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QA Lead Auditor

Job Details
  • OMGQA Lead Auditor
  • Oscar Mayer Group
  • Wrexham Industrial Estate
  • Permanent, Full Time
  • £25347 pa plus £12.50 per night shift 18:00-06:00

Oscar Mayer Wrexham is part of the Oscar Mayer Group, a UK-wide company specialising in manufacturing prepared foods for the top UK grocery retailers such as The Co-Operative, Morrisons, Sainsbury's, Aldi and Waitrose. With three sites and approximately 3,500 employees, the company prides itself on a busy yet positive working environment, a culture of open communication, and a long-standing workforce - 60% of employees have given over 10 years of service.

With 1,500 employees, the Wrexham Industrial Estate site is a very fast-paced operation, with an impressive 2 million ready meals being produced each week. 

Main Responsibilities

  • To assure compliance of Shift QA's to key parameters of the Quality System by means of direct audit with main responsibility appraisal of component and finished product against key parameters.
  • Place non-conforming product on hold and to reject as appropriate.
  •  Appraisal of key components and finished product against written quality parameters
  • Collaborative approach with other departments to ensure adherence to site and legal requirements
  •  Complete initial risk assessments of incidents and escalate as required
  • To ensure audits are carried out in line with pre-defined schedule
  • Organise daily QA tasks
  • Random live audit of process paperwork to ensure compliance
  • Ensure GMP standards are being adhered to
  • To ensure appropriate product samples are collected as required
  • A proactive approach to identification and investigation of non-conforming product or standards 
  • Communication of issues and actions via email and in person with the supervisory/management team 
  • Communicate and provide information to Customers and Third Party Auditors while on site
  • Provide cover for other areas of the QA team as required
  • Assist in completion of validation schedule

Essential Knowledge and Qualifications

  • NVQ 2 level or equivalent
  • 1 years experience within Quality Assurance, preferably in the 'food sector'

Skills required

  • Good organisational skills and communication skills
  • To always adhere Company Values
  • To be punctual and accurate
  • As a representative of the Company to perform duties in a professional, timely manner and complying with relevant timetables
  • To be proactive, constantly looking or new and better ways to perform your duties
  • To communicate problems and ask assistance from your supervisor as required
  • To be courteous and to treat others as you would like to be treated yourself
  • To be part of the team
  • Confidentially of Company information
  • To highlight any issue which could compromise an employees personal safety or risk
  • To maintain a smart appearance as appropriate to site/location

Benefits of working with us

  • Progressive working environment, promotion opportunities
  • Quality, food safety & hygiene training
  • Level 2 food safety accreditation trained
  • Subsidised canteen facilities
  • Permanent position
  • Employed status
  • Overtime at 1.5 times hourly rate
  • Weekly pay
  •  Pension scheme
  •  Refer-a-Friend £75
  •  £100 sign-on bonus after probation period
  • Employee Assistance Programme
  • 22 days holiday per year
  • Free parking
  • Summer Fun Day events
  • My Resource Rewards - an online portal offering vouchers and discounts
  • BUPA Healthcare Membership (claim back contributions towards medical expenses)

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