Location: Leicester, Leicestershire
Salary: £21000 - £24500 per annum
Posted: 17 days ago
Contract Type: Permanent
Industry: Food
Contact Name: Jenna-Jayne Blake

Quality Assurance Technician

Job Description

A fantastic opportunity has arisen for a Quality Assurance Technician at a Leicester based food manufacturing company.

The Key Accountabilities & Responsibilities of the Quality Assurance Technician are:

  • Conduct your shift handover at the start and end of each shift in line with the handover standards
  • Competently liaise with customers and auditors
  • Conduct various analyses against defined parameters and reporting out of specification promptly
  • Policing the line paperwork to ensure adherence and completion real time
  • Positively releasing the line back to production using defined swabbing schemes
  • Auditing against the defined schedule (glass/hard plastic, bait box, GMP)
  • Knowledge and adherence to customer specific QAS
  • Know the main issues affecting the performance of your area during the last 24 hours
  • Communicate any issues promptly to the Shift Management
  • Liaise with customers regarding quality control visits
  • Take positive corrective action if product is not meeting specification, including root cause analysis to prevent re-occurrence
  • Ensure all equipment is cleaned in line with relevant CIC / SOP and QA Lab is kept clean at all times
  • Embrace a CAYGO approach to your work
  • Actively take part in weekly GMP audits with Shift Manager
  • Ensure that lines are walked and inspected throughout the day for:
    • Floors are kept clean and dry
    • All raw materials and products are kept covered prior to use
    • All raw materials and packaging are stored correctly, close to the line when in use and off the floor
    • Ensure work records table is clean, tidy and foreign body free
    • Ensure cleaning equipment is kept off the floor and clean when on shadow boards with no damage
    • Ensure cleaning schedules are being adhered to and paperwork records completed
    • Ensure lines are being cleaned appropriately with relevant CIC / SOP
    • Ensure all cleaned equipment is visually inspected post clean
    • Ensure all areas are kept free from foreign body hazards

The ideal candidate will have the following:

Knowledge & Experience


  • Ensures work achieved and services provided are to the highest standards
  • Applies relevant knowledge and skills
  • Sets high goals or standards of performance
  • Only accepts above average performance
  • Promotes and delivers a safe working environment
  • Motivated to learn, share and extend knowledge beyond that required for the role


  • Previous experience in Quality Assurance
  • Challenges existing practices and develops new initiatives
  • Improves the quality of service, customer focus and profitability
  • Ability to accomplish a long-range goal or vision
  • Reacts positively to change or setbacks

Skills & Abilities


  • Personally, demonstrates and encourages inter-departmental working
  • Treats people with dignity and respect at all times
  • Co-operates openly and willingly within own team and other groups
  • Considers the feelings and needs of others
  • Aware of the effect of their behaviour on others
  • Effective verbal and written skills
  • Actually, listens and questions to confirm understanding
  • Correct grammar, language and terminology, adapt style dependent on individual
  • Presents ideas effectively to individuals or groups
  • Encourages open communication and feedback


  • Willing to work flexible shift patterns
  • Ability to communicate within a structured team
  • Ability to follow instruction and work using own initiative
  • Provides excellent service to internal and external customers
  • Builds relationships with customers



  • Literacy/Numeracy to National Standard Level 2
  • IT Skills - Word / Excel / Internal Systems


  • Level 2 Food Hygiene
  • Level 2 HACCP
  • Train the Trainer Training
  • Fire / Safety Training

Hours of work are Day shift, 4 on 4 off, 6.00pm - 6.00am.

Salary for this role is £21,528 plus 15% shift premium (£24,757).

For immediate consideration please send your CV without delay to or call 07718 763550.


This vacancy is based in the United Kingdom. Barker Ross Staffing Solutions only operates in the UK and can only process applications from candidates who are currently a resident and eligible to work in the UK.

Whilst we endeavour to contact you following your response due to the high volume of applications this cannot always be possible. If you have not had notification within 7 days unfortunately your application has not been successful.

This vacancy is being advertised on behalf of Barker Ross Group who is acting as a recruitment agency.

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