Quality Assurance Laboratory Technician

Recruiter
Candidate Source - TEAM
Location
Stratford-upon-Avon
Salary
22000.00 - 25000.00 GBP Annual
Posted
18 Oct 2019
Closes
25 Oct 2019
Contract Type
Permanent
Due to continued expansion, an innovative agro-energy business, based near Stratford upon Avon, is looking for an additional Quality Assurance Laboratory Technician, for its new greenfield oilseed processing plant. This role will require working in a combined agricultural and industrial environment, with exposure to wheat, grain dust and other allergens.

This plant is one of the most energy-efficient producers in the UK oilseed sector, producing a sustainable and high standard of animal feed and food-grade vegetable oil. It includes a state-of-the-art biomass plant, generating heat and power for the process from UK forestry residues.

As a Quality Assurance Laboratory Technician your duties will include:

- Performing analysis of food and animal feed products using instrumental and chemical techniques according to defined laboratory test methods.
- Preparing certificates of analysis for customers.
- Coordinating the contaminant testing programme using external laboratories and ensuring that positive release rules are adhered to when testing for legal compliance or food safety issues.
- Coordinating external analysis to verify that all analytical instruments are correctly calibrated.
- Coordinating the calibration and maintenance of all lab equipment is performed as required.
- Providing support to the process test stations ensuring that adequate supplies of consumables are maintained at all times.

To be a successful Quality Assurance Laboratory Technician you will have the following skills and experience:

- Previous lab experience working with both instrumental and chemical test methods.
- Previous working experience in Oilseeds or Food Processing/Packaging and understanding of the Food Safety/HACCP systems needed in such an operation.
- BRC and FEMAS experience would be advantageous.
- Analytical chemistry or chemistry qualification to Higher National or equivalent.
- Minimum 4 GCSEs including maths, English and chemistry or equivalent.
- Computer literate with a good working knowledge of Microsoft Office
- Ability to perform in a challenging production environment and sufficiently self-motivated to bring value to the business.
- Fully permitted to work in the UK without restriction.
- Physically healthy and capable of working in a production site environment involving stairs, rung ladders and some high-level work areas.
- "Safe by Nature" and demonstrated low/free accident work history.
- Ability to work well in a small team.
- Must have good English language, written and spoken.
- Good communication skills.
- Open, honest and trustworthy by nature.

In return, the Quality Assurance Laboratory Technician will receive a salary of GBP22,000 - GBP25,000, 10% shift allowance plus overtime, pension scheme, medical insurance, critical illness cover and 25 days holiday.

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