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Food Safety Quality Engineer

-         Grand Rapids, MI

Job Info:

Display Pack, Inc. is looking for a candidate with experience in the food industry. We are experiencing tremendous growth in the food industry and are looking for the right person to help us continue this success. Below you will find a detailed description of the position.

Summary: Plans and conducts activities concerned with the quality assurance of industrial processes, materials, products, and food safety by performing the following duties.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities include the following. Other duties may be assigned.
• Designs, specifies, initiates, and installs quality control sampling systems, standards, test and other equipment utilizing knowledge in engineering fields such as chemical, electrical, or mechanical.
• Leads and/or assists in the development of GMPs and HACCP Plans, quality control policies and procedures and quality standards.
• Leads and/or facilitates internal and external contacts in problem solving and/or Corrective and Preventive Action activities.
• Investigates and solves manufacturing related problems in assigned area using formal problem solving tools.
• Analyzes and develops suppliers, products, and methods to obtain maximum productivity and reviews performance in operations and provides suggestions for improvements.
• Establishes program to evaluate precision and accuracy of production equipment and testing, measurement, and analytical equipment and facilities using Gage R&R, DOE, Statistics and other common Quality Engineering tools.
• Directs workers engaged in measuring and testing product and tabulating data concerning materials, product, or process quality and reliability.
• Facilitate/lead plant microbiology testing program including data analysis, trending, reporting and recommendations for improvement.

Competencies

To perform the job successfully, an individual should demonstrate the following competencies:
• Analytical - Synthesizes complex or diverse information; Collects and researches data; Designs work flows and procedures.
• Problem Solving - Identifies and resolves problems in a timely manner; Gathers and analyzes information skillfully; Works well in group problem solving situations.
• Customer Service - Manages difficult or emotional customer situations; Responds promptly to customer needs; Responds to requests for service and assistance.
• Oral Communication - Speaks clearly and persuasively in positive or negative situations; Listens and gets clarification.
• Written Communication - Writes clearly and informatively; Able to read and interpret written information.
• Business Acumen - Understands business implications of decisions.
• Cost Consciousness - Develops and implements cost saving measures.
• Ethics - Keeps commitments; Works with integrity and ethically; Upholds organizational values.
• Organizational Support - Follows policies and procedures; Completes administrative tasks correctly and on time; Supports organization's goals and values.
• Judgment - Displays willingness to make decisions; Exhibits sound and accurate judgment; Supports and explains reasoning for decisions; Includes appropriate people in decision-making process.
• Planning/Organizing - Prioritizes and plans work activities; Uses time efficiently; Develops realistic action plans.
• Professionalism - Reacts well under pressure; Follows through on commitments.
• Quality - Demonstrates accuracy and thoroughness; Looks for ways to improve and promote quality; Monitors own work to ensure quality.
• Safety and Security - Observes safety and security procedures; Reports potentially unsafe conditions.
• Adaptability - Adapts to changes in the work environment; Able to deal with frequent change, delays, or unexpected events.

Required Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
• GMPs / HAACP / SQF requirements
• Control Plan / Failure Mode Effect and Analysis development
• Containment execution, evaluation, training, tracking, reduction and elimination.
• Line walk, integration, training and coaching of assigned Quality systems and processes.
• PPAP packages – management to time lines, delegation, escalation and assembly.
• Initiation, approval and implementation of Operator Instructions.
• Statistical Process Control – implementing, interpreting, evaluating, reactions plans and maintenance.
• Responds to customer concerns (on-site if necessary) by doing proper root cause analysis, and meeting with the appropriate parties (customer or internal) to develop immediate corrective/preventive actions.
• Responds promptly to customer concerns with initial and final 8D’s (as necessary per dept. SOPs).
• Uses independent judgment to determine how and when to obtain relevant information and meet customer needs, including: attending mold trials, initiating training, initiating meetings with the customer, supplier, or other applicable internal resources involved in the program.
• Monitors performance of clients’ jobs using statistical & quantitative data (PPM level, inspection accuracy).
• Uses discretion, judgment, & experience to determine when to initiate continuous improvement efforts. Works directly with Engineering, Materials, Floor Quality, & Production to involve appropriate personnel, conduct analyses, devise action plans, and implement/monitor those plans.
• Files Trip Reports describing which customer personnel were met with, and what was accomplished.
• Compiles reports as necessary.

Qualifications To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.


Education and/or Experience

Minimum Qualifications

Bachelor's degree from four-year college or university; 3+ years Quality Engineering experience in food manufacturing/packaging environment; or equivalent combination of education and experience.

Preferred Qualifications

ASQ Certified Quality Engineer / Quality Auditor

Safe Quality Food Practitioner / HAACP Manager Certification




Language Skills
Ability to read and interpret documents such as safety rules, operating and maintenance instructions, and procedure manuals. Ability to write routine reports and correspondence. Ability to speak effectively before groups of customers, suppliers, or employees.

Mathematical Skills
Ability to work with mathematical concepts such as probability and statistical inference. Ability to apply concepts such as fractions, percentages, ratios, and proportions to practical situations.

Reasoning Ability
Ability to define problems, collect data, establish facts, and draw valid conclusions. Ability to interpret an extensive variety of technical instructions in mathematical or diagram form and deal with several abstract and concrete variables.

Physical Demands The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is frequently required to stand; walk; sit; use hands to finger, handle, or feel; reach with hands and arms and talk or hear. The employee is occasionally required to climb or balance and stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl. The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 25 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, color vision, depth perception and ability to adjust focus.

Work Environment The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.

Salary:

$45,000 to $60,000 Click here for wage and salary information

Job Category:

Engineering
Quality Control / Safety

Location:

Grand Rapids, MI

Type:

Full Time

Contact Person:

Mike Hellman

Title:

HR Mgr.

Address:

1340 Monroe Ave. NW

City:

Grand Rapids

State:

Michigan

Zip:

49505

Phone:

616 574-6184

Fax:

616 234-6184

Email:

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