United States, Seabrook, NH, Adhesive Technologies

Quality Engineer/Supervisor

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  • Oversees and monitors the inspection and testing of raw materials, intermediates, bulks and finished goods for Epoxy, Urethane and MMA products to ensure adherence to established quality standards and requirements.
  • Supervises and develops staff of QC Specialists.
  • Trains both Quality and Operations personnel on Quality testing, SAP (as it relates to using and completing established inspection plans) and batch release. 
  • Establishes inspection plans, defines sampling procedures, and determines equipment to be used in the testing process for the entire site.
  • Provide pre and post adjustments for batches produced in EUM, and use the knowledge gained to make permanent changes in order to increase FTR.
  • Participate in ADP project teams for changes to UEM products.
  • Evaluates and approves/denies PIA requests for Seabrook Quality Control.
  • Is A3 certified. Leads investigations with cross-functional teams including manufacturing, product development, product management, sales, customer service and technical service. Teams may also involve suppliers or customers. Facilitate problem solving sessions, progress review meetings or telephone conferences. Determines root cause and corrective actions and develop action plans to drive change.
  • Help to resolve customer complaints by coordinating testing of retained and customer samples and providing context and meaning to the test results.
  • Help manage the Non-Conforming Material Review (NCMR) Program. Lead investigations to troubleshoot plant issues and reject batches. Utilize statistical analytical techniques to identify sources of variation and opportunities to improve. Determine key causes of out of spec batches and work to implement effective countermeasures to reduce/eliminate over time. Determine root cause and corrective actions and develop project plans to drive change.
  • Manage the blocked inventory process in the plant by blocking, unblocking, extending shelf life, etc for plant inventory. Reduce blocked stock plant wide by agreed upon percentage metric. Check for inventory accuracy on blocked stock/ make corrections as required. Work with QC Supervisor to identify rework opportunities in schedule and work with Operations to maximize reincorporation into product stream. Work with Material Review Board to obtain timely dispositions on blocked stock.
  • Work with floor supervisors and operators to develop a list of continuous improvement initiatives for the plant. Prioritize initiatives and follow up on actions to ensure completion. Determine necessary resources and costs to complete initiatives.   


  • Bachelor's Degree in Engineering, Chemistry or within a relevant Science discipline.
  • Knowledge and experience with ISO/QS standards.
  • 3+ years of experience in manufacturing / chemical industry or within the quality profession.
  • Knowledge and experience with Six Sigma, 8D, and A3 tools.
  • Experience leading teams and working with customers.
  • Experience in troubleshooting difficult problems in a plant environment.
  • Excellent project management and organization skills.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
  • Ability to communicate effectively across all levels of the organization, and to manage cross functional teams.
  • Experience with Adhesives or sealants and coatings knowledge is preferred.
  • cGMP and SAP proficiency is preferred.
  • Must be willing to travel occasionally

The salary for this role is $80,000.00 - $90,000.00. This is the range that we in good faith anticipate relying on when setting wages for this position.  We may ultimately pay more or less than the posted range and this range. This salary range may also be modified in the future.

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JOB ID: 24066114
Contract & Job type: Regular - Full Time
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