The Quality Engineer is a key member of the team reporting to the Site Operations Manager. The Quality Engineer is responsible for overseeing zipper manufacturing quality control effort, SQF and HACCP Product Safety programs, and developing a Quality vision and strategy for promoting a zero-defect culture across the organization. He or she will be driving continuous improvement to the quality management system and ensuring SQF standards are being met at the facility. The Quality Engineer will drive to provide root cause analysis on product defects. He or she, along with the Zip-Pak team members will work closely with engineering, production and purchasing to resolve product quality issues. The Quality Engineer will directly supervise one QA Technician.Responsibilities:
Develop and manage overall supplier quality program driving best practices throughout the supply base; work with team and suppliers to ensure root cause analysis is performed and corrective action plans are completed.
Review CoA’s for incoming raw materials. Analyze to ensure adherence to Zip-Pak specifications.
Responsible for all customer inquiries related to product safety, regulatory issues and product-related technical questions.
Manage the company’s corrective/preventative action and customer complaint system ensuring that failures are thoroughly resolved using root cause analysis and communicated timely and effectively to the customer.
Lead SQF program in the facility and drive continuous improvement of quality systems to ensure compliance and improve efficiency.
Works with production team to identify improvements in manufacturing processes specific to error proofing and quality assurance.
Work with EIC and other Zip-Pak teams to develop, communicate, execute and collect data from trials.
Partners with the engineering team members in troubleshooting product design and performance issues.
Partners with sales and marketing to determine exposure / impact of quality problems as well as potential improvements.
Demonstrates computer skills required for the position – spreadsheet and database software and basic abilities to read and manipulate drawings.
Applies 80/20 principals to daily operation.
Maintain calibration of all quality control equipment and measurement devices.
Adhere to all responsibilities outlined in the Food Safety Management System which is in accordance to the SQF Food Safety Code for Manufacturing of Food Packaging (code 8.0).
Assist in providing training of team members in food safety, food defense, safety and other associated programs as identified by management.
Generate weekly quality KPI reports and update the site leadership.
Perform other related duties as assigned
QualificationsPosition Requirements: Education & Certification
Bachelor’s degree, preferably in Engineering, Quality, or related field
Professional Quality Certifications by ASQ (American Society for Quality) including Certified Quality Engineer, Certified Manager of Quality/Organizational Excellence, Six Sigma Black Belt or Lean Six Sigma a plus
3+ years progressive experience in a factory manufacturing environment utilizing Lean Manufacturing, Six Sigma, and/or Total Quality Management principles
Supervisory and/or leadership experience a plus
2+ years QA/QC experience including implementing and managing Quality Management Systems
Proven technical leadership with Continuous Improvement systems including the ability to utilize structured problem-solving methods to deliver breakthrough business results
Technical understanding of industrial engineered products with the ability to communicate technically to customers, suppliers, and co-workers
Personal attributes including strong leadership presence, high-energy, detail oriented, data analysis, and data driven decision making
Demonstrated proficiency with data analytics within Microsoft Excel, ERP Systems, and Microsoft Office
Proven experience working with sophisticated business systems and processes including ITW 80/20, Toyota Production System, Danaher, etc. preferred
Plastics extrusion high-volume continuous manufacturing that includes working with extruder equipment, coilers/winders, dies preferred
Take this opportunity to join a successful and enthusiastic global team where you can make a significant impact immediately. You will enjoy a competitive salary and a generous benefits package that includes health, dental, life, LTD insurance, 401k (with company match), employee assistance, wellness and 100% tuition reimbursement programs. ITW is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer.