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Ripon, UK
Closing Date:
26 Aug 2019

QC Technician

The Role & Key Responsibilities

An exciting opportunity for a QC Technician to join our team in Melmerby, to proactively support and participate in the quality function within Primary Diets. The QC Technician will assist in the delivery of Quality Policy and Quality Assurance at Melmerby to meet assurance, legislative and customer requirements ensuring the highest level of feed safety is maintained at all times.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Analysis and release of incoming raw materials – documented follow up with supplier on out of spec raw materials and root cause.
  • Analysis of raw material, in-process and finished goods samples in accordance with the process verification schedule, and as and when requested by both internal and external customers.
  • Preparation of samples for external analysis.
  • Reporting and following up of Out of Specification results in a timely manner.
  • Collating data and providing comprehensive, quality information back to suppliers or purchasing department on raw material performance.
  • Analysis of external results and data entry as necessary.
  • Equipment calibration as necessary.
  • Maintenance of good housekeeping and hygiene standards, operating a clean as you go policy.
  • Supporting the Quality Team to achieve results, to meet all team & business objectives.
  • Control of non-conforming products – release and investigation.
  • Factory standards auditing.
  • Investigation and reporting on internal quality failures.
  • Support the operations teams on addressing non- conformance and internal failures raised from internal / external audits.
  • Attendance to team and business meetings as necessary.
  • New raw material assessment – working in conjunction with purchasing and operations teams.
  • Develop and maintain a working relationship with external laboratories – methods, turnaround times, queries, complaints.
  • Ownership and maintenance of process verification and analysis schedules.
  • Assistance in complaint investigations.
Skills & Experience
As QC Technician, you will be expected to have the following skills and experiences:
  • High level of experience of using Microsoft Office.
  • Experience of working in a food/laboratory/agricultural environment would be advantageous but not essential.
  • Educated to A-level or equivalent, preferably in science, maths related subjects.
  • Experience using I.T.-based auditing tools would be advantageous.
  • Excellent communication skills – ability to deal with people at all levels, internally and externally, with the credibility to make a significant impact within the business.
  • Ability to work on own initiative but equally happy working in a small team.
  • Attention to detail and strength of character to challenge the status quo.
  • Must perform well as part of a multi-functional team.
  • Good organisational skills.
  • Ability to build relationships.
About The Company

Primary Diets is a dedicated manufacturer and supplier of specialist young animal pre-starter and starter feeds, delivering across Europe. The business has two sites, one in Melmerby, UK and one in Śmigiel, Poland. The Śmigiel site is a recently acquired business, which represents a key step in our ambition to create the most successful baby animal feed business in Europe. The Primary Diets business has a reputation for high quality and high-performance diets which maximise post-weaning performance. Primary Diets is part of AB Agri, an animal nutrition and agricultural services business, part of Associated British Foods plc. For more information please go to http://www.primarydiets.com/.

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