Senior Quality Engineer

Cincinnati, OH

Posted: 04/18/2023 Industry: Laboratory - Food & Beverage Job Number: 132.23JF Pay Rate: 95,000 - 119,000 Remote: Experience:

Job Description

Senior Quality Engineer

We are currently hiring a Sr. Quality Engineer for our manufacturing facilities in the KY/OH area.  This position is responsible of providing technical and applied expertise and leadership in the areas of food science, food regulations, statistics, problem solving, and continuous improvement projects to meet consumer and regulatory expectations.  The incumbent will serve as a technical expert and drive enterprise-wide projects across multiple facilities.

Responsibilities:

  • Provide project management and organizational leadership for moderate to complex special projects both in assigned facility and across the enterprise
  • Identify areas of need to drive greatest improvement in food safety, quality, and product consistency for the company to drive business results. Use enterprise Statistical Process Control (SPC) information as basis to drive insights and select project to improve quality and reduce waste
  • Act as technical expert and key resource for implementing processes and technologies and understand how they impact and/or integrate with other relevant systems
  • Partner with FSQ leaders and key stakeholders to maintain active work on prioritized list of projects with regular updates to progress
  • Provide training to broader team of technical experts to assure appropriate skills to execute process improvements
  • Drive alignment between product specifications and process capabilities
  • Evaluate customer complaints and implement resolutions to assure product safety, quality and consistency
  • Understand internal and external food safety & quality processes and report to facility leadership on quality issues, trends and opportunities with the purpose of driving continuous improvement
  • Work with Production, maintenance, engineering, and PI&D to solve in-house quality concerns; review non-conforming product and recommend disposition
  • Coordinate and facilitate training for all employees in the areas of HACCP, GMPs, food regulations, and quality system execution (e.g., Infinity QS, GMPs, etc.) to ensure execution and appropriate documentation of quality management systems
  • Supervises, trains and develops subordinates, as assigned
  • Responsible to conduct yourself and ensure your subordinates (if applicable) conduct themselves in a manner consistent with company mission, values, code of ethics, policies, and other standards of conduct
  • Identify areas of need to drive greatest improvement in food safety, quality, and product consistency for the facility providing positive impact to plant driven metrics. Able to utilize and critically evaluate data from a variety of sources to identify root cause and lead teams towards resolution.  Plant records & related information (e.g., SAP information)
  • Identify, develop plan, and execute enterprise-level projects (in partnership with corporate FSQ, plant FSQ, company’s Global Supply Chain, PID) focused on improving product quality, consistency, food safety & regulatory compliance. Effectively communicate plan, progress, and impact to key stakeholders.  Effectively leads projects to completion in timely manner with demonstrated results
  • Design and implement methods for process control, process improvement, testing and inspection. Plan and conduct the analysis, inspection, design, test and/or integration of processes to assure the quality of ingredients, packaging, work in progress (WIP) or finished product
  • Understand internal and external food safety & quality processes and report to facility leadership on quality issues, trends and opportunities with the purpose of driving continuous improvement
  • Apply continuous improvement tools (SPC, Lean Six Sigma, etc.) in problem solving, data analysis, and implementation of process improvements to drive product consistency and reduce product defects (consumer complaints, foreign material, amount of held product, etc.). Design and implement methods for process control, process improvement, testing and inspection.  Plan and conduct the analysis, inspection, design, test and/or integration of processes to assure the quality of ingredients, packaging, work in progress (WIP) or finished product
  • Responsible to conduct yourself and ensure your subordinates (if applicable) conduct themselves in a manner consistent with company mission, values, code of ethics, policies, and other standards of conduct

**If you’d like to hear more about this opportunity and others we are currently working on, please contact Jeff Fee at jfee@cps4jobs.com.

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Job Requirements

What We Will Need From You:

Education:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Engineering, Food Science, or equivalent. Master’s degree preferred

Years Of Related Experience:

  • 5+ years related experience (Quality Engineering with Six Sigma Green Belt experience preferred)

Knowledge/Skills/Abilities:

  • Sound mathematical and basic food science understanding
  • Good knowledge of statistics and statistical process control (SPC)
  • Understanding of the manufacturing environment and basic production operation
  • Strong computer skills and ability to learn technical software
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office Suite of programs with strong Excel skills
  • The ability to effectively communicate both verbally and in writing with demonstrated influence management skills
  • Comfortable in small group and large group settings
  • Must be detail oriented, take initiative and able to work with a sense of urgency in a fast-paced environment
  • Ability to solve problems ranging from basic to complex
  • Strong project management skills. Understanding of food safety, HACCP and basic food regulatory regulations
  • Proven people management and delegation skills
  • Ability to develop positive relationships and work cross functionally

What We Need From You:

  • The desire to a make a meaningful difference. Must be self-motivated with the ability to work independently.  We need someone who competes to win!
  • Authentic leader: direct communicator, able to build strong relationships across the company, with all levels
  • Must have great collaboration skills, with the ability to effectively work closely with cross-functional teams

**If you’d like to hear more about this opportunity and others we are currently working on, please contact Jeff Fee at jfee@cps4jobs.com.

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