Quality Maintenance Engineer

Job Title: Quality Maintenance Engineer
Contract Type: Permanent
Location: Gloucester, Gloucestershire
Salary: Negotiable
REF: BBBH23800_1496999997
Contact Name: Gemma Howells
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Job Published: almost 4 years ago

Are you looking for a change?

If so, I have a great opportunity to join a growing manufacturing company of health, beauty and cosmetics products in the Gloucester Area.

We are looking for a Quality Engineer/Manager who can support focused quality issues and in the development and validation of manufacturing processes and cosmetic GMP to world class levels.

Key Tasks

  • To take appropriate responsibility for your own safety and that of others in the workplace
  • To take a lead role in the development, also implement and manage the process / production validation system
  • To generate and approve Work Instructions, Control plans and production aids along with any other production support documentation and train out to relevant personnel
  • To investigate existing manufacturing quality issues, sometimes leading small teams, developing robust solutions to optimise production processes and customer satisfaction
  • To lead the team introducing appropriate test programs for incoming raw materials in order to head off problems in production
  • To be an active team leader/member supporting both quality and other teams
  • To lead improvements on products, processes and materials, in order to support customer service, quality and cost reductions
  • To be a key player in the development and maintenance of the company QMS system
  • To work with inspection team, developing systems and work instructions that meet the growing volume and demand of the business
  • To support the business in the following;
  • Developing the supply base
  • To act as quality contact for manufactured products raw material suppliers
  • To take part in QMS, GMP Product and Process audits within SLG manufacturing sites and to establish key performance indicators (KPI's)
  • To be involved in customer complaints, handling investigations into manufactured products and 'Globally' sourced factored products
  • To introduce generic technical specifications for our core product families
  • To develop material suppliers and subcontractors with regard to quality issues
  • To support production staff:
  • By ensuring that they are adequately trained in process work instructions and quality control techniques
  • By assisting as required in induction of new employees with regard to quality standards
  • To generally assist in other activities within the factory as directed and take on other responsibilities or tasks that are within the employee's skills and abilities whenever reasonably instructed
  • To take responsibility for own personal development, in line with agreed annual performance objectives

Qualifications and Experience Requirements

  • In depth Quality / Manufacturing knowledge and experience essential
  • Ideally experienced in cosmetic GMP or similar regulated environement, with an awareness of ISO9001 regulations.
  • Ideally degree level qualification in a related field
  • Minimum of 5 years' process/quality experience preferably from within a cosmetic / beauty, food or pharmaceutical manufacturing environment

Key Competency Requirements

  • Passionate about all aspects of customer satisfaction, delivering on-time as well as to specification
  • Able to demonstrate successful track record of quality improvements using up to date quality and techniques such as RCA, FMEA and CAPA.
  • Knowledge of all Microsoft office applications with advanced experience of Excel
  • Ability and drive to successfully prioritise and complete multiple tasks
  • Sound, logical problem solving skills
  • Hands-on approach
  • Capable of working both on own initiative and proactively as part of a team
  • Willing to travel at short notice world wide - hold an current international passport
  • Fully active European driving license

We look forward to receiving your application.