3rd Shift QA Technician (Food)

3rd Shift Quality Assurance Technician (Food)

Bedford Park, IL

Contract-to-Hire Opportunity

Shift: 10:00pm – 6:30am with rotating Saturdays (once a month) with 1-2 weeks training on 1st shift

Pay Rate: $16/hour


Kelly Scientific Resources has an excellent opportunity in the quality assurance field in the food industry. This position is responsible for ensuring the integrity and safety of food products throughout the manufacturing process by utilizing various standards and established testing methods, operating procedures, and adherence to protocols and policies. This position also works inter and intra departmentally, allowing for endless growth opportunities and professional development!


We are interviewing and hiring immediately! Please apply for your consideration.



  • Perform root cause analysis and develop a corrective/preventive action plan.
  • Inspects production lines and manufacturing for critical / process control points. Performs ATP and micro swabbing as specified.
  • Testing Raw Materials, Work-in-Process, and Finished Goods.  Including but not limited to:
    • Brix, Refractive Index, pH, Taste Prep and analysis, Sodium Testing, Salt and Acid, Viscosity, Color, Water Activity, Moisture Analysis
  • Notify appropriate personnel of quality status of raw materials, work-in-process, and finished goods.
  • Pulling raw material samples when they are received or pulling other samples for retesting or special projects.
  • Submits samples of product to QA laboratory for testing as indicated by department procedures
  • Manages micro and other third-party testing requests.  Includes completion of work request, preparation of samples, and recording of results.
  • Recordkeeping / maintaining retains for all Raw Materials, Intermediates, and Finished Goods
  • Perform training of internal departmental personnel as needed.
  • Performs audits of manufacturing facility(s) including/but not limited to:  Glass Inspections, Cooler Inspections, GMP audits of manufacturing and non-manufacturing areas, maintains records related to the inspections
  • Perform all duties in a safe manner adhering to company safety rules and regulations
  • Thoroughly understands material and equipment hazards and performs all duties in a safe manner using appropriate personal protective equipment.
  • Contributes to the turnaround time for finished goods and work-in-progress.


  • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent from a college with 2+ years of experience OR 4-6 years of experience OR equivalent combination of education and experience
  • Knowledge of SOP, instrumental analysis, chemical analysis, flavor analysis, sensory analysis, computer knowledge
  • Able to perform each essential duties satisfactorily.
  • Knowledge of HACCP, Food Safety, Instrumentation proficiency is preferred
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills, attention to detail, and problem-solving skills
  • Basic ability to work independently and manage time.
  • Basic ability to analyze data and accurately document and record results.
  • Frequently lift and/or move up to 10 lbs. and occasionally lift and/or move up to 25 lbs.

Why Kelly®?

Kelly® Science is your connection to premier scientific and clinical companies looking to hire talented people just like you. Every day, we match science professionals with dream jobs that fit their skills and interests—it’s the way we think job searching should be. Nearly 100 percent of our science recruiters have a professional background/education in science, so we know a thing or two about the science market and how to get you noticed.

About Kelly®

At Kelly, we’re always thinking about what’s next and advising job seekers on new ways of working to reach their full potential. In fact, we’re a leading advocate for temporary/nontraditional workstyles, because we believe they allow flexibility and tremendous growth opportunities that enable a better way to work and live. Connecting great people with great companies is what we do best, and our employment opportunities span a wide variety of workstyles, skill levels, and industries around the world.

Kelly is an equal opportunity employer committed to employing a diverse workforce, including, but not limited to, minorities, females, individuals with disabilities, protected veterans, sexual orientation, gender identity. Equal Employment Opportunity is The Law.

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