The Estee Lauder Companies QUALITY ENGINEER in Blaine, Minnesota
To design and execute QE projects through the use of statistical tools and other problem solving methodologies. Provide technical support to Quality and other departments. This position will lead improvement initiatives which ensure that processes are capable of meeting the quality standards and expectations of Aveda/Estee Lauder Companies and its customers. This position must have technical credibility within the organization as well as with customers and suppliers. This position requires the QE to work independently with minimal supervision.
Strategic responsibility: Quality Improvement, Root Cause Analysis, Investigations, CAPA - 80 %
Develops, implements and trains on processes and tools that support and are in compliance with GMP/GLP requirements
Work closely with Director Quality Operations on quality issues originating within the Blaine site
Assist with deviations, audits, non-conformance/complaint investigations and CAPA as needed
Collaboration with Global Supplier Development team to improve the quality of packaging components
Record and analyze data from first production run and line trial runs and communicate formal report/findings
Train staff and provide guidance as needed
Responsible for project management/oversight of plant quality improvements
Implements new system and working practices to improve process and product quality
Performs audits and capability studies as necessary
Works with the plant, packaging development, technical packaging, and other parties to define critical requirements
Personnel and Interdepartmental Responsibilities - 20 %
Exercise good communication skills to exchange complex information; capable of clear written and verbal communications with direct reports, peers, other departments and management
Promote employee motivation and engagement
Provides technical support and educates employees in QE techniques.
Participate in supplier improvement activities.
Assist with validation programs - equipment and processes
Documentation of processes and procedures and technical reports
Conduct analysis of data and recommend appropriate action
Works with suppliers, developers, and production agreeing to and communicating standards and range boards
Implement systems and working practices to improve processes and product quality
Minimum Education Level: Minimum Bachelor of Science degree Engineering or equivalent experience (10 years in a related field performing the activities)
Minimum Years of Experience : 3 years’ experience in a fast paced consumer goods manufacturing environment
Licenses or Certifications: ASQ or Lean Certification preferred
Bachelor’s Degree in Engineering or Science discipline
Minimum of three (3) years Quality Engineering experience or related Quality Assurance experience (external) or Quality Assurance experience (internal)
Computer literacy with good knowledge of Word, Excel, Outlook, Visio, PowerPoint. Knowledge of SAP and/or analytical instrumentation software such as Empower is a plus.
Must possess excellent interpersonal and communication skills
Knowledge in quality management systems and process improvement utilizing statistical problem solving techniques. ASQ or Six Sigma certified or eligible
Demonstrated technical root cause and problem solving skills.
Demonstrated prioritization, and time management skills
Cosmetic and pharmaceutical experience a plus.
Strong aptitude for Root Cause Analysis
Job: Quality Assurance - Supply Chain
Primary Location: Americas-US-MN-Blaine
Job Type: Standard
Shift: 1st (Day) Shift
Travel: Yes, 5 % of the Time
We are an equal opportunity employer. Minorities, women, veterans, and individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply. Job Number: 1817594