2018-09-30

Quality Engineer - Microbiology or SQF experience
Job Opportunity at J.D. Cotter Search, Inc.

Posted on Sep 30

http://www.jdcotter.com    +1 (614) 895-2065

Location: Wooster, OH
Job Type: Full Time
Job ID: W4158796

Here is a great Quality Engineer position (hiring 2!) with a national Food Products Manufacturer in Wooster, Ohio.   Relocation Assistance Provided!

Quality Engineer (Microbiology exposure) - Bachelor Degree with 2-5 years food or related manufacturing experience
We are hiring for 2 expansion positions in the new manufacturing plant.  1 position is microbiology related, 1 position is SQF related. 


Must be US Citizen or green card -- sponsorship is not available for this position.   

Apply for immediate interview consideration!


Purpose of the Quality Engineer - Food Manufacturing position: 


In the plant, the purpose Quality Engineer/Microbiologist is to inspect, evaluate, and assist in assigned projects affecting product quality, process improvements, work efficiency, and safety.  
 

Duties of the Quality Engineer - Food Manufacturing: 
  • Work on assigned projects to assure unaffected product quality and ensure quality remains paramount in the project.
  • Support process improvement projects throughout the plant to assure product quality remains unaffected.
  • Provide leadership and technical expertise in activities related to ingredients, analytical methods, and data management.
  • Work on assigned projects to improve accuracy and increase efficiency and safety throughout the plant.
  • Assist manufacturing areas in preparing/implementing corrective actions which in turn correct and optimize product quality when required.
  • Support and prepare third party and Safe Quality Food (SQF) processes and inspections.
  • Support and back up Quality Manager duties concerned with both finished product and component quality.
  • Support existing and new process systems implemented throughout the plant.
 
General Description of the position: 
 
The major responsibility associated with this position is to ensure the manufacturing facility meets quality assurance requirements in terms of production, manufacture, processing, transport, storage, distribution, supply of raw materials and ingredients used to manufacture the finished product.  The company puts systems in place to assure the company supplies safe quality food while also defining the methods used to comply with customer and regulatory requirements,  and discover the best way to continually improve the food safety and quality management system.  
 
Another major responsibility is to ensure all applicable areas are performing in an efficient and safe manner, while keeping quality, GMPs and regulatory compliance a high priority.  He/she initiates and conducts investigations into repeated high level issues.  These investigations may include one or all departments within the plant and are conducted in a professional manner that is reflected in weekly reporting.     
 
The Food Microbiologist / Quality Engineer has the authority to take immediate corrective actions when dealing with Food Safety and Food Quality issues and reports these issues to the immediate supervisor and/or Quality Manager for further action if required.  
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Qualifications for the Food Manufacturing Quality Engineer:
  • B.S. or B.A. degree in science related field, i.e., Food Science, Microbiology, Chemical Engineering, or equivalent.
  • 5-12 years of Quality related work in a food manufacturing plant or equivalent in either lab microbiology or general SQF.
  • Formal education (including short courses) on GLP, GMP, TQM & HACCP.

Desired Skills:
  • Strong analytical and applied problem solving skills            
  • Familiarity with food or dairy plant operations and equipment
  • Excellent computer and math skills
  • Excellent personal organizational skills
  • Ability to train and motivate others
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Report writing skills

Apply for immediate interview consideration!
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