Quality Engineer

Edison, New Jersey, United States, 08817

Posted on 11/06/2019 by Management Recruiters of Edison

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Position Details




Manufacturing & Dist / Other



Job Level:

Experienced Professional (Non-Manager)


Bachelor's Degree


Salary of $90K - $105K + Bonus of 5 – 15 %

Reference ID:


Our client, a growing formulator and contract manufacturer of health and beauty cosmetic products is looking for a Quality Engineer. Excellent salary + Bonus + Relo + full benefits


Job Posting # 2211

Job Title: Quality Engineer


Location: Edison, NJ


Relocation: Client is flexible to give a sign on bonus for relo assistance if needed


Compensation: Salary of $90K - $105K + Bonus of 5 – 15 %


Excellent Benefits: Company Sponsored Medical, Dental, Vision, and Life Insurance


Company Info: Our client is a premier formulator and contract manufacturer of cosmetic and OTC products for the world’s best 100+ brands with 500+ products. They have been in business for 16+ years with 150+ people.

  • They utilize a wide range of chemistries and core manufacturing processing capabilities, including:


  • Surfactant chemistries to formulate and produce hair care, bath & body care products

  • Oil in water & water in oil emulsion formulations for skin care, and OTCs like SPF and Acne treatments


  • Hot fill applications for solid stick deodorants, lip balms, and other wax based ointments

  • Powders for dry shampoos and other loose power face applications



  • This position directly reports to the Director of Quality.

  • The Quality Engineer assists in the development and maintenance of the Standard around Quality Organization with respect to Process Improvement, Process Validation and Root Cause Analysis for the majority of the time.

  • As a member of the Quality team, the quality engineer will help in the execution of the overall activities of the Quality organization as well as the efficient interaction with Manufacturing and Development areas to maintain overall product quality.

Job Description:

  • Develops and applies in-depth understanding of the manufacturing processes through plant floor observations and collaboration with teams to build a more robust process.

  • Provides Technical Quality support in manufacturing activities during product launches and ongoing production.

  • Assists in the development and approval of product quality specifications, standards, inspection processes, defect definitions and tolerance levels.

  • Assists with product releases to ensure operating demands are met as needed.

  • Prepares and participates in customer calls as requested to meet the required needs and ensure customer requests are handled timely.

  • Leads and executes quality Investigations and Out of Specifications

  • Executes Corrective Actions, Change Controls and Standard Operating Procedures.

  • Assists in the preparation/execution of process validation protocol and final report.

  • Assists with on-site and off-site audits and qualifications when needed.

  • Participates in R&D and Technical review meetings including Manufacturing Pilot Review process to ensure Quality in the scalability of production batches.

  • Attends cross-functional team meetings to support the needs of the company.

  • Performs analysis and metrics of key functions inside the Quality Department.

  • Ensures compliance with regulatory requirements including cGMP, OSHA, and FDA.

  • Understands and complies with all Safety, Environmental and Quality practices and procedures as outlined in organizational/departmental guidelines and SOP’s as well as applicable Federal, State and Local Regulations


  • Problem Solving--Identifies and resolves problems in a timely manner; Gathers and analyzes information skillfully; Develops alternative solutions; Works well in group problem solving situations; Uses reason even when dealing with emotional topics.

  • Customer Service--Manages difficult or emotional customer situations; Responds promptly to customer needs; Solicits customer feedback to improve service; Responds to requests for service and assistance; Meets commitments.

  • Teamwork--Balances team and individual responsibilities; Exhibits objectivity and openness to others' views; Gives and welcomes feedback; Contributes to building a positive team spirit; Puts success of team above own interests; Able to build morale and group commitments to goals and objectives; Supports everyone's efforts to succeed.

  • Quality Management--Looks for ways to improve and promote quality; Demonstrates accuracy and thoroughness.

  • Planning/Organizing--Prioritizes and plans work activities; Uses time efficiently; Plans for additional resources; Sets goals and objectives; Organizes or schedules other people and their tasks; Develops realistic action plans.

  • Innovation--Displays original thinking and creativity; Meets challenges with resourcefulness; Generates suggestions for improving work; Develops innovative approaches and ideas; Presents ideas and information in a manner that gets others' attention.

Candidate Must Have:

  • BS in Chemistry, Chemical Engineering or a related field

  • Minimum 3-5 years of Quality experience in FDA regulated cGMP plant

  • Excellent computer skills including Microsoft Office Software and Google Applications

  • Strong Knowledge of cGMP and GLP regulations

Candidate-Nice to Have

  • Some experience with a fast paced contract manufacturer supporting many clients

  • Cosmetic and OTC industry experience with personal care products

  • Root Cause Analysis (RCA) (example: Sologic or Apollo).

  • Bilingual Spanish/English

  • Six Sigma training or certified 6 Sigma yellow/green belt

Keywords: Process, Quality, validation, plant, cGMP, FDA, engineer, manufacturing, OTC, Chemical, Chemistry, six sigma,

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