Senior QA Technician

Market Drayton

Job Title: Senior QA Technician

Company: The Compleat Food Group

Location: Palethorpe's Bakery, Market Drayton, TF9 3AL

Salary: £28,350

Hours: 4 on 4 off Days – 6am-6pm

About Us: At The Compleat Food Group, we're always raising the savoury bar and crafting delicious pies and sausage rolls that delight taste buds across the nation. Based at our Palethorpe's Bakery in Market Drayton, we're looking for enthusiastic individuals to join our savoury squad as a Senior QA Technician. If you've got a knack for fast-paced food production, a keen eye for detail, and a love for all things pastry, then you might just be the perfect filling for our team!

Job Description: We are seeking a highly skilled and experienced Senior QA Technician to join our team at Palethorpe's Bakery. The ideal candidate will have at least 2 years of experience in a QA technician role, preferably within the food manufacturing industry. As a Senior QA Technician, you will play a crucial role in ensuring the quality and safety of our products, maintaining compliance with regulatory standards, and driving continuous improvement initiatives.

Key Responsibilities:

  • -Conducting daily verification of all Critical Control Points (CCPs) to ensure compliance with food safety standards, including cooking, cooling, hot filling, pH levels, etc.
  • -Performing daily temperature checks of production areas, chilling units, and products to guarantee adherence to safety regulations.
  • -Conducting thorough quality checks on ingredients, materials, and finished products to ensure correct quality and traceability.
  • -Leading daily walk-arounds of the production area, promptly identifying and reporting any non-conformances to supervisors or management.
  • -Taking charge of placing any non-conforming products on hold, restricted use, or condemnation, and meticulously completing relevant documentation.
  • -Executing regular audits of glass and hard plastic materials, ensuring compliance with safety protocols.
  • -Verifying finished product labels and crate/case end labels to validate accurate Use By Dates.
  • -Performing weekly handwashing temperature checks and completing hygiene and fabrication audits to uphold cleanliness standards.
  • -Conducting equipment calibrations, including temperature probes, pH meters, and sieves, to ensure accuracy and reliability.
  • -Documenting Corrective Action Reports for any non-conforming products or incidents, ensuring effective resolution by identifying root causes and implementing corrective actions.
  • -Participating actively in taste panels as part of the broader Technical Team.
  • -Conducting specific allergen room swabbing releases and product testing, such as for Gluten-Free or Vegan products.
  • -Ensuring completion of weekly cooking and cooling verifications to maintain product integrity.
  • -Undertaking any other reasonable tasks related to the position as deemed suitable by the QA Team Leader.

Essential Criteria:

  • -Minimum of two years experience as a QA Technician in a food environment.
  • -Possession of Food Safety Level 2 certification, ideally Level 3.
  • -Thorough understanding of HACCP principles and practices.
  • -HACCP Level 2 certification (Desired)

Benefits to Include:

  • -24 days holiday (inclusive of bank holidays)
  • -Enhanced rates for all overtime
  • -Free Parking
  • -Heavily discounted staff shop
  • -Sink your teeth into discounts with our online and high-street retailer discount scheme and benefits portal.
  • -Take care of yourself with our employee well-being and community support groups, ensuring you're as happy and healthy as can be.
  • -Join us in spreading sweetness with charity initiatives and team events that'll warm your heart.
  • -24/7 access to Grocery Aid
  • -12 days holiday (inclusive of bank holidays), because everyone needs time to recharge (pro rata).
  • -Rise through the ranks with informal and formal training and career development opportunities through our individual online LMS portal.
  • -Secure your future with our company pension plan

At The Compleat Food Group, we're more than just a food company. We believe in creating a culture where everyone feels valued, supported, and empowered to bring their unique flavours to the table. Join us, and together, we'll be number one for culture.

Recruitment Note: We have an active and trusted Preferred Supplier List to assist us if required. We do not acknowledge any speculative CVs or unsolicited candidate introductions from agencies.

If you're available immediately and ready to take the next step in your career and become a part of something truly special at The Compleat Food Group, apply now!