Do you want to be part of an exciting global business with over 61 years of history behind it?

Why not join our team!

Silver Hill Duck is a fast paced and dynamic workplace where we offer a progressive and supportive working environment, along with regular opportunities to progress your career within the company.

Silver Hill Duck recognises that the training and development of our employees is vital to the continued development and success of our business.

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Job Title: Quality Assurance Technician                                                                  Reporting to: Quality & Technical Manager

Contract Type: Full-time / Permanent                                                                    Location: Emyvale, Co. Monaghan

Key Accountabilities:

  • Effective development, implementation, and monitoring of the Food Safety Management system, including the HACCP plan, pre-requisite programme and documented SOPs within the business.
  • Reporting to the Technical Manager on the performance against standards of the site. Ensuring compliance with Legislation, BRC, and retailer/ customer standards.
  • To conduct Internal audits across the site and communicate the results of internal audits and work with Management and supervisors on effective close outs.
  • Own and manage projects, ensuring completion within agreed timeframes and involving key stakeholders.
  • Apply Lean manufacturing principles daily in problem-solving, root cause analysis, and change management.
  • Proactively identify and address hazards to prevent risks to product safety, initiate corrective and preventative actions, and oversee their effective implementation to address problems and drive continuous improvement.
  • To analysis Production Quality KPI’s and proactively report trends and liaise with production teams in problem solving.
  • Manage external non-conformance and complete complaint investigations, to ensure a rigorous approach to root cause analysis and that corrective and preventative actions are put in place in a timely manager.
  • Collaborate with Production and Maintenance Management to set standards, solve problems, and implement corrective actions.


  • Minimum recognised 3rd level qualification in a Food Science related discipline.
  • Minimum 3 years+ QA/QC experience in Food Manufacturing environment & Quality systems.
  • Have a demonstratable comprehensive knowledge of auditing, quality standards and systems, quality management techniques such as HACCP, Process Control, knowledge of food legislation, GFSI standards including BRC.
  • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills, being able to execute plans efficiently.
  • Proven track record of delivering sustainable change initiatives and results.
  • Proven track record of achievement in continuous improvement.
  • Must be highly motivated, must be a Team Player, must have a ‘can do’ attitude.
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills.
  • Proficient in Excel & IT systems.
  • Ability to thrive in a fast-paced work environment.
  • Excellent organisational and time management skills.

Closing date for applications is Friday 5th of April.


    Closing date for application is Friday 16th of February 2024.

      Reporting to the Supervisor and / or Manager, this role requires the Loading Bay Operative to effectively and efficiently perform their daily work tasks to the highest level of hygiene, food safety and health and safety standards. Responsibilities include loading and unloading of lorries, selecting and dispatching daily sales orders, loading and unloading of the blast freezer and daily checks.


      Full on the job training will be provided.

      Start time varies between 7am and 9am and finish at 4pm and 6pm. Work on a Saturday is required as per rota.


      Must display the following key competencies throughout role:

      • Ability to take instruction but also ability to work on own initiative.
      • Attention to detail.
      • Team Player.
      • Be health and safety conscious.
      • Computer skills.
      • Counterbalance forklift, pallet truck licence desirable.


      Applications for this post be made to by the 3rd of May 2024.