Technical Services Technologist

Jarvis Johnson
£23-£24k per annum
Closing date
19 Jun 2021

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Graduate, Technical
Business Sector
Food Manufacturing
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Job Details

Our client, a fast-growing Chilled Food Manufacturer based in Nottinghamshire, is looking for  Technical Services Technologists to join their Technical Team.  The successful candidate will generate and maintain finished product specifications for our diverse range of customers and work with colleagues and customers to respond to and address related queries.

They are looking for both a permanent member of the team and for someone to cover maternity leave on a 12 month contract (contract commencing beginning of July 2021)

Key Responsibilities:

  • Responsible for finished product specifications, ensuring these are generated in approved formats for all customers including retailer-based specifications, to agreed timescales and ensuring compliance with customer requirements and relevant legislation.
  • Completion of  all technical information requested by customers to ensure legal compliance on internal and external systems, challenging and maintaining the technical information on finished product specifications.
  • Ensuring timely review of all finished product specifications.
  • Working closely with internal departments including Development and Purchasing, and the Supply Base.
  • Assisting as necessary with the updating and maintenance of raw material specifications and logging of information onto the Company Database, ensuring information is accurate and complete. Gathering required or missing information by liaising with Suppliers, ensuring raw materials comply with any specific customer requirements.
  • Assisting in third party visits and audits, participate in the company internal audit programme and provide support within the Technical Department

Experience, Skills & Knowledge:

  • Ideally degree qualified or equivalent in a food science relevant discipline
  • Knowledge of food legislation and labelling would be an advantage
  • Conscientious and diligent, with good attention to detail and accuracy and the ability to meet deadlines    
  • Flexible with the ability to multi-task and work well under pressure
  • Excellent communication skills
  • An understanding of technical systems including HACCP
  • Competency in Microsoft Word/Excel
  • Strong IT skills / strong attention n to detail. Experience can be during placement.
  • Confident communicator – obtain info from suppliers / internally
  • Experience / understanding of providing support on 3rd party visits and audits
  • Understanding of how to write a technical specification
  • Knowledge of food legislation and labelling an advantage

The Company:

  • Impressive growth with substantial investment
  • Passionate about food, excellent reputation in the Food Industry, flexible and fast-paced
  • Bespoke service creating ambient, chilled and frozen products specific to customer requirements
  • Diverse range of non-retail customers from blue chip food groups, to on trend restaurants 
  • Informal culture but totally focused approach

The salary for this role is £23,000 - £24,000 and working hours are 40 hours a week Monday to Friday within office hours. 

If you are interested then please respond AS SOON AS POSSIBLE quoting reference number JJ-P4535 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


Find Us
01302 366967
70-72 Nottingham Road
NG18 1BN
United Kingdom

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