Quality Assurance Technician

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.

Requirements:

  • 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.