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Lead, FSQA

City & State: 

Romeoville, IL, US, 60446

Job Category:  Food Safety & Quality Assurance

ARYZTA is a global baking company with a Passion for Good Food. We provide our retail and foodservice customers with a portfolio of bakery solutions so they can deliver memorable, delicious food to consumers. With operations in the United States, Canada, South America, Europe, Asia, Australia and New Zealand, ARYZTA has become a global leader in the baked goods industry and one of the largest specialty bakery companies in the world. Our leading bakery brands in North America include La Brea Bakery®, Otis Spunkmeyer®, and Oakrun Farm Bakery®. We have 58 state-of-the-art bakeries and kitchens around the globe, with 20 of those in North America, and are committed to driving innovation, predicting upcoming consumer trends and flavors, and exceeding our customers’ expectations. The Americas team champions the values of Integrity, Ownership, Customer Focus, Creativity and Care to help us deliver on People Safety, Food Safety, Quality and Collaboration.

Lead, FSQA-Bakery


Key Accountabilities

The person in this position will be heavily involved in the day to day operations at the Romeoville, IL bakery. This person will be working in tandem with the QA Shift Lead to ensure all food safety measures and quality parameters are being met as required. This person will also be asked to assist Operations to ensure we are meeting our customer’s expectations, while adhering to the internal expectations set by Senior Leadership.



 Responsible for overseeing the daily operational inspections

Collecting micro swabs on a quarterly basis to validate the effectiveness of sanitation

Collecting allergen validation swabs as needed

Oversight of the labelling room and assisting in the printing of labels for the master cases

Conducting daily SSOP operational inspections as part of USDA requirements

Collecting finished pizza samples

Reviewing and verifying receiving records and QA paperwork for accuracy

Responsible for reviewing HACCP records and conducting direct observations

Leading, training and assisting QA team in day to day operations

Work with Operations and other department on resolving food safety and quality issues

Understanding the Shipping and Receiving process to fill in if the Shipping/Receiving tech is absent

If asked, carry out projects for the QA Manager

Create scheduling for the QA Technicians and 2nd shift janitors

Food Safety / Quality:

 Adhere to all GMP’s (Good Manufacturing Practices), such as good hand washing practices and adhering to the employee hygiene plan.

Follow all USDA guidelines

Report any issues regarding food safety or quality to supervision and/or quality assurance

Comply with customer requirements when applicable


Typical Work Schedule: 2nd shift 2 pm - 11 pm including weekends


Required Skills:

Skills, Experience & Qualifications

High School, but an Associate’s Degree or Bachelor’s a plus

1-2 years in a USDA environment

Bilingual ability (Spanish)is a plus

Basic skills in MS Office (Excel, Word, PowerPoint)


ARYZTA is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability or veteran status.


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