Quality Engineer

Graham, NC 27253

Employment Type: Direct Hire Industry: Manufacturing Job Number: 92561 Branch: Direct Hire

Job Description

The Resource is hiring a Quality Engineer for our client, a food manufacturing company, located in Graham, NC! This Direct-Hire opportunity that offers a competitive salary range of $55,000-$60,000 per year (depending on experience), and has openings on 2nd and 3rd shift. The Quality Engineer would be responsible for leading all activities associated with the front-line team, Responsibilities include handling cost efficiency, continuous improvement on processes, service, and safety. This is an opportunity to lead a diverse team of 15 to 80 hourly quality control, manufacturing, warehouse, or traffic associates with varying levels of experience. In the role the Quality engineer would be expected to develop individuals and the team to solve operational/quality issues and motivate team members to achieve performance targets. If you have proven leadership experience and ready to take your career to the next level, apply today!

- Optimize operational efficiencies to support the facility’s production, packaging, warehousing, and shipping operations
- Perform item releases
- Perform record updates-review and revise company SOPs, quality records, production forms, processing forms, etc
- Monitor annual team training sessions – maintain and collect documents as needed to support training exercises
- Observe and monitor sanitation practices used in plant facilities
- Monitor and enforce company safety practices
- Support team members and management during audits
- Training for additional certifications may be required
- Perform RCAs as needed
- Lead and participate in projects assigned by upper management
- Optimize ingredient and packaging material usage to minimize waste
- Ensure operational practices are followed to control inventories
- Ensure AFI financial and accounting control procedures are followed to ensure accurate inventory records are maintained
- Maintain product quality and sanitation standards
- Flex production plans on a shift by shift basis, managing through issues to prevent service issues and operational inefficiencies
- Identify and coordinate operations improvements necessary to deliver the site annual operating plan (AOP). Ensure cost performance gaps are identified, action plans are developed, and resources are properly allocated
- Builds people capability through effective employee relations, hiring, training, and communication for front-line hourly personnel
- Manage the performance of direct reports through performance reviews, frequent discussions, coaching, and career development action plans
- Develop team to solve day-to-day operational issues and reach short- and long-term performance goals
- Deliver effective change leadership - driving business changes while minimizing people impact
- Communicate and collaborate cross-functionally to assist team to solve operational issues
- Motivate team members to achieve plan goals
- Facilitate maintenance activities to minimize equipment downtime. 
- Champion and lead an effective safety culture. Coach for safe behaviors and compliance with safety policies and procedures
- Coach teams to demonstrate continuous improvement in profitability margins, efficiencies, and cost savings initiatives
- Ensure compliance with Company policies, contracts and procedures
- Perform disciplinary actions as needed
- Lead the implementation of the AM pillar
- Directly oversees operational measures including but not limited to efficiency, yield loss, product quality, inventory accuracy, transactional accuracy
- Directly oversees operational measures including but not limited to Machine Efficiencies, Waste Factors, Quality Standard Compliance, Hold Dispositions, Quality, Food Safety and Safety Audit completions
- Administer policies and procedures
- Regular and predictable attendance at the work site
- This role may operate forklift and manufacturing equipment occasionally

- Bachelor’s degree or equivalent experience required. Preferably in engineering, business, operations management, chemistry, or similar field
- Lean Six Sigma Experience preferred, demonstrated by successful completion of a major improvement project
- 5S experience preferred
- Minimum of 2 years of experience in manufacturing preferred preferably food/beverage experience
- PCQI experience preferred
- HACCP training preferred
- SQF training preferred
- Must possess strong skills, knowledge, and capability in TPM or lean manufacturing, finance and accounting, project management, human relations, effective communications, and statistics/logical problem solving
- Proficient in Microsoft Suite applications
- Ability to give and receive constructive feedback
- Ability to lead a team-based approach to decision making
- Demonstrated ability to work in a results-oriented, challenging environment
- Strong leadership skills with the ability to get results through mentoring skills
- Effective coaching, facilitation, presentation, and team building skills

- Must have a valid driver’s license

Submit your resume online, or send directly to Carolyn at calvarez@theresource.com to be considered for this position. For more information, please call our office at 336-217-1418.

While we appreciate all inquiries, only qualified candidates will be contacted for further information


Meet Your Recruiter

Carolyn Alvarez

Carolyn Alvarez is an experienced Bilingual Direct Hire Recruiter, who is driven by helping people find the next step in their career. She takes pride in providing the best and smoothest job searching experience. As Direct Hire Recruiter, Carolyn's goals include finding and placing top-notch candidates and providing a great candidate experience.
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