Unilever Quality Engineer in Suffolk, Virginia

Background & Purpose of the Job

The Quality Engineer role is critical to the development of our factories to World Class, which means zero defects, zero waste and zero losses. She/he will apply extensively the full range of Focused and Quality Improvement methods and tools to counter losses identified in quality as well as support in other functions. As well as partner with the Global Virtual Site to replicate best practices. Develops and implements validations, testing, inspection procedures and statistical analysis to incoming materials, in process and finished products to ensure product compliance with GMPs, food safety, and company specifications. Researches product defects recommending modifications in products or standards and prepares necessary reports and action plans. Partners with material and packaging vendors as well as R&D to drive quality improvements and VIP savings. Manages all plant trials and works closely with internal and external cross functional teams.

Who You Are & What You’ll Do

The Quality Engineer is responsible for ensuring compliance with UL and regulatory agencies QA standards for all innovations in trials. The Quality Engineer is the point person at the factory and will act as the leader for all Trials and innovations. This includes holding external stakeholders accountable to trial timeline and protocol, managing quality sampling and monitoring, collecting data and reporting final outcomes and next steps as well as overall cost management. The Quality engineer will lead WCM focused improvement projects and lead trouble shooting exercises for chronic quality issues or surprise issues. They will be the key interface with suppliers, equipment vendors and internal and external cross functional teams.

You’re a born leader: You are not afraid to take charge, take ownership, and lead a team towards a common goal. You communicate well and have a heart to develop your own skills.

You’re a dot connector: You are able to survey a situation and see where the connections are intact or broken. Where connections are broken, you fix them for continuous improvement.

You love to win, and have fun doing it: You love to win and encourage others around you to win as well! You have a positive attitude towards overcoming obstacles and won’t stop until you’ve completed the goals at hand.

You’re a changemaker: You welcome the challenge of changing the culture, standard practices, and cross functional dynamics so that situations around you get better.

What You’ll Need To Succeed

Great communication skills (written and verbal), Engineering degree (Any Kind), 1 – 3 years of experience, Proactive nature, Advanced computer skills (excel, SAP,etc.)

What We Can Offer You

Culture for Growth at https://www.unilever.com/about/who-we-are/our-vision/ | Top Notch Employee Health & Well Being Benefits at https://drive.google.com/file/d/0BzuVqApc7i-tR2YxazMxNkpPZVU/view | Every Voice Matters at https://www.unilever.com/sustainable-living/the-sustainable-living-plan/enhancing-livelihoods/opportunities-for-women/upholding-diversity/ | Global Reach at https://www.unilever.com/brands/ | Life at Unilever at https://www.linkedin.com/company-beta/1248/life/ | Careers with Purpose at https://www.unilever.com/sustainable-living/transformational-change/ | World Class Career Development Programs at https://www.unilever.com/careers/graduates/uflp/ | Check Out Our Space at https://www.themuse.com/companies/unilever/office | Focus On Sustainability at https://www.unilever.com/sustainable-living/transformational-change/

Unilever is an organization committed to diversity and inclusion to drive our business results and create a better future every day for our diverse employees, global consumers, partners, and communities. We believe a diverse workforce allows us to match our growth ambitions and drive inclusion across the business.

Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer Minorities/Females/Protected Veterans/Persons with Disabilities

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Employment is subject to verification of pre-screening tests, which may include drug screening, background check, credit check and DMV check.


Unilever is an organization committed to diversity and inclusion to drive our business results and create a better future every day for our diverse employees, global consumers, partners, and communities. We believe a diverse workforce allows us to match our growth ambitions and drive inclusion across the business. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, national origin, or protected veteran status and will not be discriminated against on the basis of disability. For more information, please see Equal Employment Opportunity Posters

Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer Minorities/Females/Protected Veterans/Persons with Disabilities

Employment is subject to verification of pre-screening tests, which may include drug screening, background check, credit check and DMV check.

If you are an individual with a disability in need of assistance at any time during our recruitment process, please contact us at 1-855-239-5459 or NAAccommodations@unilever.com at mailto:NAAccommodations@unliever.com . Please note: These lines are reserved for individuals with disabilities in need of assistance and are not a means of inquiry about positions or application statuses.

We are one of the world’s largest consumer goods companies with amazing brands, dynamic people and a sustainable vision. We meet everyday needs for nutrition, hygiene and personal care with brands that help people feel good, look good and get more out of life. If you are ambitious, keen to learn and want lo lead, you have come to the right place. Explore our website and apply to be part of a company with more than 400 brands used by over two billion people everyday. ​