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DATE ADDED: Thu 12/03/2020

Quality Control Assistant / Quality Assurance Assistant

Lincoln, UK


JOB TYPE: Permanent, Full Time

SALARY: £19,000 - £19,000

Job Title: Quality Control Assistant

Location: North Scarle, Lincolnshire

Salary: £19,000 per annum

Job type: Full time, Permanent

This is a fantastic opportunity for a talented and ambitious individual looking to start a career in Quality Control to join a privately owned FMCG product manufacturer based near Lincoln. The company has a strong brand presence in the market place and a proud heritage of manufacturing world class pet food products.

The Role:

This role would ideally suit a science graduate with a strong interest in food science, quality and manufacturing. Previous experience of working in a quality control role with exposure to a factory & laboratory environments, product testing and auditing processes is desirable, but not essential. The main drive for the successful candidate must be the desire for excellence and to ensure that the highest possible standard of production are achieved at all times.

Day to day the role will focus on monitoring and controlling the quality of finished products, as well as incoming raw materials from the factory and their in-house laboratory. This will include, but is not limited to product & paperwork inspection, sample collection, testing and record keeping.

All candidates must be currently eligible to both live and work in the United Kingdom.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Run the in-house laboratory and sample store, to include stock control and ordering
  • Conducting a range of basic, 'dry' tests on raw materials and finished products
  • Assist with NIR testing and analysis
  • Routine collection and preparation of raw material and finished product samples for both internal and external testing. Record and distribute results as appropriate
  • Collect and prepare any other samples for internal or external testing in order to meet customer requirements
  • Check delivery and production paperwork for compliance and report any discrepancies
  • Conduct spot checks on quality control processes in the factory
  • Collect finished product samples. Grade quality, record on the system and distribute
  • Maintain database of raw material product specifications, MSDS, certificates of analysis and lab reports where appropriate
  • Respond to basic product enquiries and customer complaints
  • Process and investigate stock rejected
  • Provide cover for the Quality Control Technician when required

    The Candidate:

    A 'completer/ finisher', with a background in sales or customer service, plus:

    • Excellent communication skills; speaking, listening and writing. Able to effectively disseminate information within the business
    • Able to take the initiative and be both a self-starter and self-motivated
    • Excellent IT Skills including Word, Excel and Outlook
    • Excellent organisational skills; keeping track of information, sample results, technical data, priorities and deadlines
    • Flexible approach to work. Willing to travel between manufacturing sites and work outside of normal office hours if requested
    • Ability to work under pressure and prioritise activities
    • Personable and comfortable working with staff members across departments as part of a small team
    • Problem solve basic issues within the scope of their role

      Please click on the APPLY button to send your CV and Cover Letter for this role.

      Candidates with the relevant experience or job titles of; Quality Control Coordinator, Quality Control Operator, Quality Control Development, Quality Control Analyst, Quality Compliance Officer, Manufacturing Quality Control, Production Quality Assurance, Quality Assurance Officer may also be considered for this role.
      Role: Quality Control Assistant / Quality Assurance Assistant
      Job Type: Permanent, Full Time
      Location: Lincoln, East Midlands, East Midlands

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