Quality Assurance Specialist - Aseptic

Heartland Food Products Group Indianapolis , IN 46218

Posted 2 months ago


The Quality Assurance Specialist is responsible for coordinating Document Review, Implementation and Specification Maintenance. This role requires a very organized individual with a strong understanding of Thermal Processing and Microbiology to be able to complete tasks on a timely basis and maintain permanent records for the company and its customers.

Essential Duties and Key Responsibilities:

  • Review Batch Processing and associated records to ensure compliance with cGMP and GDP requirements. Effectively communicate problems to Production management and initiates corrective procedures.

  • Identify and log Process Deviations and initiate the Root Cause Analysis and CAPA process.

  • Responsible for initiating appropriate actions that address Food Safety concerns, including escalation to Quality and Operations Management.

  • Create and maintain One Point Lessons and SOPs related to Food Processing/Safety for Operations.

  • Responsible for developing monthly quality trainings and presenting along with the quality portion of new hire orientation.

  • Assist in the maintenance of the SQF code guidance spreadsheet and support FSSC 22000.

  • Assist in internal audit program and mock recalls.

  • Supports the QMS process.

  • Act as a backup to the production coordinator for the Creation and Maintenance of MSPECs and all finished product labels.

  • Collaborate with site and department leaders to develop and maintain the most efficient quality assurance procedures for respective areas.

  • Generate ideas for continuous quality improvement and participate in the development and implementation of new policies, procedures and/or programs.

  • Maintain a work environment committed to sustainable safety by enforcing safety rules, setting a safe example, coaching and communicating to department associates the reasons for safe operations.

  • Must be available to assist off hours if required

  • All other duties as assigned


  • BS Degree in Food Science, Microbiology or Engineering preferred.

  • 1-3 years of food manufacturing QA experience. Knowledge of Thermal Processing and/or Aseptic Processing required.

  • HACCP Certification from a nationally / internationally recognized and accredited HACCP training firm or currently in the process of obtaining preferred

  • Knowledge of FDA regulations and SQF experience required

  • Strong expertise in Quality Assurance and cGMP/GDP requirements.

  • Must have strong organizational and leadership skills

  • Demonstrated ability to work with cross functional departments within the organization

  • Strong communication skills required - both verbal and written

  • Excellent problem-solving skills and corrective action/resolution skills

  • Strong computer skills with experience using Word, Excel, Power Point.

Physical Demands:

  • Must be able to physically perform the functions of climbing, balancing, stooping, kneeling, crouching, reaching, standing, walking, pushing, pulling, lifting, grasping, feeling, talking, hearing, and repetitive motions

  • Must be able to work seated using a computer and phone for long periods of time.

  • Must be able to work extended hours, such as daily overtime and an occasional weekend

  • Must possess visual acuity to document company records

  • Continuous walking throughout plant and distribution center.

  • Lifting up to 40 pounds

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Quality Assurance Specialist - Aseptic

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