Fortress Nutrition

It is an exciting time at Fortress Nutrition! As we continue to grow rapidly, we are expanding our high-speed canning/beverage and dry powder production capabilities. We offer competitive pay rates and opportunities for career growth within our organization. If you have a passion for quality and the food & beverage industry, and enjoy working in a dynamic, fast-paced production environment, we strongly encourage you to apply today!


Job Title: QA Specialist
Standard Hours: 8:00am-4:30pm, Monday-Friday


Job Summary: Working as part of the Quality team, the QA Specialist will serve as a primary resource for creation and overview of Quality documentation and records, in addition to assisting quality control functions in operations as needed.


What You’ll Do:

  • Create production documentation including Master Manufacturing (MMRs), Work Instructions, etc.
  • Review and approve records to ensure compliance to internal and external requirements (21 CFR 111, 21 CFR 117, and other product certifications) including: Batch Production Records (BPRs), receiving records, cleaning & sanitation records, testing results, etc.
  • Disposition and label materials as Hold/ Release/Quarantine, including creation of Certificates of Analysis (COAs) as applicable and dispositioning materials in the electronic WMS system.
  • Identify deviations, initiate and coordinate completion of Non-Conformance and Corrective Action (CAPA) investigations including root cause analyses. Contribute to generation of data, reporting, and evaluation of quality-related trends.
  • Assist with Customer Complaint investigations.
  • Conduct basic food safety/cGMP and quality-related training for new hires as needed.
  • Provide training support for internal procedures, including understanding of GMPs and food safety practices, to support overall compliance and continuous improvement.
  • Assist with development and implementation of quality-related SOPs and forms.
  • Support maintenance of training program including tracking of training completion and related records.
  • Support role for Quality Technician tasks as needed including but not limited to: conducting pre-, during-, and post-production equipment/line inspections and quality checks, sampling materials (raw materials, in-process materials, finished product), performing material testing (visual, sensory, analytical)
  • Assist in obtaining supplier-related documentation to support supplier management process.
  • Provide support as needed during audits by regulatory and 3rd party certifying bodies.
  • Participate in GFSI and facility internal audits to ensure compliance to procedures.
  • Flexibility to work alternate shift as needed based on scheduling and department needs.
  • Perform all other duties as assigned.


What We’re Looking For:

  • Bachelor’s degree required, preferably in Chemistry, Biology, Microbiology, or a closely related field.
  • 3-5 years’ experience in a Quality Assurance role within a food/beverage or dietary supplements manufacturer required, beverage manufacturing experience preferred
  • PCQI certification, HACCP certification or relevant experience with HACCP programs preferred
  • Working knowledge and application of Quality Management System (QMS) pre-requisite programs
  • Previous experience with creating and approving manufacturing records
  • Previous experience with reviewing material specifications and dispositioning materials including results of testing / inspections to ensure materials meet specifications.
  • Familiarity with reading product specifications/formulas
  • Knowledge of Current Good Manufacturing Practices (cGMPs), Good Laboratory Practices (GLPs), and Hazard Analysis Critical Control Points (HACCP)
  • Experience working in a Global Food Safety Initiative (GFSI) certified facility (Ex. BRC, SQF)
  • Experience conducting basic food/process lab evaluations (visual, sieve testing, sensory)
  • Experience operating laboratory equipment software
  • Experience/familiarity with basic wet chemistry and microbiological testing methods
  • Familiarity with sanitation processes and related testing
  • Experience participating in audits of internal processes and production, or external suppliers
  • Ability to recognize and define problems, collect data, establish facts, draw valid conclusions, provide recommendations, and lead completion of tasks


Why Fortress Nutrition – Check Out Our Company Benefits & Perks:

  • Paid Time Off (PTO) Package
  • 8 Paid Holidays
  • Comprehensive Medical, Dental & Vision Insurance
  • Quarterly Company Contribution to Qualified HSA Medical Plan
  • Company Paid Short & Long-Term Disability, Life & AD&D Insurance
  • 401(k) Plan with Company Match & Aggressive ROI
  • Tuition Reimbursement
  • Employee Assistance Program
  • $1,500 Referral Bonus – Uncapped!
  • …and more!!!


To apply to this position, please email your resume directly to


Fortress Nutrition is an equal opportunity employer.