QA Technologist FTC
Job type: Permanent
Are you looking for your first role within the Technical/Quality division of a Food Manufacturing business or are you a QA Technologist who's getting fed up of working shifts?
I'm working with an importing business who are looking for a QA Technologist and they only work 8am - 4.30pm Monday - Friday which doesn't happen very often!
Conduct sampling of the products and accurately register all relevant samples on the lab system prior to collection for the required tests.
Organise and manage retained samples within the sample fridges
Knowledge of SOPs, CCPs, procedures in place
Verify paperwork in order too ensure safety, quality, legal and company requirements are upheld. Formally report any nonconformances as per the site non-conformance procedure.
Working by example – instructing regarding hygiene etc.
Manage the inventory of QA tool box, ensuring all required equipment is present and within working order
Calibrate pieces of key equipment e.g. metal detector, checkweigher, scales, probes, penetrometers, refractometers, durofel meters as per the calibration schedule
Monitor the temperature of all areas of the site as well as raw material. Inform technical management regarding any issues
Check weights of received products in order to ensure that they are in-line with expectations/specifications
Create labels for approval by technical management. Complete routine printing, verification and issuing of approved labels, ensuring that labels and coding information comply with legal, and customer labelling requirements. Ensure that the issuing of labels (product, crate or promotional) is controlled and effectively managed.
Take an active part in the internal audit programme
Effectively and constantly communicate with the Technical Manager in order to ensure issues/ concerns are dealt with correctly and escalated as required
Conduct quality assessment of products (including organoleptic tests) as per the schedule
Assist in the completion of customer complaint/ rejection investigations as required
Create concession requests and on hold notices and keep management informed.
Ensure ‘on hold’ stock is adequately identifiable and stored correctly.
When appropriate, complete investigations to assess the root cause of issues and put corrective actions in place to prevent recurrence where possible.
Key Skills and Experience
Preferably experience in a food industry
Experience of a high risk products
HACCP, Food Safety qualification would be advantageous.
Good work ethic
Flexible approach and be willing to adapt ways of working to support team requirements
Good time management
Good standard of spoken and written English
Self-organised approach and the ability to plan a workload
Should you be interested to discuss this opportunity further, please click apply or call us on 0131 2265060 and ask for Chris Connolly.