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Packaging Quality Engineer I

Company: Niagara Bottling
Location: Diamond Bar
Posted on: September 23, 2022

Job Description:

At Niagara, we re looking for Team Members who want to be part of achieving our mission to provide our customers the highest quality most affordable bottled water.Consider applying here, if you want to:Work in an entrepreneurial and dynamic environment with a chance to make an impact.Develop lasting relationships with great people.Have the opportunity to build a satisfying career.We offer competitive compensation and benefits packages for our Team Members.Packaging Quality Engineer IUnder general supervision, the Quality Engineer I will support various aspects of Niagara s quality program, which could include Beverage Quality, Water Quality, Packaging Quality and/or Quality Systems. The Quality Engineer will review and maintain Quality Assurance (QA) standard operating procedures, work with management representatives at all manufacturing plants, communicate quality system changes, and work with plant teams and department managers to ensure the system supports overall company goals.Essential FunctionsQuality Process Improvement supports with quality focused engineering duties in the development and application of quality tools, methods, and systems that result in continual product quality improvements. Under supervision, participates in the Quality Assurance functions within the manufacturing division by assisting in developing, implementing and administering quality specifications, test methodologies, and sampling plans for product and process.Project Work Works with various Quality and Manufacturing representatives on developing and completing project requests to improve quality throughout the Niagara network.Data Collection and Analysis Assists with collecting, and analyzing Quality data for trending and for the development of Quality Performance Indicators. Applies statistical process control (SPC) methods for analyzing data to evaluate the current process and process changes. Develops new approaches to solve problems identified during quality assurance activities.Communication Communicates significant issues or developments identified during quality assurance activities and provide recommended process improvements to the team.CI and Lean - Keeps lean manufacturing and continuous improvement principles in mind throughout the organization using value stream mapping and other lean tools.Training Participates in ongoing training in the areas of Quality Assurance, lean manufacturing and Six Sigma. Assists in new plant start-ups, new line installs, performing training and standardization for new QA teams.Work on beverage project rollouts, this could include new beverage scale-ups, rollouts or implementations. Identify and resolve any outstanding engineering problems associated with running a new beverage product. Create new beverage specification documents to detail how new products should be produced/processed in order to ensure appropriate quality levels throughout production.Lean Six Sigma (LSS) Projects Work on LSS projects across multiple plants and departments. Understand LSS methodologies to drive continuous efforts to improve process efficiencies and reduce waste. A focus on achieving measureable and quantifiable financial returns for the company.New Plant Start-ups This position will participate extensively with New Plant Start-ups. They will be an on-site resource for these start-ups providing training, and expertise to the plant staff. This will also include new line start-ups where necessary.Travel50% - on average travels 2 weeks out of the month Please note this job description is not designed to contain a comprehensive list of activities, duties or responsibilities that are required of the employee for this job. Duties, responsibilities and activities may change at any time with or without prior notice.QualificationsMinimum Qualifications:0 Years Experience in Quality Engineering0 Years Experience in Plant Level QA *experience may include a combination of work experience and educationTravel50% - on average travels 2 weeks out of the monthPreferred Qualifications:2 Years Experience in Quality Engineering2 Years Experience in SQL, ODBC, and PLC Programming2 Years Experience in Plant Quality Manager2 Years Experience in Beverage Quality*experience may include a combination of work experience and educationCompetenciesProficiency in, but not limited to:Experience and knowledge of Lean Manufacturing and Six Sigma methodology principles.Experience with statistical process control software.Experience in manufacturing plants and knowledge of plant processes.Demonstrated skill with information systems and technology trends.Ability to communicate effectively with different levels of personal.Ability to lead projects to completion and work effectively without direct supervisionFamiliarity with the following:Reverse OsmosisBeverage Batching OperationsBeverage CIP and Sanitation OperationsBottle Water ProductionPET Blow moldingPlastic InjectionGeneral Microbiology PracticesChemical Analysis TechniquesThis position embodies the values of Niagara s LIFE competency model, focusing on the following key drivers of success:Lead Like an OwnerMakes safety the number one priorityKeeps alert for safety issues and escalates immediatelyEffectively prioritizes tasks based on department goalsShows respect to others and confronts interpersonal issues directlyPrioritizes resolution of customer issues effectivelyResponds promptly and honors commitments to internal and external customersInnovACTMakes recommendations to continuously improve policies, methods, procedures, and/or productsDemonstrates adaptability by reacting appropriately to unexpected changes in situations or circumstancesIncreases performance through greater efficiencyFind a WaySeeks to develop technical knowledge through learning from other expertsUnderstands interdepartmental impact of individual decisions and actionsSeeks solutions rather than placing blameEmpowered to be GreatConsistently looks for ways to improve one s self through growth and development opportunitiesCommunicates clearly and promptly up, down, and acrossCommunicates effectively to manage expectationsEducationMinimum Required:Bachelor's Degree in Engineering, Food Science, Chemistry or Science related fieldPreferred:Bachelor's Degree in Engineering (Chemical), Food Science or Science related fieldCertification/License: Required: Lean Six Sigma Green BeltPreferred: Lean Six Sigma Black BeltForeign Language Required: None RequiredPreferred: Native or Bilingual Proficiency, SpanishBenefitshttps://careers.niagarawater.com/us/en/benefitsThis job is intended to be performed entirely outside of ColoradoAny employment agency, person or entity that submits a rsum into this career site or to a hiring manager does so with the understanding that the applicant's rsum will become the property of Niagara Bottling, LLC. Niagara Bottling, LLC will have the right to hire that applicant at its discretion without any fee owed to the submitting employment agency, person or entity.Employment agencies that have fee agreements with Niagara Bottling, LLC and have been engaged on a search shall submit rsum to the designated Niagara Bottling, LLC recruiter or, upon authorization, submit rsum into this career site to be eligible for placement fees.

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