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Technical / QA Assistant

Recruit Right
33000.00 - 33000.00 GBP Annual
Closing date
29 Feb 2024

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Food Microbiology
Contract Type

Recruit right are looking to recruit a Technical / QA Assistant

Job Description

Are you an experienced Technical / QA Assistant looking for a new challenge?

A rapidly expanding successful group that encompasses all aspects of the meat trade is recruiting Technical / QA Assistants to join the Technical Team at our site in Irlam, Manchester on our day and night shifts.

Our business which is a catering butcher has over 100 years of experience in the meat and farming industries. All products are prepared in the factory daily to each customer's specifications, packaged and labelled to and above legislation, and then delivered directly throughout the UK.

We pride ourselves on being a people–focused business. Our goal is to support our team in achieving their career goals. We do this by providing a working environment that offers opportunity, support, scope, and pace of change.

Our culture is the foundation of our business and is reflected in our mission, vision, and values statements.

The Technical / QA Assistant will be responsible for effectively contributing to the work of the Technical Department, ensuring that effective technical service to the site is maintained and developed.

The post–holder will also be responsible for monitoring the factory quality & food safety systems and for determining that quality, safety, and legality are met at each stage of the process by liaising effectively with all relevant parties in a policing capacity.

The main responsibilities of the Technical / QA Assistant role are:

Maintaining the food safety system policies and procedures

HACCP studies

Document control

Coordination of internal audits, distributing the results and ensuring all corrective actions are completed

Collecting micro–samples as per schedule


Investigations into complaints

Daily auditing of CCPs

Daily label checks


Auditing of processing records

GMP/fabric audits

Temperature checks

Quality checks

The nature of this role requires a flexible approach to working hours.

Core working hours are:

Nights Monday to Friday 20.00–06.00.

We welcome applications for these Technical / QA Assistant roles from candidates with the following skills: quality assurance, technical, microbiology, food science, food technology, compliance, health & safety, food safety, HACCP, communication, IT literate, quality standards, organoleptic techniques, and auditing.


Staff sales

20 days holiday plus bank holidays

Birthday vouchers

Employee of the Month bonus

Essential Skills

It is essential that you have worked a minimum of 2 years in a technical role with a minimum of 1 year of meat industry experience

Experience with BRC audits

Desired Skills

Verbal and written communication, negotiation, report writing, and computer literacy

Team contribution and motivational skills

Knowledge of food legislation, quality & food safety procedures, HACCP microbiological and analytical techniques, and interpretation of results and factory and company procedures, policies, and quality standards

Understanding of quality, safety, and legality management, manufacturing, and statistical techniques

An appreciation of quality assurance associated with production and engineering priorities from a broad business perspective

Job Types: Full–time, Permanent

Salary: GBP33,000.00 per year

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