Technical Assistant

Location: Knutsford
Job Type: Permanent
Salary: £9.50 - £10.50
Reference: technicalassistant
Contact Name: Linda Jerate
Expiry Date: 2021-02-04

We are looking for a Technical Assistant / Quality Controller in Knutsford area – immediate start.
This is a permanent, full time position.
We are offering a competitive starting salary of £9.5-£10.5 per hour depending on experience.
Working hours will be Monday to Thursday 7am-5pm and Friday 7am-12:00
Weekend work will be required on the run up to Christmas.

Your duties will include:

  • co-ordinating all information for new product specifications and transferring data into specific customer & factory formats.
  • Responsible for Technical sign off for packaging, involving checking artwork against specification through several stages.
  • maintaining and updating specifications when information is updated or when specification needs reviewing.
  • checking ‘new product shelf life’ from the Laboratory and new suppliers and converting them to product specifications.
  • requesting from Raw material and packaging supplier’s specification and check all necessary information to complete customer specification.
  • collecting, managing micro and Nutritional Sampling & testing required by the company.
    assisting with QC checking, documentation and recording.
  • Checking appearance, specification and presentation of the product.
  • Product weight control.
  • Label control.
  • Participation in internal meetings and staff training.
  • Carrying out Internal audits as part of the Technical Team as required
  • Carrying out other assignments or duties as required by the department.

An ideal candidate will have:

Degree or HND in Food Technology or equivalent experience

Minimum of one year’s experience in a technical or quality related role.

Experience and understanding with Supermarket Technical Libraries / Specifications

Minimum of Level 2 HACCP

Understanding of micro and nutritional analysis

High level of computer literacy – Microsoft Excel/Word and Internet

Methodical approach, be highly organised with good prioritisation skills, the ability to work to short deadlines and attention to detail.
Drive, energy and enthusiasm


Please apply by sending your CV to us or contacting us on 01270 581 888. 

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