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Quality Improvement Engineer


Analyze collected data on the product, the process, and work methods utilizing various measuring devices and techniques to provide input to Production and Process to ensure high quality production of customer parts.  Analyze weekly and monthly quality and production data to identify sources of variance to budget and opportunities to improve.  Schedule and lead monthly problem solving sessions.  Charter, train and lead improvement teams and Kaizen events to achieve strategic improvements. 


Review and analyze past quality difficulties and the preventative actions associated with them to determine effectiveness.
Analyze SPC data daily for input accuracy and statistically.
Train manufacturing personnel in SPC, parts inspection, parts measurement, and documentation.
Perform administrative duties including training documentation, calibration schedules, internal ISO audit schedules, etc.
Analyze to determine root cause of manufacturing variances: 
Reconcile manufacturing orders for actual versus planned performance of resources including materials, labor, machine hours, etc.; 
Facilitate cross-functional analysis of variances to include input from Production/Process, Maintenance, Accounting, etc.;   
Develop benchmarks and make recommendations to optimize reporting accuracy and timeliness. 
Identify key opportunities for operational improvement in the areas of: 
Process and product quality;   
Efficiency and cost reduction; 
Staffing efficiencies; 
Material flow and storage/staging.
Schedule and lead regular problem solving sessions utilizing various problem solving techniques.  Train salaried and hourly personnel in problem solving tools and techniques.
Raise the level of awareness for lean manufacturing and continuous improvement.  Conduct employee training on Lean concepts as required by business needs.
Charter and lead Kaizen improvement events to achieve annual improvement targets, operating budgets, and year-over-year productivity improvements.
Oversee the development, implementation, review and maintenance of the SQF System, including the GMP’s, and the food safety plans.
Monitor and maintain measuring systems to ensure optimal performance.   Measuring instruments include Coordinate Measuring Machine, Microscope, Optical Comparator, Force Measurement, Spectrophotometer, and hand gages.
Have an understanding of the SQF Food Safety Code for Manufacture of Food Packaging and the requirements to implement and maintain SQF System relevant to food sector category 27.
Responsible for verification and validation of the SQF system.
Serve as the SQF Site Practitioner.
Perform other duties and projects as assigned.
In the incumbents absence these responsibilities will be transferred to the Plant QA Manager.


Must be trained in and follow company policies on GMP, sanitation, pre-requisite programs, chemical control and food plans and policies.
Proficient in statistical data analysis
Excellent computer skills including MS Office and MRP/ERP systems
Motivated self-starter that can identify opportunities and be pro-active in developing and implementing solutions; 
Strong analytical skills
Must be competent to carry out food packaging safety and quality responsibilities.
Excellent written and verbal communication skills. 


Five-plus years experience in a manufacturing environment with familiarity of operations management.
Experience with quality audits as both auditee and auditor.
Experience with lean production systems, leading Kaizen events and problem solving sessions is preferred.
Good communication, computer proficiency, problem solving skills, and the ability to work in a 'team' environment, is essential.
Bachelor’s degree

Winpak offers competitive salary and benefit packages as well as excellent opportunities for professional growth and development based upon the global location of the available position.

Qualified individuals are invited to submit a resume and salary expectations to:

1111 Winpak Way Sauk Village, IL 60411, Email:, Fax: 708-755-7257

Winpak is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Employment decisions are made without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, veteran status, or other characteristics protected by law. Pre-employment drug/alcohol/background screening may be required based on facility location.

Although we appreciate all applicants, only qualified applicants will be considered for interviews.