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  • Sector:

    Engineering & Technical

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  • Salary:

    Up to £28000.00 per annum

  • Contact:

    Bethan Griffiths

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  • Published:

    18 days ago

  • Expiry date:

    27 April 2024

QA Technician

Up to £28,000

Monday - Thursday Days Based


Yolk Recruitment has a new opportunity for a Quality Auditor to join a specialist Food Manufacturer in the Southwest area.

This role reports directly to the Technical Manager would be part of a small close knit team. This is a perfect role for someone who would like to take the step into a Quality role, or an experienced Quality professional within Food Manufacturing.

What you will be doing as QA Technician:

  • Monitor production to ensure that procedures and quality systems are followed at all times
  • In process testing of product quality parameters
  • React to and report any out of specifications results that may affect product quality
  • Complete scheduled audits of the site quality systems and operations to confirm activities comply with site and customer procedure requirements.
  • Develop and implement improvements to the site quality systems.
  • Collection of data to develop supplier performance monitoring systems.
  • Monitor incoming raw material quality and liaise with suppliers as required.
  • Prepare NPD kitchen samples as directed and supervise factory trials.
  • Factory QA and QC checks on production including pH, sugar/solids, temperatures, hygiene and allergen swabs, metal detection checks, seal integrity checks
  • Reporting out of specification conditions to relevant personnel and ensuring that agreed corrective actions are followed Regular auditing of site quality systems and paperwork.
  • Work with Technical Manager to ensure that all non-conformances (system, supplier and internal) are recorded and followed up with appropriate actions.
  • Calibration and verification of quality testing equipment
  • Monitoring of hygiene and housekeeping standards in storage, preparation and exterior areas of the factory and site
  • Collection of laboratory samples to agreed schedule.
  • Work closely with purchasing and warehouse teams to establish and monitor quality of incoming raw materials and ingredients
  • Communicate changes to procedures to relevant production staff. Carry out annual competency reviews and complete training on quality and safety procedures.
  • Preparation of product development samples.
  • Label and coding checks and validation
  • Collection and labelling of production samples for shelf life and further testing
  • Accurate filing of QA records

The skills you will bring as QA Technician:

  • Food industry factory floor QC or QA experience
  • Good general standard of education with evidence of maths proficiency (Minimum GCSE level 5 or above, A level or level 3 technical qualification)
  • Good communicator must be confident dealing with production staff, managers, and customer representatives.
  • Good attention to detail and able to lead by example.
  • Food Safety and HACCP level 3 qualifications. (Desirable)
  • Factory QA experience with a supplier to major retailers. (Desirable)
  • Experience of carrying out internal audits to the BRC standard. (Desirable)

If you feel you have the skills, experience and passion to be successful in this QA Technician role apply now

*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.

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