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At Novolex, we take pride in supporting our families across the globe. Our team is rich in diversity and our entrepreneurial culture encourages continuous personal growth and teamwork. Our careers include manufacturing, engineering, procurement, supply chain, finance, HR, product development, sales, marketing and an ever-expanding array of others to support our continuing rapid growth.




Job Title:

Quality/Food Safety Technician

Starting at $24/hour

We also offer:  401(k) matching, Dental insurance, Employee assistance program, Flexible spending account, Health insurance, Health savings account, Life insurance, Paid time off, Professional development assistance, Tuition reimbursement, Vision insurance


Position Summary:

A key member of the Quality Food Safety Team, the Quality/SQF Coordinator assists the Quality/Food Safety Manager in implementing and managing the SQF Program as well as assisting in the area of Quality Assurance.  This individual will partner with all members in the workforce to write, validate, and ensure that the Food Safety Program is maintained and followed as well as provide optimum service and quality for all products.


Essential Functions & Key Responsibilities:

  • Assist with evaluating activities related to the Safe Quality Food Program (SQF).
  • Participate and prepare for all food safety audits.
  • Stimulate and cultivate “a zero safety incident mentality” throughout the facility.
  • Provide assistance to ensure Quality System programs, processes and procedures are implemented successfully and function as designed throughout the operation in order to ensure the quality and integrity of manufactured products and services.
  • Assess and evaluate facility personnel and make recommendations to the Quality Food Safety Manager regarding strategies to remedy training, skills, or performance deficiencies.
  • Conduct root cause analysis on defective materials.
  • Ensure consistent and thorough follow-up to non-conformities as it relates to quality food safety.
  • Help maintain a root cause database and provide feedback to customers when required.
  • Assess and suggest modifications to improve the efficiency of the SQF program.
  • Other duties and tasks as assigned.
  • Ability to travel up to 10% of the time.


Candidate Requirements:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in a related field or equivalent work experience preferred.
  • Preferred 2-4 years combined of technical, manufacturing, and/or quality management experience preferably in a printing, converting, or other flexible packaging operation or a combination of education and experience preferred.
  • Exposure in a manufacturing environment utilizing TQM, ISO, Lean Manufacturing and/or Six Sigma is preferred.
  • Quality Assurance experience preferably in a paper-converting environment is preferred.
  • Working knowledge of General Management Practice compliance is preferred.
  • The ability to utilize structured problem solving methods to deliver results.
  • Demonstrated competence to work and communicate effectively with all levels in the organization.
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office, with willingness and ability to learn new systems.
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills required.
  • Core Competencies: Accountability, Change Agent, Flexible, Communications, Simplifies the Complex, Teamwork, Strategic Thinking, Commitment to Excellence, Leadership

Please no recruiting agencies

Following GMP in compliance with all food safety requirements.

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City:  Chicago
State:  IL

Nearest Major Market: Chicago

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