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FSQA Technician


Northlake, IL, US, 60164

Job Type:  Food Safety & Quality Assurance

Aspire Bakeries is a North American baking company with a leadership position in specialty frozen baked goods. Formed from leading bakery companies, its innovative food portfolio includes breads, artisan breads, buns, cookies, donuts, muffins and pastries from beloved brands like La Brea Bakery®, Otis Spunkmeyer®, and Oakrun Farm Bakery®. With 15 bakeries in North America, we are committed to driving innovation, predicting upcoming consumer trends and flavors, and exceeding our customers’ expectations. Aspire Bakeries champions the values of Integrity, Ownership, Customer Focus, Creativity and Care to help us deliver on People Safety, Food Safety, Quality and Collaboration.





  • Understanding of the Food Safety and Quality Objectives and Global Food Safety and Quality Policy.
  • Understanding and identification of non-conforming raw materials, semi-finished and finished foods.

  • Report food safety and quality non-conformances and deviations to FSQA Manager.  Placing food on hold physically and in SAP for further evaluation.   

  • Communicate any human, food, or equipment safety concerns to Supervision immediately.

  • Support the Hazard Analysis & Risk-Based Preventive Controls Food Safety Team in the participation of an effective Food Safety plan focused on the elimination of biological, chemical, physical, and economically motivated hazards from our foods  

  • Conduct sampling, testing, and documentation of the ASPIRE BAKERIES Integrated Management System (AIMS), including procedures and records. 

  • Understanding and verification of 21 CFR 117 Subpart B Current Good Manufacturing Practices (cGMPs), Prerequisite and Preventive Control Programs, and Critical Control Points (HACCP)

  • Participate in Pre-operational inspections with a cross-functional team. Physical bakery inspections, such as GMP and Hygiene, Food Safety, Foreign material, Glass, Hard Plastics, etc.  

  • Complete sensory, physical, and packaging evaluations on finished food and report the results to bakery management 

  • Verify finished food case labels are accurate.

  • Basic understanding and verifying of the bakery's QAP.  Quality Control Points are being monitored at the prescribed frequency, with the correct method, and documented standard as outlined in the QAP or quality procedure. 

  • Trained in and follow the Critical to Quality Control Points as identified in AIMS 5.0 Quality Flow Diagram and verified that manufacturing is adhering to monitoring checks.

  • Understanding of the Food Safety Flow Diagram as outlined in AIMS 7.0 HACCP Food Safety and Preventive Control Program and verification that manufacturing is adhering to CCP monitoring checks



  • A high school diploma or GED required

  • Some college science courses or experience in the food industry preferred

  • ​​​​​​​1-2 years of related experience preferred

  • Experience with SAP preferred

  • Must be 18 years of age




Aspire Bakeries 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.