QA Auditor - Nights

Posted 29 February 2024
Job type Permanent - Full Time
Discipline Technical
Job FunctionOperations
Contact NameAdela Parlog
Expiry date 16 April 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.


Here at Bow, we have a team of around 800 colleagues. We produce sandwiches, wraps, platters, sub rolls and baguettes for some of the biggest retailers in the UK including Sainsbury’s, Co-op, Asda, Morrisons.


What you'll be doing


This position is critical in ensuring that all necessary HACCP & Pre-requisite checks are carried out to meet Food Safety, Quality, Authenticity & Legal Standards. The role is one of the focal points for a successful implementation of a QA culture within the business. To maintain the highest standards of Product Safety, Quality as well as demonstrating effective compliance with legal requirements, Health & Safety and BRC standards.


Key Activities


- Carry out internal factory and process audits.

- Monitor and audit CCPs (Critical Control Points), their checks and records in line with procedures.

- Identify and report nonconformance promptly, seek resolution and ensure the corrective actions carried out to the required standards in a timely manner.

- Audit traceability system and ensure that all Technical Documents are completed accurately and signed off.

- Raw materials, WIP and finished products quality checks throughout the process

- Prepare, trend and analyze technical data and reports (Non conformance/ On hold/Concession/Taste panel/KPI logs etc.)

- Liaise directly with line operatives, Production Supervisors on all aspects of product safety, legality and quality standards. Communicate the issues to area and technical management promptly.

- Ensure GMP standards and allergen segregation maintained.

- Ensure Sample Collection Regime is followed.

- Monitoring of chillers and freezers to ensure the units are working to the correct temperature tolerances. - Audit and check metal detection system, calibrate and set up as require.

- Carry out environmental and product sampling (swabbing, water collection, ingredients and finished product sampling)

- Audit hygiene standards.

- Calibration/Verification of scales, pH and temperature measuring equipment.

- Chemical concentration checks.

- Carry out Quality Panels and action on quality and process improvements.

- Carry out coaching, training and ongoing education of factory personnel at all levels in relation to food safety & quality systems.

- Investigate customer complaints / Micro and Chemical Out of specifications.

- Update technical check sheets / procedures as require.

- Ensure that QA support is provided during Product Launch/Trials/Customer visits.

- Maintain a flexible approach to work patterns as the business may demand.

- Perform any other relevant responsibilities given by senior management.


Shift Pattern: 4 ON 4 OFF from 5.30 PM to 06:00 AM


What we’re looking for

- Diligent

- Computer Literate, e-mail, word, excel.

- Basic Food Micro Awareness

- Leve 2 Food Hygiene Certificate

- Good verbal and written communication

- Attention to detail.

- Problem solver

- Drive, energy, and enthusiasm

- Time management


If this sounds like you join us, grow with Greencore and be a part of driving our future success.


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.