Quality Specialist - Burlington, WI
Location: Burlington, Wisconsin
Job ID: 17008444
a variety of quality control tests/inspections and/or standard
microbiological, chemical, physical or sensory testing and assays on
products, materials, components, etc. at various stages of the production
process to ensure compliance with quality and reliability standards. Manages
finished goods positive release, net contents and sensory program. Records
statistical data. Analyzes data and writes summaries to validate or show
deviations from existing standards. Recommends modifications to existing, or
suggests new, standards, methods and procedures. Works closely with the
Quality Team to help identify, solve and prevent problems affecting quality.
Responsible for releasing or holding finished product
from production, PD, and TAG for retail and institutional sale
Report out detailed information regarding the products that are
held and released
Track non-prime inventory
Report all KPI information for the department
Report out finished product scrap
Involved in trace and recall procedures
Support traceability exercises
SAP/GLOBE QM Super user- responsible for learning,
implementing, teaching, maintenance and reporting data from the GLOBE QM
module of SAP
Responsible for hold product and rework
documentation review and disposition.
Support for all outside warehouses
Responsible for allergen and coding
maintenance Floor Support
Supports production in decisions related to
quality and food safety
Audits GMPs, procedures and paperwork on the production floor
Conducts coaching and training to employees
Identifies gaps in procedures or processes
Participates in and/or lead continuous improvement
activities such as DMAIC and GSTD
Attends SHOs, DORs and WORs
Responsible for changes in procedures and QMS
Review consumer alerts and direct follow-up of alerts
Maintain consumer complaint awareness through
distribution of top complaints for production lines
Manages consumer complaint team and follow-up
Manages Foreign Bodies Task Force
Daily Review of HACCP documentation on Shop Floor
Daily Behaviour Based Quality
Responsible for follow-up activities driven by
CPARs from Internal Audit Team and Third Party Audits
Members of Internal Audit Team
Conducts special projects as assigned
Able to work flexible hours and able to cover off shift
Conducts daily routine sample analyses using
lab techniques and other instrumentation following Good Laboratory Practices.
Interprets data and reports on trend and data
analysis to appropriate personnel.
Monitors laboratory Internal Control Plans
(ICPs) on a required frequency.
Organizes laboratory records and files, summarizes
data, and prepares and interprets reports for use by management. Reviews or
writes procedures and work instructions
Supports laboratory activities to ensure a
high quality of products, services, housekeeping, and hygiene standards are
maintained and improved in laboratory and other analytical areas.
Responsible for daily equipment maintenance,
ordering, stock control, stock record entry, reporting, etc.
Responsible for the administration, training, and
execution of off- and on-line sensory, and test methods.
Supports laboratory compliance (Calibration,
equipment testing, etc.) to FSSC 22000 and Nestlé requirements while driving
continuous improvement for Quality metrics/Key Performance Indicators in the
Responsible for laboratory and quality records in
compliance with QMS, including storage and retrieval.
Assists, advises, and trains colleagues to
attain the NQAC requirements (MI, LI, P-test, etc.)QUALITY
Employee shall follow and carry out company
policy on all required GMP, quality and food safety requirements and escalate
quality or food safety findings or incidents.
Ensures that a high quality of products,
services, housekeeping, and hygiene standards are maintained and improved in
Ensures the compliance for FSSC 22000 while
driving continuous improvement for Quality metrics/KPI’s in their area of
Supports Improvement initiatives (e.g.
complaints, holds) with Factory, and drives improvement projects in DOR.
Assist, advise and train Operations in attaining the Nestlé
quality standards (QMS, MI, etc.).
Communicates Quality and Food Safety briefs to
assigned line operation teams. (Is this the Quality Specialist, or the Food
- Ensures compliance with all
regulatory and Nestlé guidelines pertaining to safety, health, and
- To be part of the culture change
towards behavioral safety improvement.NESTLÉ
- Supportskey Nestlé Continuous Excellence
- Other duties as assigned by
general supervision and direction from Quality Supervisor. Direction consists
of clarification of factory and department policies, priorities, and goals.
- May be responsible to coordinate
day-to-day work for a small group of technicians.
- Absence: In the absence of this
person, the responsibilities of this position are delegated to the other
Specialists / technicians.
- Direct ability to impact product
quality and ensure only quality product is delivered, ensuring no
recalls or product loss.
- Contribute to the Quality
Departmental budget achievement.
- Innovation/Renovation: Support
and participate in improvement activities and programs. Support the
development and implementation of projects assigned to enable the
achievement of business objectives, utilizing NCE techniques.
AND MINIMUM EDUCATION LEVEL:
- B.S. Degree in Food Science,
Microbiology, Chemistry, or other related
- Preferably 2-3 years
manufacturing and or laboratory (1-3 years) experience in food industry.
- Knowledge of continuous
- Must have good verbal and written
- Good mathematical and statistical
- Must be able to handle multiple
- Must be precise and accurate,
well organized worker.
- Strong attention to detail.
- Must be able to perform in a
demanding, fast-paced environment.
- Must have good mathematical
(basic statistical skills highly desirable), problem-solving and
- Proficiency with computer
systems, personal computers, spreadsheet software (Microsoft Office,
etc.) and mainframe system with custom applications preferred.
- Proficiency in SAP/GLOBE systems
- Courage: linked to people’s
confidence in their capabilities and judgment. It allows them to make
decisions or choices, at the same time evaluating the risks and being
conscious of their responsibilities.
- Results Focus: the drive to meet
or exceed ambitious performance objectives and quality standards,
deliver business results and continually find sustainable improvements
in methods and processes.
- Impact/Convince Others:
convincing others, either directly or using appropriate third parties, in order to get their commitment to ideas projects or
actions that are in the company’s interest
- Service Orientation –
Understanding customers' needs to provide the best scientific/technical
support related to their own area of expertise
The Nestlé Companies are equal employment and affirmative action employers
and looking for diversity in qualified candidates for employment.