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Food Quality Assurance Technician

Job Details
  • 4747
  • Meridian Foods
  • Wrexham (North Wales)
  • Permanent, Full Time
  • Pay rate of £10.62 per hour, equivalent to £22,089 per annum

Food Quality Assurance Technician

Established since the 1980’s, Meridian Foods is one of the fastest growing major food brands in the UK and Ireland, with the widest range of nut butters made in our own factory in North Wales.

We are the first nut butter brand in the UK to be certified palm oil free. We respect the Earth and are conscious of our responsibility as food producers to have a positive impact. We source, transport, and manufacture sustainably with a commitment to the planet.

We are part of SHS Group, a dynamic and entrepreneurial brand owner and service provider which has been thriving for over 40 years in the fast-moving consumer goods sector, employing over 1,000 people across the UK and Ireland.

The Role – Food Quality Assurance Technician

As a Quality Assurance Technician, you will play a key role in maintaining the highest standards of quality assurance by ensuring that products manufactured and supplied by our company are safe, legal and exceed customer expectations.

Your duties will include, although will not be limited to:

  • Managing and assisting with the development of an effective quality assurance system in line with quality specifications and safety protocols
  • Investigating and ensuring corrective actions when specifications are outside of the agreed parameters
  • Supporting and training operatives to maintain the highest quality standards
  • Supervising safe and hygienic procedures including environmental swabbing, reporting any incidences or concerns to Senior Management and accurately maintaining records and files
  • Monitoring the Good Manufacturing Process (GMP) audit programme, completing daily audits of production paperwork
  • Collecting sample products from daily production, and organising the storage of retention samples

Our Requirements – Food Quality Assurance Technician

  • Level 2 HACCP Certificate or equivalent
  • Full UK driving licence
  • IT savvy, with good working knowledge of Microsoft Excel, Word and Outlook

Although not essential, experience gained within a food manufacturing environment with auditing experience would be highly advantageous.

The Package

As Quality Assurance Technician based at factory in Wrexham, you’ll receive:

  • Pay rate of £10.62 per hour, equivalent to £22,089 per annum
  • Performance related bonus scheme
  • Contributory pension scheme
  • Free on-site parking

You’ll be employed on a permanent contract, working 40 hours Monday to Friday on a two-week rolling rota, either 5:30am to 1:30pm or 2pm to 10pm. Occasional weekend work may be required to meet the needs of the business.

All applications for this Food Quality Assurance Technician vacancy are to be submitted online.

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