Quality Engineer

| Greater LA Area
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 About This Role

The Quality Engineer will work as part of the Design Engineering team to proactively ensure the quality and appropriateness of internally built and externally sourced equipment, including working with suppliers to ensure specifications are met, appropriate materials of construction utilized, and all other quality / regulatory documentation is completed and provided in a timely manner. This position will also help draft Standard Operating Procedures, with a focus on identify critical to quality & critical to safety items. This work will focus on a varied range of types and sizes of equipment, including equipment used for the application of Apeel’s products, internal test equipment, and equipment used to monitor produce quality metrics.

What You’ll Do

  • Work with other engineers to ensure new designs meet quality and regulatory requirements
  • Act as the primary bridge between Apeel’s Quality / Regulatory team and the Design Engineering team
  • Work with suppliers on custom designed and built equipment to ensure Apeel’s quality standards are met
  • Oversee any critical component incoming inspection processes
  • Oversee all quality / regulatory engineering documentation, including material certs of conformance, quality checklists, and functional test results.
  • Recommend and lead process improvement efforts for improved equipment quality
  • Help write and ensure Standard Operating Procedures include necessary safety and quality items
  • Work with other engineers on the standardization of quality requirements related to hygienic and sanitary design
  • Define and implement test plans and reviews to ensure quality of shipping equipment
  • Work with Field Engineering to understand any ongoing field reliability or quality issues and work with other engineers to resolve issues

What You Bring

  • A highly creative Quality Engineer with 5+ years of hands-on experience, in positions of increasing responsibility
  • Bachelor’s degree, or higher, in Quality, Industrial, Mechanical, Electrical, or similar engineering or science field
  • Experience working with agriculture / food processing equipment or similar industrial machinery, highly desirable
  • Experience with food safety, hygienic or sanitary design, desired
  • Knowledge and experience with Statistical Process Control (SPC)
  • Experience working with engineers on new designs from concept to production
  • Experience with 3D CAD design, preferably SolidWorks
  • Hands-on experience with the assembly, testing, and troubleshooting of electro-mechanical systems
  • Experience working with component suppliers to address component quality or reliability issues
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Experience creating forms, checklists, procedures and other quality or process documentation
  • Ability to guide and influence quality best practices in a quick paced environment
  • Self-directed but also works effectively and professionally with cross functional teams to achieve common Company goals

Apeel believes that the scale of our impact is determined by the teams that work with us. As such, we seek to build high-performing teams of people from various experiences and backgrounds who can collectively push our company into new realms. We seek a diverse pool of applicants and consider all qualified candidates regardless of race, ancestry, color, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, religion, national origin, citizenship, disability, Veteran status, marital status, or any other protected status. If you have a special need or disability that requires accommodation, please let us know.

Please note that Apeel Sciences does not accept unsolicited resumes from recruiters or employment agencies. In the event of a recruiter or agency submitting a resume or candidate without a signed agreement being in place, we explicitly reserve the right to pursue and hire such candidates without any financial obligation to the recruiter or agency. Any unsolicited resumes, including those submitted directly to hiring managers, are deemed to be the property of Apeel Sciences.

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Location

71 S. Los Carneros Rd. , Goleta, CA 93117

What are Apeel Sciences Perks + Benefits

Culture
Friends outside of work
Eat lunch together
Open door policy
Team based strategic planning
Group brainstorming sessions
Open office floor plan
Diversity
Mean gender pay gap below 10%
Health Insurance & Wellness Benefits
Disability Insurance
Dental Benefits
Vision Benefits
Health Insurance Benefits
Life Insurance
Wellness Programs
Team workouts
Acme Co.'s team fitness initiatives include In-office yoga, In-office fitness classes.
Retirement & Stock Options Benefits
401(K) Matching
Company Equity
Child Care & Parental Leave Benefits
Generous Parental Leave
We provide up to 16 weeks of parental leave for the primary caretaker. Acme Co. also provides 8 weeks of leave for the secondary caretaker.
Flexible Work Schedule
Family Medical Leave
Company sponsored family events
Vacation & Time Off Benefits
Unlimited Vacation Policy
Perks & Discounts
Beer on Tap
Casual Dress
Company Outings
Game Room
Our game room includes Ping Pong.
Stocked Kitchen
Some Meals Provided
Happy Hours
Twice per month Friday company gatherings
Parking
Pet Friendly
Acme Co.'s pet policy is dog friendly daily.
Relocation Assistance
Fitness Subsidies
Apeel covers a gym membership for its employees or allows them to opt out of
Professional Development Benefits
Job Training & Conferences
Acme Co. offers employees professional development opportunities like Annual individual budget for training, Onsite training courses, The ability to attend job related conferences and seminars.
Lunch and learns
Cross functional training encouraged
Promote from within
Continuing Education stipend
We offer $1500 annually for continuing education.
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