A leading contract manufacturer of cosmetic, toiletry and pharmaceutical products in currently looking to recruit a Quality Engineer to their Hampshire based team.
Reporting to the Quality Engineering Supervisor, the main purposes of this post are to ensure that the internal audit programme and the corrective/preventative action processes are effective and meet regulatory expectations and to support with investigations into non-conformities and quality issues.
The post holder will be expected to: co-ordinate the internal audit programme investigate and respond to customer quality issues and consumer complaints validate the corrective/preventative actions arising from internal non-conformities, internal audits, external audits, complaints evaluate the effectiveness of corrective/preventative actions support the operations team in carrying out investigations into internal non-conformities and quality issues Key responsibilities: Co-ordinate the internal audit programme including planning the audits, assigning the auditors, carrying out audits, ensuring audit reports are produced and signed off in a timely manner, ensuring corrective actions are logged on the CAPA log Investigate customer quality issues and consumer complaints and ensure that responses are provided in a timely manner Monitor the corrective and preventative action (CAPA) process by ensuring proposed actions are implemented in the stated timescale and that they are effective Liaise with the owner of an internal non-conformity or quality issue and advise problem solving techniques that could be used to establish the root cause of the issue and identify appropriate corrective and/or preventative actions Support the new product introduction process by providing specific quality engineering expertise to NPI projects Work with the Engineering department on the (prior to purchase) validation and performance qualification of new equipment Participate in line trials.
Present findings at post line trial run review meetings Oversee first production start-up of new products, including carrying out capability studies and product inspection to ensure that Customer specifications and requirements are achieved.
Present findings at post first production run review meetings Carry out any other reasonable projects Knowledge and experience: Qualified and experienced internal auditor - essential Previous experience in a similar quality role - essential Good knowledge of quality analytical/problem solving tools and techniques gained through practical experience - essential Educated to degree level or equivalent in a science, engineering or manufacturing related discipline - desired Experience of working within a GMP environment - desired