• Quality Engineer

    Location US-PA-York
    Job ID
    2018-11107
    Function
    Quality Assurance
  • Overview

    QUALITY ENGINEER

     

    What we’re about:

    • Innovation-We consistently generate new ideas, thinking outside the box while remaining strategically focused. We always think in terms of possibilities, not limitations.
    • Collaboration-We rely on open and honest communication to develop productive working relationships within and across our business units and functions. The mutual respect we have for our colleagues enables us to challenge each other, leading to an even more cohesive team.
    • Focus-We maintain a laser-like focus on our consumers. We will grow by leveraging consumer insights on all of our brands and will continue to be industry leaders.
    • Entrepreneurialism-We pride ourselves on fostering this spirit where risk-taking and action is encouraged. We are extremely competitive externally, but not internally.

    This highly visible position located at our large manufacturing and distribution facility in York, PA.

     

    Responsibilities

    What you’ll do:

    This position will be responsible for the ongoing monitoring of product quality in the manufacturing of liquid laundry detergent and cat litter, including auditing systems and procedures. Ensure product meets all required Company and Bill of Material standards while maintaining maximum production efficiencies and minimal down time. Ensure that all proper documentation, including formulas, specifications and methodologies are in place.

    Essential Functions:

    1. Responsible at all times for promoting a safety culture and safety awareness within their area of responsibility.       Support all plant and department safety policies and procedures at all times.
    1. Responsible for knowing all Company and Bill of Material standards for products manufactured in the operations area. Working knowledge of all testing methods, operating lab equipment, instruments, department procedures and quality methodology.
    1. Adherence and execution of all quality procedures including the handling and control of non-conformances (out of specification material and / or product).
    2. Conduct statistical analysis of all test results to ensure manufacturing process capability in meeting product specifications; propose processes and specification changes as required.
    3. Provide general Quality Department support (audits, failure investigations, complaint investigations, new formula / product start-ups, compliance monitoring, etc.)
    4. Participate in development, maintenance and communication all applicable SOP’s (Standard Operating Procedures), quality plans, validation plans, inspection plans and protocols for the operation.
    5. Maintain a smooth production operation by ensuring adherence to all operational methods, procedures, and processes.
    6. Maintain all housekeeping and safety requirements.
    7. Actively participate in all equipment and process validations as needed, including IQ (Installation Qualification) / OQ (Operational Qualification) / PQ (Production Qualification).
    8. Analyze, interpret, trend and execute improvements based on key metrics. Incorporate principles of Lean Six Sigma to recommend new approaches for continuous improvement in areas such as efficiency, costs and services performed.
    9. Promote fair and consistent adherence to all Company and Plant policies and procedures.
    10. Cross functional communication with Operations and other functional areas to coordinate activities, communicate issues, etc. Drive all related CAPA (Corrective and Preventative Actions) through root cause analysis.
    11. Foster and maintain good employee relations through all the appropriate methods of communications and positive employee relations practices.
    12. Performs other related duties as required and assigned.

     

     

     

     

     

     

    Qualifications

    What you’ll need:

    Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

    1. Excellent interpersonal skills – ability to build positive relationships at all levels both internal and external to the organization.
    2. Excellent communications skills – ability to communicate clearly and concisely in multiple media – verbal, written, etc.
    3. Excellent organizational/time management skills.      
    4. Knowledge of Plant Quality Systems related to SOP’s (Standard Operating Procedures), control plans, work instructions, project management, quality engineering and quality audit functions.
    5. Competence in Total Quality Systems (ISO-9000) and industry best practices.
    6. Strong project management skills, ability to prioritize work assignments in a fast-paced work environment.
    7. Strong leadership abilities and skills as a team builder, coach and mentor.
    8. Thorough understanding of all corrective action / preventative action methodology.
    9. Solid critical thinking skills and ability to create new, innovative ways to address quality issues.
    10. Strong computer skills (MS Office Suite, MS Project and SAP).
    11. Knowledge of computerized applications of SPC (Statistical Process Control).
    12. Ability to interpret and analyze technical data and make appropriate recommendations as needed.

     

    Education:

    1. High School Diploma or GED required.
    2. Associate’s Degree or Bachelor’s Degree in Quality, Chemical Engineering or related field preferred.
    3. 3-5 years previous quality engineering experience in a fast-paced regulated manufacturing environment preferred.       Experience in CPG (Consumer Packaged Goods) industry a plus.
    4. Green or Black Belt certification a plus.

     

    What we’ll offer:

    • Competitive salary including annual bonus & Stock Incentive Program
    • Comprehensive benefits package along with generous 401K
    • Career ownership & development
    • Diversity & Sustainability

    Church & Dwight Co. Inc., a $3.5 billion company, was founded in 1846 and is headquartered in Ewing, New Jersey. We are one of the fastest growing Consumer Packaged Goods companies and as a testament to our performance, the company was added to the S&P 500 in 2016. Church & Dwight is a leader in the Household Consumer Products and Personal Care industry, with such brands as ARM & HAMMER, Trojan, First Response, Nair, Spinbrush, Oxi Clean, Vitafusion, Orajel, Batiste and more.

    Church & Dwight is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer/Veterans/Individuals with Disabilities

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