The Quality Engineer is responsible for the assessment of quality systems and the implementation of improvement opportunities to improve the level of control and/or compliance of these systems. This role will utilize process improvement tools (including TQM, lean sigma and six sigma) to gain understanding of process performance and suggest improvement opportunities to Quality Management. This position will train and mentor employees responsible for investigations and product quality in methods for improved process performance.
Assesses quality performance (or cost-of-quality) using statistical and analytical methods.
Devises and implements various methods and procedures for inspecting, testing and evaluating the precision, reliability and accuracy of products, processes and production equipment.
Develops and establishes quality systems and procedures, inspection plans, quality performance trends, statistical plans, cost estimates and technical quality plans for proposals.
Ensures that project and/or process control documentation is compliant with requirements and/or contract.
Assesses the cost of, and determines the responsibility for, products or materials that do not meet required standards and specifications by performing statistical analyses.
Provides input on quality to product development teams.
Prepares reports by collecting, interpreting, analyzing and summarizing data and making recommendations.
Leads production teams in failure analysis and corrective action investigations. Mentors and instructs investigators in the use of investigative tools.
Refines and enhances products and processes by applying continuous improvement and key lean manufacturing/production principles and techniques to critical areas of production.
Represents company by interfacing with customers, assisting with internal and external audits.
The above statements describe the general nature and level of work only. They are not an exhaustive list of all required responsibilities, duties, and skills. Other duties may be added, or this description amended at any time.
Bachelor's degree (or higher) in area of discipline is required
2-4 years' experience in a FDA GMP Production manufacturing environment is required.
Pharmaceutical background preferred, however will look at experience in food packaging manufacturing environment.
Auditing experience preferred.
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KIK is an Equal Opportunity / Affirmative Action employer. Qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regards to race, color, religion, sex, or national origin.
External Company Name: KIK Custom Products Inc.
Street: Elkhart Plant - West