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Quality Assurance Officer

Office Services & Commercial
£22,000 to £23,000 Per Annum
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Tessa Grant

Would you like to work in a company where people are valued and stay?

A long standing Bedford based company are looking for a Quality Assurance Auditor to join their team. Do you think of yourself as someone who wants to join a company and stay and flourish with them? This could be the role for you!

The role -

In this role you will be able to effectively monitor products and Food Safety/Quality standards throughout the business to ensure product safety and legality.


  • Complete online verification to ensure that the manufacture is conforming to the sites
  • critical control point
  • Verify that the manufacture of products is conforming to all aspects of food safety through the quality management system
  • Ensure site is complying to food standards through internal auditing
  • Conduct staff training
  • Verify all paperwork completed onsite
  • Work with the hygiene team to ensure that cleaning is been completed to a food safe standard.
  • Conduct swabbing verification – of swabs for cleaning verification and allergenic controls
  • Collate and complete chemical, microbiological & nutritional testing as per the schedule
  • Conduct online and offline verification product checks through Organoleptic testing
  • Complete daily taste panel.
  • Complete any investigation into hold material.
  • Complete investigations in relevance to any possible contamination on the product.
  • Ensure that any out of specification product is put on hold (including ‘forward’ and ‘backward’ checks.); maintaining a hold log and concession log and communicate.
  • Complete all metal rejection investigations
  • Ensure communication to all relevant departments through product investigations.
  • Ensure that Certificates of analysis are sent to the customer within the agreed deadlines.
  • Complete any tasks requested as a part of the factory food safety audit schedule.
  • Complete traceability within the time frame
  • Complete daily tasks including calibrations, scales checks, needle, scissor and scoop checks
  • Conduct site audits including GMP, Moisture, etc and report to senior management team.
  • Maintaining HACCP and CCP within the site - Control and verification of metal detectable equipment.
  • Ensure that Certificates of analysis are sent to the customer within the agreed deadlines.
  • Metal Detector sensitivities to be checked as per frequency
  • Metal Detector reject finds to be checked and analysed as per frequency –
  • Carry out AU (from American table) and Lipase tests as per frequency


  • Cover Quality Controllers
  • Raw material intake of material
  • Monitor and control of external warehouse
  • Cover for absence of technical department
  • Provide cover for retail customer auditor


  • Experience in similar role – food related background
  • Level 2 or 3 HACCP qualification / certification
  • Internal auditing qualification/certification
  • Food related qualification
  • Knowledge of BRC, ISO, Organic & major retailer standards – desirable
  • Flexible Working


  • Ability to work to and achieve deadlines
  • The ability to prioritise tasks and manage working time
  • Ability to work within a team framework or on their own using their own initiative
  • Good communications Skills (verbal and written)
  • PC Literacy

If all of this sounds like something you’d like to get involved with, then apply today! This job will keep you on your toes and vary day to day, with a competitive salary of £10.45 per hour (more on the night shift) we hope this is of interest to you!


Thank you for your interest in this vacancy, which is being advertised by Osborne Appointments, who are acting as an employment agency / business. Your application will be considered in competition with others and we will contact you within 3 working days. Should you wish to speak to one of our team, please contact the OA Bedford office on 01234 347069..

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