Supplier Quality Engineer

    • Chicago, IL

We are People Against Dirty, a growing house of brands that includes method, ecover, babyganics, and coming soon...mrs. meyers clean day. We've always done things differently – we’re fearless thinkers, mad scientists and adventurous designers who believe that making soap leads to brave ideas, bold inventions and beautiful bubbles. We started small, but we’ve got big plans to make the world a cleaner, greener, more colorful place. And we invite everyone to join us as we pioneer a future where doing business is doing good for all.


This full-time position is based in Chicago and reports to the Quality Director. The Supplier Quality Engineer is responsible for supporting the quality department through development of quality engineering programs. This role will spend considerable efforts on line qualification, CAPA System, engineering change order process, continuous improvement, and validations. The candidate must be a self-starter who can utilize their background to work independently to develop programs as this role will be responsible for proactively managing quality engineering activities for the organization.


The Supplier Quality Engineer will:

  • Plan and implement engineering change order process, CAPA system, audit program, validation, line qualification and other quality systems as necessary
  • Author SOPs, work instructions, forms, and other documents as necessary
  • Serve as quality representative through the design and development, PLM approval, routing, and communication process; ensuring design transfer, revision control, and change management
  • Implement and utilize quality management tools such as fishbone, 8D, DMAIC, SPC, FMEA, control plans, and error proofing to drive reduction in NCRs
  • Develop and implement validation program and establish process capability analysis
  • Drive a culture of continuous improvement by leveraging tools such as 5S, value stream mapping, TPI, and standard work
  • Leverage Lean efforts to improve standard work efficiency and improve quality
  • Lead and participate as needed in internal and external audit program
  • Work reception once in a while

we are not joking. at people against dirty, everyone in the Chicago office takes a spin as receptionist. costumes welcome


  • 5-7 years of progressive quality experience in CPG, Pharma, OTC, Med Device, or other ISO/FDA regulated industries
  • Proficient understanding of regulated quality management system
  • Demonstrated development and ownership of key quality programs and processes
  • Experienced in change management and implementation of quality programs

  • Solid understanding of chemistry, statistical analysis, MiniTab (or other statistical software), manufacturing processes, Lean, continuous improvement, root cause analysis, DMAIC, and FMEA
  • Operates independently in analyzing and driving home programs + processes
  • Excellent collaboration and communication skills with suppliers and internal partners
  • Ability to travel (both planned and unplanned) <75%
  • Flexibility to work on a weekend rotation as needed
  • Possess that certain “something” that makes us better and wants to be better
  • Sense of humor, a positive outlook with a “can-do” attitude!

  • Bachelor’s degree in physical sciences or engineering
  • Six Sigma Certification Preferred
  • ASQ/ISO Certification Preferred – CQE

PAD PERKS:Our values are at the heart of everything we do.

Here are a few of the ways weCare like a Motherfor 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: Director of Quality

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)

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