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  • Location:


  • Sector:

    Engineering & Technical

  • Job type:


  • Salary:

    £26000 per annum

  • Contact:

    Bethan Griffiths

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  • Contact phone:

    02920 220078

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  • Published:

    23 days ago

  • Expiry date:

    18 August 2022

  • Start date:


QA Technician
Yolk recruitment is pleased to be working with a well-known food manufacturer who are looking to expand their team with a QA Technician.
Working on a 3-shift pattern you will join 3 other QA Technicians and report directly to the Quality Manager.
You will ensure that all the products produced are assessed in accordance with the company’s and customers’ requirements, the site Quality Management System and HACCP System, in order that the quality, safety and legality can be assured and that all the necessary information is accurately recorded and retained.
What you will be doing as QA Technician:
  • To carry out the intake sampling checks on raw materials and finished products every shift, including hygiene swabbing of staff and the environment once a week, water and air sample quarterly. To carry out random conduct finished product gas and pack integrity seal checks.
  • To run the taste panel and sensory assessment daily.
  • To carry out finished goods checks against the quality attribute sheet
  • To place non-conforming product on hold and to ensure any necessary corrective action is carried out.
  • To check the weight of the finished packs to ensure compliance with average weight or fixed weight legislation
  • To calibrate thermometers on a daily basis.
  • To carry out scale calibration checks each day.
  • To calibrate the gas analyser on a daily basis
  • To carry out every shift checks on the operation of checkweighers and metal detectors in compliance with the documented procedures and to check all related process records are documented correctly.
  • Stock control cleaning and chemical materials for the factory.
  • Monitoring customers returns and give daily the report to finance team.
  • To monitoring and report internal and external non-conformances to the Quality Assurance Manager, update monthly KPI’s.
  • To monitoring and report costumer’s complaints to the Quality Assurance Manager, update monthly KPI’s.
  • To monitoring and report weekly and monthly Microbiology to the Quality Assurance Manager, update weekly and monthly KPI’s.
  • To carry out process control audits of the production operation to ensure compliance with customer codes of practice and company procedures and policies.
  • To monitoring, verify and report any issues daily on Day & Night Shifts check list Compliance Audit.
  • Run daily reports from I Vision/bizerba system and send it to the Directors and Senior Management.
  • Maintain, review and update all the PLU’s of each supplier within a correct specification from each product in the MCG and Bizerba.
  • To carry out Internal GMP/Glass and Hard Plastic Audit within the factory.
  • Weekly monitoring of all PPE request orders.
  • To ensure that all operatives and staff within the factory comply with GMP and hygiene procedures and to advise when this is not the case.
  • To actively partake in the resolution of quality related issues.
  • To support training all members of staff in food hygiene, health & safety, manual handling, fire safety, chemical safety, and allergen awareness training.
  • To assist in writing site QMS in accordance with BRC policies and procedures.
  • To support the Technical and broader factory team during customer and compliance officer visits.
  • To deputise as the Quality Management Representative in the absence if the Quality Assurance Manager.
The skills you will bring as QA Technician:
  • Experience from a food manufacturing background essential
  • Excellent oral and written English
  • High attention to detail
  • Excellent problem solving & analysis ability
  • HACCP qualified desired but not essential
  • BRC expereince desired but not essential
And this is what you will receive:
  • Salary of £26,000
  • Free fruit
  • Pension
If you feel you have the skills, experience and passion to be successful in this QA Technician role apply now by sending your CV to or calling me directly on 07458163362.
*Please note, whilst we do our best to contact all candidates, due to the high number of applications we receive we cannot guarantee this for every role. If you have not heard anything from us within 7 days of applying - then unfortunately you have been unsuccessful. Please keep an eye on our website for more opportunities.