Roving Quality Assurance Assistant

Posted 8 March by Ethero
Roving Quality Assurance Assistant
up to 28K DOE
Continental 12 hour shift 4on 4off
Shropshire / Staffordshire border

Our client is a UK manufacturer for the food industry and as they have many complex processes, they need a skilled QA Assistant with food technology and manufacturing background.

Role Overview:

The Roving QA Assistant is responsible for monitoring manufacturing process to ensure product matches reference standards by way of organoleptic, physical, and chemical testing.

Additionally the role holder will need to ensure that a high level of technical integrity is maintained with regard to product safety, legality and quality, in keeping with the quality plan, legislative requirements, company expectations and third party accreditations.

Job Function / Responsibilities:

• Verify the quality of raw materials arriving on site by checking CoA's against the approved specification, ensure that printed packaging matches agreed colour standards and the correct version of artwork has been printed.
• Carry out testing of products including organoleptic evaluation against reference samples, chemical and physical testing e.g. moisture testing, bulk density etc.
• Check factory paperwork to ensure that it is completed and accurate. Highlight any errors or omissions to the relevant QA Manager and Shift Manager.
• Carry out GMP, fabrication, Glass & Hard Plastics, internal audits etc. as per the relevant schedules.
• Assist in the prompt investigation of customer complaints and ensure that all complaints are logged and closed out in a timely fashion.
• Assist in collating of routine samples for submitting for laboratory analysis, and ensure samples are uploaded on to laboratory portals. Compiling and verifying external test results and preparing CoA's as required.
• Carry out daily roving auditor role to review Goods Inwards, Processing, Blending, and Packing paperwork to identify errors and omissions at the time of occurrence. Complete a non-conformance report and where applicable carry out training as required.
• Assist with process validation studies, including sampling, recording and compiling reports.
• Compiling and verifying finished goods retained samples. Conducting start and end of life shelf life evaluations including organoleptic, physical and chemical testing.
• Attend process, blending and packing trials and issue technical reports on the results and conclusions.

Education / Training:

HND or higher in relevant subject area i.e. Food Science, Food technology (depending on experience).

Food Hygiene Level 3

Internal Audit training

HACCP Level 3

Experience / Skills:

Minimum of 3 year previous experience in a Technical role working within a food manufacturing / Processing environment

Computer literate on MS Word, MS Excel, SAP

Awareness of Food legislation and Health & safety

Food safety assurance GMP

Taste panel & sensory analyses - functionality/perception

Competencies / Behaviours:

Ability to work under pressure and to tight deadlines

Strong communication skills an ability to engage effectively across all levels

Attention to detail and high concentration levels

Good technical knowledge regarding Food Safety & Quality.

Results Orientated & Highly Motivated.
Organisational skills.

To apply please contact Magda Kipczak on or email your CV to

Reference: 34635201

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