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QA Technician

Jarvis Johnson
Competitive Salary
Closing date
1 Jun 2022

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Contract Type
Graduate, Quality Assurance, Technical
Business Sector
Food Manufacturing
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Job Details

Our client, a family-owned multi-site food manufacturer is looking for a QA Technician for their site based in Lancashire.  The successful candidate will ensure the production of excellent quality and safe food that complies with company specifications, codes of practice and legislation, supporting all stages of the manufacturing process from product development through to finished product manufacture.


Reporting to the Quality Assurance Supervisor, responsibilities for the role will include:

  • Promoting quality, food safety and Health & Safety challenging unsafe practices and behaviour; assisting in driving the site Quality agenda and Health & Safety culture Taking collective responsibility for all food products that are produced Building and maintaining relationships with internal and external customers and suppliers Carrying out quality checks (e.g. product temperatures, label checks), site auditing (e.g. hygiene, GMP, glass & plastics) and Critical Control Points (CCPs) verification audits Assisting site in preparing for third party audits Being fully conversant with all traceability systems including mass balance Investigating complaints and ensure they are closed out to a satisfactory conclusion; work with the site team to reduce complaints Auditing and filing of traceability documentation ensuring that non-conformances are communicated and corrective actions are implemented Managing the calibration of all site equipment (e.g. scales, probes) Attending weekly quality team meeting Collation of samples to be sent to the laboratory for analysis Collection and preparation of product samples for product assessment/taste panel Collecting documentation/photographs in order to produce finished product specifications and Quality Attribute Sheets



Essential / Desirable skills include:

  • Experience working in a complex Food Manufacturing environment in a Quality / Technical role Ideally basic Food Hygiene and Level 2 HACCP qualifications Excellent communication skills, both verbal and written Strong organisational skills with high attention to detail Good IT skills, including word-processing and spreadsheets Valid driving licence



The Company:

  • Growing, well established Northwest based family business One of the county’s largest employers Multi-site manufacturer with purpose-built distribution centre Wide portfolio of products Excellent benefits and opportunities for development



The working hours are 38 hours per week, Monday to Friday 06:00-14:00 or 08:00-16:00 or 10:00-18:00 with scheduled Sunday working. The salary for the role is competitive.


If you are interested, please respond AS SOON AS POSSIBLE quoting reference number JJ-P4641 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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