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Quality Engineer & Compliance Specialist

  • Posted: 10 Apr 2024
  • Quality & Food safety
  • United States
  • On-site

About the job

Quality Engineer & Compliance Specialist


At Horizon Organic, we’re growing a culture of passionate people driven to do good for the horizon we all share. We’re building the tomorrow we want to see. Every single day.


Joining our team means being part of a dynamic environment where your skills are valued, and your contributions make a real difference. We offer diverse opportunities for career growth and development. Embark on a rewarding journey with us in shaping the future of organic dairy!


Two generations of families—and counting—have grown up on Horizon Organic® milk. From the start, as the leading organic milk producer in the U.S., Horizon has been committed to delivering innovative, nourishing dairy that growing families can rely on. In 2023, Horizon Organic became a brand of Platinum Equity. Today, Horizon works with more than 500 farmers across the U.S. to bring high-quality, certified organic milk to consumers. For more information on Horizon’s full portfolio of organic dairy products, visit Horizon.com.


The Quality Engineer & Compliance Specialist will support the implementation of Horizon Organic Dairy Quality and Food Safety standards through technical guidance, analysis, and leadership to continuously improve quality performance. This person will report and analyze quality related trends and anticipate possible issues, support the plant’s objectives of safety, quality, efficiency, productivity, and customer service. The Quality Engineer & Compliance Specialist is accountable for capability assessment and improvement in food safety controls, operational process, product specification performance, cleaning and sanitation validation.  This role is intended to support manufacturing operations quality assurance and milk quality sourcing and design group for Horizon Organic Dairy. This is a unique opportunity to join an outstanding business, with the iconic Horizon Organic brand and the innovative Wallaby yogurt brand, a distinctive premium, organic portfolio with a long-lasting strong commitment to sustainability across its value chain. 


The base compensation range for this position is $85,000/year, commensurate with experience.

About you

About You:  

  • Bachelor’s Degree in a science related field (Microbiology, Food Safety, Chemical Engineering) or other technical discipline.
  • 3-5 years of experience in the dairy/food/beverage manufacturing industry, preferably in beverage and yogurt facilities.
  • Proven ability to establish, optimize and maintain world-class quality system and team.
  • Prior experience using structured, and data driven problem-solving techniques (RCPS, DMAIC, Six-sigma, LEAN, etc)

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

  • Excellent communication, leadership, and interpersonal skills.
  • Ability to relay technical data to both internal stakeholders and customers.
  • Ability to influence others and be a team player.
  • Ability to develop/implement core work practices and standards that ensure excellence in quality.
  • Ability to rapidly assess, analyze, and quickly resolve complicated quality problems with little initial information or direction and with varying degrees of ambiguity.
  • Ability to multitask and manage priorities while allocating time to long-term, quality continuous improvement projects.
  • Strong “self-management” skills and comfortable working with minimal supervision.
  • Established project management skills. Must bring leadership, interpersonal and communication skills required to interact with various levels of plant and corporate personnel and influence others.
  • Willingness to work flexible schedules, as needed, to support 7-day per week, 24-hour per day production facilities. Work schedules could include occasional off-shift or weekend work.
  • Knows all the safety rules, plant rules, GMP, and code of ethics and always follows them strictly.