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Quality Assurance Specialist

Do you have the appetite to Grow Your Magic? 

Consumers everywhere are increasingly conscious of the quality of the food they eat. Puratos develops, produces and distributes a unique range of ingredients for bakers, pastry-chefs and chocolatiers who demand the very highest quality.

Founded in Belgium in 1919, Puratos is growing rapidly with over 9000 employees in over 70 countries. Our passion for innovation, pioneering spirit and core values continue to propel our global ambitions. This, coupled with our commitment to our communities, is what makes working at Puratos so magical.


Position Overview

Key resource for the implementation and for management of the Food Safety System, model SQF Edition 9, FSMA regulations, reduction of Non-Conformance, and implementation of preventive and corrective actions relating to the overall plant environment.


Primary Responsibilities

• Lead and Conduct Environmental Monitoring Activities for the Production facility acting as the site expert in Hygienic Design, Hygienic Zoning, and Master Sanitation (30%)

• Develop Work Instructions and Procedures for Hygienic Design and Plant Sanitation Programs to increase understanding and eliminate recurrence(5%)

• Organize and Conduct Training to improve understanding and performance of Plant Hygienic Design Non-Conformances and Follow-Up (5%)

• Initiate Continuous Improvement Actions and lead Root Causes Analysis for Deviations related to Environmental Monitoring (20%)

• Report Swabbing results as a KPI to the appropriate parties in a timely fashion to improve Environmental Monitoring concerns around the (10%)

• Collaboratively work with departments on complaints, new product start-up, and internal non-conformances to the disposition of raw materials and products (5%)

• Organize and conduct training to improve understanding and performance of SOP's and GMPs, and write work instructions as (10%)

• Initiate Continuous Improvement actions and lead root causes analysis (10%)

• Ensure inventory is properly managed (5%)

• The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by individuals assigned to this position. They are not intended to be constructed as an exhaustive list of responsibilities, duties, and skills required for this position



Education Requirements

  • Minimum - 4 yr/Bachelors Degree in Food Science and Technology

​​​​​​​Years Of Experience

  • Minimum- 3 years in the food industry

Prior Knowledge/Experience​​​​​​​​​​​​​​

  • Experience conducting internal and GMP audits
  • SQF/BRC/ISO/HACCP experience or certification
  • Experience writing procedures and work instructions, SOPs
  • Experience conducting root cause analysis, CAPA, nonconformance investigation
  • Strong communicator (both internal and external)
  • Ability to Work in Various Production Environments
  • Task and detail-oriented
  • Excellent written and verbal stills
  • Good problem-solving analytical ability
  • Dynamic fast-paced environment

Nearest Major Market: Kenosha
Nearest Secondary Market: Milwaukee