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Quality Assistant


Salary Package: Negotiable
Location: Barking and Dagenham, England
Consultant: Maggie Nemeth
Posted: 05/01/2021


A Quality assistant is responsible for ensuring that through management and implementation of sites QMS in compliance to nationally recognised standards (GFSI/BRC), products produced adhere to and meet all food safety, quality, legislative requirements including those set out by customers specifically.

In order to ensure this is achieved the Quality assistant must be proactive, objective, driven and maintain an approachable personality whilst maintaining impartiality with regards food safety over quantity.

Reporting directly to the Management the associated tasks / duties of this role will include but not exhaustively:

40 hours role per week


  • Steamer/ Dryer graphs

  • Daily/ Weekly/ Monthly Paperwork print off

  • Paperwork quality sign off

  • Random quality checks inside factory, Dryers/ machines/ steamers

  • Undertake daily CF118 pest control pest bite checks

  • Factory temperature & scales checks

Weekly/ Monthly

  • Manage the sites Pest control system, including site visits, as a point of contact for contracted services etc.

  • Internal auditing, GMP, Glass+ Plastics, systems auditing,

  • Sampling/ swabs for ALS micro lab

  • Chair and minute the monthly Food Safety Committee Meetings (FSQ)

  • Chair and minute the monthly HACCP Meetings

  • Minute team leader meetings


  • Create, maintain and update the sites audit schedules / programmes (1st party) to ensure compliance to all requirements.

  • Calibration scheduling/ point of contact with companies

  • Executing BRC audits as a support and undertaking traceability,

  • Review, Maintain and implement improvements to processes, procedures and update as appropriate the sites Quality Management System (QMS) through control of the document management system whilst ensuring communication to the site of all updates

  • Participate in the maintenance and review of the sites HACCP system as part of the HACCP team.

  • Review, maintain and update the approved supplier database.

Occasional When Needed

  • CF73b+c acceptance of raw materials and packaging deliveries log

  • Raise corrective actions/ non conformities and aid and assist production to undertake if needed investigations & Aid towards closing off any non-conformities,

  • Manage the customer complaints system to ensure customer complaints are investigated

  • Verification & training of processes, CCP’s, quality procedures and hygiene procedures

  • Amendments to documentation, CF forms, procedures, CCP’s, hygiene,

  • Maintain working knowledge through information sources to be the sites subject expert on all matters relating to the Global Standard – Food Safety (BRC and its versions)

Please note you are required to undertake bespoke projects, tasks, duties and actions related with the position.

Please note that no terminology in this advert is intended to discriminate on the grounds of a person's gender, marital status, race, religion, colour, age, disability or sexual orientation. Every candidate will be assessed only in accordance with their merits, qualifications and ability to perform the duties of the job.