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ADM Quality Assurance Specialist - Clinton IA in Clinton, Iowa


Job Title:

Quality Assurance Specialist - Clinton IA


Quality & Food Safety

Job Description:

Quality Assurance Specialist - Clinton IA

This is a full time exempt position

Position Summary:

  • Manage daily activities of the Clinton Corn Plant Food Safety Management System.

  • Coordinate and verify activities conducted at the Clinton Plant follow/support the Food Safety Management System.

This position reports to the Quality Assurance/Food Safety Manager.

Job Responsibilities:

  • Assist in the implementation and maintenance of the plant Food Safety, Quality Management, and Document Control System (FSMS,QMS & PT).

  • Serve as an active member of Food Safety teams, up to and including PCQI and Team leader where appropriate, and implements recommendations of the HACCP/Food Safety teams.

  • Assist plant departments with leadership and training to continuously improve the quality and safety of products which are manufactured at the facility.

  • Conduct plant quality and food safety audits (includes GMP audits, internal audits, glass/brittles audits).

  • Participate and lead customer and third party audits including GFSI and Regulatory visits.

  • Assists QFS Manager with Kosher/Halal audits.

  • Conducts OOS investigations as needed.

  • Provides instruction to plant colleagues concerning food safety and quality assurance practices.

  • Take an active role in plant efforts to support operations through critical process thinking and continuous improvement initiatives.

  • Support food safety prerequisite (PRP’s) and Operational Prerequisites(oPRP’s) including a guiding role with pest control and sanitation.

  • Develops and maintains Master Manufacturing Plans (MMPs) for the Clinton facility.

  • Schedule and participate in internal audits for multiple ADM facilities.

  • Able to work closely with Federal and State agencies, certification bodies, customers, suppliers and corporate contacts.

Job Requirements:

  • Solid working knowledge of systems and processes to assure quality and safety of products and services.

  • Excellent communication, interpersonal and leadership abilities. Must be able to accomplish results by working effectively with others.

  • Strong computer skills. 5+ years work in plant manufacturing setting(preferably in food industry) with major involvement with a QMS system.

  • BS degree in Chemistry, Biology, Microbiology, Food Science, Engineering or related field preferred.

  • Willing and able to spend time in plant frequently (i.e. walk long distances, stand, climb stairs and ladders and move through close spaces) to understand and audit the process, and to conduct verification activities.

  • Capable of working in extreme temperatures.

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ADM requires the successful completion of a pre-employment drug screen and a background check.​


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About ADM

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





Diversity, equity, inclusion and belonging are cornerstones of ADM’s efforts to continue innovating, driving growth, and delivering outstanding performance. We are committed to attracting and retaining a diverse workforce and create welcoming, truly inclusive work environments — environments that enable every ADM colleague to feel comfortable on the job, make meaningful contributions to our success, and grow their career. We respect and value the unique backgrounds and experiences that each person can bring to ADM because we know that diversity of perspectives makes us better, together.

We are committed to ensuring all qualified applicants receive consideration for employment regardless of race, color, ethnicity, disability, religion, national origin, gender, gender identity, gender expression, marital status, sexual orientation, age, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.

We welcome everyone to apply, especially those individuals who are underrepresented in our industry, as we strive to ensure our workforce represents the world that we help to feed: people of color, women, gender non-conforming, LGBTQIA+, veterans and persons with disabilities. For more information regarding our efforts to advance Diversity, Equity, Inclusion & Belonging, please visit our website here: Diversity, Equity and Inclusion | ADM. (


Benefits and Perks

Enriching the quality of life for the world begins by taking care of our colleagues. In addition to competitive pay, we offer a comprehensive total rewards package to support your well-being, including:

  • Physical wellness – medical/Rx, dental, vision and life insurance; on-site wellness center access or gym reimbursement (as applicable)

  • Financial wellness – flexible spending accounts, 401(k) with matching contributions and cash balance plan, discounted employee stock purchasing program, disability, workers’ compensation, legal assistance, identity theft protection

  • Mental and social wellness – Employee Assistance Program (EAP) and Employee Resource Groups (ERGs)

Additional benefits include:

  • Paid vacation time, plus 11 paid holidays and one paid personal day

  • Adoption assistance and paid parental leave

  • Tuition assistance

  • Company-sponsored training and development resources, such as LinkedIn Learning, language training and mentoring programs