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QA Technologist

0 - 40 / per week - Full-Time

Role & Responsibilities:

  • Work effectively as an internal quality assurance compliance auditor, carrying out audits in the following areas in line with scheduled requirement: GMP, CCP’s, Label and Date Coding, Traceability, Hygiene, Fabrication, Product quality, Documentation and Paperwork, Production processes and procedures. Ensuring full documentation of the audits and clear communication of audit results including non-conformance root cause follow up and verification of closure to prevent repeated issues
  • Investigate in light of food safety, quality or legality issues, obtaining full traceability information and communicate findings to management team.
  • Follow QA procedures and systems to ensure compliance with required third party audit and customer code of practise standards
  • Manage Olympus Auto verification system, Metal Detectors, Check Weighers, ensure that all is set up prior to pre-production runs and provide support as required during operations.
  • To be the first point of call for all other operational departments requiring food safety, legality, quality support/advice with the day to day factory operation
  • Investigations to be carried out for; out of specification results (OOS) for Microbiological, Allergen, Nutritional individual or trending issues; Customer complaints; Foreign body including metal and glass damage/breakage.  Root cause analysis to determine actions required to resolve and prevent re-occurrence.   
  • Identify and issue documented Non-conformances, Concessions, Hold notifications. Manage the systems in place to ensure product and process is controlled. Ensure all Quarantined goods are managed appropriately and in a timely manner      
  • Carry out routine validations in accordance with HACCP scheduled requirement, support with new process validations as required
  • Attendance at new product/process trials to ensure smooth transition for launch
  • Play an active role in the complaints reduction action plan working with operations to drive high product quality standards
  • To be a key member of the audit traceability team
  • Communicate effectively with all the departments and across all levels
  • Ensure effective documented hand over to the next shift to maintain consistency in standards
  • Provide support and guidance to the Quality Assurance Technicians
  • Provide cover for the QA Technicians tasks during absence as requested by Technical management
  • Fully understand and comply with all department and company policies and guidelines
  • Work positively and cross functionally with all departments to drive continuous improvement in product quality and QA systems
  • Any other duties or project work may be assigned as deemed necessary to the needs of the business.

 Key Accountabilities:

  • QA audit schedule compliance – completion rate KPI
  • QA procedural third party and customer audit compliance – QA area level of NC’s raised
  • Accuracy of equipment set up (MD, CW, Olympus etc) – Level of errors identified
  • Hold/Quarantine item management – Number remaining open / not dealt within required timescale
  • Investigation completion rate – Level of open investigation post required completion date

Qualifications & Experience:


  • Minimum two-year experience in food industry production or QA or Technical role
  • Fluent English language
  • Food Safety qualification at Level 2 or higher
  • Proficient in Microsoft applications, outlook, word, excel, powerpoint etc
  • Internal auditor experience


  • Food industry high care experience
  • Higher education qualification, ideally in Food Quality / Food Safety/ Science related area
  • Foundation level or higher in HACCP
  • Internal auditor formal training