Group Leader, Quality Engineering in Dallas, TX at Apex Life Sciences

Date Posted: 7/12/2018

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Job Description


Apex Life Sciences is looking for an individual for a permanent role as a Group Leader, Quality Engineer for a leading cosmetic company in the Dallas area!

Group Leader, Quality Engineering

JOB PURPOSE    

  • Responsible for the review of product and process design for manufacturability and execution of root cause analysis. 
  • Plans, coordinates and assigns projects, and defines the scope of work. 
  • Supports the team through the removal of technical barriers; develops and executes complex experiments requiring diverse levels of knowledge and experience.
  • Provides leadership to direct Quality’s involvement in product development programs during concept, design & development and testing phases, and to guarantee customer satisfaction through successful product launches. 
  • To support these programs, trains direct reports on complex Quality and Six Sigma tools such as Define, Measure, Analyze, Improve & Control (DMAIC) improvement cycle, Failure Mode Effects Analysis (FMEA), control charting and problem-solving. 
  • Develops global quality policies, procedures and standards and assesses the effectiveness and sustainability of processes. 
  • Leads industry benchmarking activities within Quality and Quality Engineering fields of expertise and implements best practices as appropriate.  

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES     

  • Supervises the Quality Engineering function responsible for resolving complex product development, package development, process development, manufacturing operations, and quality control problems using analytical data, statistical methods, ingenuity and creativity.
  • Develops staff, prioritizes projects, and reports results to leadership professionally and timely.
  • Plans and coordinates activities for the Quality Engineering function, to include assessing risk levels, establishing priorities, and managing budgetary limits.
  • Provides technical direction and supervision to direct reports to help meet established schedules and/or resolve technical or operational problems.
  • Serves as technical unit leader to represent Quality in the Design for Manufacturability (DfM) efforts. 
  • Objective is to assure product integrity and minimize any negative impact on products and
  • Assures Voice of the Customer data is reviewed and converted to information by QE for use by product and process design teams and for immediate resolution where warranted.
  • Oversees development of test methodologies to include industry standard methods and potential implementation of novel or state-of-the-art technologies.
  • Knowledgeable of a wide range of analytical and statistical techniques and methodologies necessary to solve complex problems, and guides/trains team members to employ them.     
  • Works cooperatively through the product development process with other groups such as Procurement, Engineering, Operations, Research & Development, Marketing, and Program Management. 
  • Trains on complex Quality and Six Sigma tools such as DMAIC, FMEA, control charting and problem-solving. 
  • Drives timely and effective completion of root cause analysis and CAPA activities.           
  • Responsible for researching and solving problems through planning, developing and executing complex experiments requiring diverse levels of knowledge and experience. 
  • Completes assigned project responsibilities independently or in support of a project team.
  • Oversees the handoff of product and process development and Corrective Action Preventive Action (CAPA) information from Quality Engineering to the site Quality functions.
  • Interacts with management on significant technical matters often requiring the coordination of activities across organizational lines.      

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES    

Education        

  • Bachelor's degree or higher in a related Engineering or Technical discipline.

Experience       

  • 5+ years of experience as a Quality Engineer in a GMP environment; experience with complex supply chains and large international supplier base are preferred. 
  • Active certification by the American Society for Quality (ASQ) as a Certified Quality Engineer (CQE) or Certified Six Sigma X Belt (CSSXB) is required.
  • Must possess extensive expertise as a specialist with a wide application of principles, theories, and concepts in the areas of quality engineering plus a working knowledge of other related disciplines. 
  • Experience with food, drug, and/or cosmetic industry is preferred. 
  • An understanding of FDA regulations is recommended. 
  • Must be able to develop solutions to complex problems which require the regular use of ingenuity and creativity.
  • Must have strong supervisory skills and be able to lead, focus and inspire a diverse team of technical experts.
  • Must have a proven track record of driving continuous improvement in a manufacturing environment and have a thirst for seeking new knowledge and application opportunities.
  • Must possess excellent written and oral communication skills and the ability to facilitate communications between various groups to achieve quality objectives.
  • Ability to perform duties under very general direction and independently perform assignments with only general criteria for expected results and exercise considerable latitude in determining technical objective of assignments. 
  • Must be self-motivated, pro-active, and solutions and results oriented.

EEO Employer

Apex is an Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, age, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law. Apex will consider qualified applicants with criminal histories in a manner consistent with the requirements of applicable law. If you have visited our website in search of information on employment opportunities or to apply for a position, and you require an accommodation in using our website for a search or application, please contact our Employee Services Department at employeeservices@apexsystemsinc.com or 844-463-6178.

EEO Employer

Apex is an Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, age, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law. Apex will consider qualified applicants with criminal histories in a manner consistent with the requirements of applicable law. If you have visited our website in search of information on employment opportunities or to apply for a position, and you require an accommodation in using our website for a search or application, please contact our Employee Services Department at employeeservices@apexsystemsinc.com or 844-463-6178.