QA Materials Technician

  • Department QA
  • Business Kettleby Foods
  • Product Ready Meals
  • Location Melton Mowbray, Leicestershire
  • Job RefKET9300
  • Contract Full Time
  • Posted 04/05/2021
  • Expiry 18/05/2021
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We are currently recruiting for a QA Materials Technician to be based at our Kettleby Foods site in Melton Mowbray. The shift pattern is:- Monday - Thursday 2pm - 10pm and Sunday 6am - 2pm

Kettleby Foods is part of the Samworth Brothers Group, a 4th generation family business that prides itself on looking after its people and producing high quality products. We are always looking for outstanding people, with great attitudes and an openness to learning to join our family. The size of our business enables us to support career development and progression that will help our people fulfil their potential.

Job Opportunity

To ensure raw materials entering site from suppliers are fit for purpose against agreed specifications, and all food safety and quality parameters are met

  • Audit compliance of raw materials against agreed customer specification and to take the appropriate and necessary corrective action, to follow up and monitor completion of actions.
  • Understand and apply the business quality standards ensuring company, customer and legislative requirements are met and maintained.
  • Generation of non-conformances for any materials not meeting required agreed standards – with robust corrective actions to prevent re occurrence.
  • Be site expert on materials and main communications contact with suppliers.
  • Review raw materials specifications quality and challenge with internal and external teams to ensure correct information to carry out task is on specification.
  • Generate KPI`s for internal reviews and action plans for key meetings.

The Right Person

You will be someone who is self-motivated and focussed on the customer. You will demonstrate initiative and ownership. You value others and their contribution and enjoy working collaboratively with colleagues. You will be flexible and adaptable to change. In addition, you will have the following skills:

  • Technical knowledge and expertise within chilled food.
  • Experience of customer and industry audits
  • HACCP Level 2
  • Food Safety Level 2
  • Internal audit trained
  • Have a sound understanding of microbiological aspects present in a food manufacturing factory.
  • Excellent knowledge of MS Office – Word / Excel / PowerPoint.
  • Strong communication and interpersonal skills including both written and verbal communication
  • Flexible approach

What we have to offer

We provide a terrific range of benefits including great facilities with onsite parking and subsidised restaurants, as well as an excellent retirement savings plan (pension), private health cover (subject to terms and conditions) and a discount scheme ‘Quality Life’ that provides savings at supermarkets, high street retailers and a host of leisure outlets.

Samworth Brothers do not engage with unlicensed gangmasters or third parties. Samworth Brothers will NEVER ask you for money in order to provide you with employment. If you are in any doubt please contact an official Samworth Brothers representative.

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