Quality Control Supervisor
Asahi Kasei

Glenview, Illinois

Posted in Manufacturing and Production

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Job Info

At Asahi Kasei we believe anyone can buy equipment or build a facility. It is our diverse team members around the globe who will enable us to develop ideas and technologies and capture the exciting opportunities that lie ahead. We look for candidates with a fresh perspective, people with a wide variety of skills who are creative thinkers, enjoy challenges and are driven to excel.

We are currently seeking applications to fill the following job opening at Asahi Kasei Bioprocess where we sell Planova® virus removal filters and develops and manufactures related bioprocess equipment.

Asahi Kasei Bioprocess America, Inc.

Job Description:

Asahi Kasei Bioprocess (AKB) provides pharmaceutical and biopharmaceutical manufacturers with a comprehensive suite of tools to maximize safety and improve yields of biotherapeutics during research, clinical and commercial-scale production. PlanovaTM virus-removal filters anchor a diverse product portfolio defined by quality, consistency, and scalability. Additional areas of expertise include liquid chromatography, inline buffer dilution and oligonucleotide synthesis.

We are a growing team (105+) of professionals excited about what we do and our ability to impact healthcare delivery systems worldwide. We offer a "big company" benefits package and a "small company" culture and work environment. Every employee at Asahi Kasei Bioprocess America can impact our future.

As an Asahi Kasei Bioprocess America employee, you will enjoy:

Competitive compensation with bonuses

Great health benefits

Wellness plan

Paid time-off

Strong company match to 401(k) contributions

Tuition reimbursement program

Company Giving and Volunteering Program

We are currently looking for a Quality Control Supervisor to join our team! The qualified individual will be responsible for supervising and inspecting incoming shipments according to AKBA requirements and standard operating procedures, such as supervising the daily activities of QC members, setting receiving inspection priorities, dispositioning of nonconforming product, liaising with suppliers, and maintaining the calibration program for all calibrated instruments used for QC. We are looking for someone excited to join an incredible team and a fast-growing company!

Essential Responsibilities:

  • Supervise the daily activities of, and set priorities for, the QC staff.
  • Ensure organization and flow within the QC/Receiving area and warehouse, and that traceability practices are being followed.
  • Perform inspections and document results using Good Documentation Practices.
  • Ensure expected documentation is received, accurate and meets specification.
  • Conduct inspections and measurements in accordance with drawings, datasheets and AKBA requirements.
  • Ensure all incoming material is appropriately documented and received in the company system and transferred to its appropriate storage location per AKBA procedures.
  • Represent the QC team at project kickoff and planning meetings, partner with Engineering, Assembly, and Inventory departments, and advise management on resource planning for anticipated increases in workload.
  • Control, investigate, and resolve nonconforming product issues, ensuring it is properly identified and quarantined until final disposition is determined.
  • Review and approve nonconforming material reports in the company reporting system and investigate and follow up with appropriate departments to ensure closure.
  • Support recruiting, training, and development of QC resources.
  • Act as an escalation resource to liaise with suppliers when QC staff cannot get what they need (i.e., responses to inquiries, requests for rework, required documentation, etc.)
  • Support the Inventory team during annual inventory through organization of the QC space and identification of product.
  • Maintain the schedule for calibrated instruments and follow up with appropriate departments to ensure conformity to ISO 9001 requirements.
  • Identify and support quality improvements and other projects, as assigned.

  • High School Diploma
  • 8 years of experience in a manufacturing environment
  • 3-5 years of experience supervising teams
  • Knowledge of receiving inspection, quality control, inventory management, and shipping practices
  • Documentation and organization skills
  • Functional knowledge of basic inspection tools & gages
  • Functional knowledge of an ERP system (Microsoft Navision, SAP, or similar)
  • Familiarity with ISO 9001 requirements
  • Knowledge of calibration principles
  • Ability to work under pressure to meet tight deadlines
  • Computer literate, intermediate proficiency in Excel
  • Exceptional attention to detail
  • Exceptional organizational skills and ability to assess and direct department priorities according to business needs
  • Effective communication skills and ability to collaborate across multiple departments

Physical Demands:
  • The position requires physical mobility and must lift, carry and/or move up to 50lbs multiple times daily.
  • The position requires standing for long periods of time and a working knowledge of sensitive instruments and equipment.
  • The work environment is within a manufacturing/mechanical shop facility.
  • Safe operation of all equipment including pallet jacks and fork trucks.
  • Safety shoes required to be worn at all times (provided by company).


We believe a diverse workforce is crucial to our growth as a global supplier of advanced materials. Asahi Kasei is an equal opportunity employer.

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