Quality Assurance Assistant

Location Craigavon, County Armagh
Job type Permanent
Salary £18000 - £19000 per annum
Published about 1 month ago
Start date asap
Contact Kerry Hassett
Job reference POR000847P_1579188030

Job description

  • Liaise with Technical and Production Management daily to gain an understanding of the production schedule

  • Inspect products and packaging to ensure they comply with customer specifications and Company requirements. Reject any products which do not comply

  • Ensure that all staff comply with Company policies & procedures regarding hygiene practices and food safety e.g. hygiene/food safety practices

  • Review and develop existing systems and procedures in line with legislative requirements and recognised standards

  • Conduct inspections on incoming and outgoing goods

  • Carry out in-house product testing

  • Report on all aspects of product quality and process controls to the Technical & Production Management Team

  • Regularly refresh and retrain staff on quality systems and procedures

  • Assist with investigating and resolving any non-conformances / customer complaints

  • Carry out routine on-line, start-up and other associated quality checks

  • Complete and store all relevant QA paperwork ensuring it remains up to date

  • Conduct internal audits and assist in preparation for external audits / customer visits
  • Monitor equipment and machinery performance and report and follow up on any issues

  • Assist with proofing artwork through; reviewing nutritional information, ensuring packaging is FIR compliant and carrying out shelf life and sensory trials

  • Assist with additional projects as required

  • Support other departments such as NPD, Marketing, Warehouse etc.

  • Any other duties as required to fulfil Company needs

Ø HND / ND (or equivalent)

Ø Level 2 Food Safety for Manufacturing

Ø Degree (or equivalent) in relevant Food Technology/Nutrition discipline 2:1 or above

Ø Level 3 Food Safety for Manufacturing qualification

Ø HACCP Certificate

Ø Previous Technical/quality assurance experience gained within the Food or FMCG industry

Ø Experience with BRC or similar quality standard/accreditation

Ø Excellent interpersonal and communication skills, both verbal and written.

Ø Strong analytical skills with excellent attention to detail.

Ø Excellent organisational and planning skills.

Ø Computer literate

Ø Ability to work effectively both independently and within a team.

Ø Pro-active

Ø Flexible approach towards working hours.

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