We are hiring a Sr. Quality Engineer for our Global Supply Chain team in Kansas, Kentucky, Minnesota, Oklahoma, Pennsylvania, and Texas. Email email@example.com to learn about any of these openings or visit schwansjobs.com to learn more.
This position is responsible for 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.
What you will get from us:
Opportunities for career growth with a well-established food company
A culture focused on ensuring the health, safety and well-being of its employees
Support and mentorship from team members who are authentic, good-natured, and highly skilled
Competitive wages, incentive pay, and a comprehensive package of benefits
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’s 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
Continuous Improvement Project Work:
Identify areas of need to drive greatest improvement in food safety, quality, and product consistency for the facility to provide 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, and FSQ Schwan’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
What we need from you:
Years of Experience: 5+ years related experience (Quality Engineering with Six Sigma Green Belt experience preferred)
Education: Bachelor's Degree in Engineering, Food Science, or equivalent. Master’s degree preferred
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 requirements
Proven people management and delegation skills
Ability to develop positive relationships and work cross functionally
The employing subsidiaries of Schwan’s Company are Equal Employment Opportunity Employers. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to disability, age, race, color, religion, gender, vet status, national origin or other protected class.
About Schwan's Company
At Schwan’s Company, we are driven to bring our customers delicious foods and reliable services. That's how we grew from a "one-man-and-a-truck" delivery business in rural Minnesota to a multibillion-dollar private company with thousands of team members nationwide. Our commitment to delicious foods shows in all we do, from careful ingredient selection and quality food making to delivering a great experience wherever you shop and eat.
The foods we make reach customers in many ways. We deliver directly to our customer's homes through our popular food-delivery business, offer well-known retail brands such as Red Baron®, Freschetta®, and Tony's® pizzas, Pagoda® snacks and appetizers, and Mrs. Smith's® and Edwards® desserts, and bring innovative food solutions to our customers in the food-service industry. To learn more, visit us at http://www.schwanscompany.com.