Quality Control Technician I

Date: Nov 18, 2023

Location: Aurora, US, 60504

Company: Glanbia

Job Summary

Company Description

Glanbia is a global nutrition company, grounded in science and nature and dedicated to providing better nutrition for every step of life’s journey. The company takes pure and clean ingredients including milk, whey and grains and using expert knowledge and capabilities produces high quality nutritional ingredients and branded consumer products for customers and consumers worldwide.


Glanbia Performance Nutrition is a wholly owned subsidiary of Glanbia located in Downers Grove, Illinois. GPN’s brand portfolio consists of – Optimum Nutrition, BSN, Isopure, Think!, Nutramino ABB, Body & Fit, Amazing Grass and SlimFast, each with its own brand essence. GPN manufactures and markets the full range of performance nutrition and lifestyle products including protein, pre-workout, muscle gainers, ready-to-eat snacks and general health. Products are sold through a variety of channels including specialty retail, the internet, gyms and FDM in a variety of formats including powders, bars and Ready-to-Drink beverages. GPN has a global and expanding footprint with a current in-market presence in 24 countries.


Glanbia Performance Nutrition has enjoyed consistent double-digit growth which has been achieved both organically and through acquisition. Today, GPN has approximately $1.2B in revenue and 2,500 employees worldwide. With state-of-the-art production facilities occupying over 500,000 square feet of operating space, GPN is the only sports nutrition company to manufacture and market items in every product category.


As the parent of Glanbia Performance Nutrition, Glanbia Plc is a global performance nutrition and ingredients group with leading market positions in cheese, whey proteins, sports nutrition and micronutrient premixes headquartered in Kilkenny, Ireland. Glanbia Plc has over 6,900 employees in 34 countries worldwide. Its products are sold or distributed in over 130 countries. The company is organized into a number of divisions; Glanbia Performance Nutrition (GPN), Glanbia Nutritionals, Glanbia Ireland and also a number of joint ventures. Revenues for Glanbia plc are approximately $4.1B. For more information visit the company website at: www.glanbia.com



Job Summary

The Quality Technicians are responsible for managing and enforcing quality programs & procedures, and company established policies regarding the powder manufacturing process and storage. Quality control technicians review, verify and test products across the three stages of production (incoming, in-process, and final) to ensure quality and food safety levels are met. 



     Essential Functions

   Duties and Responsibilities



                   % of Time Spent

  • Ensure compliance to federal and state laws, as well as GPN standards and specifications.


  • Maintain calibration of quality control equipment.


  • Auditing the assigned area, and communicate quality or compliance concerns with urgency


  • Perform inspections across all stages of productions such as incoming raw materials and packaging, in-process, final inspection, and returns to ensure products meet specifications.


  • Perform sensory evaluations on in-process and finished product.


  • Support the Distribution Centers and Warehouses process in regards to Finished Goods inspections, SAP transactions and releases.


  • Data entry in Logs pertaining to Quality Metrics.


  • Perform SAP transactions for releases, holds, reworks and High Jump where applicable, and enter results into a computerized system, track and report results (GP/SAP/MS Office programs).


  • Perform cleaning verifications using ATP swabs and visual inspections to approve manufacturing rooms prior to production.


  • Records verification to ensure all production and quality documents are accurately completed in real-time during manufacturing process.


  • Complete written process, SOPs, and SSOPs deviations.  


  • Support Validations, Environmental Control Program ECA, Customer Complaints Investigations and Document Control.


  • Prepare and/or collect samples for laboratory testing for Raw Material receipts and Finished Product investigations.


  • Flexibility to perform other duties as assigned.




Decision Making/Problem Solving

  • Interpret decision charts for potential non-conformances.
  • Evaluate cleaning practices related with facility and/or equipment and decide if additional cleaning is needed to meet the documented requirements.



Education Requirements


Education Level



High School or GED





Years Of Experience

Minimum Years of Experience

Maximum Years of Experience




Food or Pharmaceutical Quality Experience Preferred

Other Experience

  • Understand GMP/Food Safety Requirements
  • Excellent organizational skills
  • Demonstrated ability to analyze and interpret information
  • Computer Skills / MS Office / SAP

Physical Demand

Postural Demands













Lifting Demands




Lift up to waist



Lift on up to shoulder



Lift on up to overhead



Carry on up to 25 feet



Carry up stairs





Lifting Demands (Manufacturing)

948 Quality Control: 1) Lift 25 lbs. from 6 inches to waist level x 5 reps.




This job description is not intended, nor should it be construed to be an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties, skills, or working conditions associated with the particular job. It is intended only to be a general description of the essential functions common to positions of this type.



At Glanbia, we celebrate diversity, because we know that our individual strengths make us stronger together. We welcome and encourage interest from a wide variety of candidates, and we will give your application consideration, without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender perception or identity, national origin, age, marital status, protected veteran status, or disability status. 


At Glanbia our culture will celebrate individuality, knowing that together we are more.

Nearest Major Market: Aurora
Nearest Secondary Market: Chicago