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Quality Engineer - 1st Shift

KIK Custom Products Elkhart, IN Full-Time
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Who is KIK ?

KIK creates products and brands that people trust to care for themselves, their families, and their homes. KIK offers leading brands and high-quality products that care for the everyday need of the consumers. KIK is committed to a culture of performance where collaboration, agility, and responsiveness are the cornerstones of success.

KIK Personal Care is a market leading North American product developer, formulator and manufacturing partner for personal care and prestige beauty products serving global CPG companies and fast-growing asset-light brand owners. We have an extensive footprint of 8 manufacturing sites across the U.S. and Canada with a rigorous focus on quality. Our capabilities include a broad range of packaging formats (including aerosol and liquids) in multiple product categories (including hair, skin, bath and beauty, oral care, sun care and OTC). The products we make are distributed by our customers globally across all retail channels including mass, food, drug, specialty, wholesale and prestige (professional salons, spas, beauty specialty and department stores). Our goal is to always delight our customers and consumers with innovative high quality products and exceptional service.

Position Summary

The Quality Engineer is responsible for the assessment of quality systems and the implementation of improvement opportunities to improve the level of control and/or compliance of these systems. This role will utilize process improvement tools (including TQM, lean sigma and six sigma) to gain understanding of process performance and suggest improvement opportunities to Quality Management. This position will train and mentor employees responsible for investigations and product quality in methods for improved process performance.

Essential Job Functions
  • Assesses quality performance (or cost-of-quality) using statistical and analytical methods.
  • Devises and implements various methods and procedures for inspecting, testing and evaluating the precision, reliability and accuracy of products, processes and production equipment.
  • Develops and establishes quality systems and procedures, inspection plans, quality performance trends, statistical plans, cost estimates and technical quality plans for proposals.
  • Ensures that project and/or process control documentation is compliant with requirements and/or contract.
  • Assesses the cost of, and determines the responsibility for, products or materials that do not meet required standards and specifications by performing statistical analyses.
  • Provides input on quality to product development teams.
  • Prepares reports by collecting, interpreting, analyzing and summarizing data and making recommendations.
  • Leads production teams in failure analysis and corrective action investigations.  Mentors and instructs investigators in the use of investigative tools.
  • Refines and enhances products and processes by applying continuous improvement and key lean manufacturing/production principles and techniques to critical areas of production.
  • Represents company by interfacing with customers, assisting with internal and external audits.
Qualifications
  • Bachelor's degree (or higher) required
  • 2+ years' experience in quality in a manufacturing environment is required
  • Experience in FDA environment an asset but not required.
  • Must have a solid background in the use of quality tools and quality improvement
  • Auditing experience preferred.

Thank you for your interest and consideration of a career with KIK!

KIK is an Equal Opportunity / Affirmative Action employer and is committed to seeking diversity in its workforce by attracting, retaining, developing and promoting the most qualified candidates and employees without regard to age, race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, disability, ethnic or national origin, marital or familial status, veteran status or any other status protected by law.

Recommended skills

Total Quality Management
Lean Manufacturing
Continuous Improvement Process
Six Sigma Methodology
Business Process Improvement
Quality Management
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