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Date Added: Thu 25/08/2022

Technical Assistant

Northampton, UK
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Job Type: Permanent, FullTime

Salary: £28000 - £32000/annum

Our client, a family-owned food business, is looking for a Technical Assistant for their site based in Northamptonshire. The successful candidate will support the Technical team in ensuring full compliance with all quality, food, safety, GMP, environment, customer and legislative standards, policies and external certification.

Reporting to the Technical Manager, responsibilities for the role will include:

* Supporting third-party and customer audits and ensuring the site is audit ready

* Maintaining the HACCP, QMS System and Quality Policies

* Management and review of internal audits including GMP, Glass/Plastic, Hygiene etc. - ensure ongoing improvements. Highlight weaknesses in production practices and implement appropriate strategies / corrective actions.

* Working closely with the Production Team to ensure awareness of GMP is strong and standards remain high

* Maintaining the supplier approval process

* Managing complaints including investigations

* Monitoring of laboratory results and sign off, investigating and reporting those out of specification

* Collating / preparing samples for evaluation

* Reviewing / monitoring microbiological product/ swab sample reports

* Monitoring the analytical tests relating to pH, salt, viscosity to ensure correct chemical standards

* Ensuring finished product specifications and process related specifications are maintained

* Monitoring raw material and ensuring specifications are adhered to

* Ensuring the product and packaging comply with all current UK regulations

Essential / Desirable skills include:

* Previous Experience in a Technical or QA role in the Food Manufacturing Industry

* Must be familiar with HACCP and Quality Management Systems

* Experience carrying out internal audits

* Excellent attention to detail

* Good communicator

The Company:

* Family-owned Food business

* Award-winning company with focus on ongoing investment and development

* Dedicated to supporting local suppliers and the wider community

The working hours are 8am to 5pm, Monday to Friday with some flexibility to meet the needs of the business The salary for the role is £28k - £32k per annum.

If you are interested, please respond AS SOON AS POSSIBLE quoting reference number JJ-P4672 with an updated CV, an indication of your current salary and your availability
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