daily activities of the Cedar Rapids Corn Plant Food Safety Management System.

  • Coordinate and verify activities conducted at the Cedar Rapids Plant follow/support the Food Safety Management System.

Job Responsibilities:

  • Assist in the implementation and maintenance of the plant Food Safety, Quality Management, and Document Control System (FSMS,QMS & PT).

  • Serve as an active member of Food Safety teams, up to and including PCQI and Team leader where appropriate, and implements recommendations of the HACCP/Food Safety teams.

  • Assist plant departments with leadership and training to continuously improve the quality and safety of products which are manufactured at the facility.

  • Conduct plant quality and food safety audits (includes GMP audits, internal audits, glass/brittles audits).

  • Participate and lead customer and third party audits including GFSI and Regulatory visits.

  • Assists QFS Manager with Kosher/Halal audits.

  • Conducts OOS investigations as needed.

  • Provides instruction to plant colleagues concerning food safety and quality assurance practices.

  • Take an active role in plant efforts to support operations through critical process thinking and continuous improvement initiatives.

  • Support food safety prerequisite (PRP’s) and Operational Prerequisites (oPRP’s) including a guiding role with pest control and sanitation.

  • Develops and maintains Master Manufacturing Plans (MMPs) for the Cedar Rapids facility.

  • Schedule and participate in internal audits for multiple ADM facilities.

  • Able to work closely with Federal and State agencies, certification bodies, customers, suppliers and corporate contacts.

Job Requirements:

  • Solid working knowledge of systems and processes to assure quality and safety of products and services.

  • Excellent communication, interpersonal and leadership abilities. Must be able to accomplish results by working effectively with others.

  • Strong computer skills. 5+ years work in plant manufacturing setting (preferably in food industry) with major involvement with a QMS system.

  • BS degree in Chemistry, Biology, Microbiology, Food Science, Engineering or related field preferred.

  • Willing and able to spend time in plant frequently (i.e. walk long distances, stand, climb stairs and ladders and move through close spaces) to understand and audit the process, and to conduct verification activities.

  • Capable of working in extreme temperatures.

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.

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. 


Cedar Rapids


IA - Iowa

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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::

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