Quality Assurance Assistant






£28,000 Per Annum



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Quality Assurance Assistant – Cambridgeshire

Salary: up to £28K + Benefits

The Company

Our client is a UK’s leading co-manufacturer and co-packer with over 25 years’ experience, our innovative and highly trained team strive to provide a bespoke, cost-effective and quality-driven service. We pride ourselves on exceeding all of our customer’s expectations.

The Role

The key objectives of this role are:

  • To contribute to the development and maintenance of the customer focussed quality system.
  • To assure the requested quality level by applying the quality system.
  • Control on the status of bulk, packing materials and finished products
  • To participate in the set-up of new projects.
  • To maintain quality standards throughout the production process

Role Responsibilities:

  • To release bulk and finished product to customer requirements.
  • To improve the system and/or facilitate others with that process
  • To maintain specific supporting functions to the Quality Assurance Manager.
  • To monitor production processes on a random basis for legal food safety and specification compliance.
  • To ensure that production staff are briefed with the quality requirements of new and existing projects on start up
  • Check/calibrate the scales and other equipment used on the production lines daily.
  • Monitor hygiene in production, ensuring swabbing is carried out prior to the line running, download records on PC, ensure cleaning records completed.
  • To check chemical residue after CIPs and record it.
  • To promote good practices with regard to hygiene and food safety.
  • GMP Auditing   
  • QA, Line Leader and Engineer training in aspects of HACCP, food safety and GMP
  • Ensure environmental monitoring schedule met for factory and personnel
  • Ensure internal calibration schedule met
  • Auditing of paperwork and PC based records for production, quality, balances, temperature checks, CoA/CoC’s
  • Carry out Intake/Despatch checks as per customer requirements, send customer and micro samples as required.
  • To ensure packaging waste reports are completed
  • Control retained samples and records and ensure timely disposal of retained samples
  • Investigate and close out internal non-conformances in a timely manner
  • Ensure glass audits and traceability audits performed to schedule
  • Carry out SPI pest checks and report results to Assistant Quality Manager weekly.

Essential Skills & Requirements:

  • Knowledge of quality department/function
  • Basic computer skills
  • Good communication skills
  • Basic Food Hygiene
  • Physically fit to be able to carry out all the duties required for the role.
  • Be able to deal with different team members with a positive attitude.
  • Be able to work in the Night Shifts

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