Raw Materials Quality Technician

Medway City Estate, Rochester
16 Sep 2019
14 Oct 2019
Contract Type
Full Time

Job Purpose:

  • Rice Intake test & Documentation
  • To test all rice & materials against approved specifications.
  • To carry out lab duties on a daily basis.
  • To maintain concise & clear records/ reports for all results.
  • Manage pre-shipment testing including analysing results from external labs.
  • First point of contact for pre-shipment samples, including approval and maintenance of the raw material sampling database.
  • Collect raw material samples and perform checks and analysis of all products arriving at site.
  • To be able to collate all results and act on non-complying results and circulate to the relevant people.
  • Maintain a non-conformity log and inform the supplier approval team.
  • To be able to analyse and propose corrective actions
  • Understanding customer and food specifications.
  • Regular running of taste panels & cooking trials.
  • To be able to work unsupervised but within an agreed work schedule.
  • Collect/ arrange/ create samples for NPD, Lab, Customers & Suppliers.
  • Manage equipment maintenance and calibration. 
  • Packaging Intake check
  • Visual checks against current samples/Check artwork against intake packaging
  • Scan barcode on film, bag and cartons
  • Assemble boxes and check for quality
  • Release packaging on Axapta
  • To carry out any other task in connection with the department to support the business needs.
  • Flexibility to cover different shift patterns as required to cover absence/holiday and overtime as required.
  • To ensure the safety of oneself and others at all times.

Knowledge - Essential

  • Degree or equivalent in food and/or agronomic science disciplines.
  • Good IT skills.
  • Problem solving skills
  • Ability to work to a time deadline.
  • Ability to work independently.
  • To be able to communicate effectively with all levels of management.

Knowledge - Desirable

  • Previous lab experience.
  • Worked to a specific lab accreditation scheme.
  • Experience with implementing lab and process control procedure.
  • Experience in the food industry.
  • Basic Food Safety/HACCP experience.


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