Quality Assurance Team Member (WJFRP81675)



£11 - £11.90/hour

Job Location
- United Kingdom -- England -- East of England -- Bedfordshire -- Chicksands

Job Type

30 November 2021

Closing date
31 Dec 2021 23:59

7:30am - 4:30pm
Chicksands, Bedford
Full-Time: 5 days per week, Thursday to Sunday
£11.90 per hour with retention bonus*
  • Food Safety knowledge and a strong Health & Safety focus
  • Trained professionally holding HACCP Level 2 preferred
  • Minimum 2 years’ experience in a QC/Operational role within Food Manufacturing
  • Good communication skills, written and verbal
  • Excellent people skills - personable, empathetic and able to build rapport
  • High energy, Driven, ‘Can do’ Attitude and Confident
  • Able to engage, develop, motivate and instil trust & respect for others
  • Able to work under pressure and deliver results to a defined deadline
  • Effective planning and organization skills with attention to detail


  • Rotate Factory and Intake responsibilities, ie, every fifth week in Intake.
  • Undertake the Factory QA Daily tasks for the as follows: Blade Checks & Knife Issue, Chlorine Checks, SO2 Checks, Temperature Checks.
  • Product: QAS Sampling & Inspection, Shelf Life, Sample collection for Lab Analysis, Product Testing, Positive Release.
  • Audits: Traceability, GMP, Fabrication & Hygiene, Glass & Hard Plastic, Microbiological Swabbing.
  • Calibration: Pump trucks, Water Meter Readings, Probes, SO2 Meter, and Fridges.
  • Reports: Non Conformance Reports, Results of Audits, Blade Breakage, Product Disposal, Foreign Body, Complaint Investigations, Out of Specification Reports.
  • Product Specification/QAS information gathering.
  • Undertake the Intake QA Daily tasks for the as follows; Raw Material Incoming: QAS Sampling & Inspection, Shelf Life Extension, Sample collection for Lab Analysis, Product Testing, Positive Release.
  • Reports: Supplier Non Conformance Reports, Product Disposal, Raw Material Database updates, Shelf Life Report. Raw Material Specification/QAS information gathering.
  • Ensure all Engineering work requirements are reported swiftly and accurately on the Pirana Maintenance System
  • Assist the business in the preparation of the Operational Facilities in readiness for site visits from external parties under the guidance of the Quality Assurance Supervisor.
  • Monitor, collate and authorize all records associated with the QMS system from within the Production Environment.
  • Attend allocated site tier meetings/briefings as required.
  • Assist with the delivery of a culture of zero complaints, ensuring all team members are educated and trained in the fundamentals of Product Safety and Quality and come forward to support problem solving.
  • Encourage a Food Safety priority mindset for Operational colleagues with active support and encouragement for the team members to voice their concerns regarding Product Quality & Safety issues.
  • Any other ad-hoc duties as required.

*Retention bonus paid at £0.90 per hour and is linked to your attendance. £11 per hour with no retention bonus.


  • Employee discounted big sack of various vegetables.
  • We provide laundered PPE clothing and shoes to wear in the factory.
  • Free, hot, vegetarian lunches provided 3 times per week using our surplus veg! 
  • Fancy volunteering? We will give you one PAID day off a year to take part in volunteering.
  • We have excellent canteen facilities with vending machines with affordable snacks, coffee machines, microwaves, fridges to store your own food, TV and tea, coffee and toast on Fridays.
  • Free parking on site!
  • Should you need independent advice, we also have a range of employee support services which can be tailored to giving you advice on things like financial difficulties, anxiety and depression.

Contact information

Lucy Zwetsloot