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Quality Assurance Technician

DR Newitt
Duns, Scottish Borders
Up to £25,000 in salary + benefits
Closing date
8 Jul 2022

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

My client is currently looking for a Quality Assurance Technician. This is a chance to join a very successful, category-leading employer.

The business has a great reputation for the quality of their products, they strive to provide a fantastic place for their employees to work and look to make sure that they are environmentally responsible.

Please read through the details below and if you think you have what it takes, please apply.   


The role:

To provide a resource that has the capability to adapt to a fast-moving environment and changing situations. To manage an evolving scope of work either in a leading or support capacity. To support the maintenance of site food safety and quality standards.  Direct support for Production on food safety and quality challenges providing guidance on risk assessment and decision making. To assist in the identification of opportunities to enhance the quality standards of our product, processes and business profitability. 


Key responsibilities:

  • Ensure processes comply with site, customer and legal requirements.
  • Provide functional guidance in relation to food safety, quality and legal requirements on-site projects.
  • Support food safety and legal compliance by building technical knowledge, skills and behaviours within the Quality team and across site as necessary.
  • Complete departmental activities and production-related tasks to a high standard within allocated timeframes
  • Ability to effectively audit production areas to minimise risk and deliver safe product to the customer
  • Ability to liaise with Head of Technical or Technical Managers in the event a situation requires their involvement.
  • Effectively contribute to the QA team by helping prioritise workload and knowing when to provide support to others as issues arise.


The candidate:

  • Great communication and interpersonal skills
  • IT literate and can demonstrate knowledge of Microsoft software packages and SAP
  • Experience in food production processes and an appreciation for food safety and quality management
  • A minimum of two years’ experience in a quality / technical role in a food manufacturing environment.
  • Ability to interact with individuals at all levels
  • Minimum Level 2 HACCP qualification
  • Advanced Food Safety Qualification a benefit


What’s on offer?

A company culture that promotes continuous learning and diversity.

A starting salary of up to £25,000 following a probation period

Working a shift pattern of 06.00 – 18.00, 4 days on/off

With an additional benefits package discussed on qualification

If you are interested in this position, then please forward a copy of your most up to date CV to Simon Norris.


Due to the high number of applications, you will only be contacted if your CV is of interest for the role.


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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