Quality Engineer - Dallas, TX 75236
ABOUT THE JOB:
At Danone, Manufacturing the best products and supplying them to meet
demand is a key driver for our plant teams. We are looking for a Senior
Quality Engineer for our beverage manufacturing plant in Dallas,
Texas. This high visibility position is responsible for leading,
improving, and overseeing the Quality and Food Safety programs at the plant.
In this role, you will also act as the plant liaison in dealings with
regulatory agencies and client companies and will also support compliance to
Organic, Non-GMO, Gluten-free, RSPO, UTZ, Validus, and Kosher certifications.
Additional Responsibilities include:
improves food safety and food quality performance at the plant. Performs
internal audits of the facility to verify that procedures mandated by
the company and State and Federal government agencies are being adhered
to. This includes GMP’s, Sanitation, HACCP, Preventative Maintenance,
and Employee Safety.
assists with all aspects of the QA Department, including Compliance, Laboratory,
and the Aseptic Program
support and provide leadership for the Toppers Operation including, but
not limited to, Quality Assurance, Food Safety, Allergen Compliance,
GFSI compliance, R&I project support, kosher compliance, 2nd party
audits of suppliers.
- Oversees and
supports loss-control/waste reduction programs including the maintenance
of the weight control program of all processing lines in the facility.
problems associated with production, ensures root cause/corrective actions
ware appropriate and are fully implemented.
updates, and implement the plant HACCP/Food Safety Plans and GFSI
- Oversees the
review and maintenance of required processing and quality records and
regulatory inspections and reports. Develops tools to monitor
deficiencies and quickly implement corrective actions when necessary.
- Acts as plant
liaison in dealings with regulatory agencies and client company
representatives and auditors.
- Leads the
training of new and existing employees, including the QA Technicians and
investigation of consumer and customer complaints; provide report to
Corporate Quality on findings and corrective and prevention programs.
- Assists with
control of the budget for the QA Department.
- Assures the
plant is always audit and inspection ready.
- Supports the
Process Change Management onsite team involving new product launches,
trials, and installations. This may include laboratory testing and/or
sample submission on associated projects.
- Stays current
with all key regulatory and certifying agency guidelines. Manages
regulatory issues within assigned region.
for departmental improvement projects related to quality metrics for
consumer complaint reduction, analytical compliance to specification,
timely release of finished product, internal audits (FSI, API, PrP), and resolution of aseptic deviations.
company and facility performance targets in areas of food quality
attributes, food safety metrics, and cost.
leadership to direct reports, including hiring/firing decisions,
training and development opportunities, and conducting performance
reviews and coaching sessions.
- Provides work
leadership to develop hourly staff, which may include training,
coaching, direct observations, disciplinary action, and performance
communicate with all plant departments (e.g., quality, processing,
packaging, engineering, maintenance, etc.) to ensure proper adherence to
quality standards throughout the process
- Participate in
or lead RCA problem-solving initiatives with a cross-functional team,
delve into root causes for unanticipated issues, and discuss RCAs with
plant leadership team.
- Participate in
the plant’s daily management system (e.g., plant and/or department
- Create, review
and modify SOPs as needed
- Manage and/or
assist with special projects as assigned
- Perform all
other tasks/duties as assigned
- You have a Bachelors degree in Science / Food Science /
Technical Discipline, required.
- You have 5-10
years previous Quality Assurance experience in food/beverage
manufacturing environments, required. Candidates with ESL, Aseptic, and
Dairy experience are preferred.
- You have an understanding of plant production systems,
FSMA, SQF, FSSC, GMP, HACCP, sanitation, plant safety, quality systems,
kosher and organic regulations.
- You are
well-versed in FDA, CFR, FSMA, LACF, Grade A and PMO regulations.
- You are FSSC
22000 food safety certification/SQF Certified, and a Preventive Controls
Qualified Individual (PCQI).
- You have
knowledge of Project management, preferred.
- You are a
leader, able to motivate others, able to recognize areas of need across
the company and tackle projects independently.
- You are
computer literate and have proficiency in MS office Products (Word,
Excel, PowerPoint, Access and Outlook). Able to effectively use and
navigate: Minitab, SAP, InfinityQS, Ignition,
- You have
excellent communication, presentation, recordkeeping and documentation
- You are well
versed with analytical and microbiological laboratory testing
- You have
experience with continuous improvement, TPM, and SPC
At Danone North America, you’ll work with some of the best-known food
and beverage brands in the world like Activia,
Silk, Horizon Organic, Two Good, Oikos, evian, and
Happy Family. You’ll be part of one of the largest Certified B Corp™
in the world, working together to make sure our brands create real benefits
for people, communities, and the planet. We have 6,000+ employees across the
U.S. and Canada. Come join our movement for a healthier world: One
Planet. One Health BY YOU.
Danone North America doesn’t just welcome what makes you unique, we
value it. We’re proud to be an equal opportunity and affirmative action
employer. All hires to our team are based on qualifications, merit and
business needs. We recruit, employ, train and promote regardless of race,
color, religion, disability, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity,
national origin, age, veteran status, genetic characteristic or any other
protected status. Faithful to our values of openness and humanism, all of our
employees share in the commitment to engage one another with dignity and
employees to vaccinate and requires that employees follow all company safety
protocols, including those regarding COVID-19. Danone can change company
protocols at any time depending on local, state, and federal regulations.