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Date: Dec 27, 2018

Location: Richmond, IN, US

Work that matters, fueled by passion for pets!  At Hill’s we have a purpose.  Every day around the world, we transform the lives of millions of pet families through pioneering innovation, amazing nutrition, and the best and brightest people. Founded more than 75 years ago with an unwavering commitment to pet nutrition, Hills' mission is to help enrich and lengthen the special relationships between people and their pets.

HILL'S® Prescription Diet® therapeutic pet foods, HILL'S® Science Diet® and HILL'S® Ideal Balance™ wellness pet foods are sold worldwide. Hill’s is a division of Colgate-Palmolive, a leading global consumer products company, tightly focused on Oral Care, Personal Care, Home Care and Pet Nutrition, with sales of products in more than 200 countries.  To learn more about Hill's and Colgate, please visit and, or find us on LinkedIn, Facebook, Twitter and YouTube.

Location: Richmond, Indiana, United States
Relocation Assistance Offered Globally
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The Quality Engineer is responsible to improve process capability with regards to evaluating statistical data analysis and implementing corrective action to achieve plant KPI indicators. Also responsible for issuing, maintaining, controlling, and auditing documentation required for Technical Transfer, Validation, Nonconformance Investigations and cGMP compliance. The Quality Engineer supports the ESM program and Quality Training.


Principal Responsibilities:


  • Site responsibility to manage Technical Transfer Quality Standard. Perform Process Capability Statistical Analysis for new and modified products and communicate to Research and Development  for process improvement. Leads plant testing in conducting post launch reports and product performance reviews. 
  • Oversees the validation program, conducts risk analysis, maintains and updates validation master plan, develops validation protocols.
  • Utilize quality tools such as Management of Change, Nonconformance Investigation, Pareto Charts, Control Charts, and Notice of Deviations, etc. to help drive continuous improvement. Has knowledge of site process capability for new and existing products.  Supports the continuous improvement activities of the site by participating in the Internal Audit Program. Investigates and reports consumer complaint trends related to formulation.
  •  Understands and participates on the implementation and compliance of all plant, company and government standards for Food Safety, Environmental monitoring, HACCP, GMP’s and FSMA initiatives.  Supports process hazard analysis program.


Education/ Experience Requirements

Basic requirements include:

  • BS degree in Chemistry, Engineering, Biology, Food Science or other related field
  • 2 years manufacturing experience


Preferred qualifications include:


  • Knowledge of HACCP, Food Safety, FSMA
  • Knowledge of Colgate Quality standards and Systems
  • 2 years in Quality related field
  • Knowledge of 6 Sigma / Lean Manufacturing
  • Working understanding of SAP / Minitab
  • Prior participation in auditing programs


Are you interested in working for Hill's Pet Nutrition? You can apply to work with us using this online application. Attach all relevant documents such as a cover letter and resume or CV. Applications received by e-mail are not considered in the selection process.

Become part of our team. We look forward to your application.

Equal Opportunity Employer
Colgate is an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, national origin, ethnicity, age, disability, marital status, or any other characteristic protected by law.


Nearest Major Market: Richmond Indiana

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