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Company: Silgan Containers
Location: Kingsport
Posted on: March 16, 2023

Job Description:

Job TitleQUALITY ASSURANCE ENGINEERJob TypeFull-timeEducationBachelor's DegreeLocationKINGSPORT, TN 37660 US (Primary)Career LevelExperienced (Non-Manager)CategoryQuality Assurance/SafetyDate Needed By1/14/2023Shift TypeFirst ShiftTravel0 - 10%Job DescriptionSilgan Closures seeks Quality Engineer The Quality Assurance Engineer is responsible for conducting daily activities of the Silgan Closures Facility Quality Lab, which include but are not limited to automated and manual metrology of plastic and steel products and tools, as well as execution of test protocols as defined by Silgan Closures Quality Systems Documentation. This position is responsible for working in coordination with all appropriate personnel from maintenance, engineering, technical service, quality and research and development departments within Silgan Closures. In addition to supporting the production team this individual will be responsible for automating any and all measurement processes. The Quality Assurance Engineer must be able to accurately defend conclusions and support findings with data. This position reports to the plant QA Manager.What you'll do:Using statistical tools (e.g., process capability, Design of Experiments, SPC, etc.) assist manufacturing and suppliers in evaluation and optimization of manufacturing processes and products.Perform part inspection utilizing the appropriate tools and equipment. Create reports summarizing results and methods utilized.Define and execute the requirements for gauging and inspection methods for instruments utilized with frequency in the lab.Assist in the maintenance and calibration of QA lab equipment.Assist in the maintenance of SQF Quality Systems.Assist problem solving efforts and projects as required by the Plant QA Manager.Automate quality inspection processes to reduce manual intervention.Participates in continuous improvement activities.Actively works in and manages facility processes with relation to OEM systems and Product Hold For Inspection (HFI) inventory as needed.Performs other essential functions in the quality department as directed.Will provide appropriate leadership and accountability for managing the Quality department, including all laboratory activities and requirements. Ensures that effective and applicable testing and inspection protocols are implemented, challenged and verified for all primary and secondary process within the overall manufacturing process. Utilizes advanced level of problem-solving skills to develop creative solutions. This position will work in a collaborative manner with the appropriate departments to affect positive change to systems that incorporate solutions that are repeatable, reliable and sustainable. Communicates significant issues or developments identified during quality assurance activities and provides recommended process improvements to plant management. Prepares reports to communicate results of quality assurance activities. Exhibits energetic, hands on, plant floor "bias for action" approach. Comply with all safety procedures Job RequirementsBachelor's degree in Quality, Plastics, Packaging or related Engineering field preferred.Experience with GFSI schemes or Quality Systems desiredPreferred experience in Six Sigma (minimum green belt certification), Project Management including Gantt charting, continuous improvement concepts, and/or industry recognized quality-based certifications.Effective use of MS Word and ExcelStrong verbal and written communication skills, management skillsKnowledge of Food Safety procedures and requirementsFamiliar with HACCP preventative controls and risk analysisFamiliar with OGP inspections systems to include programming and troubleshooting abilityWho we are:Silgan Closures is the premier provider of sustainable metal and plastic packaging solutions for consumer goods products for food, beverage, healthcare, garden, home, personal care, and beauty products. We are a Global Fortune 500 packaging company with 109 manufacturing facilities in North and South America, Europe, and Asia. What we offer:A career with Silgan Closures offers an opportunity to work for an industry leader with a stable, reliable, and environmentally conscious company. We strive to provide a great culture where you feel like a member of our family, and where achievements are recognized and celebrated. The Silgan Team is much more than a place to work - we are part of a larger vision to alleviate world hunger and who strives toward sustainability by reducing our carbon footprint, selecting like-minded suppliers, and providing recyclable products. LIMITATIONS AND DISCLAIMERThe above job description is meant to describe the general nature and level of work being performed; it is not intended to be construed as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties and skills required for the position.All job requirements are subject to possible modification to reasonably accommodate individuals with disabilities. Some requirements may exclude individuals who pose a direct threat or significant risk to the health and safety of themselves or other employees.This job description in no way states or implies that these are the only duties to be performed by the employee occupying this position. Employees will be required to follow any other job-related instructions and to perform other job-related duties requested by their supervisor in compliance with Federal and State Laws.Requirements are representative of minimum levels of knowledge, skills and/or abilities. To perform this job successfully, the employee must possess the abilities or aptitudes to perform each duty proficiently. Continued employment remains on an "at-will" basis.Silgan is an Equal Opportunity Employer. We consider applicants for all positions without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, marital status, or the presence of a disability, which would not prevent the performance of essential job duties with, or without reasonable accommodation of any other protective status.Silgan is a drug-free workplace.EEO/M/W/Vet/Disability

Keywords: Silgan Containers, Kingsport , QUALITY ASSURANCE ENGINEER, Other , Kingsport, Tennessee

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