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Process Engineer

Chicago, IL


Based in Chicago and reporting to the Site Quality, the Quality Engineer Associate will assist in the site-specific process development and roll-out of new and existing products at the South Side Soap Box. This individual will execute the majority of the lab- and site-based work to ensure that our customers experience the same intended product every time, regardless of where it was made. An eye for detail, a passion for manufacturing, and a love of formulation/process/packaging will set this individual up for success in this role.


The Quality Engineering Associate will:

  • Translate the generic batch instructions to a site-specific process that reflects local equipment and process capability. As necessary, confirm the batch process on a lab-scale and develop the commercialization process from lab to manufacturing plant of new and existing products transferring to the South Side Soap Box with the guidance of the Quality Managers.
  • Implement a working system to ensure conformity and accuracy in the production process.
  • Improve product quality by making recommendations for the change
  • Extensive experience in a quality assurance environment required.
  • High proficiency in computer technology and systems operations.
  • Collaborate with relevant teams and departments to improve products

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  • Execute lab batches, scale-up exercises, stabilities, and other lab-scale studies to clarify the risks associated with producing new formulations or troubleshoot existing issues at the site.
  • Develop and complete production line qualifications on new or existing products, manage data collection, and complete machine capabilities studies. Identify areas for improvement in the final product quality and champion fixes.
  • Ideate process and production projects with the site team to improve quality and efficiency. Participate in the execution phase of projects and validate the results.
  • Work reception once in a while
We are not joking. Everyone in the office takes a spin as the receptionist. Costumes welcome.


  • 2-5 years of product formulation, plant scale liquid processing, and scale-up experience in cleaning products, personal care, or related field
  • Some familiarity with packaging equipment typical to personal care and HI&I
  • CQE, Six Sigma, Lean, PMP certifications - preferred
  • Desire to learn about HI&I/CPG formulations as well as basic blending and filling for liquids and solids
  • Ability to manage multiple priorities and work within tight timeframes and deadlines
  • Willingness and ability to work independently + in a team environment.
  • Strong Analytical, Creative problem-solving skills
  • Proactive approach and work ethic appropriate for a fast-paced, team-oriented, growing company
  • Possess that certain "something" that makes us better
  • Willingness to learn + ability to adapt to a changing environment
  • Sense of humor, a positive outlook with a "can-do" attitude!
  • Bachelor's Degree in Chemistry or Chemical Engineering
PAD PERKS: Our values are at the heart of everything we do.

Here are a few of the ways we Care like a Mother for every person against dirty:
  • Rockstar health insurance benefits package
  • Jollydays: competitive vacation bundle
  • Generous retirement match + pre-tax savings options
  • 3 Care Days (a.k.a. Volunteer Time-Off) a year, to be a force for good
  • Global Ping Pong Tournament + heard that right-- let's dance


HOURS: full time, exempt

REPORTS TO: Site Quality Manager

Equal Opportunity Employer/Protected Veterans/Individuals with Disabilities

The contractor will not discharge or in any other manner discriminate against employees or applicants because they have inquired about, discussed, or disclosed their own pay or the pay of another employee or applicant. However, employees who have access to the compensation information of other employees or applicants as a part of their essential job functions cannot disclose the pay of other employees or applicants to individuals who do not otherwise have access to compensation information, unless the disclosure is (a) in response to a formal complaint or charge, (b) in furtherance of an investigation, proceeding, hearing, or action, including an investigation conducted by the employer, or (c) consistent with the contractor's legal duty to furnish information. 41 CFR 60-1.35(c)

Job ID: method-QUALI001604
Employment Type: Other

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