Quality Technician

Meade PotatoLobinstown, County MeathFull-timePermanent

The role of the Quality 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 products 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.

Qualifications/ experience

  • Degree in Food Science or similar is desired but not essential
  • Minimum of 1 year experience in Quality or 3 years in production
  • BRC / IFS Food Safety Certification, HACCP, Bord Bia, Food Service and Retailer Codes of Practices, and food manufacturing are essential.

Key behaviors/ 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 labeling
  • Flexible to the needs of the business

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