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Technical Assistant

b3 jobs
Greater Manchester
Closing date
5 Feb 2022

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Contract Type
Graduate, Technical
Business Sector
Food Manufacturing
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Job Details

Technical Assistant

Job ref: 7966 | £25,000 | Greater Manchester

The company

This is a brand-new position that has been created due to the expansion of this multi-sited, fast-growing company.

They have been established for over 50 years and supply into private label retailers and own brand, as well as foodservice and food manufacturing businesses.

The job

Key tasks of the Technical Assistant include:

  • Manage the specification system and ensure all specifications are accurate and up to date.
  • Manage the supplier approval system and ensure that all relevant details (GFSI, ethical, environmental) are kept up to date.
  • Update and manage packaging details.
  • Work with suppliers to reduce packaging where possible to reduce the company’s exposure to the PPT and subsequent EPR tax system.
  • Assist the Technical Managers to develop customer product specifications as required.

About you

The Technical Assistant job would suit a food science graduate (ideally with a technical placement) looking for their first food industry job, or someone with food technical experience looking to progress.

Key attributes:

  • Good IT skills including Microsoft Office software.
  • High attention to detail and great organisation skills.
  • Working knowledge of food technical specifications is highly desirable.
  • Knowledge of packaging and related legislation and requirements is also a great benefit.
  • Own transport is essential due to site location.

More details

The Technical Assistant job is based in Greater Manchester and is paying £25,000.

The working hours are 37.5 hours per week between 8 am and 5 pm with 1 hour lunch break with slight flexibility to start/finish times.

How to apply

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Alternate job titles

Technical Administrator| Technical Admin Assistant | Technical Coordinator | Food Technologist | Technical Information Officer | Graduate Specifications Technologist | Food Technical Jobs


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