Process Development Technologist

Posted 05 July 2024
Job type Permanent - Full Time
Discipline Technical
Job FunctionOperations
Contact NameLucy Plant
Expiry date 06 September 2024

Job description

Why Greencore? 


We’re a leading manufacturer of convenience food in the UK and our purpose is to make every day.

We’re a vibrant, fast-paced leading food manufacturer. Employing around 13,600 colleagues across 16 manufacturing units and 17 distribution depots across the UK. We supply all the UK’s food retailers with everything from Sandwiches, soups and sushi to cooking sauces, pickles and ready meals, and in FY23, we generated revenues of £1.9bn.

Our vast direct-to-store (DTS) distribution network, comprising of 17 depots nationwide, enables us to make over 10,400 daily deliveries of our own chilled and frozen produce and that of third parties.

Our Warrington site is also known as the Italian centre of excellence, recent expansion and investment make this site a state-of-the-art manufacturing unit! We produce high quality Italian ready meals for both Tesco & Co-Op. 

What you’ll be doing

As a process development technologist you will carry out all relevant manufacturing projects to deliver process development and line trials successfully by:

  • Providing information to support the creation of customer and factory specifications which lead to the production of accurate and appropriate product labelling information
  • Being responsible for the planning, preparation and successful execution of process development and line trials to deliver customer requirements and process improvements
  • Providing process guidance and advice to cross-functional manufacturing teams to promote adoption of new practices or process for increased efficiency
  • Monitoring and communicating process trends to ensure launch date adherence, maximum process optimisation and effective communication to customers
  • Challenging and investigating potential continuous improvement projects and facilitate relevant trials to drive process and product enhancements opportunities
  • Ensuring the output of all line trials are fully documented with adherence to food safety, quality standards and customer requirements are met
  • Assessing equipment capability to ensure that process standards are in line with company and customer requirements to drive improvements
  • Ensuring that a safe working environment exists for colleagues and that as a minimum the department meets the standards set out in the Health, Safety and Environment Policy

What we’re looking for 

At Greencore we put our people at the core. We celebrate their differences and help everyone to be themselves at work. Together we make every day taste better.

  • Ideally educated to degree level in a food science or related subject, plus relevant working experience within a food manufacturing environment
  • Relevant qualifications essential such as Level 3 Food Hygiene, Level 2 Health and safety, HACCP level 2, Sensory Training Level 2 and Micro biological training level 2
  • Experienced in evaluation and interpretation of shelf-life results
  • Experienced in interpretation of customer codes of practice
  • Experienced working with different types of computer programmes and can demonstrate experience analysing project results
  • Knowledge of legal labelling legislation and a variety of retailer web-based systems is desirable
  • Understanding of technology relevant to business area and area of responsibility and a demonstratable understanding of technical key performance indicators
  • Can demonstrate the following skills and experiences, GMP knowledge of techniques, basic hygiene principles, basic legal labelling, and basic knowledge of weight legislation
  • These may be trained or developed. These do not all need to be in place at recruitment

What you’ll get in return 

  • Competitive salary and job-related benefits
  • Holidays
  • Pension up to 8% matched
  • Life insurance up to 4x salary
  • Company share save scheme
  • Greencore Qualifications
  • Exclusive Greencore employee discount platform
  • Access to a full Wellbeing Centre platform

Throughout your time at Greencore, you will be supported with on the job training and development opportunities to further your career.