Senior Quality Assurance Technician

McCormick UK Ltd
Closing date
14 Oct 2021

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Quality Assurance
Business Sector
Food Manufacturing

Job Details

McCormick & Company, Inc., a world leader in the spice, flavor and seasonings industry, is seeking for Senior Quality Assurance Technician for 6 month fixed-term contract. This position will be based in Littleborough, UK.

With more than $5 billion in annual sales, the Company manufactures, markets and distributes spices, seasoning mixes, condiments and other flavorful products to the entire food industry – retail outlets, food manufacturers, and foodservice businesses. We create differentiating flavors consumers prefer with unmatched quality, science, innovation and service. Every day, no matter where or what you eat, you can enjoy food flavored by McCormick. McCormick brings passion to flavor™!


 The main goal of this position is to ensure QA/QC control procedures, test plans are being adhered to and effective to produce a safe finished product meeting quality, legal & customer requirements.  This role will provide essential support to the QA Management Team. This is position covering weekends.


  • To provide analytical, sensory and chemical testing in accordance with test plans on SAP at either WLR or NMS at the weekend.  To be based at the lab where priority testing is required.
  • To set up and update SAP test plans as advised by QMS team.
  • To support QA Management Team with customer visits and third-party audits and related preparation activities.
  • To monitor and challenge GMP standards in the QA Laboratory (including chilled & ambient QA reference rooms) and conduct assigned GMP audits.
  • To assist with adherence to Good Lab Practices and all related improvement, innovation plans, and to be actively involved with the proficiency testing scheme activities.
  • To effectively manage consumables for both QA laboratories. To carry out assigned quality audits/ checks across both sites including glass audits, X-ray downloads, plaster checks, Foreign Body Box checks and any other specified audit requirements.
  • To be actively involved with the co-ordination and implementation of the relevant QA/QC programmes including environmental monitoring, nutritional sampling, auditing and archiving of records pertaining to quality and food safety. Responsible for issuing out coding sheets for both manufacturing sites in a timely manner. To manage Certificate of Analysis where required.
  • To assist with customer complaint investigations and data collation.
  • To be the first point of QA contact for the site teams outside of weekday working hours to provide QA guidance and know at which to escalate an quality or hygiene related incident. Ensure full compliance with Company Quality, Food Safety, Health & Safety and Environmental requirements.
  • Support with management of non-conforming materials – ingredients & packaging, including investigations at site level.
  • Support with raw material and packaging intake checks (bulk and pallet deliveries) over the weekend as & when required.  Recording test results on SAP.
  • To ensure product and raw material retains samples are available and easily accessible, removing any out of date products
  • Any other reasonable requests that may be required


  • Relevant QA experience in a food manufacturing environment is essential.
  • Knowledge and experience of HACCP and BRC standard desirable.
  • Flexible and committed to quality and continuous improvement.
  • Eye for detail.
  • Be a team player with a “hands on” approach.
  • Good organizational and communication skills.
  • PC Literate.
  • Self starter and ability to work well under pressure.
  • Not afraid to make decision in “real time”.
  • Enthusiastic, dedicated and eager to learn new skills.
  • Good Interpersonal skills – able to work and communicate at all levels.


  • Educated to A-Level standard or equivalent. A formal technical qualification would be a distinct advantage


At McCormick, we bring our passion for flavour to work each day. We encourage growth, respect everyone's contributions and do what's right for our business, our people, our communities and our planet.  Join us on our quest to make every meal and moment better.

Founded in Baltimore, MD in 1889 in a room and a cellar by 25-year-old Willoughby McCormick with three employees, McCormick is a global leader in flavour. With 12,400 employees around the world and more than $5 Billion in annual sales., the Company manufactures, markets and distributes spices, seasoning mixes, condiments and other flavourful products to the entire food industry, retail outlets, food manufactures, food service businesses and consumers

While our global headquarters are in the Baltimore, Maryland, USA area, McCormick operates and serves customers from nearly 50 locations in 27 countries and 135 markets in Asia-Pacific, China, Europe, Middle East and Africa, and the Americas, including North, South and Central America with recognized brands including Schwartz.

At McCormick, we have over a 100-year legacy based on our “Power of People” principle.  This principle fosters an unusually dedicated workforce requiring a culture of respect, recognition, inclusion and collaboration based on the highest ethical values. 

Find Us
Haddenham Business Park
Pegasus Way
HP17 8LB
United Kingdom

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