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About the Job:
At Danone, Manufacturing the best products and supplying them to meet demand is a key driver for our plant teams.
We have an opening for a Quality Engineer based in the City of Industry, CA! The Quality Engineer will support the implementation of the Danone North America Quality Assurance standards through technical guidance, analysis, and leadership to continuously improve quality performance. The Quality Engineer is accountable for capability assessment and improvement in the areas of food safety controls, product specification performance, as well as cleaning and sanitation validation.
- You will provide training and mentoring to operations teams on food safety and quality related topics to develop a strong quality culture. Provide technical guidance, analysis, and leadership driving improvements in sanitation processes/systems, and food manufacturing processes.
- Assess process capability across key product platforms.
- Compile and analyze KPIs indicative of production line health (quality performance, microbiological quality, preventive maintenance, sanitation effectiveness, etc.) and drive improvement actions.
- Support the analysis of customer and consumer feedback to identify improvement opportunities. Drive improvement by implementing corrective actions.
- Troubleshoot non-conformances (raw materials, packaging, product, environmental monitoring, etc.) and drive root cause analysis. Assign corrective action, collaborate with supply-quality and other functions, and follow-up on completion.
- Support the validation of cleaning effectiveness via the Neptune (sanitation) program.
- Lead change management processes related to new products, packaging, equipment, production processes, etc.
- Support plant GFSI and FSMA initiatives and participate as a member of the Food Safety Team.
- Support the development of quality and sanitation SOPs.
- Provide training and mentoring to operations teams on food safety and quality related topics to develop a strong quality culture.
- Manage the Quality Systems and audits.
- Bachelor’s Degree in a science related field (Microbiology, Food Safety, or similar) or other technical discipline.
- 3-5 years of experience in the dairy/food/beverage manufacturing industry, including supervisory experience.
- ISO experienced preferred.
- 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.).
- Excellent communication, leadership and interpersonal skills.
- The ability to influence others and be a team player.
- The ability to develop/implement core work practices and standards that ensure excellence in quality.
- The ability to rapidly assess, analyze, and quickly resolve complicated quality problems with little initial information or direction and with varying degrees of ambiguity.
- The ability to multitask and manage priorities while allocating time to long-term, quality continuous improvement projects.
- Strong “self-management” skills and be 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.
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 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.
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