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Last updated: 3.19pm, Wednesday 28th January 2015 by

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Here at Mackie's at Taypack we are currently recruiting for a QA Manager and a Quality Controller to join our Technical team, based in Errol Perthshire.

QA Manager: maternity cover, 9 month position with the possibility of becoming permanent.

Main duties include:

• Ensuring that the Crisp Factory is operating in a safe hygienic manner in accordance with Mackies at Taypack documented policies and procedures.
• Checking daily cleaning and raising non-conformances if necessary to maintain required hygiene standards.
• Checking production records to ensure compliance.
• Printing and verifying barcode labels and customer specific bag labels.
• Maintaining gold reference standard stocks.
• Observe the product on the picking table to gain an overview of the quality. Speak to the on-line quality checkers and Technical Manager if there are any quality issues requiring clarification.
• Ensure quarantine area is tidy; all stock clearly marked and organise.
• Control stock and placing orders for cleaning materials, gloves, hairnets, chemicals and other disposables.
• Issuing production date codes and best before dates to production.
• Preparing and sending samples for shelf life or nutritional analysis as and when required.
• Output of weight and alarm log records from packing machines and saving into relevant folders
• Ensure calibration is up to date with the schedule.
• Make up samples of products for customers when required.
• Logging and labelling (when required) of deliveries of packaging film, flavourings and oil.
• Completing weekly and monthly audit checks when required (hygiene audit, glass and hard plastic audit).
• Completing potato intake QC checks, including dry matter and sugar levels. Also checking potato samples when required.
• Responsibility for records/documents inputting onto system and archiving.
• Provide break time and holiday cover for Production QC when required.
• Any other reasonable tasks as required by management.


Personal attributes:
Preferably a degree in food related discipline
2-3 years experience in food industry
Detail orientated
Good spoken English skills

Salary & hours
Salary: available on request
Mon-Fri hours, occasional weekend work required.



Quality Controller:

Main duties include:

• Checking flavouring and slat quantities
• Average weight compliance checks
• Label, barcode and packaging checks
• Ensuring seal integrity is maintained
• Highlighting and auctioning any out of spec results
• Rechecks of out of spec results
• Maintaining quality standards
• Ensuring shelf life samples are taken & organised
• Temperature checking of areas
• Issuing date codes
• Calibration of equipment
• Raw material checks & data recording
• Laboratory tests- including % salt, seasoning, sugar, dry matter, oil extraction, peroxide test, acid value determination, fry test and many others

ADDITIONAL QUALITY ISSUES:
The quality of the product includes the packaging and handling of the product. Ensure that the line workers:-
• Gently place the crisps into the boxes to prevent crushing.
• Stack boxes on pallets carefully
• Replace any burst packs or boxes


Personal characteristics:
Detail orientated
1-2 years experience in similar field
Good spoken English skills
Good communicator

Salary & hours:
Salary: available on request
Shifts 6am-2pm /2pm -10pm, occasionally weekend shift and extended hours required, candidates must be flexible

To apply for either of the above vacancies, please send your CV and covering letter to emma@taypack.com.

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