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Quality and Food Safety Engineer/Supervisor - Bridgetown Natural Foods
Portland, OR

At Bridgetown we value safety, trust and teamwork. The Quality Engineer needs to have the technical background to support innovation, commercialization of new products and to excel in a lean, operationally excellent culture. The QE will learn the value proposition to the specific Quality and Food Safety (Q&FS) function. The Quality Engineers are front line business leaders to build a positive culture, to provide technical leadership, and training and to serve as role models for the team. This position has a path to Quality management, Production management or R&D on a rotational and merit basis.

Primary Goals:

• Oversee all quality functions for a particular product line from a 24 hour perspective.

• Manage, mentor and develop Quality Assurance Technicians.

• Partner cross-functionally to reduce risk within business and to strengthen people, programs, and processes

• Partner with Operations, Maintenance, and Warehouse

• Administer and evaluate Q&FS functions against loss prevention and risk management goals

 

Direct Responsibilities:

• Build and leverage depth of technical knowledge to drive innovation and lean improvements

• Provide training in the areas of quality systems, process integrity, regulatory, and food safety issues

• Administer line audits process checks to ensure process control and product conformance to specification

• Initiate food safety and quality hold procedures

• Participate in authoring corrective actions and maintaining accurate CA logs and action registers.

• Conduct and review analytical analyses on incoming ingredients and finished products

• Measure and monitor environmental and plant conditions, including pre-operational startup

• Conduct plant food safety and security audits, continually look for food safety hazards

• Conduct daily product evaluation along with cross functional R&D and Operations team

• Administer and train on SQF code and program requirements (learn SQF code if not already experienced)

 

Preferred Education, Experience and Characteristics:

• Bachelor’s degree in Food Science , Engineering- Chemical Engineering –Food or Microbiology

• No prior experience required, 1-3 years plant experience in a Food/Beverage production facility preferred

• Ability to be flexible with work hours, shifts, and shifting priorities

• Demonstrate the ability to work independently with minimal supervision effectively

• Demonstrates a positive attitude, strong work ethic, decisive nature, and high level of initiative

• Respects process integrity and values results-critical thinker with strong analytical and reasoning abilities

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