Co Meath, Full Time
Our client, an award-winning Fresh Produce Company who operate from their state of the art family farm in Co. Meath. The Company has grown from a single packing store to include 150,000 sq. feet of packing facilities housing numerous state of the art production lines, with over 500,000sq. ft of loading and distribution space, all of which serve to make the journey from farm to fork as efficient as possible.
The role of the Quality Control Technician is to work closely with the Quality Manager in maintaining Quality Control / HACCP procedures on a daily basis. The Role will involve testing and examining all produce to ensure the highest standard of quality is achieved for all customers.
Key Duties & responsibilities
Carrying out quality inspections on produce at intake, repack and finished product stage.
Completion of daily record keeping E.g. intake and dispatch checks etc. Sending Quality reports to Suppliers, reviewing raw material quality on a continuous basis and communicating any quality issues to production/ purchasing departments.
Ensuring HACCP principles are continuously met for product safety and process control.
Ensuring BRC requirements are maintained as set down in the relevant standard and ensuring traceability is maintained for all lines.
Ensuring and cross-checking traceability for each delivery and contact all suppliers to obtain traceability in advance
Assist in carrying out internal audits on a routine basis/ ensuring that the factory is compliant with all health & safety/ quality regulations
Degree in Food Science or similar is desired but not essential
Minimum of 1 years’ experience in Quality is essential
BRC / IFS Food Safety Certification, HACCP, Bord Bia, Food Service and Retailer Codes of Practices and food manufacturing is essential.
Key behaviours/ Competencies
Ability to work on own initiative, be self-motivated and have the ability to work under pressure
Build a good working relationship with other departments within the company
Excellent verbal/ communication skills
Comfortable working in a fast paced environment
Excellent attention to detail skills in relation to quality, traceability and labelling
Flexible to the needs of the business