Quality Auditor

  • Department QA
  • Business Meals
  • Product Ready Meals
  • Location Melton Mowbray, Leicestershire
  • Job Ref6294
  • Contract Full Time
  • Posted 15/08/2019
  • Expiry 31/08/2019

Continental day shift - 12 hours, 6am - 6pm - 4 on 4 off

About Us
At Samworth Brothers our business is food, with our quality chilled and ambient products enjoyed by millions of people every day.We are a fourth-generation family business employing over 10,000 people, operating from well-invested and modern food manufacturing and retail sites across the UK.Our consumer brands include the No 1 Cornish pasty favourite, Ginsters, the iconic malt loaf, Soreen, and sports nutrition brand SCI_MX.

Saladworks, Kettleby Foods and Brooksby make up our Ready Meals businesses. From these Leicestershire based sites we produce and manufacture we range of high quality chilled ready meals supplying major retailers and branded suppliers.

The Role
We are recruiting a Quality Auditor to join our “Meals” team on a permanent basis, based at Brooksby Foods in Melton Mowbray, working a continental (4 on 4 off) day shift. You will play a critical role within the Technical Department, responsible for auditing food safety, quality and legality of food production at Samworth Meals, helping to ensure that the quality of our products is maintained at the highest level.

In further detail your key duties will be:

  • To thoroughly audit the site against GMP, Hygiene and Fabrication standards.
  • To carry out taste panels on products produced and drive corrective actions in the business.
  • To investigate issues thoroughly and communicate accordingly with realistic actions that can then be verified by auditing.
  • To be able to complete traceability’s to aid investigations.
  • Investigations of customer complaints back to root cause with effective close out.
  • Ensure all issues raised are closed out in a timely and professional manner.
  • Provide support and good communication with production departments where applicable.
  • Completion of paperwork correctly, accurately and in a timely manner.
  • Help drive microbiological actions within the factory to an acceptable level

The Successful Individual
To be successful in the role, you will have the following required skills, experience and knowledge:

  • Proactive person who is not only able work as part of a close knit team, but also on your own initiative with the confidence to sometimes make difficult decisions
  • You should be an excellent communicator, both verbally and in writing to all levels of the business.
  • Be enthusiastic with a hands on approach
  • Good numerical, computer and organisational skills
  • Good attention to detail
  • Be willing to develop both your technical and interpersonal skills
  • Ideally you should have some knowledge of the issues associated with a QA role in a chilled food factory environment including
  • A level of HACCP and Food Safety training.
  • Have a sound understanding of microbiological aspects present in a food manufacturing factory.
  • Food production experience would be a distinct advantage

The Rewards
It’s the quality of our people that’s made us successful. We encourage a culture of opportunity and learning where our people can gain skills and qualifications to achieve their full potential. We reward hard work and dedication with a competitive hourly rate of pay, retirement saving plan, non contractual; profit share, private health care, occupational health, long service awards.

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