Sr Quality Engineer

SCHWAN'S - Pasadena, TX3.2

Full-timeEstimated: $86,000 - $110,000 a year
EducationSkills
Description
At Schwan’s Company, we are driven to bring our customers delicious foods and reliable services. That's how we grew from a "one-man-and-a-truck" delivery business in rural Minnesota to a multibillion-dollar private company with thousands of team members nationwide. Our commitment to delicious foods shows in all we do, from careful ingredient selection and quality food making to delivering a great experience wherever you shop and eat.
The foods we make reach customers in many ways. We deliver directly to our customer's homes through our popular food-delivery business, offer well-known retail brands such as Red Baron®, Freschetta®, and Tony's® pizzas, Pagoda® snacks and appetizers, and Mrs. Smith's® and Edwards® desserts, and bring innovative food solutions to our customers in the food-service industry. To learn more, visit us at http://www.schwanscompany.com
This position is responsible for providing technical and applied expertise and leadership in the areas of food science food regulations statistics problem solving and continuous improvement projects to meet consumer and regulatory expectations. The incumbent will serve as a technical expert and drive enterprise-wide projects across multiple facilities. Provide project management and organizational leadership for moderate to complex special projects both in assigned facility and across the enterprise. Identify areas of need to drive greatest improvement in food safety quality and product consistency for the company to drive business results. Use enterprise Statistical Process Control (SPC) information as basis to drive insights and select projects to improve quality and reduce waste.

Executional Responsibilities:
Act as technical expert and key resource for implementing processes and technologies and understand how they impact and/or integrate with other relevant systems.
Partner with FSQ leaders and key stakeholders to maintain active work on prioritized list of projects with regular updates to progress.
Provide training to broader team of technical experts to assure appropriate skills to execute process improvements.
Drive alignment between product specifications and process capabilities
Evaluate customer complaints and implement resolutions to assure product safety quality and consistency.
Understand internal and external food safety & quality processes and report to facility leadership on quality issues trends and opportunities with the purpose of driving continuous improvement.
Work with Production maintenance engineering and PI&D to solve in- house quality concerns; review non- conforming product and recommend disposition.
Coordinate and facilitate training for all employees in the areas of HACCP GMPs food regulations and quality system execution (e.g. Infinity’s GMPs etc.) to ensure execution and appropriate documentation of quality management systems.
Supervises trains and develops subordinates as assigned.
Responsible to conduct yourself and ensure your subordinates (if applicable) conduct themselves in a manner consistent with company mission values code of ethics policies and other standards of conduct.

Continuous Improvement Project Work:
Identify areas of need to drive greatest improvement in food safety quality and product consistency for the facility providing positive impact to plant driven metrics.
Able to utilize and critically evaluate data from a variety of sources to identify root cause and lead teams towards resolution. Plant records & related information (e.g. SAP information)
Identify develop plan and execute enterprise-level projects (in partnership with corporate FSQ plant FSQ Schwan’s Global Supply Chain PID) focused on improving product quality consistency food safety & regulatory compliance.
Effectively communicate plan progress and impact to key stakeholders.
Effectively leads projects to completion in timely manner with demonstrated results.
Design and implement methods for process control process improvement testing and inspection.
Qualifications
Education: Bachelor's Degree in Engineering Food Science or equivalent. Master’s degree preferred.
Years of Related Experience: 5+ years related experience (Quality Engineering with Six Sigma Green Belt experience preferred)

Knowledge/Skills/Abilities:
Sound mathematical and basic food science understanding
Good knowledge of statistics and statistical process control (SPC)
Understanding of the manufacturing environment and basic production operation
Strong computer skills and ability to learn technical software. Proficient in Microsoft Office suite of programs with strong Excel skills
The ability to effectively communicate both verbally and in writing with demonstrated influence management skills. Comfortable in small group and large group settings.
Must be detail oriented take initiative and able to work with a sense of urgency in a fast-paced environment
Ability to solve problems ranging from basic to complex
Strong project management skills
Understanding of food safety HACCP and basic food regulatory requirements
Proven people management and delegation skills
Ability to develop positive relationships and work cross functionally
The employing subsidiaries of Schwan’s Company are Equal Employment Opportunity Employers. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to disability, age, race, color, religion, gender, vet status, national origin or other protected class.
Education: Bachelor's Degree in Engineering Food Science or equivalent. Master’s degree preferred.
Years of Related Experience: 5+ years related experience (Quality Engineering with Six Sigma Green Belt experience preferred)

Knowledge/Skills/Abilities:
Sound mathematical and basic food science understanding
Good knowledge of statistics and statistical process control (SPC)
Understanding of the manufacturing environment and basic production operation
Strong computer skills and ability to learn technical software. Proficient in Microsoft Office suite of programs with strong Excel skills
The ability to effectively communicate both verbally and in writing with demonstrated influence management skills. Comfortable in small group and large group settings.
Must be detail oriented take initiative and able to work with a sense of urgency in a fast-paced environment
Ability to solve problems ranging from basic to complex
Strong project management skills
Understanding of food safety HACCP and basic food regulatory requirements
Proven people management and delegation skills
Ability to develop positive relationships and work cross functionally
The employing subsidiaries of Schwan’s Company are Equal Employment Opportunity Employers. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to disability, age, race, color, religion, gender, vet status, national origin or other protected class.

Job Type: Exempt
Business Unit: SFC Global Supply Chain, Inc.
Req #: 18006311