Quality Engineer - Newark (DE, US)

at Solvay in Newark, Delaware, United States

Job Description

Job ID: 21355

Quality Engineer – Newark (DE, US)

Permanent contract

USA – Newark, DE, US

Oct 1, 2022

Solvay is a science company whose technologies bring benefits to many aspects of daily life. Our purpose-we bond people, ideas and elements to reinvent progress-is a call to go beyond, to reinvent future forms of progress and create sustainable shared value for all through the power of science. In a world facing an ever-growing population and quest for resources, we aim to be the driving force triggering the next breakthroughs to enable humanity to advance while protecting the planet we all share.

We bond with customers and partners to address today and tomorrow’s megatrends. As a global leader in Materials, Chemicals and Solutions, Solvay brings advancements in planes, cars, batteries, smart and medical devices, water and air treatment, to solve critical industrial, social and environmental challenges. You can count on our innovative solutions to contribute to safer, cleaner and more sustainable future.

On-site position in Newark, Delaware (US)


This individual is responsible for providing Quality Engineering support for the Newark, DE films and sheet polymer manufacturing facility. This role will also support production as necessary to achieve organizational objectives in a safe and efficient manner. Additionally, this individual is responsible for identifying and implementing improvements in quality systems and culture. The incumbent will be responsible for supporting and interfacing with customers and production teams.



+ Adhere to all required safety procedures applicable in manufacturing.

+ Identify opportunities to improve quality systems and culture.

+ Manage the site’s ISO 9001/QMS and additional systems (eg. AS9100) in adherence with Solvay guidelines.

+ Develop and manage IATF 16949 program for the site in adherence with Solvay guidelines.

+ Develop and implement corrective actions to customer complaints using Root-Cause-Analysis techniques.

+ Responsible for development of analytical thinking at the operator’s level and training in quality best practices and procedures.

+ Design and implement quality improvement CAPEX projects.

+ Execute studies to improve current quality processes and systems.

+ High involvement with equipment and raw material suppliers to solve existing problems and improve product quality.

+ High Involvement with Film Customers to determine their requirements, answer questions, and get feedback.

+ Responsible for product quality.

+ Create, Investigate and disposition NCM (Internal and External rejections)

+ Understand customer specifications and translating them into internal product specifications.

+ Provide engineering support to troubleshoot production processes in terms of quality performance and as a backup to the production engineer as necessary.

+ Complete all auxiliary duties as assigned by Site Manager.

+ The ability to successfully give and receive feedback from both peers and managers is essential.

+ Demonstrated leadership, decision making skills, and functionality in a team environment. Ability to work independently and handle multiple assignments is required.

+ Highly resourceful, able to seek out and acquire new knowledge or subject material quickly, and transfer knowledge effectively to others.


+ Follow all site safety rules and procedures.

+ Lead by example and hold others accountable for all Solvay HSE policies.

+ Participate in Pre-Start up Safety Reviews, Critical Task Analyses and other risk reduction processes by lending experience and knowledge of plant operations.

+ Participate in incident investigations and implementing corrective actions learned from the investigation process.

+ Participate in applicable Newark site HSE initiatives including, but not limited to: emergency response drills, behavioral based safety teams, and routine safety inspections.


+ BS/MS in Chemical, Materials or Polymer Engineering or Chemistry is required.

+ Demonstrated leadership preferably in a management/supervision position.

+ Five years’ experience working in an industrial environment. Film or sheet extrusion experience is preferred.

+ Understanding of laboratory equipment and procedures.

+ Familiar with ISO9001/IATF 16949/QMS systems

+ Excellent analytical and problem solving skills with an understanding of polymer chemistry.

+ Excellent oral and written communication.

+ Excellent computer skills and ability to become proficient in SAP, Lab software and Microsoft® Office applications.


+ The physical demands described are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

+ While performing the duties of this job, the employee is frequently required to stand; walk; use hands to finger, or feel; reach with hands and arms; climb or balance; and talk or hear. The employee is occasionally required to sit, stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl; and taste or smell. Specific vision abilities required by this job include color vision.

+ The employee must be trained in the use and be physically able to use the applicable personal protective equipment for specific hazards in the work environment

You will get:

+ Competitive salary

+ Health insurance

+ Life insurance

+ 16 weeks of maternity/paternity and co-parenting leave

+ Free language courses (24 languages available)

+ Additional local benefits

Additional information:

Location: Newark (Delaware, US)



Solvay’s purpose is to bond people, ideas and elements to reinvent progress. We can only fulfill this purpose with a diverse workforce that feels respected and appreciated, and has equal opportunities to work, grow and thrive. Our differences, visible or not, are valued. As Solvay seeks to promote unity and not uniformity, we invite you – regardless of background, age, gender, race, national origin, ethnicity, religion, sexual orientation, ability or identity – to consider a future with us.

Solvay is an equal opportunity employer. We evaluate qualified applicants without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, veteran status, or any other legally protected characteristics. Click on the links to read “The EEO is the Law” poster and the “EEO is the Law” poster Supplement.

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Job Posting: JC222905744

Posted On: Sep 04, 2022

Updated On: Oct 20, 2022

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