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Process Technologist

GRADE/RATE: SALARIED

HOURS: MONDAY TO FRIDAY 08:45AM to 17:00PM (1 HOUR FOR LUNCH), FLEXIBILITY IS REQUIRED TO MEET WITH THE DEMANDS OF THE BUSINESS.

 

THE ROLE:                        

The business is entering an exciting period of expansion & change which will generate a requirement for new products. It is key that the Process Technologist takes ownership of all new products / product improvements for their relevant customer groups. Taking a product from concept through to launch adhering to the relevant procedures within the Quality Management System. Multi shift based role providing a sample & trial service to the Leek facility. This role will require flexibility in working hours due to the need to attend planned factory trials. Reporting to Process Development Manager.

 

RESPONSIBILITIES:

  1. Proposed new products are analysed to determine feasibility of manufacture. All accepted new products are capable of being manufactured satisfactorily to food safety & quality standards.
  2. Changes in food safety legislation are recognised and implemented. Updates in legislation are recorded and communicated.
  3. Feasibility checks are carried out on all proposed new processes and products.
  4. Assist in ensuring suppliers conform to company quality and food safety standards. Non-conformities are identified and reported.
  5. Customer complaints are analysed & recommendations made to implement improvements.
  6. Customer Codes of Practice are adhered to. No non-conformities arise.
  7. Risk assessments are carried out on new materials in line with the company’s food safety policy. No new materials are introduced without prior approval.
  8. Specification processes are to be managed. All new products have defined specifications.
  9. Shelf Life testing and trials are carried out on all products in accordance with company procedures. Results are analysed, reported and remedies proposed.
  10. Factory trials are managed formally with relevant data capture and communication post trial.
  11. Quality Attribute Sheets for all new products.
  12. Managing the trial / sample request process for AFL, in a timely & professional manner.
  13. Attending factory trials ensuring colleagues are pre- briefed and relevant data is collected.
  14. Maintain trial related records in an orderly manner to allow efficient filing, retrieval and archiving.

 

 

 

KEY TASKS & DUTIES:

  • Protect & maintain relationships with all internal and external parties, customers, suppliers & 3rd party manufacturers.
  • Manage commercial sample & trial request process.
  • Completion of factory trials.
  • Liaise with relevant departments to ensure that planned trials are completed on time, following procedure and as per request.
  • Trial data to be collected, recorded & fed back to the business.
  • Use learnings to continually improve effectiveness of the sample / trial processes.
  • Maintain trial related records in an orderly manner to allow efficient filing, retrieval and archiving.
  • Management of programmes to achieve improved shelf life & quality perception of the product range.
  • Management of shelf life testing; ensuring agreed regimes are followed.
  • Ownership for technical aspects of delivery of new product launches.
  • Fully familiar with all customer specification requirements & formats, using Hamilton Grant system where applicable.

 

OTHER DUTIES:

  • To be aware of and adhere to all Company Policies and Procedures.
  • To undertake any other associated duties which may occasionally arise.
  • To undertake additional shifts to cover extended running hours or holiday cover as required.
  • To deputise for the Technical Account Managers as directed at either internal or external meetings.

 

PERSONAL QUALITIES & EXPERIENCE:

Essential

  • GCSE/ A level
  • Min 3 years’ experience in chilled food manufacture.
  • Computer literate with good working knowledge of Microsoft applications.
  • HACCP trained.
  • Good standard of written & oral communication.
  • Retailer specification systems.

 

Desirable:

  1. Hamilton Grant experience.

 

BENEFITS:                        

As an employee of Ornua, you can expect to receive a competitive salary along with the following benefits:

 

Free Onsite Parking, 31 Days holiday, Company Contribution Pension, Subsidised Staff Canteen, Company Shop (offering discounts on products), Sports & Social Club, Staff Lottery, Childcare Vouchers, Discount on Bikes and Tech Scheme, Confidential Employee Assist Programme.

 

To apply please forward your covering letter and CV to:

Lindsey Heath – Resourcing Specialist

Ornua Foods UK, Sunnyhills Road, Leek, Staffordshire. ST13 5SP

OR email: recruitmenthr.leek@ornua.com