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Senior Quality Engineer - Dallas

  • Posted: 17 Sep 2021
  • Manufacturing
  • Dallas, Texas
  • United States

About the job

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. The position also acts as the plant liaison in dealings with regulatory agencies and client companies. This position is required to be certified for SQF or FSSC 22000, experienced in Aseptic/ESL production and reporting, well versed in FDA, CFR, Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA), LACF, Grade A and PMO regulations and is responsible for assuring excellent performance within the GFSI compliant program at Dallas. This position will also support compliance to Organic, Non-GMO, Gluten-free, RSPO, UTZ, Validus, and Kosher certifications.

 

 Additional Responsibilities include:

  • Continuously 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.
  • Directly assists with all aspects of the QA Department, including Compliance, Laboratory, and the Aseptic Program
  • Oversee, 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.
  • Troubleshoots problems associated with production, ensures root cause/corrective actions ware appropriate and are fully implemented.
  • Develops, updates, and implement the plant HACCP/Food Safety Plans and GFSI programs.
  • 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 leadership.
  • Coordinates 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.
  • Responsible 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.
  • Delivers company and facility performance targets in areas of food quality attributes, food safety metrics, and cost.
  • Provides 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 reviews.
  • Effectively 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 meetings)
  • Create, review and modify SOPs as needed
  • Manage and/or assist with special projects as assigned
  • Perform all other tasks/duties as assigned

 

 

About you

ABOUT YOU:

  • You have a minimum of Bachelors degree in Science / Food Science / Technical Discipline.
  • You have 5-10 years previous Quality Assurance experience in food/beverage manufacturing environments, required. Candidates with ESL, Aseptic, and Dairy equipment 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, ETQ. 
  • You have excellent communication, presentation, recordkeeping and documentation skills.
  • You are well versed with analytical and microbiological laboratory testing
  • You have experience with continuous improvement, TPM, and SPC.

About us

ABOUT US:

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 respect.   #LI-NORAM
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