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QA Technician

Full Time
Job Sector:
Engineering / Technical, Manufacturing / Warehouse, Mech. / Electrical / Maintenance
South Wales
Salary description:
Start Date:
Finsbury Food Group
Job Ref:

QA Technician
Job Title:
Quality Auditor Technician (Temporary)
Department: Technical

Reports To (Job Title): Quality Manager
Memory Lane Cakes

Job Purpose

Your role as QA Technician is to support the technical function and work closely with the production function to carry out routine quality assurance testing and monitoring throughout the manufacturing process and ensure information on product quality is continually fed back to the appropriate management teams. You will also ensure that processes and products throughout the factory and leaving the site comply with agreed specifications with regard to quality and food safety.

Conduct GMP and other relevant audits, monitor and record relevant checks on all aspects of production, as directed by the Quality Manual. Highlight any non-conformances which may occur and take appropriate corrective action.

Work with all departments to create effective working relationships in an environment of continual improvement

Role Key Accountabilities

  • To manage the intake process by completion of raw materials and Packaging inspections upon their arrival against the pre-defined Quality Standards and follow-up on any non-conformances
  • To manage the sample submission process ie Customer/Nutritional samples (ensuring any products collected meet compliance to customer specifications) and Micro samples (following up any out of specification results with the appropriate investigation and corrective actions)
  • To manage micro and nutritional databases, reporting and escalating any issues
  • Conduct routine environmental swabbing, hand swabbing and water sampling against schedule.
  • Conduct scale and probe calibration and routine inspections on temperature controls.
  • Conduct regular internal audits of the site’s operations in accordance with the Quality Management System (CCPs / Hygiene / documentation / GMP / foreign body / Glass /PPE / Allergen) and follow-up on completion corrective actions when required.
  • Conduct routine Traceability exercises and GMP audits in production areas.
  • Routine auditing of process control paperwork / supporting traceability exercises
  • Conduct inspections on WIP material throughout the factory.
  • Manage stock control of retained samples and conduct daily EOL taste panels on finished product, record and report results.
  • To manage the Holds / Concessions procedure / near miss / investigations
  • Carry out various tests and record results (pH testing, Allergen testing, ERH testing, Weight control/ check weighers/ calibration / verification), as well as ensuring labels and artwork are to specification.
  • Investigation of customer complaints and ensure routine feedback to appropriate teams via quality boards.
  • Assisting the QA manager in the maintenance of the site’s BRC certification and QMS
  • Metal Detection investigations
  • Management of taste panels
  • Management of barcode verifier
  • Chocolate Tempering
  • Accountability for areas & management of testing schedules
  • Carry out any other reasonable tasks as requested by the company.
  • Various other QC/QA administrative work
  • Update tech board / weekly reports
  • Filing of Process paperwork
  • Compile new QC paperwork
  • Working with the team to achieve the highest standards
Knowledge, Skills and Experience
  • Intermediate Food Hygiene & Basic computer knowledge
  • You will also possess excellent team working, communication and negotiating skills you will be well organized with good planning and time management skills.
Personal Attributes
  • Attention to detail & Confidence within their work with a persistence to get the job done
  • The ability to challenge in a constructive manner & Ability to work on their own initiative
  • Strong Communication Skills and good social skills, gets on well with people.
  • A good work ethic is essential as is reliability and commitment to the company
  • Have pride in your work and add value to the company
  • You must be confident and personable and able to demonstrate that you are committed.
  • A good work ethic is essential as is reliability and commitment to the company.
  • Have pride in your work and displays behaviours that align with the company vision and values (Teamwork, Accountability and Integrity).

Application method: CV .  Apply

Selection process: Competency Based Interview

Closing date: 31st May 2019

If you are interested in this position please click the ‘Apply Now’ button below and submit your CV

Company Description

Finsbury Food Group is a leading speciality bakery manufacturer, producing a diverse range of cakes, bread and bakery snack products for the major UK multiple retailers, and for the foodservice channel. Finsbury acquired the Fletchers Bakery Group in 2014 and Johnstone Just Desserts in 2015 making Finsbury one of the largest speciality bakery groups in the UK, with annualised revenues of approximately £300m.

The Group includes the following brands and companies: Lightbody, Memory Lane Cakes, Campbell’s, Fletchers, Kara, Grain D’Or, Nicholas & Harris, Johnstone’s Food Service and Lightbody Europe.

Memory Lane Cakes site in Cardiff is one of the UK’s leading suppliers of pre-packed cakes, producing under the Thornton’s, Disney, Weight Watchers and Universal brands, as well as its own brand. Memory Lane is one of Cardiff’s largest Private employer, with around 850 staff fulfilling a round-the-clock operation at its eight-acre site, producing millions of cakes, tray bakes and seasonal treats each year. Our vision is to ‘be the leading specialty bakery group in the UK’ and we achieve this through recruiting people that deliver against our core values of Teamwork, Honesty, Communication, Ownership and Respect.

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