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Quality Assurance Engineer

As a Quality Assurance Engineer you 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 objectives of the Quality Assurance approach, you ensure the food safety of the products and a service level to guarantee customer satisfaction, you control and minimize the cost of Non-Quality and you advise operational and other departments with requested or spontaneous advice on Quality related subjects

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

 

Key Accountabilities:

The main responsibility of the QA Engineer is to comply 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 HACCP, TACCP, VACCP plans for operations on the site
  • Maintaining and updating PRP plans (pest control, cleaning, allergens, …)
  • Coordinate and execute validation and verification of CCP’s and PRP’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

  • Evaluating risk and advising on changes and projects
  • Evaluating risk 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 following progress on quality CAPA’s defined in the site
  • 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 

 

Who are we looking for?

  • Master  Degree, with scientific background or similar with experience
  • 3 years’ relevant experience in Quality in a production environment
  • Proven knowledge of  Quality Assurance systems & processes
  • Proven knowledge of  BRC Quality Certifications or other equivalent certifications
  • Experience with KPI’s Priority management skills
  • High analytical skills
  • Good communication skills
  • Familiar with the tools, concepts and methodologies of Quality Management
  • Excellent communication skills in English, Dutch and/or French, with a willingness to learn the other language

 

Why would you join Puratos?

You will join a stable family business that has become an international market leader. You will be welcomed in a dynamic work environment where passion for innovation, team spirit and continuous improvement are part of our main priorities. You can expect to have a fascinating and varied job in an atmosphere with open communication, where personal development is strongly encouraged through ownership, coaching and training.

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