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Quality Control Lab Manager- Corn Plant- Decatur, IL

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Job Title: Quality Control Lab Manager- Corn Plant- Decatur, IL
Location: Decatur, IL, Midwest United States, USA
Company: Archer Daniels Midland Company (ADM)
Industry Sector: Agribusiness
Industry Type: Commodities and Trading
Career Type: Quality Assurance
Job Type: Full Time
Minimum Years Experience Required: N/A
Salary: 0
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At ADM, we unlock the power of nature to provide access to nutrition worldwide. With industry-advancing innovations, a complete portfolio of ingredients and solutions to meet any taste, and a commitment to sustainability, we give customers an edge in solving the nutritional challenges of today and tomorrow. We're a global leader in human and animal nutrition and the world's premier agricultural origination and processing company. Our breadth, depth, insights, facilities and logistical expertise give us unparalleled capabilities to meet needs for food, beverages, health and wellness, and more. From the seed of the idea to the outcome of the solution, we enrich the quality of life the world over. Learn more at

Quality Control Lab Manager- Corn Plant- Decatur, IL

Job Summary:
This position is responsible for managing daily and long-term activities of the plant Quality Control laboratory. Will provide leadership to the Quality Control team, as well as plan and deploy continuous improvement opportunities for lab instrumentation, procedures, and colleagues. Also facilitate lab output of timely and reliable data, for the purpose of controlling and monitoring of processes, as well as ensuring Quality and Food Safety compliance of finished products. This position will report to the Divisional QC Manager, North America.

Primary Job Functions

  • Lead QC lab Safety program and help facilitate ADM Safety initiatives
  • Ensure compliance of all laboratory colleagues with Safety, Quality and Environmental policies and procedures
  • Manage laboratory personnel staffing, performance and professional development
  • Ensure training, proficiency, and development of laboratory technicians in all aspects of in-process and finished product testing, including intra and inter-lab proficiency programs
  • Facilitate development, approval, implementation and maintenance of laboratory records, policies and procedures, adhering to applicable food/feed standards and regulations, as well as ADM Quality initiatives
  • Ensure standardization, maintenance and optimization of QC lab data inputs and outputs, including analytical testing schedules for both internal and external testing, as well as key performance indicators and metrics for success
  • Lead all aspects of selection, installation, validation and maintenance of laboratory instrumentation
  • Collaborate with QA and Operations leadership to ensure lab colleague education on, and compliance with, applicable food/feed safety protocols and expectations
  • Assist in root cause analysis for Quality and Food Safety non-compliance
  • Provide technical consultation to Operations team for product analysis
  • Collaborate with other ADM locations on laboratory troubleshooting, improvement and standardization objectives
  • Arrange and help provide troubleshooting support to the QC lab on weekends, holidays and outside of regular business hours

Job Qualifications:

  • Minimum Bachelor's degree in Chemistry, Biology or similar science field
  • 5 years of laboratory experience in a food or pharmaceutical setting preferred
  • Excellent interpersonal skills to provide guidance and feedback
  • Good leadership skills and experience facilitating cross-functional team activities
  • Desire to see continuous improvement in processes and programs
  • Ability to troubleshoot standard lab equipment (HPLC, GCs, Titrators etc) required
  • Ability to work as a team member and independently
  • Working knowledge of Microsoft Office
  • Statistics experience desired
  • Working knowledge of cGMP, cGLP, ISO, USP-NF, FCC, HACCP desired

Working Conditions:

Employees in this position working at this location are [or may be] exposed to temperature extremes, dust, and various potential chemical and food allergens, due to the nature of our business and the requirements of the job. If there is any reason such exposure would interfere with your ability to perform this role or work at the location, please notify the hiring manager. Domestic travel is minimal, but expected.

Relocation assistance is available with this position.

This position offers a complete benefit package, including 401K/ESOP, pension, health, life and dental insurance.

ADM requires the successful completion of applicable pre-employment drug screen, medical questionnaire and a background check.
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Job Post Date: 03/20/20
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