Senior QA Technician

YO43 4BU, York
£24,000.00-£26,000.00 dependent on experience
09 Oct 2017
06 Nov 2017
Contract Type
Full Time

Job Title

Senior QA Technician


Garrick Farm, Howden Road, Holme-on-Spalding-Moor, East Yorkshire, YO43 4BU

The Organisation

We are a privately family owned, Fresh Food manufacturer & grower making an impact on the FMCG market. Our organisation is family owned, and has been since 1965. We are fast-paced, exciting, dynamic and due to rapid successful growth our organisation is seeking a new exciting addition to the Technical Team, based at our Howden growing and packing site in the heart of East Yorkshire.

The Technical Team

Our small but friendly, newly formed Technical Team are looking for a full time, QA Techncian. Our Technical Team are a vital ingredient to our established business. They are hardworking, friendly team with the knowledge to ensure Production meet our customers’ technical, quality and food safety needs on time fulfilling service levels at all time.

They always go the extra mile to get the job done without compromising food safety or health and safety.  The team are supportive, outgoing and very friendly and most importantly, have a passion for the business we operate. They strive for the best food quality and hygiene standards throughout the business and are always on the look-out for the latest innovations to streamline our processes and procedures.   This is a great opportunity to join a rapidly growing organisation who are pushing the boundaries of innovation in their sector.

The Role

In this role you’ll work closely with Production & Engineering to ensuring machinery, intake of product and dispatch of products meet the highest hygiene and food safety regulations as required by our customers and BRC. 

The Technical team work within an excellent environment and maintain a truly people focused culture. Reporting into the Technical Manager you will be joining a close-knit team. The successful candidate will be responsible for undertaking quality assurance duties checking for quality along the process from intake, through to dispatch.  Quality Assurance principles, Food safety, quality, GMP as well as various audits including customer, BRC and Environmental Health.

You will operate safely and securely in the growing and picking environment, with an eye for detail, flagging up breaches, issues to the relevant person, working in collaboration with fellow work colleagues from other departments to overcome any obstacles that arise.

When in doubt, you will not be ashamed to seek clarification from your fellow work colleagues and your Line Manager. You will also assist other members of the team with their queries and buddy and coach new starters to ensure you empower your work colleagues.  You will be responsible to work in partnership with Production to flag any issues up with procedural breaches for GMP, food quality, Food safety and H&S. You will not be afraid of challenging people, reeducating people and ensuring any continual breach of site protocol and procedures are flagged up to the HR Department.

You will be responsible for ensuring equipment and site facilities are kept in a clean and good state of repair, sufficient for the needs of our customers, employees and agency workers. You will be able to use a computer for the inputting of data, be computer literate and have a good level of English speaking and written skills. You will respond to customer complaints, queries and ensure the relevant systems are logged and kept safe and secure.

Your role will involve completing customer specifications and ensuring suppliers complete our requirements for specifications and certification for required supply. You will effectively manage your workload and promote throughout the workforce excellent working practices and motivate your fellow work colleagues to maximise performance. You will seek to develop more efficient ways of working by use of continuous improvement and lean techniques.

This individual will be working hard to ensure the systems, policies and procedures we have in place are adhered to and coach all staff to get the best results from them.   You will also ensure you empower the next generation of people for the business.  You will be hands on, driven and do what is required within the realms of the law to get the product out of the door as quickly and as efficiently as possible for the needs of the business.

You will have a sense of humour, be hard working and passionate about food. We are looking for someone who will be flexible to the business demands and offer competitive package and excellent training and development prospects tailored to your experience and development needs. So, if you are looking for your next career move in a fast-paced environment, then we we’d love to hear from you. 

The Hours

5 days out of 7 including weekends.

06:00-14:30 / 14:30-23:00 Rotating weekly.

Half hour for lunch unpaid

Two fifteen minute breaks paid.

Pay & Benefits

£24K - £26KPA.

Contract Type

Permanent / 40 hours per week.

Hours dependent on production yields and overtime will be required in peak seasons.

Full Time / Part Time

Full Time

Any other information

Reporting into the Technical Manager.

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