Food Safety & Quality Specialist in Ankeny, Iowa

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Job Title: Food Safety & Quality Specialist

Job Description

Responsible for supporting QA activities for the company, ensuring finished products are available for distribution in a timely manner, and supporting the Quality Management Systems in place. Tasks include verifying and entering testing results into LIMS, partnering with external laboratories, providing timely resolutions to helpdesk tickets related to quality, supporting businesses with quality management systems, participating in cross-functional projects as a subject matter expert, and facilitating updates to product formulas and specifications. Additionally, the role involves supporting the Supplier program, providing QA/RA metrics, supplying Certificates of Analyses to customers, and assisting with special projects for the Central Quality & Food Safety Management.


Associate’s or Bachelor’s degree in a science-related field.

Computer skills required (Windows, MSOffice Suite, LIMS, Infor).

Experience in a quality support role at a plant or corporate environment is highly beneficial.

Work Environment

SHIFT: 8 – 4 pm, Monday – Friday. This office facing position is part of the Central Quality Assurance and Regulatory Affairs team, reporting to the Central Quality and Food Safety Manager, and working alongside three other associates. The role involves no lab work and is based within a general office environment, occasionally within a manufacturing setting with exposure to noise and other elements. Physical requirements include sitting for extended periods, operating a computer, recording data, and the ability to communicate effectively.

About Actalent

Actalent is a global leader in engineering and sciences services and talent solutions. We help visionary companies advance their engineering and science initiatives through access to specialized experts who drive scale, innovation and speed to market. With a network of almost 30,000 consultants and more than 4,500 clients across the U.S., Canada, Asia and Europe, Actalent serves many of the Fortune 500.

Diversity, Equity & Inclusion

At Actalent, diversity and inclusion are a bridge towards the equity and success of our people. DE&I are embedded into our culture through:

  • Hiring diverse talent

  • Maintaining an inclusive environment through persistent self-reflection

  • Building a culture of care, engagement, and recognition with clear outcomes

  • Ensuring growth opportunities for our people

The company is an equal opportunity employer and will consider all applications without regard to race, sex, age, color, religion, national origin, veteran status, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic information or any characteristic protected by law.

If you would like to request a reasonable accommodation, such as the modification or adjustment of the job application process or interviewing process due to a disability, please email [email protected] (%[email protected]) for other accommodation options.

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