QA Technician, Quality Assurance Auditor

Manchester, Greater Manchester, England
£16000 - £20000 per annum + £17- £20k +benefits
11 Aug 2017
08 Sep 2017
Websense Recruit Ltd
Contract Type
Full Time

QA Technician role, Quality Assurance, Oldham Lancashire Food Manufacturing FMCG

We are recruiting for a QA Technician role for our leading and award winning food Manufacturing client.

Based in Oldham the role is commutable from Manchester, Bolton, Blackburn, Stockport, Bury, Warrington etc.


  • Compiling, issuing and training of process control records and quality standards.
  • Attending trials and product launches.
  • Auditing and monitoring of food safety, quality and legality within the factory.
  • Internal Auditing (systems, GMP, CCP audits
  • Investigation of Customer Complaints and attending Customer complaints meetings
  • Troubleshooting and supporting Operations / Technical in resolving issues
  • Monitor the standards of hygiene, food safety, GMP, traceability, allergen management, legality and quality
  • Carrying out Traceability and Mass balance exercises
  • Ensuring foreign body controls are in place and adequate in production areas
  • Ensuring technical systems are in place in their factory / area and are being followed
  • Organise / attend QC panels on site and ensure corrective actions are followed up and communicated
  • Calibration of key equipment
  • Carrying out swabbing (Micro and allergen) as and when required
  • Ensuring their area / factory is to the best GMP standards ready for unannounced audits / customer visits.

Skills and Experience:

  • Experience in a similar role within a food manufacture environment OR educated to a degree in a food science related discipline.
  • Some previous experience and/or knowledge of food safety standards (e.g. BRC), auditing and HACCP would be useful.
  • Attention to detail.
  • Good communication skills across all levels are essential.
  • Excellent organisational skills in a fast-paced environment and ability to prioritise
  • IT skills such as excel, word and power point are desirable.
  • Good standard of numeracy.
  • Applicants should be able to work on their own without supervision.
  • Understanding of Food Safety and Food Safety Systems such as HACCP
  • Internal Auditing qualification is desirable.
  • Must be completely flexible with working hours - may be required to do Nights, Evening or Weekends.

Hours: To be confirmed but will be either (6am - 2pm or 2pm - 10pm or 10pm - 6am), Shift finishes 1 hour early on Fridays. Flexibility is essential.

* Must be completely flexible with working hours - may be required to do Nights, Evening Weekends.

Salary: £17,000 - £20,000

+ Benefits

  • 25 days holiday a year and 8 statutory holidays
  • Money purchase pension scheme
  • Discount scheme on purchases from high street retailers
  • Free Parking

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