• Quality Auditor (1st shift)

    Job Locations US-IA-Urbana
    Req No.
    Regular Full-Time
  • Overview

    **When applying with Frontier Coop, it is not necessary to enter work history on application form if resume is uploaded.




    Performs on-site and audit-based evaluations in operations; audits compliance to SOP’s/standard work, operational processes, food safety rules and regulations, personnel practices, cGMP’s, etc. Improves SOP’s and provides standard work and training input. Implements sampling and sample preparation protocols for raw materials and finshed products for quality testing and evaluation. 




    • Audits in-line quality checks.
    • Performs SOP/Process audits in Operations.
    • Performs plant inspections, testing, and sampling for quality assurance compliance.
    • Performs environmental testing/allergen swabbing.
    • Answers process-related questions for packaging and processing.
    • Placards non-conforming items and completes warehouse transfers in PRMS.
    • Initiates Product Reject Forms.
    • Improves SOP’s, provides standard work and training input.
    • Attends daily production meetings with quality updates.
    • Has a critical role in assuring product quality and continuous improvement.
    • Performs general clerical duties such as filing, data entry and report writing.
    • Works independently while demonstrating excellent judgment, accuracy, and decision making with little oversight. Assists other quality assurance personnel when needed.
    • Other duties may be assigned.

    20-30% of the time

    • Samples raw materials using company prescribed methods. 
    • Prepares samples for internal and external laboratory testing
    • Operates and maintains laboratory equipment, including but not limited to: biosafety cabinets, balances, micro pipettes, etc. 
    • Runs basic assay kits according to SOP
    • Practices aseptic techniques
    • Conducts pest control activities on specified schedule
    • Enters and maintains sample documentation and results in LIMS database. 



    This job has no supervisory responsibilities.




    To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.




    Associates degree (A.A) in biology, chemistry, food science or related field from a two-year college; and 6 months to 1 year related experience; or equivalent combination of education and experience. 




    Ability to read and comprehend detailed instructions, correspondence, reports and memos. Ability to write routine reports and correspondence. Ability to speak effectively with a variety of people and respond to basic questions in situations where common courtesy and tact are needed.




    Ability to add, subtract, multiply, and divide in all units of measure, using whole numbers, common fractions, and decimals. Ability to compute rate, ratio, and percent and to interpret bar graphs. Ability to use a computer to create spreadsheets and charts, and run reports.



    • Ability to prioritize multiple projects and work independently.
    • Understands and applies good laboratory practices.
    • Good organizational skills and attention to detail.
    • Ability to work within team concept.
    • Familiarity with Word, Excel, web based and database software.
    • Maintain positive attitude and approach to personnel when addressing items that do not meet Frontier expectations.
    • Naturally inquisitive and comfortable asking questions.
    • Respectful and observant of others feelings.
    • Objective and not influenced by personal opinion; considers and represents facts.
    • Not easily intimidated by others, leads by example.
    • Patient and persistent, in spite of difficulty or opposition.
    • Good listening, writing and verbal communication skills.




    The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.


    While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to use hands and/or fingers to type, handle, or feel and taste or smell. The employee frequently is required to stand, walk, sit, and view a computer monitor or video display.  The employee is occasionally required to reach with hands and arms; climb or balance; stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl; and talk or hear.  The employee must regularly lift and/or move up to 25 pounds and occasionally lift and/or move up to 50 pounds.


    Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision and color vision, necessary to evaluate products effectively.




    The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.


    While performing the duties of this job, the employee is occasionally exposed to moving mechanical parts, fumes or airborne particles, toxic or caustic chemicals, outside weather conditions, and vibration. The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.


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