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Quality Engineer

Company: Nestle
Location: Prescott
Posted on: May 26, 2023

Job Description:

As a leader in the science of nutrition, Nestl-- Health Science believes in empowering healthier lives for patients and consumers through a rich product portfolio featuring top brands such as Garden of Life -, Nature's Bounty -, Vital Proteins -, Nuun -, Persona Nutrition -, BOOST -, Carnation Breakfast Essentials -, Peptamen -, Compleat Organic Blends -, and more, as well as through Aimmune Therapeutics, a biopharmaceutical company developing therapies to prevent, manage and treat food, GI and metabolic-related diseases.
Our team members are challenged to make a genuine impact and play an integral role in driving the business forward. We embrace a dynamic culture that always puts the consumer first, and where ownership, accountability and agility are celebrated at every level. To help our people thrive, we offer expansive career growth potential, the opportunity to work alongside and learn from talented colleagues with diverse backgrounds and skill sets, and a range of best-in-class benefits.
We have more than 11,000 employees around the world, and products available in over 140 countries.
This position is not eligible for Visa Sponsorship.
Summary :
Under the direction of the Quality Manager, the Quality Engineer provides overall quality support for manufacturing/packaging and quality departments to improve overall product quality. This is an excellent opportunity for an individual with strong engineering, quality and operations background. The Quality Engineer will participate in quality improvement initiatives to reduce defects, rejects and quality issues, and make recommendations to improve the production process based on findings from quality analysis. Collaboration across multiple disciplines is critical for the successful implementation of the corrective actions. This role will interface closely with other cross-functional groups such as Manufacturing, Engineering, R&D and Quality.
--- Sets and monitors SPC data to ensure delivery of consistent quality. Utilize basic statistical tools to analyze for trends or issues.
--- Develops and analyzes statistical data and specifications to establish product and process capabilities (Cp/Cpk).
--- Identify, develop, and implement process controls to meet customer/specification requirements.
--- Develops/authors verification, qualification and validation protocols (i.e. Validation Plans, IQ/OQ/PQ protocols, validation summary reports).
--- Assists and coordinates equipment, cleaning and process validations.
--- Participate in and support the maintenance of the Quality Management System and Maintain Quality Department business metrics.
--- The Quality Engineer will lead and / or support thorough investigations of quality issues (CAPA's, Non-Conformances, Audit Observations, OOS Investigations, etc.) ensuring effective corrective and / or preventive actions occur.
--- Participate in cross-functional teams on process control, improvement, and optimization projects; participate in other continuous improvement projects.
--- The Quality Engineer performs assessments of any given quality system to determine the effectiveness and dependability of such system.
--- Ensure all quality specifications are met for any given product or procedure and suggests methods to bring equipment and work procedures into compliance with quality control standards.
--- Direct support of project activities and all other associated Quality functions.
--- Assist in investigations, which includes interactions with vendors or Supplier Development and Procurement Management for issues associated with raw materials and components.
--- Other duties may be assigned as required
Experience :
--- 5+ years of experience in the food, pharmaceutical and or supplement industry preferred.
--- Knowledge of regulatory requirements that affect the dietary supplement and/or pharmaceutical manufacturing business, preferred.
Education, Certification, Licenses & Registrations:
--- Bachelor's in Pharmaceutical, Food Science, Chemical Engineering, Chemistry or other Science related field strongly preferred.
***other closely related discipline work with significant experience can be considered in lieu of a Bachelor's degree.
Skills :
--- Must be proficient with PC programs, i.e. Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint)
--- Problem solving and statistical skills using quality tools (Pareto analysis, statistical process control, multi-variant DOE etc.).
--- SAP Knowledge desirable
--- Knowledge of regulatory and GXP compliance requirements such as 21 CFR Part 111, HACCP, HARPC preferred
--- SQF practitioner / FSSC/ BRC/ ISO experience preferred
--- Strong analytical skills; able to use data, communicate key trends, develop and execute continuous improvement plans.
--- Six Sigma Green Belt preferred
--- Ability to work with cross-functional groups to implement improvements
--- Strong organizational skills; ability to manage multiple tasks and work well under pressure
--- Demonstrated ability to work effectively with individuals at all levels of the organization.
--- Demonstrated ability to use influencing skills to accomplish goals and objectives.
Expected high performance behaviors:
--- Ability to work collaboratively within teams
--- Ability to maintain effectiveness during major changes in work tasks or the work environment; adjusting effectively to within new work structures, processes, requirements or cultures
--- Continuously look for ways to do things faster and better, while maintaining high quality standards
--- Is creative and intellectually curious; tries different and novel ways to solve obstacles
Physical Demands:
Capable of lifting 40 lbs.
Work environment may be exposed to powders, chemicals and allergens (peanuts, tree nuts, milk, dairy, eggs, wheat, gluten, soy, fish and shellfish)
It is our business imperative to remain a very inclusive workplace.
To our veterans and separated service members, you're at the forefront of our minds as we recruit top talent to join Nestl--. The skills you've gained while serving our country, such as flexibility, agility, and leadership, are much like the skills that will make you successful in this role. In addition, with our commitment to an inclusive work environment, we recognize the exceptional engagement and innovation displayed by individuals with disabilities. Nestl-- seeks such skilled and qualified individuals to share our mission where you'll join a cohort of others who have chosen to call Nestl-- home.
The Nestl-- Companies are an equal employment opportunity and affirmative action employer seeking diversity in qualified applicants for employment. All applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, ethnicity, color, gender, gender identity, age, religion, national origin, ancestry, disability, perceived disability, medical condition, genetic information, veteran status, sexual orientation, or any other protected status, as defined by applicable law. Prior to the next step in the recruiting process, we welcome you to inform us confidentially if you may require any special accommodations in order to participate fully in our recruitment experience. Contact us at or please dial 711 and provide this number to the operator: 1-800-321-6467.
This position is not eligible for Visa Sponsorship.

Keywords: Nestle, Prescott , Quality Engineer, Engineering , Prescott, Arizona

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