Quality Assurance Assistant

Location: Chippenham
Job Type: Temp to Perm
Reference: SWICRQA

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Gap personnel acting as an employment business are currently recruiting for a quality control operative for one of our well-established clients based in Chippenham which are going through an exciting period of growth. These roles will be temporary with the view to go permanent.


Working hours will be on a fixed late shift:

1400-2200 Mon-Thur with an earlier shift of 1200-2000 on a Friday

Training will be on 0600-1400 for a minimum of two weeks


Pay rates:

£8.23 per hour for the first twelve weeks in probation, once permanent the salary increases to £8.92 per hour + £0.16 attendance bonus per hour


Our client offers free on site parking, full training on shift, a friendly, relaxed and fun environment and you may even get some goodies to take home!

The role will be varied and you need to be comfortable working in a fast pace environment which due to the nature of the work does involve some manual handling. You will be responsible for but not limited to:

  • To ensure that all food prepared is in compliance with Food Safety Standards and high standards of quality are maintained throughout the company.
  • Maintain a good working knowledge of Company and Departmental procedures and policies.
  • Ensure all production records are completed in a timely fashion and to the standards required.
  • Maintain metal and plastics register and audit regularly.
  • Carry out jewellery and foreign body checks in the production area at regular intervals.
  • Assist Technical to follow up actions from monthly hygiene audits.
  • Ensure glass breakage procedure is completed correctly.
  • Ensure all metal/foreign body contaminated product is disposed of correctly, and paperwork is completed correctly.
  • Assist with Technical and process projects.
  • Ensure all non-conforming products are investigated and closed out within set timescales.
  • Ensure all non-conformances are investigated and closed out within set timescales.
  • Ensure production is working to the correct recipes which are updated as required.
  • Assist the Technical Lead during food safety / customer audits and in maintaining working procedures.
  • Monitor production hygiene and report any non-conformances.
  • Assist Technical with monitoring Pest sightings to the external Pest Control contractor.
  • Collect product samples for reference and testing.
  • Conduct taste panels as required.
  • Monitor and test finished product quality.
  • Conduct daily scale calibration.


The ideal candidate:

  • Be comfortable working within small teams
  • Have strong communication skills
  • Be able to follow instructions
  • Have a good eye for detail
  • Have your own transport due to location

Previous quality experience isn’t essential as full training will be provided