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QA/QC Technician

Salary:
16,092 P.A. ?
Location:
Northamptonshire
Company:
ACS Recruitment Solutions Ltd

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Our Corby based client is recruiting a QA/QC Technician to support the Quality Supervisor in the day to day functions of the Quality team within the Technical department, and to be a supportive member of the Technical team by ensuring compliance with the company's Food Safety, HACCP, Quality, GMP and H&S procedures.

Key responsibilities and duties-

- Responsible for quality checks on incoming materials, packaging and 3rd party finished product, confirming items comply with specifications and Certificates of Analysis, and recording information on IFS. Reporting all identified issues to the Quality Supervisor.
- To carry out routine material testing and checks, preparing samples for assessment in-house and externally, collating retained and other samples.
- To review external laboratory results, reporting any out of specification results to appropriate Manager.
- To liaise with suppliers on matters such as missing documentation and late results.
- Carry out routine line checks and CCP checks in all production areas, reporting any non-conformities to production and the Quality Supervisor. Working with production to resolve any issues found.
- To carry out visual inspection and ATP machine swabbing to verify that the standard of cleaning is satisfactory, reporting non-conformities to the appropriate department for action.
- To uphold the departmental and company standards in respect of food safety, personal hygiene and GMP and to report any non-conformities to the appropriate departmental Manager.
- To carry out internal food safety audits as scheduled by the Quality Supervisor.
- To review, collate and record information, where appropriate, from production paperwork such as production shop orders, production sheets and quality checks and other similar records.
- To maintain departmental records ensuring data recorded is accurate and completed in a timely manner
- To assist the Quality Supervisor in updating and issuing controlled documents, such as line specifications.
- To assist the Quality Supervisor in the investigation of product complaints, foreign body finds and other potential food safety incidents.
- To be proactive in organising own workload and having a self-motivated attitude towards departmental workload. Assisting the Quality Supervisor during periods of minimal operations.
- To maintain the lab and office work area in so that they remain in a clean and hygienic condition and report any issues requiring maintenance to the Quality Supervisor.
- To represent the department at meetings and to liaise with other departments as required.
- To assist in NPD projects as and when required.
- Undertake other duties and tasks that from time to time may be allocated to the jobholder that are appropriate to the grade of the job.
- Comply with all internal rules, policies and procedures, including those relating to Health & Safety, Data Protection etc., and all those contained within the issued Employee Handbook


The successful candidate will possess the following Education/Qualifications/Training:

- Educated to a general GCSE standard as a minimum with passes above 'C' in science related subjects
- Basic qualifications or an equivalent in food safety, HACCP procedures and laboratory methods
- Minimum Level 2 Food Hygiene (Level 3 preferred)
- Minimum Level 2 HACCP desirable


You will also have the following:

- Minimum of 2-3 years' experience in a similar QA/QC role (more than 3 years preferred) within the food industry. Minimum of 12-18 months experience for short-term roles such as maternity cover
- Minimum experience of having previously worked in factory processing and laboratory environments and being able to understand and appreciate quality guidelines and procedures
- Will need to demonstrate some experience of the typical quality functions such food safety audits, line checks, CCP checks, goods-in inspections, sampling, micro/chemical submissions and results reporting, hygiene swabbing, product testing and general administrative activities
- Analytical with an attention to detail
- Some experience of working in a team environment


The successful candidate will possess:

- A confident command of the English language and basic mathematical skills when writing reports and understanding documentation on relevant legislation, specifications, labelling regulations and other company procedures
- Confident communication skills to communicate internally with production and warehousing and externally with laboratories and suppliers
- Intermediate level IT skills, especially in Word, Excel and Outlook
- Proactive, self-motivated and able to work within a team
- Methodical and analytical when conducting quality tests against procedures, conducting audits and investigating foreign bodies in product
- Flexible and organised with a positive attitude and an ability to work under pressure


Hours of work are Monday to Friday 10:00-18:00. If you feel this could be the role for you, email your CV now.

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