Quality Assistant




Technical, Quality, Compliance


£24,000 to £25,000 Per Annum


Shepton Mallet / Somerset

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Quality Assistant – Food Industry

Salary £24,000 pa

A privately-owned Food business with a successful track record in the supply and distribution of best-in-class food products. Having recently gone through a re-organisation, the business has created a new Permanent role for a Quality Assistant.

The Role

Hours: Days, Monday to Friday (8am-4.30pm)

The Quality Assistant will take on a wide range of Quality and Technical duties, including direct contact with customers and raw material suppliers. They will maintain and improve Technical/QA systems and work as part of a small but cohesive Quality team. A large part of the role will involve Production quality related work, release of Raw Materials and Finished Products, Micro/Allergen/Chemical testing, investigating non-conformances and implementing corrective actions.

Other duties include: Supplying customers with technical information such as Certificates of Conformance (CoC’s), Certificates of Analysis (CoA’s), shelf-life extension and testing requirements and producing customer reports. The Quality Assistant will co-ordinate the non-conformance system, be involved in the supplier approval process, liaise with suppliers and customers with respect to Quality issues, and organise the Product Testing and Product Assessment schedule.

There will be a further requirement to maintain the testing database and input data for raw materials and packaging, and assess quality of new products both pre and post launch as part of the NPD Process. As the Quality Assistant will have direct contact with both Customers and Suppliers excellent written and verbal communication skills are expected. The Quality Assistant will carryout equipment calibration audits and record calibration results and conduct Finished Product audits to ensure compliance with customer specifications.


We seek an individual who is well organised, has good attention to detail and is competent at using MS Excel. Experience of Food Manufacturing Quality systems is also expected, as is a good understanding of the legislation around legal and compliant food production. Although some training will be provided, the business would like to appoint an individual with solid food manufacturing experience who therefore understands the various tasks undertaken by the quality function. Ref 3204a.

This role is a Permanent position paying a Salary of £24000 pa + 25 days Holiday + Bank Holidays

Based in Somerset this role is easily commutable from: Somerset, Yeovil, Wells, Chard, Wincanton, Shepton Mallet, Warminster, Frome, Yetminster.