QA Technician – Gateshead

Quality Assurance Technician – Gateshead

The Company

We are pleased to be working with this well-established food company on their most recent vacancy. The company operate across 3 sites in the UK producing high-quality food products which are sold throughout Europe. They are experiencing a period of growth due to introducing new products to their existing portfolio. As a result, they are looking for an additional QA Technician to help meet this demand.

The Role

The role of Quality Assurance Technician will be reporting directly into the Quality Assurance Manager. You will be joining the Quality team on a 3 shift pattern. The quality team is quite small and so you must be a good team-player with a can-do attitude. You will be expected to communicate with everyone from production staff to senior management and so good communication skills are a must. Duties will include:

  • Sampling and inspecting company products
  • GMP audits and reporting findings
  • Maintain accurate records of analysis and inspections
  • Logging all non-conformances
  • Maintaining and calibrating factory equipment


0600-1400, 1400-2200 and 2200-0600

The Successful Candidate

In order to be successful in this role you will need to have experience in Quality Assurance, ideally from a food background. You must also have the following:

  • Good IT, numeracy and literacy skills
  • Ability to work on your own initiative (night shifts may see you as the only Quality personnel)
  • Authority (able to stop production and explain why)
  • Resilience (see above point!)
  • Flexibility (the role may vary from time to time)
  • Fast-learner (new products are being introduced rapidly)
  • Experience of lab work (not essential but would be an advantage)

The Benefits

Why should you apply?

  • 26 days annual leave PLUS statutory bank holidays
  • Company pension scheme
  • Life Insurance policy
  • Sick pay (after 12 month’s service)
  • Cycle to Work Scheme

The Company are a charitable organisation who give a lot back to the local and global community. They have a low staff turnover with some members of staff being there over 30 years. The company has a small, family feel to them with Senior Managers being visible and approachable.

Job Reference: BBBH2863_1534856867

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