QA Technician

Newbury
Closing date:

Job Overview

Are you ready to join a team that produces quality products that add life and soul to food? This is a place for you to grow your career and add value! We are looking for a QA Technician working in the Technical team, reporting into the Shift Technical Manager. The QA Technician will be responsible for the shift QA team, and will enforce and maintain the agreed quality of the company’s products and site through specific responsibilities.

RESPONSIBILITIES/KEY TASKS:

  • Portray a positive image of the company and its values in a professional manner at all times.
  • To be a self-motivated person who can work alone, use their initiative and take responsibility in making decisions concerning the quality of product & raw materials made and used every day.
  • To be able to work within a team and with other departments, as well as be flexible in both working environment (including Warehouse, Factory and Office) whilst working to a shift pattern, be able to have a positive input to the team.
  • Ensure a high standard of hygiene is constantly met and kept to within the working environment.
  • To ensure all products are made correctly to specification, labelled and packaged correctly. Investigate defective finished goods/returns in relation to customer complaints and internally report back to the relevant technical person.
  • Carry out independent QA checks during production and mark these checks on production QA paperwork in red along with any resulting corrective actions.
  • Review 28 day & suspended stock daily, investigating issues when required & updating systems.
  • Review shelf life & usage of ingredients for our products on a daily basis, suspending & disposing of stock when needed.
  • Ensure GMP, G&P and a high standard of hygiene is constantly met and kept to within the working environment and audits are completed as per schedule
  • Ensure samples are collected & prepared for testing where required.
  • To ensure the chiller & freezer temperature audits are completed as per procedure.
  • To be fully trained in testing procedures and calibration procedures.
  • To be competent in using a computer for logging data or retrieving information.
  • To be able to check paperwork for accuracy and rectify mistakes arising.
  • To attend meetings / take responsibility in the absence of the QA supervisor.
  • Produce a shift report detailing issues raised and actions taken during the shift.
  • To ensure that standards relating to integrity and adhered to within the factory and warehousing.
  • Any other duties which might reasonably be requested in association with this role in order to meet the needs of the business.
  • Adhere to all company rules and procedures, paying particular attention to health and safety.

QUALIFICATIONS:

Desirable – Degree in Food Science, Food related qualification.

EXPERIENCE:

Essential – Previous QA experience, working in manufacturing environment with a high focus on quality and food safety.

KNOWLEDGE:

Essential – Understanding of quality and food safety controls within a manufacturing environment, BRC requirements, HACCP, GMP

SKILLS/ABILITIES:

  • Demonstrates excellence in all aspects of work
  • Demonstrates tenacity and detail in all aspects of work
  • Enjoys work
  • Team Player
  • Able to communicate at all levels
  • Flexibility
  • Time Management & Prioritisation

PERSONAL ATTRIBUTES:

  • Passion for food safety and quality
  • Dynamic
  • Forward thinking.
  • Strong character
  • Articulate
  • Broad thinking and considers the bigger picture.
  • Positive approach
  • ‘Can do’ attitude

Personality traits we look for:

  • Strive for excellence
  • Take pride in your work
  • Co-operate as a team
  • Be open – especially with information and knowledge
  • Trust and be trustworthy
  • Respect – customers, suppliers, colleagues and yourself
  • Take accountability

Work Schedule:

Sunday to Thursday 11pm – 7am

Community Overview:

Newbury is a market town in the county of Berkshire. The town is home to Newbury Racecourse and the surrounding hills are home to some of the country’s most famous racehorse training grounds. Newbury lies on the edge of the Berkshire downs and in the suburban village of Donnington lies the part-ruined Donnington Castle.

Job Types: Full-time, Permanent

Pay: Up to £12.40 per hour

 

Send CV’s to Samantha Walker on – samantha.walker@englishprovender.com

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