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Quality Assistant

Protea Recruitment Ltd
BT31 9AA, Ballyward
£24k to £26k
Closing date
7 Jan 2024

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Contract Type
Quality Assurance
Business Sector
Food Manufacturing

Job Details

Protea Recruitment is working with a Food Manufacturer in Northern Ireland, who is looking for a Quality Assistant to join their team. This role is Monday to Thursday, 15:00 to 01:00

Title: Quality Assurance Assistant

Location: Castlewellan

Salary: £24k to £26k

Shifts: Monday to Thursday, 15:00 to 01:00

Tasks and Duties

  • Liaise with the production team to achieve the highest possible standards of product quality, safety and hygiene.
  • Ensure that products despatched from the company meet company and customer standards and statutory regulations.
  • Monitor production and packaging processes, raising problem areas with production staff in the first instance and if the problem is not resolved promptly, inform the Factory/Quality Managers of any areas requiring attention.
  • Ensure performance of critical tasks to maintain product quality (eg. calibration, temperature monitoring, etc.).
  • Ensure production and packing staff accurately complete all agreed Quality records.
  • Carry out spot checks to verify accuracy of these records
  • Monitor and compile accurate records of;
    • weights of products produced on a daily basis
    • area temperatures of chills and freezers throughout the factory
    • metal detectors
    • glass audits
  • Ensure inspection of incoming and outgoing goods and investigation of all customer complaints and supplier deficiencies.
  • Conduct daily cook ups of products being manufactured and maintain accurate records of all tastings
  • Complete a weekly and monthly quality check summary
  • Maintain records of customer complaints and supplier deficiencies.
  • Keep database of non conforming products and supplies
  • Ensure approved supplier information & specs are keep up to date and contact suppliers for information as required
  • Update and maintain the following information as required;
    • Supplier reports
    • BRC Certificates
    • Stock of dry materials
  • Download and record information from Data loggers on a daily basis
  • Conduct Traceability and mass balance exercises periodically
  • Ensure Document control is kept up to date for all records
  • Apply attention to detail and accuracy when data handling.
  • Maintain positive relationships with suppliers, laboratories and other 3rd parties.
  • Accompany pest control personnel on routine visits
  • Any other duties as directed by the Quality Manager.


  • Comply with site Health and Safety requirements.
  • Observe all company procedures at all times
  • Have a flexible and positive approach to the role.


  • GCSE Maths and English
  • Ability to understand written and spoken English.
  • Experience in food preparation in a commercial environment.
  • Experience in producing and maintaining accurate records
  • Experience of working in a busy and demanding environment.
  • Good interpersonal/ communication skills, both verbal and written.
  • Evidence of good planning, organisational and time management skills.
  • Ability to work as part of a cohesive team.
  • Proven ability to work on own initiative and be self- motivated.
  • Evidence of the ability to apply a logical and methodical approach to work.
  • Good numeracy skills.Evidence of excellent analytical and problem solving abilities.
  • Fully flexible with shift, working patterns and tasks.
  • Ability to deal with the physical demands of the role.
  • Food/Quality qualification (Preferred)
  • Experience within the food industry (Preferred)
  • Awareness of quality management systems, eg. BRC (Preferred)

Please note that all successful candidates will receive a full job description.

For more info, please apply or contact John on 07809117856


A fresh approach to recruitment

​With a direct approach to recruitment, we Focus on the Food | Drinks | and FMCG sectors.

Our company's success has been built on the understanding that every business and candidate is unique; partnering with our clients, we focus on the culture fit, which is as important as matching a candidate's skills.

 Working with SME and Blue-chip businesses, from factory start-ups to replacing critical positions, our tailor-made services offer a bespoke recruitment solution for Full-Time, Interim and Fixed Term Contracts, from mid-level to board-level recruitment across all recruiting disciplines. 

Recruiting across Scotland, England, Wales, Ireland, EU, MENA, Africa, and other countries worldwide, we are the recruitment partner for you for the Food / Drinks manufacturing sector.

For your perfect job or hire, don't hesitate to contact or call Matt on 0131 378 2530


Company info
Suite 18
4 Lochside Way, Park
Mid Lothian
EH12 9DT
United Kingdom

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