As the Food Safety Quality Engineer reporting to the Quality Manager, you will be responsible for providing leadership and direction for cGMP and food safety engineering to Maintenance, Engineering and Operations departments.
Lead validation function to ensure that facility, utilities and the qualifications of the process equipment are carried out to meet global regulatory requirements.
Guide in the specification and selection of manufacturing/equipment and product contact surfaces and ensure that the equipment purchased meets the regulatory requirements of the product and packaging.
Cultivate a high regards for cGMP and food safety as the leader to train employees to create awareness to meet regulatory requirements.
Motivate, develop and recruit key employees for the facility food safety team. Build and maintain employee engagement, creating a culture of efficient execution and an environment in which individuals and teams can stand out and continuously improve and develop an awareness of quality, GMP and food safety.
Maximize the success rate in production operations by recommending programs for preventive and predictive maintenance, and ensure that all SSOPs and HACCP plans/HARPC be reviewed and updated, if necessary.Support environmental protection programs, preventive maintenance and plant safety, metrology and industrial hygiene to work effectively and to meet the compliance requirements of Regulatory Agency.
Optimize the documentation for quality systems engineering, cleaning and validation SOPS, SSOPs, HACCP plans and food safety policy and protocols.
Lead incident reviews to investigate and correct microbiological, physical and chemical product non-conformities and provide recommendation regarding process design, product disposition and continuous improvement.
Communicate with facility management and global food safety leader in order to identify and implement any equipment or resources needed for new processes
Lead HARPC / Food Safety risk assessment for all new lines and as needed to update Food Safety Policy
Your background should include:
3-5 years experience in Food Microbiology, Process Development and Quality and Food Safety Management Systems
Bachelor of Science Degree (i.e. Process Engineering, Chemistry, Microbiology, Food Safety) required; Certified HACCP manager preferred; Certified in Food Preventive Controls preferred
Knowledge of food microbiology, good laboratory practice, food safety controls, manufacturing processes, sanitary design, food law, cGMP, auditing, troubleshooting and microbiological test procedures is required.
Experienced with implementing management systems in the CPG Industry-ISO 9001, 22000, 22002 background with accomplishments in design and implementation
Demonstrated leadership in QA, Quality and Food Safety Management Systems, New Product Development and Food or Pharmaceutical manufacturing
Ability to lead constructive, positive change within a plant environment. to create awareness to Food Safety regulations and execute programs and achieve goals t meet regulatory requirements.
Strong computer skills with proven proficiency in Microsoft Word, Excel, Power Point and flowcharting software
ASQ Quality Engineer Certification or ASQ Certified Black or Green Belt preferred
Be able to display proficiency in developing mutual respect with operators, mechanics, fork lift drivers, etc in order to execute programs and achieve goals.
Ability to be flexible with work hours, shifting priorities, ambiguity.
Internal Number: 1040
About CP Kelco
Headquartered in Atlanta, Georgia, USA, CP Kelco is a leading producer of specialty hydrocolloids with offices and facilities across the globe. Featuring an extensive range of specialty hydrocolloid solutions, CP Kelco leverages its capabilities to bring concepts and ideas to real-world products in a broad range of applications.Serving over 100 countries, CP Kelco established the quality and safety standards the industry is measured against. CP Kelco ingredients touch a wide variety of industrial applications, consumer and household products, tailored to meet the needs of regional consumers. Key product lines are Gellan Gum, Pectin, Cellulose Gum, Xanthan Gum, Carrageenan, Carboxymethyl Cellulose, Diutan Gum and Microparticulated Whey Protein Concentrate, as well as other unique biopolymers.