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Quality Engineer

Date: Jul 29, 2019

LOCATION: Leighton Buzzard, BDF, GB

Company: Pelican Products, Inc.






The Quality Engineer is responsible for ensuring Peli BioThermal products, services, and quality system processes are of the highest quality, effectiveness, efficiency, and reliability.  The role represents Quality in product development, manufacturing engineering, product conformity investigation, and other Engineering initiatives within the business. Establishes and maintains design control, process validation, production controls, and support in supplier management processes, procedures, and methods including, but not limited to: FMEA, IQ, OQ, PQ, Control Plans, Validation Master Plans.


What You’ll Do:

  • Participates as the Quality representative and independent reviewer throughout new product development and continuation engineering project activities such as risk analysis and management, design and stage-gate reviews, verification/validation planning, execution, review, and product release.
  • Supports and manages product investigation as part of nonconformances and CAPA externally and internally
  • Acts as a conduit between Engineering/Technical teams to ensure quality conformance regarding product purchase specification, product sales specification, and product manufacturing specifications. 
  • Supports Laboratory Manager and technical team to ensure the thermal testing laboratory retains ISO 17025 and other accreditations
  • Ensures suppliers adhere to performance criteria, facilitating timely resolution of supplier failures, corrective actions, and preventive actions
  • Leads, guides, and supports continuous improvement efforts including Kaizen, 6S, and other types of lean initiatives
  • Analyzes production failures, process deviations, and customer complaints for trends and root causes

What You’ll Need:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Engineering (Technical, Mechanical, Materials, or Packaging preferred), and two or more years of related experience
  • Previous experience in a Mechanical Engineering background
  • Certification in Quality Engineering, Quality Management, 6-sigma, lean, or related areas is highly desirable
  • Project management skills are highly desirable.
  • 2+ years’ experience in Quality Engineering, preferably in an ISO 9001 certified environment or life-science regulated environment (pharmaceutical, biologics, or medical device).
  • Must be familiar with engineering and manufacturing documentation, such as Bills of Material (BOM’s).
  • Must be proficient in the use of quality and statistical analysis software
  • Experience working with Quality Management, Electronic Document Management, Product Data Management (PDM), Product Lifecycle Management (PLM)

Bonus Points For:

  • Must be proficient with Microsoft Office, Visio, and other business applications
  • Previous experience in a Mechanical Engineering background
  • Knowledge of the Cold Chain industry including knowledge of phase change materials, vacuum insulated panels, plastics, and packaging materials is also preferred
  • Good Knowledge and experience of SAP or similar ERP desired
  • Project management skills are highly desirable
  • Must be able to operate in a fast-paced organization and handle multiple projects simultaneously within set timeframes.

Why Join PeliBioThermal? Here’s a glimpse of Peli’s Perks

  • Generous pension contributions with a competitive match
  • Established reputable brand offering premium products – you’ll be proud to represent Peli!
  • 26 days holiday plus bank holidays
  • Life Insurance
  • Permanent Health and disability Insurance
  • Free On Site Parking
  • Free Tea, Coffee and fresh fruit provided to all employees
  • Employee discount program on Pelican Products
  • Lucrative employee referral program – get paid to work with your trusted network.
  • And more…



Peli BioThermal is a global leader in providing the life sciences industry with the most comprehensive suite of patented and award-winning thermal protection packaging solutions for the safe transport of pharmaceuticals, clinical trials, diagnostics, tissue, vaccines and blood supplies. Our specialized design, engineering and lab testing services ensure clients are fitted with cold chain performance solutions that best fit their purpose. And Pelican BioThermal’ s Credo Prevision track-and-trace software, which allows clients to monitor temperature-controlled packaging inventories throughout the entire end-to-end distribution cycle, ensures clients meet increasing global regulatory demands, manage challenging shipping lanes and unforeseen delays while reliably and confidently tracking critical, high-value payloads around the world.  


Next Steps of the Selection Process:

  • Our hiring team reviews applications and select candidates.
  • We’ll invite candidates to complete a one-way video interview on Spark Hire.
  • After the submitted one-way video interviews are reviewed, we’ll invite a final number of candidates for in-person interview(s).

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex including sexual orientation and gender identity, national origin, disability, protected Veteran Status, or any other characteristic protected by applicable federal, state, or local law.

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