Quality Assurance

Protea Recruitment Ltd
Cranbrook, Kent
£25k to £30k DOE
Closing date
4 Apr 2023

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Job Details

Protea Recruitment is looking to speak to candidates with QA/QC experience within the Cranbrook, Kent locations. If you have Food Manufacturing Experience, and looking for a new role, please get in touch.

Job title: Quality Assurance:

Salary: £25k to £30k DOE

Lead Recruiter: Gareth Steedman

Key tasks

  • Support the business objectives to produce safe and legally compliant food.
  • Conduct audits of the manufacturing facility with respect to GMP, hygiene, glass and other foreign bodies and compliance with procedures.
  • Support and coordinate with Technical on customer complaint investigations to find root cause of complaints and support identification of preventative action as appropriate.
  • Support the site product assessment systems to ensure products made are of the required quality and meet customer agreed specifications.
  • Co-ordinate sending of samples to onsite laboratory for analysis according to site schedules, trend and interpret results, escalating where out of specification.
  • Co-ordinate shelf life extension requests with suppliers and utilise onsite lab where appropriate.
  • Conduct swabbing activities (micro and allergen) according to site schedule and as support for production during free from production or site validation/verification activities.
  • Conduct chemical titrations according to the site schedule.
  • Conduct equipment calibrations and site validation/verification activities according to site schedule.
  • Support the business during third-party audits and traceability exercises through the presentation of QA function auditors and/or document retrieval.
  • Support the operations team with supplier complaints- take images, trace, report and closeout.
  • Manage communication board- write food safety flyers and report on hot food safety culture topics.

Skills/ Experience

  • Display a full understanding of a QA Technician's requirements
  • Relevant experience as a QA Technician in food manufacturing
  • Excellent communication skills - written and verbal
  • Problem-solving
  • Great Listening
  • Excellent attention to detail
  • Strong organisational skills


  • Keen
  • Autonomous
  • Detailed
  • Determined
  • Self-starter
  • Self-driven


  • HACCP and Food Safety qualifications


With over 15 years of recruitment experience, Protea Recruitment constantly strives to be the best in the market, offering a flexible, pragmatic and honest approach to recruitment.

Specialising in the Food, Drinks, FMCG & Consumer Goods sector, Protea offers the full recruitment service from Head Hunting & Retained to Search, including Permanent, Interim & Contract solutions throughout the UK and further afield.

Partnering with both the client and candidate, we focus our search on talent, experience, ability, team fit, and culture

Our specialist areas include:

  • Technical & Quality
  • Hygiene
  • Health and Safety
  • NPD and Development Chefs
  • Product Design
  • Project Management
  • Engineering
  • Supply Chain
  • Warehouse / Distribution
  • Logistics & Transport
  • Marketing Jobs
  • Production & Operation
  • Packaging
  • Sales & Marketing
  • IT
  • Finance
  • General Manager
  • Director/ Board Level/ CEO/ Managing Director
  • HR

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