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Technical Assistant

Jarvis Johnson
Doncaster, South Yorkshire
£22-£23k per annum
Closing date
7 Nov 2020

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Our client, an innovative food manufacturer based in South Yorkshire, is looking for a Technical Assistant.  Reporting to the Technical Manager, the successful candidate will work across the office and factory to ensure that all matters relating to food safety, technical, legality and quality are adhered to and maintained at all times.

Key Responsibilities include:

  • Investigating customer complaints establishing root cause
  • Conducting GMP Audits and issuing out non-conformance for corrective actions
  • Maintaining the approved supplier process
  • Trending results and generating monthly technical reports
  • Assisting the Technical Manager with BRC global standards and customer Audits
  • Issuing Internal Audits and maintaining the site’s internal audit systems
  • Working alongside NPD to gather information on new products from Kitchen samples, factory trials and to launch
  • Assisting in HACCP reviews
  • Assisting the QA Assistants when required
  • Assisting in collecting and sending micro/chemical samples to the laboratory for analysis
  • Organising Calibration testing of equipment 
  • Assisting in the maintenance of site documentation and traceability

Essential skills and experience include:

  • Experience in Technical within Food Manufacturing; Food Science Graduates with relevant placement experience will also be considered
  • Understanding of internal and customer specifications
  • Understanding of BRC global standards, HACCP and Food Safety Quality Management Systems
  • Excellent communication skills and an ability to communicate at all levels
  • A strong passion for Quality and Technical with ambitions for continuous improvement and promoting a positive food safety culture
  • Able to work well within a team, as well as independently
  • Self-motivated, confident, flexible and proactive, able to work well under pressure and to target deadlines

The Company

  • Established family business based in South Yorkshire
  • Leading UK manufacturer in their specialist sector
  • Supplying Wholesale, Food Service and Retail



The working hours for this role are 40hrs Monday to Friday 8.30am – 5.30pm and the salary is £22k - £23k per annum.

If you would like to apply for this role please email AS SOON AS POSSIBLE quoting reference number JJ-P4495 with an updated CV, an indication of your current salary and your availability.


Jarvis Johnson is a Specialist Recruitment and Interim Management Agency, set up by Technical Managers and “Placing Technical First” for the Food Manufacturing Industry.

We have a total database of over 6,500 candidates within our specialist areas of Technical, Quality and NPD, built up over the last 20 years.  

We identify candidates with specialist experience, seeking referrals from influential candidates within the market, combined with advertising on Food Industry specific and generalist job boards as well as searching external databases and our very wide LinkedIn Network.

We truly believe in building strong relationships with both our candidates and clients and we go the extra mile to find candidates who really fit in terms of experience, skills and personality/ culture fit.

If you’re an Interim Manager who wants to be notified on upcoming assignments or you are looking for a new permanent role and want to be kept updated on new vacancies then please email an updated CV together with location and remuneration details to

If you are representing a Food Company and want to find out more about our Recruitment / Interim Management  services then please email  for a copy of our Terms of Business or call 01302 366967 to speak to our ex-Technical Manager Managing Director, Lisa Johnson


Contact Us
  • 70-72 Nottingham Road
  • Mansfield
  • NG18 1BN
  • United Kingdom
  • 01302 366967
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