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QA Engineer

Mission

 

To assist the Quality Manager in establishing, managing and maintaining a structured Quality Assurance System based on the Puratos Q-Standards and Q-Policy.

To contribute to the main QA objectives:

  • Ensure food safety of the products
  • Ensure a service level to guarantee customer satisfaction
  • Control and minimize the cost of Non-Quality
  • Advising operational and other departments on Quality related subjects

Contributes to all operational objectives (SHE, Quality, Service, Cost and People) and participates to the continuous improvement program towards Operational Excellence.

 

Key Accountabilities

Complies to all applicable legal regulations and international food safety standards: safety, working conditions, environment, Hazard Analysis and Critical Control Points (HACCP), Prerequisite Programs (PRP), British Retail Consortium (BRC), Food and Drug Administration (FDA) , Halal, Kosher, allergens, other customer specific requirements,  etc…

Risk Analysis and Quality System

  • Maintaining and updating PRP plans (pest control, cleaning, allergens, training, …)
  • Maintaining and updating HACCP, TACCP, VACCP plans for operations on site
  • Coordinate and execute validation and verification of CCP’s and CP’s
  • Coordinate all relevant training for the HACCP team members
  • Assisting CIS and customer service answer our customers’ questions regarding the quality system

Management of change

  • Execute risk analysis and advising on changes and projects
  • Execute risk analysis and advising on new Raw Materials, Packaging and NPD’s
  • Implementing regulatory changes or changes in customer requirements (incl certification)

Non-Conformities and continuous improvement

  • Assisting Quality Manager with registering and follow-up of defined CAPA’s
  • Initiating and actively participating in improvement projects, always assuring food safety and quality and taking efficiency into account
  • First point of contact for internal non-conformities
  • Perform and coordinate RCA’s
  • Assisting the quality manager to decide the final destination of blocked product
  • Monitoring & reporting Quality performance in order to proactively act on visible trends

Vendor Quality

  • Coordinating the vendor quality assurance process
  • Executing Raw Material Risk Assessment
  • Assisting QC Manager, Purchasing and other departments in using the results of the Raw Material Risk Analysis in inspection plans and supplier agreements
  • Planning and performing audits at relevant suppliers and copackers
  • Coordinating and sending vendor quality complaints
  • Creating awareness in the factory on vendor quality

Other

  • Review and update Quality documents on responsible processes
  • Train local staff on Q-related topics (GMP, HACCP, BRC, …)
  • Manage certification audits and customer audits
  • Planning and performing of internal audits
  • Performing GMP inspections

 

Who are we looking for?

  • Experience in Quality in a food production environment
  • Customer focused 
  • Proven knowledge of  Quality Assurance systems & processes
  • Proven knowledge of GSFI Quality Certifications or other equivalent certifications
  • Experience with KPI’s Priority management skills
  • Problem solving skills
  • Well organized

 

Why would you join Puratos?

You will join a fast-growing, stable family business that has become an international market leader with a corporate culture in which innovation and entrepreneurship are part of our main priorities. You will benefit from a great deal of freedom in your work, with plenty of room for initiative. You will actively participate in the development of innovative products. You will have the opportunity to contribute to our common vision and mission: using new technologies to improve the quality of food. A great work environment with lots of challenges is what you can expect:

  • Responsibilities and the possibility to take ownership of your work
  • Training and career opportunities to build your career within our company

You can count on a competitive salary package.