Quality Assurance Technician

Market Drayton
12 Sep 2019
10 Oct 2019
Contract Type
QA Technician

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QA Technician working either on Days or Nights within the Technical department

Palethorpes Bakery, an award-winning and market-share leading 'Chilled Savoury Pastry' food manufacturer, are currently looking for a Quality Assurance Technician (Nights) to complement an existing passionate and enthusiastic team.

Our Vision as a business is to inspire our customers through excellence in quality food, innovation and integrity. As a member of our Quality Assurance team you will be directly contributing to this vision through your core tasks and responsibilities. These will include, but are not limited to:

Maintaining and enhancing relationships with all personnel across all departments.

Carrying out factory walk rounds on a daily basis, in conjunction with the operations team, to enable GMP standards to be met and maintained.

Supporting the production teams and other departmental functions in resolving quality and food safety issues.

Carrying out internal audits, GMP audits, Glass & hard plastic audits, foreign body and customer complaints investigations and support audits by third parties.

Carrying out traceability from incoming raw materials to finished product dispatch, temperature monitoring and measurement for onsite temperature systems as required.

TAYGO, Taste panel assessments, raw material & packaging intake inspections as required.

Working as part of the night shift team making decisions on product food safety, quality and integrity and liaising with the wider Technical team when necessary.

Shifts Available

4 on 4 off Nights 18:00pm - 06:00am

4 on 4 off Days 06:00am - 18:00pm

The successful candidate for this role will need to demonstrate the following skills, qualifications and attributes:


* Minimum of 3 years QA experience

* Good at communicating with all key stakeholders and site management

* Working alone and as part of the night shift team

* Confident in making decisions


* Experience of working in high risk/chilled food manufacturing

* Food Safety & HACCP qualification

In return for the above the successful candidate will receive a total reward package that includes:

* A competitive

* 8% combined Company Pension

* 24 days holiday entitlement

* Formal and informal learning and development opportunities

* Exclusive employee benefit platform

* Heavily discounted staff shop

* A progressive working environment that puts its people at the heart of what it does

So who are we? If you haven't heard of us before we are one of the largest employers in Market Drayton, Shropshire and part of the wider market-leading and UK based Addo Food Group. As part of this award-winning Group, we produce chilled savoury rolls, savoury hot pies, pasties and slices.

Our business has been producing products in this category since 1852 and the Palethorpes Bakery has operated from its current Market Drayton site for 50 years, a milestone we celebrated with the local community in September 2017.

Palethorpes Bakery's success is driven through our team of passionate people who inspire our customers through excellence in quality food, innovation and integrity. Recent examples of this vision bought to life include our recent investment of GBP2 million to develop a unique cooking method, inspired by one of our Chef's, which produces consistently succulent meat.

If you would like to join our award-winning, market-leading team please use the 'apply now' link and follow the on-line application instructions.

We look forward to welcoming you to our team soon