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Quality Auditor Food

Posted 6 February by Gi Group Ended

Quality Auditor - Food

Due to an increase in business, my client, a food manufacturer based in Hartlepool, is looking to appoint a Quality Auditor to join their Quality Team, reporting into the Quality Assurance Manager.

The Role
* To provide guidance and on-going support to the Production stream to facilitate compliance with Quality/Regulatory policies, Food Safety Programmes (HACCP), procedures and product specifications
* To measure compliance against defined corporate and customer policies, Quality, Health & Safety, Environmental standards and product specifications through independent audit and testing
* To promote a high standard of awareness and understanding at site level of all appropriate policies, procedures and product specifications
Key Responsibilities:
* Verification of Quality testing: Ensure product quality and adherence to product specification through verification and auditing of the routine quality testing completed by Production Team Members
* Product release: Authorise the release of product to customers ensuring all quality testing has been successfully completed
* Manage Factory Audits: Ensure that internal Quality audit process is carried out to verify compliance against defined standards and codes of practice (All factory areas, stores, maintenance areas, utilities, yard, perimeter, canteens, changing rooms). Also manage the Glass and Hard Plastic Audits and participate in Food Defence activities as required
* Facilitate the implementation of Quality/Safety standards: Ensure there is necessary training and support made available to the Production Stream and other functional areas in order to deliver the required standards
* Resolution and close out of issues: Provide support and guidance to the Production stream as part of the issue resolution process to enable the effective resolution and close out of issues and incidents when they arise, including non-conformances from internal and external audits, and the investigation and resolution of customer complaints and product or process non-conformances
* Cleaning and Factory Hygiene: Audit the hygiene practices in the factory with emphasis on clean-as-you activities during production
* Pest Prevention Program: Monitor the effectiveness of the site pest control programme within the factory through inspection of snap traps and pest sighting logs
* Standard Confirmation: Check that standards set within the quality assurance team and Production streams are adhered to through layered confirmation
* Continuous Improvement: Continuously improve standards set by facilitating and executing 8 step practical problem solving and other appropriate KPS methodologies
Essential
* Proficient written, numerical and verbal skills
* Fluency of English language and numerical ability to record, interpret and analyse key process data
* A minimum of one years' experience working within a manufacturing environment
* Proficient in the use of MS Office tools
* Understanding of a Manufacturing Quality Management system
* Knowledge of BRC Global Standard and specific customer standards as they apply
* The ability to identify and actively plan improvements
* Demonstrate flexibility and adaptability to be successful in a changing environment
* Thoughtful team member who lives the core values of the company
* Effective communicator with good influencing skills and ability to work cross functionally

Desirable
* A minimum of one years' experience working within a food manufacturing environment
* Previous experience carrying out verification audits in a manufacturing environment
* Understanding of Food Safety Systems and Quality Management Systems
Hours of Work

40 per week, alternating weeks of 6am - 2pm and 2pm - 10pm, Mon - Fri however must show a degree of flexibility in hours worked.

Salary Range

£19000 to £22000 pa

If you have a quality background within the food industry and are looking to work for a successful company with genuine opportunities to progress then apply today.

Required skills

  • QA
  • Quality Auditor
  • food auditing

Reference: 34411293

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