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Leicester, Leicestershire Samworth Brothers

We are currently recruiting for a QA Technician to work on Days (05:45 - 13:45 Mon - Fri) within the quality department to be based at our Walkers Deli & Sausage, Leicester site.

Samworth Brothers Group, a 4 th generation family business that prides itself on looking after its people and producing high quality products. We are always looking for outstanding people, with great attitudes and an openness to learning to join our family. The size of our business enables us to support career development and progression that will help our people fulfil their potential.

Job Opportunity

Reporting into the QA Team Leader, the QA Technician will audit the production process against the latest legislation, agreed quality and safety standards and compliance with internal procedures. To ensure that Walkers Deli & Sausage manufactures world class quality products which are safe and compliant with legal, 3rd party and customer requirements.

  • Perform regular checks and audits (GMP, traceability, fabrication etc.) in order to monitor compliance with food safety requirements and prepare the necessary reports
  • Calibrate scales, temperature probes and other measuring devices as per required frequency
  • Collect micro samples, water samples and environmental swabs as per required frequency
  • Monitor production lines to ensure product safety, quality and compliance with customer's requirements
  • Co-ordinate and take part in daily taste panels. Logging results into excel spreadsheet.
  • Audit production documentation to ensure all paper work is filled in correctly and regularly
  • Assist customers complaints investigation and to ensure completion of corrective actions within required time scale
  • Issue next day control sheets, ensuring correct dates and products.
  • Conduct meat and non-meat ingredient audits to assess supplier compliance to specification
  • Seeing through of internal corrective actions
  • Conduct all QA checks at Canning Place (off site ingredient storage) to the specified schedule.
  • To perform ad hoc tasks as required by Quality and Technical managers.
  • To support operational team with queries.
  • Assist QA team Leader with daily, weekly, monthly tasks.
  • To prepare cook/cool data for the QA Team Leader/QA Manager
  • To conduct non-conformance investigation.
  • To conduct CCP Audits and be part of Internal Auditing Team.
  • Ensure all employees understand and follow the sites personal health and hygiene standards.
  • Audit the procedures in place for foreign body controls including glass & hard plastic audits
  • Complete routine traceability exercises to meet Customer and Charter Standards.
  • Raw material inspection and gathering information for supplier non conformance reports.
  • Investigate customer complaints

The Right Person

You will be someone who is self-motivated and focussed on the customer. You will demonstrate initiative and ownership. You value others and their contribution and enjoy working collaboratively with colleagues. You will be flexible and adaptable to change. In addition, you will have the following skills:

  • Experience from within a related quality / technical role within food manufacturing OR educated in a food related discipline
  • Knowledge of food safety legislation, quality processes and HACCP highly advantageous
  • High attention to detail, personable with excellent communication skills both verbal and written
  • Capable of working on own initiative with good organisational skills
  • A self-motivated team player
  • Good understanding of food safety, GMP and basic understanding of microbiology
  • Ability to work flexible hours, please note you will be required to support with holiday cover night shift 10pm - 6am
  • Full and clean driving licence

What We Have To Offer

We provide a terrific range of benefits including great facilities with onsite parking and subsidised restaurants, as well as an excellent retirement savings plan (pension), private health cover (subject to terms and conditions) and a discount scheme 'Quality Life' that provides savings at supermarkets, high street retailers and a host of leisure outlets...... click apply for full job details

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