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Food Technologist

Quality & Laboratory
Cork City
Siobhán Lane
Permanent
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Job Reference: JO-2007-65312_1595596344

Summary:

Responsibilities:


* Implement microbiological, chemical and physical testing schedules in accordance with agreed program and budget.


* Trouble shoot and follow up on out of specification results.


* Ensure raw material and finished product evaluation and verification is completed as required


* Implement and Maintain detailed specifications and quality standards.


* Manage queries or complaints from customers in a timely manner.


* Create customer specifications on online platforms.


* Update and maintain current retailer specifications to the required standard.


* Challenge processes food safety systems and maintain and review the plans as part of the HACCP team.


* Responsible for the document control and maintenance of the Quality Management System.


* Assist Quality Manager in implementing the internal audit program to ensure Quality System compliance


* Participate fully in external audits for food safety and quality audits for customers, governing bodies (BRC/IFS/ Dept of Agriculture) and other regulatory authorities


* Report non-conformances and drive root cause analysis


* Collate technical information to view trending and take relevant actions where required.


* Drive and implement plant wide Process & Quality System Improvements,


* Implement Quality improvement initiatives



Requirements:


* Minimum 2 years' experience in similar role


* Third level qualification in Food or Nutritional Science.


* Proven excellent writing skills.


* Proficient numerical and verbal skills


* Numerical ability to record, interpret and analyse key process data


* Excellent attention to detail.


* Internal Auditor and HACCP certified


* Proficient in the use of MS Office tools


* Fluency in the spoken and written English language


* Ability to communicate effectively with and present to Customers, suppliers & Senior Management


* Experience of on-line specification platforms such as TQC, Zoom, E Vision, Oracle.


* Understanding of Food Safety and Quality Management Systems with good knowledge, of the BRC Global Food Standard and specific customer standards and Codes of Practice.


* Excellent interpersonal skills


* Ability to work cross functionally, meet deadlines and build effective relationships




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