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Quality Process Engineer - Food & Beverage 

About the Organization Welcome to Blue Marble - your home, our home! We are a family business with core values of work hard, play hard. We are proud to offer Ultra-Premium Co-Packing, Private Label, and Canning Services. Come join our team!  
Full-Time/Part-Time Full-Time  
Exempt/Non-Exempt Exempt  
Number of Openings 1  
Description

Blue Marble Productions, Inc. is a world-class developer, processor, and co-packer of branded and private label alcohol and non-alcohol-based products for the beverage industry.

The Quality Process Engineer (QPE) is responsible for evaluating and improving the systems used to manufacture and test products for meeting standards/specifications. The position will focus on both industrial engineering principles, compliance, statistical analysis and the utilization of labor to ensure efficiency, safety, and quality in production.

Responsibilities:

  • Study current production and quality control measures and develop ways to improve them.
  • Write SOPs and train workers on new processes/procedures.
  • Interface with operations, quality technicians, and the lab technicians to ensure effective application of the Quality Management System(QMS), as well as inspect raw materials, materials in process, and finished products.
  • Responsible to audit and report against compliance for quality and regulatory requirements including, but not limited to: FDA audits, registrations, and labeling requirements; TTB; state ATC Formulary and COLA approvals; SQF certifications; and Kosher and Organic certifications.
  • Maintain and monitor systems to measure quality performance, product food safety requirements, and facilitate the development, use, and integrity of statistical techniques.
  • Create quality standards and testing systems to reflect efficiency, reliability and performance.
  • Create documentation that reports issues and errors relating to the production process with efforts placed to find a solution.
  • Lead efforts to identify root cause of internal and external defects for process improvement.
  • Develop inspection methods to analyze product quality.
  • Improve product quality by making recommendations for change.
  • Work together with relevant teams and departments to improve products.
  • Evaluate production process compliance as it relates to ensuring products meet quality standards.
  • Document and analyze findings after inspections are carried out.
  • Implement a working system to ensure conformity and accuracy in the production process.
  • Schedule regular quality control testing
  • Meet legal requirements for safety and quality
  • Maintaining testing equipment, as required.
  • Perform internal audits and validate systems, establish critical processes and prepare reports for performance improvement.
  • Perform quality assessments for process and monitor all activities for measuring processes.
  • Manage and validate all materials and establish corrective actions for any non- conformance.
  • Analyze data and monitor implementation of all Process and Quality Control Strategy.
  • Plan and evaluate process conformance and perform quality audits for various business processes.
  • Provide support to hardware and software designs and resolve all manufacturing issues and ensure process improvement.
  • Monitor projects, identify risks and issues and prepare documents for same.
  • Train various teams for quality procedures and ensure compliance to best practices.
  • Develop KPI’s and measure the effectiveness of performance against quality processes and operational compliance.
  • Document and action against individual operator non-compliance, train, and monitor effectiveness.
  • Design statistical sampling process and review finish products and perform audit on same.
  • Develop operational initiatives and participate in various meetings for same.
  • Follows all Standard Operating Procedures (SOP’s) for the area worked
  • Ensure personal safety, food safety, and quality protocols are followed, especially with a focus on adherence to Good Manufacturing Practice (GMP) and Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) protocols and Sanitation Standard Operating Procedures (SSOPs).
  • Utilizes all food safety and food security guidelines, including Safe Quality Foods (SQF) good manufacturing practices and Hazard Analysis Critical Control Points.
  • Other duties assigned by the Supervisor/Manager
 
Position Quality Process Engineer  
Position Requirements
  • Bachelor of Science in Engineering, Food Science, or related field is required
  • Must be 21 years of age
  • 3+ years in manufacturing operations required
  • Experience in FDA regulatory audits or other notified body audits required
  • Knowledge and technical understanding of beverage/ liquid processing preferred
  • Understanding of HACCP, FDA, TTB, ATC, SQF, and other Food & Beverage regulations preferred
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office Suite (Word, Excel, Outlook…etc.)
  • Demonstrable experience of developing and implementing quality processes and operational improvements with an ability to assess and demonstrate critical thinking, adherence to policies, processes and systems
  • Must be able to read, recognize and speak the English language
  • Must be able to work overtime when needed

Key Competencies:

  • Must have the ability to add value, reduce costs and make business improvements
  • Must have the ability to build cross functional relationships and have the ability to work as part of a team and interact effectively with others
  • Must have the ability to influence others to act in support of ideas, programs, or causes.
  • Must have the ability to facilitate change for the success of the business
  • Must possess excellent communication skills
  • Must have great attention to detail, essential problem-solving methods and initiative
  • Must be results orientated with ability to plan and deliver against project deadlines tasks in a timely and accurate manner with minimal supervision
  • Must possess commercially and financially astute with experience of managing budgets
  • Must possess a technical mindset
  • Must have the ability to positively resolve issues arising from different cultures
  • Must have the ability to learn and apply policies, procedures, standards and guidelines
  • Must have the ability to work in a fast paced environment and accomplish multiple tasks within established timeframes
  • Must have the ability to receive, understand and proactively respond to direction from supervisors/managers and other members of leadership

Working Conditions:

  • Must be able to stand/walk for up to 8 hours, and be able to frequently push, pull, squat, bend, and reach
  • Must be able, with or without reasonable accommodation, be able to lift up to 50 pounds depending on job task
  • Must be able, with or without reasonable accommodation, be able to operate carts, dollies, and hand trucks of up to 100 lbs.
  • Must be able to climb and descend stairs safely, with or without reasonable accommodation, and work on a secure mezzanine at a height of up to 25 feet
  • Must be able to work in cool conditions in the winter and warm conditions in the summer
 
EOE Statement We are an equal employment opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status or any other characteristic protected by law.  

This position is currently not accepting applications.

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