Product Quality Engineer - De Lier

Functiegroepen: Quality/RA / QA Engineer


For Apeel we are looking for a Product Quality Engineer. Apeel is comprised of highly talented, deeply passionate, and strongly tight-knit team members who are excited by the opportunity to challenge the status quo, are obsessed with solving problems, and truly seek to positively change how we feed the world.

Their people are core and absolutely fundamental to the company’s success and continued growth. Look around and what do you see? Team members who are working tirelessly and selflessly—not to serve themselves—but to help the team as a whole strategically, aggressively, and collectively realise a shared mission and vision. If you are ready for an opportunity to jump in, tackle challenges (and opportunities!) head-on, take ownership, and drive meaningful outcomes in a highly collaborative, communicative, and dynamic environment, we would love to connect with you!


Apeel is seeking highly motivated, process-oriented Scientists and Engineers to ensure their final products (Apeel-treated fruits and vegetables) are delivering maximum value and quality to our customers. Product Quality Engineers will develop quality assurance protocols and evaluate/improve product application and performance measurement methods. Product Quality Engineers will frequently interface with our R&D, engineering, product, operations and revenue teams to facilitate the growth of Apeel’s produce supply base at packing/distribution facilities around the world.

What you will do:

  • Develop and author product application and quality assurance protocols related to Apeel-treated fruits and vegetables
  • Regularly interface with customers, Apeel field staff and engineers to lead the continuous improvement of product application processes and quality assurance tools
  • Collect and analyse product performance data from customer sites
  • Author product performance reports/executive summaries
  • Assist with equipment integrations and start-up at customer facilities around the globe
  • Author and adhere to standard operating procedures, train incoming technicians, and ensure compliance with these standardised processes by colleague


What you bring:

  • BS, MS or PhD in materials science, industrial engineering, biology, biochemistry, chemistry, or a related STEM field
  • Formal research and/or industry experience (minimum of two years) in a STEM field or technology driven company is required (undergraduate research, internships, masters or PhD research, etc.)
  • Demonstrated organisational ability, high attention to detail and aptitude for process improvement
  • Effective verbal and written communication in a technical field
  • Candidates with lean/agile and/or Six Sigma training will be given preference
  • Ability to perform indoor and outdoor work in cold or hot environments, and the ability to lift and move boxes of fruit (up to 40 lbs)
  • Up to 40% travel (domestic and international) may be required, with assignments lasting up to several weeks at a time
  • Spanish language fluency is strongly preferred


Apeel offers you a salary between the €55,000 and €65,000 a year, depending on your experience.


If you are interested in this job, or in similar ones, please feel free to contact me directly.

Brian Grolman
Associate | Food (Science)


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