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Trainee Process Technologist

DR Newitt
South East England
Closing date
8 Oct 2021

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Development, Graduate, Technical
Business Sector
Food Manufacturing
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We are looking for a self-motivated Graduate looking for their first big opportunity! 
Our client is a world respected food manufacturer, working with foods such as ambient and dairy and they work with major UK retailers.

The role is 9am - 5pm with the need for flexibility due to factory trials. 
Preferred but not essential is a 6-12 month placement where you have experience on the factory floor, factory trials and the paper work to go with this. 

• The Trainee Process Technologist is responsible to the Process & Specification Manager

• To work with the process team managing product trials within the set critical path, create raw material specifications and compile information required by our customers.

• Ensuring raw materials are ordered/ delivered in time for factory trials; carrying out factory trials; drawing up in-house specifications.


• Responsible for assisting the Process & Specifications Manager following products from NPD handover through to launch. 
Some of the responsibilities will include: 

o Attend internal handovers. 
o In conjunction with the process team plan factory trials.
o Order raw materials.
o Organise sending samples for positive release where necessary. 
o Carry out factory trials, ensuring that products are sent for shelf-life testing according to the required protocol, and send for nutritional testing where required. Fully document trials ensuring all information is filed and communicated internally.
o Carry out internal product testing throughout the shelf life.
o Assist in generating QAS documents.
o Assist in generating factory photo standards in preparation for launch.
o Work alongside the Food Safety & Due diligence Manger to assist in raw material specification approvals. 
o Assist Process & Specification Manager in checking artwork.
o Review the standards of all raw materials going into the final product. 
o Conduct regular organoleptic assessment sessions, ensuring start, middle and end of life are observed, and photographic standards are met. 
o Liaise with the production team and quality team in generating both on - line and finished standards prior to being issued. 
o Assist organising travel tests as necessary and fully document outcomes. 

• Assist in setting the standards required for new products prior launch. 
• Assist in organoleptic analysis for any new product development. 

AND More ! You will also work alongside the quality teams. 

• Basic Induction Training.
• QC attachment (approx. 2 weeks).
• Document Control training
• HACCP Foundation
• Basic Food Hygiene Training
• Basic Health & Safety Training
• Intermediate Food Hygiene – as appropriate
• Any other training specific to job description

• £25,000
• 28 days holiday (inc bank holidays)
• Pension 
• Sick pay 
• Life insurance


Job vacancies from DR Newitt DR Newitt provide recruitment services to the UK, Ireland, Middle East and Worldwide FMCG market, including manufacturing, engineering and technical jobs. Established as a recruitment agency in 2002, DR Newitt’s experience of working with customers in these core markets enables us to be a key partner in the job supply chain.DR Newitt delivers permanent, contract and interim recruitment services via specialist divisions for:

  • Executive Management Jobs
  • FMCG Jobs
  • Food Jobs
  • Engineering Jobs
  • Manufacturing Jobs
  • Jobs in Pharmaceutical & Healthcare
  • Scottish Jobs

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