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Quality Assurance Control

Chicago, IL
25.00 per hr usd
May 13, 2024

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Gary Robinson

Professional Experience

Midwest Food Manufacturing

**/**** - *******

Quality Assurance Analyst

Managed the Quality Department which consisted of 12 technicians who directly reported to me for direction and goals that were set for company to be successful and produce a safe and quality product.

Ensured that each individual employee has a safe place to perform their daily duties for which they were hired.

Responsible for the success and growing knowledge of each tech to perform their duties at the highest level.

Knowledgeable on FDA and other regulatory entities procedures that are required to follow in order to sell and produce edible baked goods for human consumption for profit.

S.T. Specialty Foods

1/2013 – 12/2016

Senior Quality Assurance Specialist

Inspected all incoming materials as well as finished goods ensuring that they are consistent with proper codes and material recipes are followed to the letter according to products being made and shipped.

Conducted product testing which varied from lab salt analysis - to moisture and even taste test.

Took safety precautions before items leave the production floor that follow Food Safety from verifying COAs enforcing everyone on the production floor to follow GMP codes.

Rewrote SOPS

Worked in HACCP environment Securing SQF certificate.

Worked with SAP and QMS software.

Kenosha Beef

1/2013 – 6/2013

Quality Inspector

Inspected raw materials and finished goods.

Execute daily operations of the Quality Control tested and adjusted packaging equipment for processing Tested weighed tasted smelled materials ensuring it was safe and met all company and governmental standards.

Established great working relationship with USDA FDA entities that helped produce safe and consumable food for the public.

Experience with Hydraulic, pneumatic, electrical, and mechanical maintenance.

Experienced in Blueprint reading.

Experienced in Conveyor repair and troubleshooting.

Fair Oaks Farms Meats

6/2012 – 12/2012 (Temporary Assignment)

Quality Control Inspector

Inspected raw materials and Final goods to be shipped Executed daily Quality Control operations.

Tested and adjusted it necessary packaging equipment during processing of meats according to FDA governmental standards.

Established great working relationship with USDA for who was in plant during production.

Maintained log of operation according to company and government guidelines.

Monitored all GMPs PPEs again continuing to produce the safest product we can.

Robinson and Robinson

12/2009 – 12/2012

Small Business Owner

Managed small staff of experienced salesmen along with small clerical team that sold and service of computer automation to.

Selected other small businesses who were still using pen and paper for their payroll and attendance needs.

Trained these selected customers in daily use of new computer systems as well as personalized software to fit their needs.

Chicago Baking Company (Butternut Bread)

1/1989 – 12/2009

Route Sales Manager

Developed designated SRRA for sales of baked goods to potential clients or new store owners.

Planned and directed staff of 12 drivers 6 retail Salesforce to properly distribute baked goods to grocers and consumers within our designated sales territory.

Provided each salesman with the tools and motivation to be as successful as they could possibly be with knowledge of proper product mix selection of equipment that was necessary for them to maximize sales and increase their profits.

Worked closely with each individual salesman to help give him the tools to be successful.


Associate of Applied Science in Accounting

Illinois State University - Bloomington, IL

August 1983 to August 1985

Bachelor’s degree in computer science

Illinois State University - Bloomington, IL

August 1979 to January 1983

ASQC Certified

SERV Safe Certification (In Progress)

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