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Quality Assurance Technician

0 - 40 / per week - Full-Time

Roles & Responsibilities:

  • Collection of all samples for analysis in accordance with scheduled requirements, accurately inputting into required systems
  • Carry out swabbing requirements in compliance with documented schedules
  • Carry out documented ingredient and packaging inspection checks, feeding back results to the Intake Compliance controller
  • Ensure test packs are made up to accurate weight and that all packaging tare weights are checked and updated.
  • Confirm the accuracy of measuring equipment by performing calibration/verification checks including liaising with external companies where required.
  • Maintain up to date schedules of all equipment ensuring equipment is operating within tolerance, actioning any out of spec in a timely manner ensuring equipment is available for factory monitoring checks
  • Maintain and update Glass and Hard plastic and start up audit sheets and booklets
  • Play an active role in the complaints reduction action plan working with the QA team and operations to drive high product quality standards
  • Set up and run quality taste panels, including cooking products as required. Ensure full documentation of the panel, highlighting all individual issues
  • Product quality assessment work as requested; SOL, EOL, over shelf life, consistency panels
  • Control of completed factory paperwork ensuring paperwork is organised and easily obtainable for traceability and audit purposes
  • Control of factory consumables through numbering/coding and issuing to operational departments
  • Confirmation of detection methods for consumable items such as Metal detection checks on new batches of plasters, pens etc
  • To be a key member of the site audit traceability team
  • Work positively to drive continuous improvement in the QA systems
  • Fully understand and comply with all department and company policies and guidelines

Key Accountabilities:

  • Taste panel schedule compliance – completion rate KPI
  • QA procedural third party and customer audit compliance – areas of responsibility, level of NC’s raised
  • Accuracy of data input and schedule compliance for samples and swabbing – Level of errors identified
  • Calibration matrix up to date – Level of equipment calibrations and verifications completed within date