Food Technologist

DR Newitt
West Lothian
A starting salary of up to £25,000
07 Dec 2018
21 Dec 2018
Business Sector
Food Manufacturing
Contract Type

Our client is a successful FMCG who are growing, dynamic with an exciting branded product range supplying to the foodservice industry.

They are seeking to hire a Food Technologist to support their Technical team.

The role

  • Approval of raw material Suppliers and Product specifications.
  • Liaising with suppliers to ensure that all technical information is kept up-to-date across the business including nutritional, allergen and ingredients declarations.
  • Create and maintain product information databases.
  • Create and maintain finished product specifications for issue to customers, also completion of customer’s online specification systems.
  • Collate and check all paperwork relating to daily factory quality systems.
  • Carry out customer complaint investigations.
  • Participation in technical audits and traceability exercises.
  • Participation in product labelling and packaging requirements.
  • Involved in organising organoleptic testing when required.
  • Actively involved in Fabrication and GMP audits on a weekly basis.
  • Completing Glass Audits monthly.
  • Updating labelling when required.
  • Create corrective actions on the results of the audits.
  • When required help the hygiene manager with swabbing gluten, ATP, traditional and listeria.
  • When required help the technical assistant collate micro samples and results.
  • Carry out other additional work when required in the technical team.

The candidate

  • Degree Qualification in Food Science.
  • 3 years’ experience or more in a Technical role within the food industry.
  • Good communication skills.
  • Strong team player.
  • Own transport is required, due to our location.

What’s on offer?

  • Offering a starting salary of up to £25,000.
  • Working hours of Monday to Friday 8.30am to 4.30pm.
  • Government pension.

If you are currently working within a similar role, and are looking for a fresh challenge please send your CV to Simon Norris.

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