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A part of Colgate-Palmolive since 1976, Hill's Pet Nutrition offers the highest-quality pet nutrition available through product lines Prescription Diet® and Science Diet®. Veterinarians worldwide recommend and feed their own pets Hill's products more than any other brand of pet food.

Available in approximately 80 countries around the world, our extensive line of products includes more than 60 Prescription Diet brand pet foods and more than 50 Science Diet brand pet foods.

We believe all animals should be loved and cared for during their lifetimes. That is why we are proud our pet foods can make a difference in your pet's life.

A career at Hill’s Pet Nutrition or Colgate-Palmolive is an excellent opportunity if you seek a global experience, constant challenge, and development opportunities in an environment that respects work/life effectiveness.

Job Title:  Quality Engineer

Travel Required?:  Travel - up to 10% of time
Date:  Nov 20, 2021
No remote working option

No Relocation Assistance Offered
# 115141 - Richmond, Indiana, United States

Job Summary


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.


  • Tech Transfer / Plant Testing: Site responsibility to manage Technical Transfer Quality Standard. Perform Process Capability Statistical Analysis for new and modified products and communicate to R&D for process improvement. Leads plant testing in conducting post launch reports and product performance reviews.  
  • Process Validation & Control:  Oversees the validation program, conducts risk analysis, maintains and updates validation master plan, develops validation protocols for PQ/ PPQ, supports IQ/OQ in conjunction with engineering team. Monitor Calibration program to ensure compliance with regulatory requirements. 
  • Continuous Improvement: 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.
  • Food Safety Compliance: Understands and participates on the implementation and compliance of all plant, company and government standards for Food Safety, Environmental monitoring, HACCP,  C&S , GMP’s and FSMA initiatives.  Supports process hazard analysis program.


Principal Duties and Responsibilities



  • Ensure site adheres to Hill’s / Colgate Quality Standards and Hill’s Plant Food Safety Program, based on managing Technical Transfer Quality Standard.  Includes managing plant EMO’s and conducting post launch / product reviews
  • Manage process validation program for the site, create and execute PQ protocols, analyze and report process capability to ensure cGMP compliance.  Supports 
  • Investigate, report and document Product Non-conformances and conduct CAPA investigations at the site.  
  • Responsible for understanding process control capabilities of site and driving continuous improvement projects
  • Documentation support through development and review of operational SOP’s
  • Investigate and report customer complaint trends for site and ensures formula related complaints are fully investigated and documented.
  • Participate and support on Internal and external audits
  • Conduct training to site on process control, SOP’s and other required topics

This is not an exhaustive list of duties or functions.


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

Expected Areas of Skills:


  • Excellent analytical and problem solving skills
  • Clear and effective communication
  • Critical thinking
  • Ability to quickly learn and utilize computer applications, i.e. windows, SAP
  • Demonstrates the ability to influence change within organization


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

Are you interested in working for Hill's Pet Nutrition? You can apply online and 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.

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.

Reasonable accommodation during the application process is available for persons with disabilities. Please contact with the subject "Accommodation Request" should you require accommodation.

Nearest Major Market: Richmond Indiana

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