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QA Engineer

ALPLA INC. / Vandalia / Ohio / United States / Quality

What you will enjoy doing

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  • Quality System
  • Support plant to ensure compliance with all ISO 9001 quality management system, FSSC 22000 food safety management system, and other standards & regulations
  • Assists in hazard analysis and HACCP program for food product
  • Prepares and successfully completes internal, customer and external audit requirements
  • Measurement and Test Systems
  • Work with plant to optimize lab & inline measurement and test systems
  • Train plant personnel on test and measurement systems..
  • Maintains calibration standards on all quality related equipment
  • Monitors on-line testing through daily checks of SPC data entry of Machine Operators
  • Mold Approvals
  • Assist plant in mold qualifications and verification assessments during production runs.
  • Assist in preparing qualification reports
  • Customer & Internal Quality Issues
  • Assist plants in analyzing quality issue trends
  • Review customer scorecards and assist plants to implement improvements
  • Works with production and customer to determine optimized process settings to assure specified requirements are met (specifically during sampling and product qualification process).
  • Support customer complaint process.
  • Quality and Continuous Improvement Projects
  • Lead and assist in Quality Department projects regarding quality and continuous improvement
  • Lead NEXT (Alpla global CIP program) implementation for plant
  • Documentation
  • Assist in maintaining documentation control and repository including customer specifications
  • Assist in optimizing quality documentation system.
  • Review plant data reports to ensure accuracy and reliability; analyze data to identify improvement opportunities
  • Owner of Root Cause Analyses Process by involving relevant departments in developing appropriate corrective action response
  • Color of products
  • Responsible for obtaining & maintaining customer approved color samples for each product
  • Promote quality mind set and culture in the plant

What makes you great


  • B.S. (Industrial Engineering preferred, other science or technical degrees will be considered) with 1-2 years of relevant experience or recent graduate.
  • Some experience in a high volume manufacturing or lab environment preferred
  • Some work experience in Quality Assurance
  • Experience with physical lab testing equipment, calipers, scales, digital height gauge and compression force testing equipment
  • Strong statistical knowledge. Six Sigma Green Belt (desirable)
  • Knowledge of Project Management and experience leading projects (ideal)

Qualifications/Skills: * Computer proficiency (Excel, Access, PowerPoint, Word, SPC and/or MiniTab) * Ability to work well with other departments and plants, and lead small teams. * Able to handle multi-task environment with excellent organizational skills.

What you can expect working with us

  • Health and Wellness Care Program
  • Dependent Care Cost Savings Program
  • Recognition programs; Promotional opportunities
  • 401K Retirement Plan and excellent Matching Plan
  • Medical, dental, vision plan
  • Education assistance program
  • Short term, long term and life insurance paid by ALPLA
  • Paid vacation; paid holidays

Contact person
Tamia Melvin , Human Resources

289 Highway 155 South, 30253MC Donough, United States
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