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Technical Assistant

Jarvis Johnson
Closing date
24 Jul 2022

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Contract Type
Quality Assurance, Technical
Business Sector
Food Manufacturing
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Our client, a family business with sites throughout the North West, is looking for a Technical Assistant for their site in Lancashire. The successful candidate will support the technical function to drive the standards within the Technical & Manufacturing departments by ensuring the relevant documentation is in place to monitor the quality of the products manufactured. This will include collating data and sharing information to drive standards forward to help achieve BRC food accreditation.




Reporting to the Head of Technical responsibilities for the role will include:

  • Helping the sites with the implementation of the QAS, including photography, plus new specifications at each of the sites Working closely with NPD to develop assembly manuals for new products Implementing new raw material good intake specifications for the new products being launched Organising and delivering the training of the sensory testing of the staff at each site Contributing to the taste panels at sites Helping design and implement the technical hub, which will hold all the group’s technical documents Assisting in the implementation of the BRC standards with the manufacturing departments, by: Auditing the departments Driving standards within the departments (procedures/GMP) Implementation of new procedures within departments Recording and trending data

Collating individual site procedures with retail customer’s procedures and developing them into a company procedure Assisting with document control of processes and new documents Supporting the Quality & Technical Team on various projects within the department  


Essential / Desirable skills include:

  • Experience in a Food Manufacturing environment in a Technical / Quality role Understanding of Quality Management Systems and a knowledge of food safety standards (e.g. BRC / SALSA) and legislation Excellent communication skills, both verbal and written Strong organisational skills with high attention to detail Good IT skills, including word-processing and spreadsheets Ability to prioritise, work under pressure and to meet strict deadlines Good numeracy skills Problem solving Driving licence and car essential as will need to travel between sites in the North West



The Company


  • Growing, well established North West based family business One of the county’s largest employers with more than 800 staff 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, typically 8am – 4.30pm, with flexibility to meet the needs of the business. The salary for the role is competitive.


If you have a positive attitude and tend to adopt a ‘can do’ attitude to challenging situations, taking responsibility and looking for options and solutions to overcome obstacles then this could be the job for you.


If you are interested, please respond AS SOON AS POSSIBLE quoting reference number JJ-P4630 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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