Raw Materials Quality Technologist (Maternity Cover)

Gillingham, Kent
£20,000 pro rata
14 Sep 2018
14 Oct 2018
Business Sector
Food Manufacturing
Contract Type

This prepared convenience food manufacturer requires a Raw Materials Quality Technician for a 6 month maternity cover contract. Your remit will be to test all product & materials against approved specifications, carry out lab duties on a daily basis and maintain concise & clear records/ reports for all results

  • To ensure the safety of oneself and others at all times.
  • Manage pre-shipment testing including analysing results from external labs.
  • First point of contact for pre-shipment samples, including approval and maintenance of the raw material sampling database.
  • Collect raw material and packaging and perform checks and analysis of all products arriving at site.
  • To be able to collate all results and act on non-complying results and circulate to the relevant people.
  • Maintain a non-conformity log and inform the supplier approval team.
  • To be able to analyse and propose corrective actions
  • Understanding customer and food specifications.

Regular running of taste panels & cooking trials.

  • To be able to work unsupervised but within an agreed work schedule.
  • Collect/ arrange/ create samples for NPD, Lab, Customers & Suppliers.
  • Manage equipment maintenance and calibration. 
  • To carry out any other task in connection with the department to support the business needs.
  • Flexibility to cover different shift patterns as required to cover absence/holiday and overtime as required.

You will have a degree or equivalent in food and/or agronomic science disciplines, excellent IT and problem solving skills and the ability to work to a time deadline.

Basic Food Safety/HACCP experience would be advantageous as would having  worked to a specific lab accreditation scheme.

Experience with implementing lab and process control procedures

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